• Cobb County School District et al. v. Learning Center Foundation of Central Cobb, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Todd Hatcher, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Fortson, Peter Farley, Jarrod Mendel, (McGuire Woods LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1098

    No sovereign immunity for school district on breach of contract claim.

  • Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith, (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Clifford Paul Bowden, (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1454

    Court Affirms Conviction of Robbery Participant Convicted of Felony Murder but Vacates Sentence After Trial Court Failed to Merge Predicate Offense with Felony Murder Charge

  • Mary Sheffield et al. v. Conair Corporation

    Publication Date: 2018-12-07
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Robl, (Robl Law Group LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffery Saxby, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1032

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment to Mattress Heater Manufacturer in Suit by Customer Whose Mattress Caught on Fire

  • Huddle et al. v. Heindel

    Publication Date: 2018-12-06
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Ivey, (Linley, Jones PC), Atlanta, Lloyd Hoffspiegel, Alexander Hoffspiegel, (Hoffspiegel & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hall, Beth Kanik, (Hall, Booth, Smith, & Slover, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1154

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Dismissal on Motion for Summary Judgment of Suit Against Therapist by Former Patient Who Had Sexual Relationship with Therapist

  • Bowen v. Laird

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Oldham, (Larry C. Oldham, PC.), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: Phillp Friduss, (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, Phillip Landrum, (Landrum & Landrum), Jasper, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0915

    Court Reverses Award of Attorney's Fees in Quit Title Dispute on Basis that Jury Erroneously Attributed Bad Faith to Defendant for Unsuccessfully Defending Against the Underlying Claim

  • The Medical Center, Inc. v. Bowden

    Publication Date: 2018-12-04
    Practice Area: Class Actions
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: President Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A1249

    Trial court properly certified a class for action against a provider of medical services.

  • Inquiry Concerning Judge Tammy Stokes

    Publication Date: 2018-12-03
    Practice Area: Judges | Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Charles Iverson McBurney, (Superior Court of Fulton County), Atlanta, Benjamin F. Easterlin, IV, (Judicial Qualifications Commission), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tammy Marcel Stokes, (Recorder's Court of Chatham County), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Z0269

    Court Accepts Proposed Discipline for Judge Who Was Chronically Tardy

  • In the Matter of Freddie Darnell Harrell

    Publication Date: 2018-12-03
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heidi Manroe Faenza, (Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta for appellant.
    for defendant: Freddie Darnell Harrell, Ruskin, FL for appellee.

    Case Number: s18z1390

    Court Grants Certificate of Fitness for Readmission to Attorney Who Had Been Disbarred 23 Years Earlier and Argued That He Had Been Rehabilitated

  • Dunn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Shane Howard, (McMillan & Rawlings, LLP), Sandersville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Henry Wayne Syms, Jr., Rebecca Ashley Wright, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: s18a1284

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Sought Challenge Trial Court's Refusal to Allow Defense to Use Peremptory Strike on White Juror

  • Georgia Ports Authority v. Lawyer

    Publication Date: 2018-11-30
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Steve Boyter, Jr., Kathleen M. Pacious, Loretta L. Pinkston-Pope, Jared Matthew Campbell, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brent J. Savage, Brent Jamieson Savage, Jr., Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: s17g1951

    Court Reverses Own Precedent and Holds That Georgia Ports Authority is Arm of the State for Purpose of Receiving Protection under Sovereign Immunity Doctrine