• Anderson v. State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Gallagher, (The Gallagher Firm), Destin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Grist, (Solicitor General), Macon, Steve Knowles, (Bibb Solicitor General's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2133

    Battery and trespass convictions affirmed with respect to a physical altercation between father and adult son.

  • Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company v. Kennestone Hospital, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Brennan, Richard Brown, (Fain, Major, & Brennan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Richards, (Clinton Harkins, PC), Marietta, Kyle Knox, (Richards Law LLC), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1822

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospital in Medical Lien Dispute with Insurer of Driver Who Caused Injuries to Hospital Patient Despite Failure by Hospital to Provide Notice of Lien to Tortfeasor

  • In The Interest of S. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hardin, (James L. Hardin, Esq.), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, (District Attorney), Brunswick, George Barnhill, Thomas Buscemi, (Brunswick Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1851

    Court Affirms Adjudication of Juvenile Whose Prints Were Found at Scenes of Burglaries and Who Argued Evidence was Insufficient to Support Adjudication

  • In The Matter Of David P. Rachel.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-14
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David P. Rachel, (The Rachel Law Firm PC), Mableton, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Daniel S. Reinhardt, (Troutman Sanders, LLP), Atlanta, for Other party.

    Case Number: S19Y0258

    Attorney disbarred following conspiracy and money laundering convictions in Federal Court.

  • Jackson v. Brown

    Publication Date: 2019-01-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fred White, (Fred White, Lawyer), Loganville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aaron Thomas, (Aaron Thomas Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2097

    Court Vacates Order of Attorney's Fees and Costs Due to Trial Court's Failure to Identify Proper Basis for Award

  • Patricia Kennedy v. The Shave Barber Company, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-11
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jared Miller, R. Ashe, John Elliott, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Monroe, Chelsey Lewis, (Ford & Harrison LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1660

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Enjoining Former Employee from Competing with Barbershop at Which She Worked Pursuant Employment Covenant

  • The State v. Almanza

    Publication Date: 2019-01-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Boring, Michael Carlson, John Edwards, Amelia Pray, Lindsay Gardner, (District Attorney's Office Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, D. Reynolds, (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, John Merchant, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, Cindi Yeager, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee. Melvin Hewitt, (Isenberg & Hewitt, P C.), Atlanta, Emily Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Brian Fortner, Sean Garrett, (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville, Ryan Leonard, (Acting District Attorney), Douglasville, Andrew Agatston, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Anna Davis, (Assistant Solicitor General), Decatur, for amicus.

    Case Number: A17A1270

    Court Adopts Opinion of Supreme Court and Orders Trial Court to Reconsider Admissibility of Statements by Mother of Sexual Abuse Victim to Examining Physician

  • Jenkins v. Jenkins

    Publication Date: 2019-01-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shannan Oliver, John Phillips, (Bloom Parham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashley Brightwell, Eleanor Kasper, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1463

    Court Affirms Protective Order Barring Father From Contact Child Whom He Harassed and Threatened

  • In The Matter Of Amber Cecile Saunders.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-09
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Gary Spencer, (R. Gary Spencer, PC.) Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, Wolanda R. Shelton, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. Jessica Oglesby, (Clerk, State Bar Disciplinary Board), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18Y1159

    Attorney's license suspended for 12 months due to misappropriation of client funds.

  • Lynchar, Inc. et al. v. Colonial Oil Industries, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-08
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Wallace, (Brown & Adams, LLC), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tracy O'Connell, Philip Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams, LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0391

    Guaranties are still enforceable when a principal debtor is identified only by a trade name and not by its legal name.