• The Georgia Department of Transportation v. Delor et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-22
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, Andrew Brown, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Melissa Tracy, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stuart Walker, (Martin Snow, LLP), Macon, Caroline Herrington, (Adams Jordan & Treadwell, P.C), Macon, Donald Jordan, (Adams Jordan & Treadwell, P.C), Milledgeville, Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellee. Mark Lefkow, David Root, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Lervette Blair, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, Ian Rapaport, (Law Offices of Ian Rapaport), Atlanta, Michael Loebl, James Purcell, (Fulcher Hagler LLP), Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0361

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Various Pre-Trial Orders, Largely Approving of Trial Court's Narrowing of Issues for Resolution at Trial

  • Shelton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley Adams, (Attorney at Law), Lihue, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Michael Moeller, (LMJC District Attorney's Office), Summerville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0358

    Court Affirms in Part and Vacates in Part Conviction for Armed Robbery and Other Offenses, Remanding for Reconsideration of Ineffective Assistance Claims with Assistance of Conflict-Free Counsel Where Post-Conviction Counsel Advanced Ineffective Assistance Claims Against Colleagues at Public Defender's Office

  • Bonner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Johnson, (Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Adams, (Office of the District Attorney, Towaliga Judicial Circuit), Jackson, Elizabeth Bobbitt, (Towaliga Circuit District Attorneys Office), Forsyth, Cynthia Adams, (Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney), Barnesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0168

    Court Rejects Various Challenges to Judgment of Conviction by Defendant Whose Hallucinations Motivated Him to Shoot a Shotgun into an Occupied Trailer

  • Schinazi et al. v. Eden, as Trustee of TE 2005 Schinazi GST Grantor Trust

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicole Wade, George Wilson, (1180 West Peachtree Street NW), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: LeAnne Gilbert, Craig Frankel, (Gaslowitz Frankel LLC), Atlanta, Jared Cloud, (McDermott Will & Emery LLP), Chicago, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0474

    Court Approves of Trial Court's Order Denying Motion to Compel Arbitration as Untimely Where Movant Waited Until After Summary Judgment to Seek Arbitration

  • Edwards v. Moore et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-21
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Reed, (The Law Offices of Bill Reed, LLC), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Mock, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0082

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment to Lawyer Who Failed to Seek Reformation of Provision in Separation Agreement That Waived Client's Right to Alimony Upon Finalization of Divorce Where Client Failed to Show That Lawyer Could Have Secured Better Outcome

  • Bourassa v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-08-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Michael Reba, (The Law Office of Stephen M. Reba, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ryan Reese Leonard, Aimee F. Sobhani, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1136

    Court vacates ruling suppressing evidence, and remands case for reconsideration of defendant's standing to move to suppress

  • Ireland v. Williams et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-20
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Mims, Ross Pittman, (Attorney at Law), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Lamb, (The Lamb Law Firm, P.C.), Albany, Ralph Powell, (Wilmot & Powell), Sylvester, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1185

    Court Reverses Order That Denied Summary Judgment to Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Who Attempted to Cross Street Outside Intersection and in Poor Light Where No Evidence Showed That He Was Driving Unreasonably

  • The State v. Mondor

    Publication Date: 2019-08-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: D. Victor Reynolds, Amelia Greeson Pray, Patricia Gail Hull, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Scott Patrick Semrau, (Semrau & Burns, Attorneys at Law), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0209

    Court reinstates vehicular homicide and hit-and-run indictment and affirms exclusion of evidence of victim's failure to wear a seatbelt.

  • Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia v. One Sixty Over Ninety, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-08-20
    Practice Area: Trade Secrets
    Industry: State and Local Government | Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Banks, Christopher Carr, Keilani Parker, Mary Volkert, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Edward Tolley, (Attorney At Law), Athens, Devin Smith, (Cook & Tolley LLP), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Austin Hemmer, Jeffrey Willis, (Rogers & Hardin, LLP), Macon, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0006

    Court Affirms Trial Court's Order Denying Sovereign Immunity to University of Georgia for Alleged Violations of the Georgia Trade Secrets Act

  • The Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority et al. v. Hickson

    Publication Date: 2019-08-19
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Banks, (Weathington McGrew LLC), Atlanta, Paul Weathington, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Angela Fox, Kurt Kastorf, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Christopher Graddock, Keenan Nix, (Morgan & Morgan, PA), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0215

    Open issues of material fact preclude summary judgment on hospital's good faith immunity argument in a medical malpractice action.