• Dukes v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Macklyn Smith, (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrician Burton, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Patsy Austin-Gatson Tristan Gillespie, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Christopher Carr, Paula Smith, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Samuel d'Antremont, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A1074

    Court affirms denial of new trial motion in a shooting case over defendant's contentions of bias, conflicts, improper jury selection, and denial of a fair trial

  • Wellstar Health Systems, Inc. et al. v. Alfaro

    Publication Date: 2021-08-13
    Practice Area: Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Conley, Jeffrey Daxe, Robert Ingram, (Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Cauthorn, (Cauthorn Nohr & Owen), Marietta, David Cohen, (Complex Law Group, LLC), Marietta, J. Cauthorn, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0127

    Court vacates denial of hospital's motion to dismiss patient's claims where patient alleged that hospital lien was improperly based on chargemaster rates

  • Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority v. Tyler

    Publication Date: 2021-08-13
    Practice Area: Evidence | Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Robert Highsmith, Matthew Friedlander, Jonathan Spital, (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Melanie Eyre, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, Michael Goldberg, (Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC), Atlanta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Donald Singleton, (Singleton Law Firm LLC), Alpharetta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0626

    Court reverses jury verdict in a personal injury case because trial court issued an erroneous jury charge on spoliation of evidence

  • Cross et al. v. Wilmington Trust, National Association, solely as trustee for Mfra Trust 2014-2

    Publication Date: 2021-08-12
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Key, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tania Tuttle, Sarah Monico, (McLain & Merritt PC), Alpharetta for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0545

    Issues of Fact Exist as to Whether Parties Intended That Entire Property Serve as Collateral for Purchase Money Loan

  • Lockhart v. Bloom et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-12
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, Maxwell Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Daniel Holloway, Lloyd Bell, (Bell Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Banks, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington McGrew LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0412

    In Medical Malpractice Case, Trial Court Erred in Directing a Verdict in Appellees' Favor; Court Entirely Dismissed Medical Expert's Testimony

  • Stephanie Orr et al. v. SSC Atlanta Operating Company d/b/a Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center

    Publication Date: 2021-08-12
    Practice Area: Expert Witnesses | Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lyle Warshauer, Michael Perez, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Craig Brookes, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Karen Smiley, Karen Smiley, (Hanks Brookes LLC), Atlanta, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, Registered Agent Operating, LLC The Corporation Company, Cumming, for Appellee; Caleb Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, for AM.

    Case Number: A21A0578

    Proffered Medical Malpractice Experts Lacked Knowledge and Experience in Relevant Practice Area

  • Gastel v. Dekalb County et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-11
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Butler, (Attorney at Law), Dahlonega, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bennett Bryan, (DeKalb County Law Department), Decatur, John Jones, (Assistant County Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0032

    Trial Court Erred in Characterizing Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Zoning Variance Request as Mandamus Action

  • Soles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-04
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Cabe, (Mayo | Hill), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Grist, (Solicitor General), Macon, Kristen Murphy, (Bibb County Soliciotr Generals Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0580

    Evidence Was Sufficient to Support Conviction for DUI/Less Safe to Drive; Offense Does Not Require Evidence of Chemical Analysis of Bodily Substances

  • Anderson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joyette Holmes, Marietta, John Edwards, Flynn Broady, John Melvin, (District Attorney Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0452

    Court affirms convictions for vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, and aggressive driving over defendant's multiple contentions of trial court evidentiary error

  • Jefferson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Anderson, (Atlanta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Arnt, Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Michael Moeller, (LMJC District Attorney's Office), Summerville, Alan Smith, (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lafayette, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0161

    Court affirms armed robbery conviction over defendant's objection to jury instruction, but vacates aggravated assault conviction and sentence due to merger error

  • Grace et al. v. Lowery et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-16
    Practice Area: Privacy
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Johnny Foster, Morton Forbes, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Savannah, Robert Marcovitch, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Nash, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, Jeffrey Vaughan, (J. Scott Vaughan, P.C.), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0422

    Court reverses general jury verdict and award for defamation, negligent hiring, and invasion of privacy where plaintiffs failed to identify specific defamatory statement