• Lane Dermatology et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-10
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Gristina, Carter Schondelmayer, Austin Gibson, (Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford, P.C.), Columbus, James Sherman, (Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julie Wood, Jared Miller, John Elliott, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, Jerry Buchanan, Trisha Hargrove, (Buchanan & Land), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0582

    Communications Between Dermatologist's Former Employee and Patients Did Not Violate Non-Solicitation Provision

  • Hill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Harty, Greg Willis, (Willis Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David White, (District Attorney), Hartwell, Jeffrey Lee, (Elbert County District Attorney's Office), Elberton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0264

    Court Reverses Denial of Motion to Suppress Evidence Obtained in Search Following Traffic Stop

  • Steward et al. v. Arandia et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-10
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Stansfield, (Attorney at Law), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Barnes, (Barnes Firm LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0418

    Trial Court Erred in Considering Affidavit Submitted in Support of Survey; Remanded for Court to Reconsider Survey's Admissibility

  • Hill v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2021-08-09
    Practice Area: Family Law | Judges
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Hill, Kingsland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Garnett Harrison, (Garnett Harrison P.C.), Kingsland, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0285

    Court affirms denial of litigant's motion to recuse an entire court from presiding over his ex-wife's contempt action in a child support payment matter

  • Tarver et al. v. Sigouin et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-09
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, Zev Gershon, John MacLellan, (Gershon, Willoughby & Getz, LLC), Baltimore, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Sharonda Boyce, David Mackenzie, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee; Crystal Filiberto, Jonathan Peters, (Peters & Monyak, LLP), Atlanta.

    Case Number: A21A0476

    Court reverses summary judgment order that favored physicians because of open issues of material fact as to whether the applicable standard of care had been breached

  • Starks et al. v. Carver et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-09
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ned Blumenthal, Seth Weissman, (Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Andrew, (Andrew, Merritt, Reilly & Smith), Lawrenceville, for other party,

    Case Number: A21A0572

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment in a negligence action against a real estate broker because claimant was a customer, not a client, and was owed a lower duty

  • Bentford v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keenen Twymon, (Law Office of the Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Vincent Faucette, Sherry Boston, Jason Rea, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for Appellee

    Case Number: A21A0333

    Court vacates and remands matter for consideration of substance of defendant's objection to other acts evidence after defendant was convicted of rape and child molestation

  • In Re Estate of Mary Elese Reece

    Publication Date: 2021-08-09
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Neel, (Neel Law Firm), Cartersville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Smith, (Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele), Marietta, James Henson, Chattanooga, Catherine Farrell, Estate of Jack C. Henson, Powder Springs, Connie Petty, Calhoun, Sherrie Nalbandian, Kennesaw, Linda Baggett, Mableton, Raymond Henson, Estate of Jack C. Henson, Douglasville, Stanley Henson, Rome, Donna Bradshaw, Adairsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0513

    Court dismisses Estate's appeal over an order denying attorney fee payments because it has no jurisdiction to consider that appeal

  • PTI Royston, LLC v. Eubanks et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A21A0182

    Georgia's general tort statute of repose bars strict liability claims brought under the Asbestos Claims Act, but defendant may be barred from that defense due to claims of fraud

  • Castaneda v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: G. Stepp, (G. Richard Stepp, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, Thomas Williams, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Michael Parrish, (Newton County District Attorney), Covington, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0035

    Court reverses child molestation convictions because trial court improperly admitted

  • Buckner-Webb et al. v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Scarborough, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Kevin Armstrong, (Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0282

    Court dismisses defendants' appeal of denial of application for interlocutory review that challenged a trial court's denial of an attorney's motion to withdraw.