• Womack v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Horton, (Lister & Holt), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo, (District Attorney), McDonough, Michael Bodiford, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0759

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Denial of Drug Defendant's Motion to Suppress Evidence Found During Search and Seizure That Led to His Arrest

  • Arnold v. Word et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Health Care Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louie Hendricks, (L. Barrington Hendricks, P.C.), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Maren Cave, Kathryn Robertson, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Odis Williams, (The Law Office of Odis Williams, P.C.), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0675

    Aunt of Autistic Man Who Died After Choking on Food at Personal Care Home Fails to Identify Premises Liability Duty Owed by Property's Alleged Co-Owner

  • Nadal v. Nadal

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Yasha Heidari, (Heidari Power Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Yu, (Yu Family Law, LLC), Atlanta, Steven Lefkoff, (Lefkoff Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0770

    Court Vacates Contempt Judgment in Divorce Action, as No Rule Nisi Was Issued Indicating Trial Court Would Conduct a Final Hearing on the Merits of the Contempt Petition

  • Wilson v. Wernowsky et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Damages | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Penland, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dana Richens, Edward Wasmuth, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0641

    Widow Presented Sufficient Evidence to Go to Jury in Support of Her Successor-in-Interest Liability Claim Against Late Husband's Business Partner

  • McEady v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathleen Strang, (Self/GPDC Appellate Contractor), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michelle Harrison, Bradfield Shealy, (Southern Judicial Cir. District Atty Ofc), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0185

    Court affirms burglary, rape, and aggravated battery convictions over defendant's evidentiary challenges and contentions of trial court error

  • Calloway-Spencer v. Spencer

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Austin Buerlein, (Elovitz, Edwards, O'Nan & Buerlein, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Onyema Farrey, (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0546

    In Divorce Action, Court Reverses Finding That Wife Gifted Townhome to the Marital Unit, and Remands for Application of the Source of Funds Rule

  • Garrett et al. v. Department of Human Services et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emmett Arnold, (Emmett J Arnold P.C.), McDonough, Brian Parker, (The Parker Firm, LLC), Alpharetta, Dana Norman, Thomas Blaska, (The Blaska Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jane Glaze, Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, Danielle Obiorah, (Obiorah Fields, LLC), Jonesboro, for appellee. Michael Miller, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0164

    Court affirms dismissal of claims from a decedent's estate against the Department of Human Services, which claims were barred by sovereign immunity

  • Cupsa v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frances Kuo, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Lee Tittsworth, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Gwinnett Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0611

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Responding to Jury Question; Counsel Was Not Ineffective by Failing to Object to Court's Response to Jury's Question on Coercion

  • Dellinger-Allen et al. v. O'Brien

    Publication Date: 2020-07-29
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Bachman, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Atlanta, Joseph Shelley, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aaron Kappler, (Thompson, O'Brien, Kemp & Nasuti, P.C.), Peachtree Corners, Aaron O'brien, (Thompson O'Brien), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0087

    Court affirms the striking of a defamation claim but reverses the striking of a breach of contract claim in a dispute involving contractual professional counseling services

  • Five Star Athlete Management, Inc. et al. v. Davis

    Publication Date: 2020-07-29
    Practice Area: Entertainment and Sports Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Trigg, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, Matthew Johns, (Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP), Indianapolis, for appellant.
    for defendant: Von DuBose, (DuBose Miller), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0085

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment on quantum meruit and RICO Act claims in a dispute over an alleged oral agreement for athlete recruiting services

  • Haskins et al. v. Georgia Neurosurgical Institute, P. C. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-29
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Hallman, (Attorney at Law), Claxton, Berrien Sutton, (Attorney at Law), Homerville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0113

    Court affirms medical malpractice verdict in favor of a physician over injured patient's multiple contentions of evidentiary error by the trial court