• In the Interest of J. R. et al., Children

    Publication Date: 2021-07-29
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Quarles, (Attorney at Law), Chatsworth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Emily Harris, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Andrew Powell, (Law Office of Andrew Powell), Cohutta, for appellee; Elaine Campbell, Cohutta, William Newsome, (Mitchell & Mithcell P.C.), Dalton, Bryan Rayburn, (Coppedge & Associates, PC), Dalton, for other party,

    Case Number: A21A0347

    Court Properly Found That Domestic Violence Was Committed in Presence of Children and That Appellant Had Substance Abuse Problems Leading to Neglect

  • Healthcare Staffing, Inc. v. Edwards, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Contracts | Employment Litigation | Health Care Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles McDaniel, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Scheer, Craig Call, (Scheer & Montgomery, P.C.), Savannah, Derek White, (The White Group), Pooler, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0345

    Borrowed Servant Doctrine Does Not Shield Healthcare Staffing Agency From Vicarious Liability for the Actions of Its Employees

  • Woodrum, et al. v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Sims, (R. Stephen SIms, P.C.), Springfield, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Gillis, Duke Groover, (James Bates Brannan Groover), Macon, for Appellee

    Case Number: A21A0320

    Issues of Fact Exist as to Whether Damages House's Diminution in Value Was Properly Assessed by Insurer During Appraisal Process

  • Alvarado v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Sandra Partridge, (Chief Assistant District Attorney Office of District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0214

    Court affirms convictions for sexual crimes over defendant's evidentiary challenges and contentions of error on being excluded from bench conferences during voir dire

  • Crebs et al. v. Bass Pro Outdoor World et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: H. Stafford, (Attorney at Law), Hinesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Parks Stone, William Bingham, (Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0299

    Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case Against Bass Pro Outdoor World; Protruding Fence Was an Open and Obvious Condition

  • Union Carbide Corporation v. Brannan et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-27
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Catherine Payne, William Massey, Philip Sandick, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Buck, (Buck Law Firm), Peachtree Corners, Brian Kinsley, Greensboro, for Appellee

    Case Number: A21A0143

    Court affirms denial of motion to dismiss personal injury claims of a decedent's estate where prior pending claims doctrine did not bar the refiling

  • Pruitt v. Thigpen

    Publication Date: 2021-07-27
    Practice Area: Contracts | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason Wyrick, (Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP), Atlanta, Joseph Cruser, Robert Noens, (Cruser, Mitchell, Novits, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Bell, (Law Office of David B. Bell), Augusta, Sharon Enoch, (Bell & Bell Associates), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0331

    Judgment Against Personal Injury Defendant Vacated and Remanded as Trial Court's Order Varied From Terms of Settlement Agreement

  • West et al. v. Bowser et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-27
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lance McCoy, (The McCoy Law Firm), Cartersville, Robert Walker, (Jenkins, Bowen & Walker, P.C.), Cartersville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Luskin, Robert Noble, (Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson LLP), Atlanta, David Hayes, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Kathleen Simcoe, (Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0055

    Court reverses order compelling arbitration in a wrongful death matter because decedent's guardian did not have authority to sign a pre-dispute arbitration agreement.

  • Hewell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christina Cribbs, (Georgia Innocence Project), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Bradley, (District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Milledgeville, Allison Mauldin, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Greensboro, Tuttle Barksdale, (Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorneys Office), Eatonton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0278

    Court reverses denial of new trial motion where trial court erred by admitting prior acts evidence that did not meet standards for admission

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Monroe, (John Monroe Law, P.C.), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Akins, Lee Darragh, (District Attorney, NEJC of GA), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0119

    Court affirms convictions for firearm possession by a convicted felon, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving without a license, but vacates sentence of restitution

  • Humphries v. Weekly

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Jackson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Michael Pryor, (Michael P. Pryor, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lindsay Reese, (Law Office of Nancy W Phillips), Atlanta, Anderson Robinson, (Brown & Adams, LLC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0098

    Court vacates order dismissing car accident injury case for lack of service of process and remands for application of correct legal standard, facts, and conclusions of law