• Douglas R. Wilson et al v. Redmond Construction, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Evidence
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lovett, (FisherBroyles, LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Evans, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0506

    Bona Fide Controversy Precluded Attorney Fees Award For Stubborn Litigiousness or Unnecessary Trouble and Expense

  • Parr et al. v. Cook County School District et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Government | Personal Injury
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Studstill, (Studstill Firm LLP), Nashville, Patrick Dodson, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0655

    Trial Court Erred In Dismissing Personal Injury Claims Against Individual School Employees In Their Personal Capacities

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Coggins, Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Bibler, George Hartwig, (District Attorney Houston Judicial Circuit), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0531

    Evidence Supported School Bus Driver's Convictions For Reckless Driving And First Degree Vehicle Homicide

  • Shadow v. Federal Express Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-08
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melvin Hewitt, Hilary Hunter, Richard Crowson, (Isenberg & Hewitt PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Byrd, Frederick Sager, Stephen Mooney, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, for appellee. Jerry Landers, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: A21A0072

    Court affirms summary judgment for Federal Express in a negligence action filed by an employee injured in a mass shooting at a FedEx facility

  • Shannon v. Hatch

    Publication Date: 2021-07-08
    Practice Area: Court Administration | Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stuart Bagley, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sean Hynes, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0577

    Trial Court's Final Judgment Against Party Who Failed to Appeal For Trial Constituted Nonamendable Defect on Record

  • Young v. Johnson et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-07
    Practice Area: Government | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kimberly Mowbray, Rishi Pattni, (The Fry Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gwinnett County Department, (Gwinnett County Law Department), Lawrenceville, Jacquita Parks, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Larry Cobb, (Dodson & Associates), Alpharetta, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0453

    Defendant Municipality Had No Affirmative Obligation to Establish That Defense of Sovereign Immunity Had Not Been Waived

  • McBrayer et al. v. Governors Ridge Office Park Association, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-07
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Remar, Michael Eber, (Rogers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexander Levorse, Noah Rosner, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Sean Young, (American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia, Inc), Atlanta, Christine Castro, Susan Frietsche, (Women's Law Project), Pittsburgh, David Cohen, (Thomas Kline School of Law), Philidelphia, for AM.

    Case Number: A21A0262

    Court orders new trial for a medical office abortion provider where original jury verdict was not supported by evidence showing nuisance

  • Weaver v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacob Weaver, (Riverbend Correctional Facility), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, Kevin Armstrong, (Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0383

    Extraordinary Motion For New Trial Not Appropriate For Raising Issues That Could Have Been Addressed in Habeas Proceeding

  • The Renee Group, Inc. v. City of Atlanta

    Publication Date: 2021-07-06
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jamison Ledbetter, (Conoscienti & Ledbetter), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Reginald Martin, (City of Atlanta, Law Department), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0260

    Court affirms summary judgment order that dismissed contractor's promissory estoppel claim against the City of Atlanta because proposed agreement was ultra vires

  • Whitson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo, Sharon Hopkins, (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0389

    Other-Acts Evidence of Act Committed Against Past Girlfriend Admissible to Prove Alleged Acts Against Recent Girlfriend

  • Canales v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lynn Kleinrock, (Law Office of Lynn M. Kleinrock), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Forsyth County Solicitor's Office Forsyth County Solicitor General's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0272

    Trial Court Imposed LWOP Sentence Without Statement of Aggravating Circumstances Required in Applicable Statute