• Matthews v. Yoplait USA, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-09
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Groff, William Tinkler, (Attorney at Law), Snellville, William Tinkler, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Catherine McCormack, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, Charmaine Harris, (Blackwell Burke, P.A.), Minneapolis, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1240

    Court reverses summary judgment that had been in favor of food manufacturer due to trial court's misapplication of doctrine of res ipsa loquitor

  • The Anthem Companies, Inc. et al. v. Wills, et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-21
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jerry Alan Buchanan, (Buchanan & Land, LLP), Columbus, William Alan Buchanan, (Bill Buchanan, LLC), Columbus, James Russell Doyle, II, (Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP), Atlanta, James Andrew Washburn, Steven Leonard Strasberg, Miller Peterson Robinson, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, Ean Kade Cullefer, (Georgia Chamber of Commerce), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James D. Patrick, Jr., (James D. Patrick Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1512

    Court Reverses Trial Court Order Granting Spoliation Sanctions Where Defendants in Defamation Action Had Discarded Printed Copies of Photos but Produced Digital Originals of the Images

  • Patterson et al. v. Kevon, LLC d/b/a Big Kev's Barbecue

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blakely Holloway Frye, Travis M. Cashbaugh, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Pamela Newsom Lee, David Anthony Smith, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. John David Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Allison Elmore Thornton (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for amicus appellant.

    Case Number: S17G1957

    No heightened summary judgment standard for plaintiffs in food poisoning cases

  • In Re Sharee Baps Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-25
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael McNeill (Macon-Bibb County Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Ledbetter (Attorney at Law), Calhoun, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0674

    Board's Denial of Liquor License Was Not Supported By Sufficient Evidence

  • Bartenfeld v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-19
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0042

    Restaurant Patron Who Stumbled Over Parking Barrier in Parking Lot Failed to Establish Claim Under Distraction Doctrine

  • Blackmon et al. v. Pena

    Publication Date: 2018-04-18
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Construction | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Self
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walker Chandler (Office of the Public Defender), Peachtree City, for appellant.
    for defendant: C. Melton (Haygood, Lynch, Harris & Melton & Watson), Forsyth, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1500

    Evidence Supported Finding That Contractor Failed to Complete Bargained-For Restaurant Improvements

  • Williams v. GK Mahavir Inc.

    Publication Date: 2012-03-09
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Phipps, Herbert E.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fred J. Rushing Jr. The Rushing Firm Ltd., East Point, for appellant.
    for defendant: Craig R. White and Bryce W. Mowbray III Skedsvold and White LLC, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A11A1622

    The trial court erred in finding as a matter of law that the hotel did not have constructive knowledge of the substance on the floor of the lobby, since a factual issue remained as to whether the ho

  • Host Int'l Inc. v. Clayton County

    Publication Date: 2011-09-02
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Doyle, John J.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: W. Scott Wright, Jennifer N. Ide and Madison J. Barnett Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jack R. Hancock Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP, Forest Park, and Brian R. Dempsey, Atlanta, for appellees.

    Case Number: A11A1314

    Collateral estoppel did not bar the plaintiff's suit challenging the constitutionality of O.C.G.A. § 6-3-21 and seeking the refund of taxes paid to Clayton county for the years 1999-2005 for certain

  • City of Atlanta v. Clayton County Bd. of Tax Assessors

    Publication Date: 2010-10-22
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Mikell, Charles B.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward H. Wasmuth Jr.Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jack R. Hancock Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP, Forest Park, and Brian R. Dempsey, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A10A0997; A10A0998; A10A0999; A10A1000; A10A1001

    Five parcels of property, which the city of Atlanta leased to Delta Air Lines Inc. were exempt from ad valorem taxation under OCGA § 48-5-41 a 1 B i for the 2005 tax

  • Collie Concessions Inc. v. Bruce

    Publication Date: 2005-04-15
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Mikell, Charles B.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George L. Parson Shivers & Assocs., Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: . Raymond D. Doumar, Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A04A1735

    The employer had no ownership, maintenance or control over the lot where its employee parked or the crosswalk where she was struck by a motorist on her way to

  • Vinings Jubilee Partners Ltd. v. Vinings Dining Inc. d/b/a Garrison's

    Publication Date: 2004-03-19
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Mikell, Charles B.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy C. Batten Schreeder, Wheeler & Flint, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian J. Morrissey Richelo, Morrissey & Wright PC, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A03A2095

    Landlord was entitled to a writ of dispossession since both and O.C.G.A. § 44-7-54 b required strict compliance and tenant was in breach of the