• Adventure Motorsports Reinsurance, Ltd. et al. v. Interstate National Dealer Services Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Holm, (Withrow McQuade & Olsen LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kenton Coppage, (Fox Rothschild LLP), Atlanta, Jeffrey Kingsley, (Goldberg Segalla LLP), Buffalo, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0036

    Court reverses an arbitrator's award that manifestly disregarded contractual language and the law, and reverses confirmation of that award.

  • Villalobos v. Atlanta Motorsports Sales, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-02
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: T. Flinn, (SAAG), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nicolas Bohorquez, (Williams Teusink, LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0645

    Court affirms dismissal of vehicle purchaser's claims for fraud, finding that those claims were precluded by a merger clause, but reverses dismissal of his claim for revocation.

  • McCall v. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

    Publication Date: 2020-07-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cale Conley, Scott Farrow, William Owens, (Conley Griggs Partin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Anulewicz, (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, Patrick Arndt, George Neuhauser, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, Douglas Horelick, (Clyde & Co US LLP), Miami, for appellee. Rian Ervin, (The Suggs Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Neal Scott, (Law Office of Terry-Dawn Thomas), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0933

    Court reverses order that granted foreign corporation's motion to dismiss on personal jurisdiction grounds because that corporation was a resident for purposes of personal jurisdiction

  • Mannion & Mannion, Inc. v. Mendez

    Publication Date: 2020-06-02
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Bristol, Norman Lovein, (Hall Booth Smith & Slover, PC), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leonard Grinstead, (Merritt & Grinstead), Hinesville, for appellee. Stephen Stincer, (Geico Staff Counsel), Savannah, Kristin Massee, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, Mark Glidewell, (Brannen Searcy & Smith), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0452

    Employer is entitled to summary judgment for no vicarious liability when its employee was on personal business at the time of a tortious negligent act.

  • Carly Ray Industries, Inc. et al. v. Mays

    Publication Date: 2020-05-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Romero Pearson, (Pearson Law Group, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Reginald Greene, (Greene Legal Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1726

    Court affirms denial of employer's directed verdict motion in former employee's lawsuit for malicious prosecution and other torts.

  • Lynn v. Lowndes County Health Services, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-04-15
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution | Government | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Connor, (Connor & Connor LLC), Augusta, Kenneth Connor, Anne Moore, (Connor & Connor LLC), Aiken, Scott Gwartney, (Brooks Leboeuf Foster Gwartney Leace & Hobbs), Tallahassee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alphonso Howell, Gregory Talley, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2057

    Parent Lacked Authority to Enter Into Arbitration Agreement on Behalf of Her Disabled Son

  • Cate et al. v. Patterson et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-10
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keith Edwards, (Edwards Law Firm), Lafayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Bradford, (Benjamin T. Bradford, P.C.), La Fayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1704

    Court affirms libel verdict over defendant's challenge to whether libel claims were subject to arbitration

  • Hunter et al. v. Progressive Mountain Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-02-05
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joyce Bergman, (Attorney at Law, P.C.), Fairburn, appellant.
    for defendant: Alina Krivitsky, Trevor Hiestand, Luciana Aquino, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, Frederick Valz, Brittany DeDiego, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2074

    Insurer Was Not Required to Offer Insureds an Increase in UM Coverage When They Also Requested Increase in Standard Auto Coverage

  • Head v. De Souse

    Publication Date: 2020-01-06
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bryant, Wayne Tartline, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, appellant.
    for defendant: William Smith, Brent McIntosh, Summit Tucker, (W. Calvin Smith, II, PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2284

    Bright Sunlight in Motorist's Face Did Not Support Act-of-God Defense to Vehicular Tort Claim

  • Avis Rent A Car System, LLC et al. v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2019-12-23
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Casey, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Brantley Rowlen, Victoria Waller, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Robert Shannon, (Baker Donelson), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darryl Adams, (Law Offices of Michael L. Neff), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, Michael Terry, Amanda Seals, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Michael Neff, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. George Welborn, (Downey, Cleveland, Parker & Williams), Marietta, American Car Rental Association, Atlanta, William Custer, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, for other party. Brittany Wilson, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), San Francisco, Andrew Trask, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), Los Angeles, Mark Behrens, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), Washington, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A0928

    Car thief's criminal act was the intervening proximate cause of a party's injuries, and car rental company was not directly or vicariously liable for negligence