• National Union Fire Insurance Company Of Pittsburgh, PA et al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-20
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Remar, Michael Eber, (Rogers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, Patrick Walsh, Patrick Walsh, (Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP), Chicago, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donald Boyle, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Foy Devine, Charles McKnight, Gregory Schultz, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Hon. J. Smith, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1173

    Ambiguity in insurance policy language is construed against the insurer

  • Homelife On Glynco, LLC et al. v. Gateway Center Commercial Association, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Roberts, (Roberts Tate, LLC), St. Simons Island, Brad Proctor, (Blueprint Construction Counsel, LLP), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Lutz, (Culhane Meadows, PLLC), St. Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0860

    Successor owner of commercial property owed assessments to a management association under the terms of the association's original declaration.

  • White et al. v. Gens

    Publication Date: 2018-11-16
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Calhoun, (Brock, Clay, Calhoun & Rogers), Marietta, J. Gaba, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Marietta, Louis Fiorilla, (Burr & Forman, LLP), Atlanta, Monica Gilroy, (Gilroy Bailey Trumble LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Rusbridge, (Dyer & Rusbridge, P.C.), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0992

    Reformation of land title is appropriate where scrivener's error was the result of mutual mistake.

  • Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. SRM Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Gram, William Turnipseed, (Savell & Williams, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: J Graddy, (Graddy Law LLC), Atlanta, Robert Howell, (Attorney At Law), Moultrie, William Lacy, (Lindsey & Lacy, P.C.), Peachtree City, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1418

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Jury Award in Insurance Premium Dispute

  • Diaz v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Fortner, Ryan Leonard, Samantha Newman, Joseph Cusack, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1394

    No trial court error in exclusion of testimony when other evidence was sufficient to show guilt.

  • Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lucas Andrews, (Huff, Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, Peter Canfield, Rebekah Plowman, Laura Gura, (Jones Day), Atlanta, Samantha Mandell, Daniel Conner, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thurbert Baker, Bryan Bates, Nathan Garroway, James Evans, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, Stephen Bauer, Ian Byrnside, James Rawls, (BakerHostetler LLP), Atlanta, Susan Sommers, (Northside Hospital, Inc.), Atlanta, Charles Huddleston, S. Malone, Jessica Watson, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Jeremy Burnette, Sidney Welch, (Polsinelli, P.C.), Atlanta, Geoffrey Raux, Stephen Quinlan, (Foley & Lardner LLP), Boston, Edward Konieczny, (Edward C. Konieczny LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. David Hudson, (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta, for Americus.

    Case Number: A15A2303

    Court Adopts Judgment of Supreme Court on Challenge to Georgia Open Records Act's Scope and Affirms Entry of Protective Order to Prohibit Responding Party from Investigating Requesting Party's Identity and Motives

  • The State v. Fowle

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Morrison, Teri Walker, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Shubow, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Conntessua Walker, Atlanta, April Northcross, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0077

    Court Reverses Dismissal of Indictment for Bringing Marijuana into a Correctional Facility Upon Finding That Confining Individual Did Not Force Individual to Bring Marijuana into Facility

  • Ruth et al. v. Cherokee Funding, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Darren Summerville, Angela Rene Fox, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jeremy Springer McKenzie, Christopher Dorian Britt, (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, Robert Bartley Turner, Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Bradley Mitchell Harmon, Allan Charles Galis, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, Geoffrey H. Bracken, Scott D. Ellis, (Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP), Houston, for appellee. Ean Kade Cullefer, (Georgia Chamber of Commerce), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Jeremy Lynn Kidd, (Mercer University School of Law), Macon, Thomas Darrell Weldon, Jr. (Weldon Law Firm), Ringgold, for amicus appellee. Douglas Edward Herman, Thomas Lawrence Evans, (Oliver Maner, LLP), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G2021

    Financing arrangement did not come under the purview of the Industrial Loan Act or the Payday Lending Act

  • Willis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Henry Frier, Atlanta, Akil K. Secret, (The Secret Firm, PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Sabrina Dawn Graham, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Channell Veena Singh, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee. Brian Kammer, (Georgia Resource Center), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18P0915

    Court Affirms Imposition of the Death Penalty for Home-Invasion Murderer

  • Bacon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emory Greene, (Greene and Greene, Attorneys at Law, PC.), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Plez Hardin, (District Attorney), Americus, Lewis Lamb, (Southwestern Circuit D.A.'s Office), Americus, Trevor Vanzant, (Office of The District Attorney, Southwestern Judicial Circuit), Americus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1212

    Police officer has no power or authority of arrest outside of his sworn jurisdiction