• Brack v. CPPI of Georgia, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bowen, Paul Painter, Constance Cooper, (Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Rawls, Richard Bruno, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1219

    General Contractor Was Statutory Employer of Worker Whose Immediate Employer Provided Portable Toilets to Contractor

  • Ob-Gyn Associates, P. A. et al v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heather McGrotty, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph King, (Joseph H. King, Jr. P.C.), Atlanta, Kenneth Leivne, (Kenneth M. Levine & Associates, LLC), Brookline, for appellee. Sarah Adle, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Brookhaven, Lyle Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Allison Thornton, (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for other party. Donald Palmisano, (Medical Association of Georgia), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A20A1447

    Gross Negligence Standard of Care Applied to Medical Emergency That Arose During Childbirth in Hospital Obstetrical Unit

  • In the Interest of J. A., a child.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Ryczek, (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Nhan-Ai Simms, samuel D'entremont, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1193

    Juvenile Had no Right to Direct Appeal From Superior Court's Denial of Juvenile's Motion to Transfer to Juvenile Court

  • Cannon v. Barnes

    Publication Date: 2020-12-01
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stevan Miller, Lisa Richardson, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinson & Karsman), Savannah, Ashleigh Madison, (Southeast Law, LLC), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1216

    Background Evidence on Pregnant Decedent's State of Mind Before Car Accident Had Relevance to Her Pain and Suffering

  • Pitts v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean Black, (Black Law Offices), Toccoa, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anna Guardino, William Langley, (Enotah Circuit District Attorney's Office), Blairsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1565

    Court affirms trial court order that reduced a sentence of probation over contentions that the sentence should have been dismissed as fully completed

  • Matthews v. Mills

    Publication Date: 2020-11-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott Pfahl, (Pfahl Law), Tyrone, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gary Bunch, (Gary Bunch, P.C.), Carrollton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1055

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Granting Summary Judgment on Libel and Slander Claims; Attorneys' Fees Award Sanction Is Remanded

  • Quattrocchi et al. v. State of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2020-11-30
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Christy, Jonathan Akins, (Schreeder Wheeler & Flint, LLP), Atlanta, Russell King, Collin Hatcher, Russell King, Collin Hatcher, (King Yaklin & Wilkins LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Anne Infinger, (Department of Law / Consumer Protection), Atlanta, Jacquelyn Kneidel, Andrew Chesser, (State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office), Atlanta, for appellee. Thomas Bray, Acworth, Gregory Ellis, (Lamberth Cifelli Ellis & Nason PA), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1127

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Striking Appellants' Answer in Unfair Trade Practices Case After Finding Them in Default as to Third Amended Complaint

  • Salvati v. Deloach Brokerage, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Durham, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Brunswick, Joseph Emanuel, (Webb Tanner & Powell), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Bumgartner, (Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins, LLP), Brunswick, Charles Moulton, Jeffrey Rentz, William Cullens, (Williams, Rentz, Moulton & Associates, P.C.), Saint Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1318

    Court affirms summary judgment order ruling that a broker was entitled to a sales commission but reverses as to the amount of that commission

  • In Re Estate of George Thomas Cornett, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Diffley, Marguerite Miller, (Alston & Bird, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Theodore Welch, Theodore Welch, (Stillman Welch LLC), Atlanta, Spence Johnson, (Johnson Marlowe LLP), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0856

    Court affirms removal of successor executor of an estate following probate court findings of mismanagement and dissipation of estate assets

  • Gray v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, John H. Petrey, (Petrey Law, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, Otobong U. Ekpo, Destiny H. Bryant, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee. James C. Bonner, Jr., (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, Brandon A. Bullard, (The Bullard Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Andrew Santos Fleischman, (Ross & Pines, LLC), Atlanta, Greg Allen Willis, (Willis Law Firm), Atlanta, Lawrence Jason Zimmerman, (The Law Office of Lawrence J. Zimmerman), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S20G0192

    Trial Court Does Not Have Jurisdiction to Modify a Sentence Outside the One-Year Period After a Sentence Is Imposed, When the Motion to Modify Is Filed Within the One-Year Period