• Mary Sheffield et al. v. Conair Corporation

    Publication Date: 2018-12-07
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Robl, (Robl Law Group LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffery Saxby, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1032

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment to Mattress Heater Manufacturer in Suit by Customer Whose Mattress Caught on Fire

  • The Medical Center, Inc. v. Bowden

    Publication Date: 2018-12-04
    Practice Area: Class Actions
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: President Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A1249

    Trial court properly certified a class for action against a provider of medical services.

  • Weickert v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-27
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louis Levenson, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, Patrick Barnwell, (Barnwell Law Group, P.C.), Duluth, George Lott, (Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Derrick Bingham, Stephen Sparwath, Ian Hall, (Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeny, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0904

    Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment to Home Depot in Slip and Fall Dispute Where Victim Claimed to Be Distracted by Store Employee

  • Pennington v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Consumer Products | Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Peil (Huggins Peil LLC), Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Henry Syms (Office of the District Attorney), Augusta; Mary Bitting (District Attorneys Office, Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0154

    Evidence Properly Authorized Jury to Find Appellant Guilty of Trafficking in Methamphetamine

  • Awtrey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Consumer Products | Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant (The Merchant Law Firm PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Steven Knittel (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0116

    Circumstantial Evidence Supports Finding Appellants Knew They Were Selling Products Containing a Controlled Substance

  • Georgia Pacific Consumer Products, LP v. Ratner, et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-18
    Practice Area: Environmental Law | Real Estate
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Hudson (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta; Edward Hughes (Callaway, Braun, Riddle & Hughes, PC), Savannah; Quentin Marlin, Ryburn Ratterree, Philip Thompson (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Bell (Bell & Brigham), Augusta; Timothy Roberts, Benjamin Perkins (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1969

    In plaintiffs' suit alleging that a paper mill damaged their property and interfered with the use and enjoyment of their property, the Court reversed the denial of the mill's motion for summary judgment on plaintiffs' claim for nuisance, as the mill was immune from nuisance liability under Georgia's right to farm statute, and found that the mill was entitled to summary judgment on plaintiffs' claims for negligence, trespass, and all derivative claims.

  • Bickerstaff v. SunTrust Bank

    Publication Date: 2016-07-19
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Benham, Robert
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason J. Carter, Steven J. Rosenwasser, Michael B. Terry, Joshua F. Thorpe Bondurant, Mixson Elmore LLP, James B. Finley The Finley Firm PC, Atlanta, and C. Ronald Ellington, Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amicus Appellant: Roy M. Sobelson GSU College of Law, Atlanta, Roy E. Barnes, and John F. Salter Jr. The Barnes Law Group LLC, Marietta. William N. Withrow Jr., Jaime L. Theriot, and Lindsey B. Mann Troutman Sanders LLP, Atlanta, for appellee. Amicus Appellee: William V. Custer IV, Jennifer B. Dempsey Bryan Cave LLP, William J. Sheppard James Bates Brannon Groover LLP, Atlanta, Hardy Gregory Jr., Carley, Gregory Gregory, Cordele, and George H. Carley Carley, Gregory Gregory, Decatur.

    Case Number: S15G1295

    The Court of Appeals erred in affirming the denial of the plaintiff's motion for certification of a class based on lack of numerosity in his proposed class action lawsuit alleging that a bank charge

  • The Corps Group v. Afterburner Inc.

    Publication Date: 2015-12-04
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Ellington, John J.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean McMahan Alston Bird LLP, Atlanta, William Nelson, Jordana Rubel, and J. Kevin Fee Morgan Lewis Bockius LLP, Washington, DC, for The Corps Group. Stephen Bauer BakerHostetler LLP, and Jeffrey Baxter Dentons US LLP, Atlanta, for Lohrenz. Stephen Dorvee, Theresa Kananen, and Lauren Gregory Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, for Afterburner Inc..
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A15A1276; A15A1277

    The trial court erred in denying the defendants' motions for a directed verdict and for judgment notwithstanding the verdict as to the plaintiff's trademark and trade dress infringement claims under

  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods. LP v. Ratner

    Publication Date: 2014-07-18
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Blackwell, Keith R.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David E. Hudson, William J. Keogh III Hull Barrett PC, Augusta, Ryburn C. Ratterree, and Tracy A. O'Connell Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: John C. Bell Jr. Bell & Brigham, Augusta, Benjamin M. Perkins, Timothy D. Roberts, and Melissa L. Bailey Oliver Maner LLP, Savannah, for appellees. Amicus Appellee: Steven D. Caley GreenLaw, Atlanta. Neutral Amicus: William M. Droze, Douglas A. Henderson Troutman Sanders LLP, Randall D. Quintrell, Atlanta, Robert M. Brinson, Norman S. Fletcher Brinson Askew Berry Seigler Richardson & Davis LLP, Rome, Hugh B. McNatt McNatt, Greene & Peterson, Vidalia, Matthew M. Madden, Alan E. Untereiner Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP, John H. Beisner, Geoffrey M. Wyatt, and Jessica D. Miller Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, D.C.

    Case Number: S13G1723

    The trial court abused its discretion in certifying a class of property owners because the plaintiffs failed to satisfy the commonality requir

  • Georgia-Pacific Consumer Prods. LP v. Ratner

    Publication Date: 2013-08-07
    Practice Area:
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Ellington, John J.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bethany Schneider, Atlanta, and Tracy O'Connell Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Bart LLP, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Bell Bell & Brigham, Augusta, Timothy Roberts, and Benjamin Perkins Oliver Maner LLP, Savannah, for appellees. Amicus Curiae: William Droze Troutman Sanders, Atlanta.

    Case Number: A13A0455

    The trial court did not abuse its discretion in certifying the class of plaintiff property owners in their action arising from the release of hydrogen sulfide gas from the defendant's