• Cooper Tire & Rubber Company v. McCall

    Publication Date: 2021-10-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Constitutional Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Scott Anulewicz, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, Eric D. Ruben, Douglas E. Horelick, (Clyde & Co US, LLP), Miami, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cale Howard Conley, Scott A. Farrow, William Kent Owens, Jr., (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta, for appellee; David Christopher Hanson, (Weathington LLC), Atlanta, Jeffrey S. Ward, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, Brandon Ryan Keel, (King & Spalding), Atlanta, William V. Custer, IV, Christian James Bromley, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, Rocco Eugene Testani, (Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, LLP), Atlanta,; Darren Wade Penn, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, Larry Coben, (Anapol Weiss), Scottsdale, Joseph M. Colwell, (Butler Wooten & Peak LLP), Columbus, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, PC), Atlanta, James E. Butler, Jr., Joel O. Wooten, Jr., Tedra L. Cannella, Ramsey B. Prather, Rory A. Weeks, (Butler, Wooten & Peak LLP), Atlanta, Robert Henry Snyder, Jr., (Schreeder, Wheeler, & Flint, LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G1368

    Georgia Courts Have General Personal Jurisdiction Over Corporations Registered To Do Business in Georgia

  • LG Chem, Ltd. v. Lemmerman

    Publication Date: 2021-10-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: P. Freed, Charles Reed, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dylan Hooper, (Morgan & Morgan), Atlanta, Harris Yegelwel, (Morgan & Morgan Atlanta, PPLC), Savannah, Thomas Seider, Celene Humphries, (Brannock Humphries & Berman), Tampa, for appellee; Homer Phillips, (The Phillips Law Firm, LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A1029

    Court affirms denial of out-of-state defendant's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, finding that defendant had sufficient contacts with the State

  • Hair Restoration Specialists, Inc. D/B/A Hair Restoration Specialists of Atlanta v. State of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2021-09-14
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Rosenkoff, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Jacquelyn Kneidel, Brandon Wilson, (State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A1621

    Court dismisses petitioner's appeal to an order in favor of an administrative agency because petitioner's failure to follow procedure deprived the court of jurisdiction

  • PTI Royston, LLC v. Eubanks et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A21A0182

    Georgia's general tort statute of repose bars strict liability claims brought under the Asbestos Claims Act, but defendant may be barred from that defense due to claims of fraud

  • New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC et al. v. Georgia Department of Revenue et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-27
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bryan Vroon, (Law Offices of Bryan A. Vroon, LLC), Atlanta, Margaret Wilson, (Wilson Law Group LLC), Princeton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Samuel Olens, Alex Sponseller, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Nancy Gallagher, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A2003

    Per an adopted Georgia Supreme Court opinion, a dealer has standing to seek refunds of certain sales and use taxes it collected from consumers

  • Bowden et al. v. The Medical Center, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-05
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frank Mitchell Lowrey, Michael Rosen Baumrind, Michael Brian Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Charles A. Gower, Charles Austin Gower, (Charles A. Gower, P.C.), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: William N. Withrow, Lindsey Bowen Mann, (Troutman Sanders, LLP), Atlanta, Paul Douglas Ivey, Robert Calhoun Martin, Lauren King Dimitri, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Columbus, Miller Peterson Robinson, (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Curtis Allen Garrett, James Francis Bogan, (Kilpatrick Stockton LLP), Atlanta, Robert Perry Sentell, Joseph Hixon Huff, (Kilpatrick Stockton LLP), Augusta, for Amicus Appellant. Jason Edward Bring, Chesley Sellers McLeod, William Jerad Rissler, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S19G0494

    Court reverses class certification, and rules that a hospital was entitled to summary judgment on patient's fraud, misrepresentation, and RICO Act claims

  • King Petro, Inc. et al. v. Ultra Group of Companies, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-17
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Spix, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Oliver, (Wimberly Lawson Steckel Schneider & Stine, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Julie Silverstein Barker, (Georgia Lottery Corporation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0480

    Court reverses order that denied a vendor's motion to dismiss where a petitioner failed to properly serve and obtain an answer to a petition for a writ of certiorari

  • Crawford v. Balli et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Barnes, John Bartholomew, (The Barnes Law Group LLC), Marietta, Virgil Brown, (Virgil L. Brown & Associates), Zebulon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Boring, (Judicial Qualifications Commission, State of Georgia), Atlanta, IV Easterlin, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0124

    Court orders dismissal of a judge's petition for a writ of quo warranto on judicial ethics charges because the judge failed to seek leave of court to file the petition

  • Curry v. Conopco, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wiley Curry, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Erica Jansen, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2026

    Court affirms summary judgment in product liability case when plaintiff failed to produce an expert after two years of litigation

  • Collins et al. v. Athens Orthopedic Clinic, P.A.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-17
    Practice Area: Class Actions
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Andrew Bain, (Law Offices of David A. Bain, LLC), Atlanta, Mark S. Goldman, Douglas J. Bench, (Goldman Scarlato & Penny, P.C.), Conshohocken, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Durand Dalbey, (Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19G0007

    Class Action Against Medical Clinic for Database Hacking Survives; Class Members Show Imminent and Substantial Risk of Identity Theft

  • Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. et al. v. Johns et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-27
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carl Anderson, Michael Goldman, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, Susan Clare, Chilton Varner, Billie Pritchard, (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Edwards, Paul Piland, (Cochran & Edwards, LLC), Smyrna, Jennifer Coalson, David Walbert, (Parks, Chesin, Walbert & Miller, P. C.), Atlanta, John Sherrod, (Sherrod & Bernard), Douglasville, for appellee. Richard North, (Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A0108

    Court affirms summary judgment for injured plaintiff and apportionment of damages award in a motorcycle accident case