• Hillcrest Foods, Inc. v. Mikeals

    Publication Date: 2021-06-15
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walter Bibbins, Brittanie Browning, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Rogers, William D'Antignac, Gilbert Deitch, Kara Phillips, (Deitch & Rogers, LLC), Atlanta, Thomas Ashenden, (Ashenden & Associates, P.C.), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0126

    Court dismisses appellant's appeal to its petition to stay or consolidate arbitration proceedings, finding it had no jurisdiction to hear an appeal

  • Leary v. Perdue Farms, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Ayerbe, (Ayerbe & Cowart), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Fisher, Tiffany Winks, Caroline Jozefczyk, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0289

    Evidence That Two Similarly-Named Entities Had Same Address and Registered Agent Supported Leave to Amend Complaint

  • Creek House Seafood & Grill, LLC v. Provatas, as Surviving Spouse of Michael Provatas et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery | Premises Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Ward, Carrie Coleman, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Elissa Haynes, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1631

    Court reverses order granting sanctions for spoliation of evidence where video evidence was erased before actual or constructive knowledge of litigation was given

  • DMAC81, LLC v. Nguyen et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-08
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Duke Groover, Nathaniel Edmonds, David Cromer, (James Bates Brannan Groover, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Adams, (Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.), Macon, Virgil Adams, Caroline Herrington, Dawn Lewis, (Adams, Jordan & Herrington PC), Monroe, Lauren Childs, (Lumley & Harper, LLC), Macon, for appellee. Jon Wolfe, Christina Curreli, (Chambless Higdon Richardson Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1991

    Court determines that employer had no respondeat superior liability or liability under special circumstances exception for employee's negligence

  • Beyond Meat, Inc. v. Don Lee Farms, A Division of Goodman Food Products, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-27
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sada Baby, Halsey Knapp, (Krevolin & Horst LLC), Atlanta, Christopher Yeung, (Covington & Burling LLP), New York, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alan Clarke, Michael Ross, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Daniel Platt, Edward Lee, (Loeb & Loeb LLP), Los Angeles, Michael King, (Greenberg Traurig, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1131

    Court vacates denial of a motion for a protective order and/or to quash a subpoena and remands case for reconsideration solely in view of the record before the trial court

  • RSFPITTSGA, LLC v. Schiess

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carrie Christie, Ann Potente, (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shaun Cade, (Cade Law, PC), Atlanta, Darl Champion, (The Champion Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1228

    Material Issues of Fact Existed as to Whether Restaurant Owner Had Superior Knowledge of Trip-and-Fall Hazard

  • Wadley et al. v. Mother Murphy's Laboratories, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Evidence | Personal Injury
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, Kenneth McClain, Steven Crick, Scott Britton-Mehlisch, Steven Crick, Scott Britton-Mehlisch, (Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C.), Independence, for appellant.
    for defendant: Judy Aust, (Goodman McGuffey, LLP), Atlanta, Eric Hawkins, Ollie, Robert Gilbreath, (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP), DALLAS, Camille Smith, (Callahan & Fusco LLC), Decatur, William Martin, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, John Lowery, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP), Atlanta, Julie Comer, (Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Steven DeFrank, Melissa Kahren, Stephen Schatz, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, J. Konold, Jason Meyer, (Gordon & Rees LLP), Los Angeles, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0899

    Trial Court Abused Discretion in Ruling That Expert's Testimony Regarding Toxic Exposure Was Too Speculative

  • Mercer University v. Stofer, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-05
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Trulock, Alan Payne, (Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ranse Partin, Davis Popper, (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1515

    After Concertgoer's Fatal Injury at University's Free Concert, University Is Entitled to Immunity From Suit Under Recreational Property Act

  • McElrath v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-04-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Herman Maddox Kilgore, Carlos Javier Rodriguez, (Kilgore & Rodriguez, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Meghan Hobbs Hill, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Amelia Greeson Pray, D. Victor Reynolds, Joyette Marie Holmes, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1361

    Court vacates insanity-based not guilty and guilty verdicts because they were repugnant

  • Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Hartry et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-21
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eileen M. Crowley, Amanda Rodman Smith, (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Virginia A. Seitz, Tobias S. Loss-Eaton, Raymond A. Atkins, (Sidley Austin, LLP), Washington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael J. Warshauer, Trent Scott Shuping, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group PC), Atlanta, Richard Crawford Foster, Elizabeth Lynn Bentley, (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, Frank Mitchell Lowrey, IV, Michael Rosen Baumrind, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Christopher Randall Jordan, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn), Brunswick, Kathryn D. Kirmayer, Daniel Saphire, (Association of American Railroads), Washington, for Amicus Appellant. Frank T. Burge, Sr., (Burge & Burge, P.C.), Birmingham, Lawrence M. Mann, (Alpers & Mann, PC), Bethesda, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S19G0008

    Federal Employers' Liability Act Claim Is Not Precluded by Regulations Pursuant to Federal Railroad Safety Act

  • Matthews v. Yoplait USA, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-09
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Groff, William Tinkler, (Attorney at Law), Snellville, William Tinkler, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Catherine McCormack, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, Charmaine Harris, (Blackwell Burke, P.A.), Minneapolis, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1240

    Court reverses summary judgment that had been in favor of food manufacturer due to trial court's misapplication of doctrine of res ipsa loquitor