• Langley v. MP Spring Lake, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-11-18
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Gebhardt, (Gebhardt Law Firm), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sun S. Choy, Jacob Edward Daly, Wes C. Jackson, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Valdosta, for appellee. Dana J. Norman, Thomas Charles Blaska, Thomas C. Blaska, (The Blaska Law Firm), Atlanta, Laura Wilson Speed, (Speed & King LLC), Atlanta, John David Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Janise L. Miller, Atlanta, Kenneth M. Sissel, Lilburn, Alan B. Gordon, Lilburn, Eugene C. Brooks, IV, (Brooks Law Office), Savannah, Cole Thaler, Crystal Angelique Redd, (Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation), Atlanta,, for Amicus Appellant. Mark W. Wortham, Austin Atkinson, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, Pearson Kern Cunningham, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, Hall F. McKinley, III, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, Martin Adam Levinson, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, Garret Warrington Meader, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, James Miachaell Williams, (Fowler Hein Passino Cheatwood & Williams, LLP), Atlanta, John J. McDermott, (National Apartment Association), Arlington, for Amicus Appellee. Kevin Patrick Branch, Zach M. Matthews, (McMickle, Kurey & Branch, LLP), Alpharetta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18G1326

    Limitations provision in lease agreement applies only to contractual actions arising under the lease and not to tort claims

  • Manzanares v. City of Brookhaven

    Publication Date: 2019-11-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A19A1276

    Court affirms dismissal of plaintiff's personal injury action against the City due to her failure to comply with ante litem notice requirements.

  • Dekalb County School District et al v. Gold et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-18
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Education
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Barrett Belinfante, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, Leslie J Bryan, Allegra J. Lawrence, Lisa Michele Haldar, Thomas Robinson Bundy, III, (Lawrence & Bundy LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Roy E. Barnes, John Frank Salter, Jr., (The Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, Jason James Carter, Jason James Carter, Michael Brian Terry, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., G. Joseph Scheuer, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, W. Brooks Stillwell, III, (Brooks Stillwell LLC), Savannah, Jennifer Neison Herman, (Savannah City Attorney's Office), Savannah, J. Anderson Davis, Lee Barrett Carter (Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP), Rome, Gwin Copeland Hall, Caroline Elizabeth Porter, (Georgia Municipal Association), Atlanta, Phillip L. Hartley, (Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP), Gainesville, for Amicus Appellant. Donald C. English, (Southern States Pba, Inc.), McDonough, Michael Thomas McGonigle, (Georgia Association of Educators), Tucker, Julie Johanna Oinonen, Mario Bernard Williams, (Williams Oinonen LLC), Atlanta, Matthew McKeithan Pence, (Professional Association of Georgia Educators), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1419

    Trial court erred in granting summary judgment on a breach of contract matter for School District over employees' challenge to suspension of retirement plan payments.

  • Dixon v. Dixon

    Publication Date: 2019-11-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Martin, (Law Office of Beth Martin), Dahlonega, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alfred Chang, (The Law Office of Alfred Chang), Dahlonega, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1179

    Trial court erred in using source of funds rule to reclassify marital property as non-marital in a divorce proceeding

  • United Specialty Insurance Co. v. Cardona-Rodriguez

    Publication Date: 2019-11-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bryant, Kim Jackson, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bruce Millar, (The Millar Law Firm), Jonesboro, Murble Wright, (The Wright Law Group), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0859

    Insurer has no opportunity to seek declaratory judgment and trial court has no jurisdiction over insurer's action where there is no justiciable controversy

  • ALR Oglethorpe, LLC et al. v. Fidelity National Title Insurance Co.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Insurance | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Pinckney, Brent Savage, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dana Diment, Samantha Gunnison, (Diment Porterfield LLP), Carrollton, Robert Lovett, (FisherBroyles, LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1485

    Consent to Jurisdiction in Particular County Did Not Compel Venue Transfer in Later Related Action

  • Old Republic National Title Insurance Company v. RM Kids, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-11-07
    Practice Area: Damages | Insurance Law | Real Estate
    Industry: Insurance | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Brown, (Heyman and Sizemore, LLC), Marietta, Edward Burch, Edward Wasmuth, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherri Buda, Bryan Knight, (Knight Johnson LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0971

    Title Insurance Company Was Liable For Damages Resulting From Failure to Include Encumbrance in Chain of Title

  • Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, LLC v. City of Duluth

    Publication Date: 2019-11-05
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Yasha Heidari, (Heidari Power Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Angela Couch, (Carothers & Mitchell, LLC), Buford, for appellee. Ibrahim Awad, (The Awad Law Firm, P.C.), Woodstock, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1021

    Malpractice Insurance Documents Are Reasonably Calculated to Lead to Discovery of Admissible Evidence Regarding Doctor's Qualification and Fees

  • Dillard v. Schilke

    Publication Date: 2019-11-04
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Odis Williams, (The Law Office of Odis Williams, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chester Gregg, (Babo & Gregg, Attorneys at Law, PC), Richmond Hill, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1472

    Second wife was deceased husband's legal surviving spouse, and circumstantial evidence was sufficient to prove to prove divorce from first wife

  • In the Matter of Denise F. Hemmann

    Publication Date: 2019-11-01
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, William Dallas NeSmith, III, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David S. Lipscomb, (Spencer Law, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, Adam Marshall Hames, (The Hames Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S19Y1546

    Public Reprimand Not Adequate Discipline For Attorney With Numerous Rules Violations