• 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

  • Pritchard v. Mendoza

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive | Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, John Nichols, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, Darrell Hinson, (Hinson Law, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Harrison, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1270

    No Binding Agreement to Settle Personal Injury Dispute Where Purported Acceptance Varied From Offer Terms

  • Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. v. Geico General Insurance Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Insurance Law | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis Hargrove, Abigail Miller, (The Finley Firm), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Hammer, Elizabeth Lowrey, Erica Parsons, Samuel Sabulis, (Lueder Larkin & Hunter, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Chip Morris, (Morris Law Firm), Tifton, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1266

    Promissory Estoppel Did Not Preclude Hospital From Enforcing Lien After Insurers Paid Entire Settlement Amounts to Patient

  • Wanna v. Navicent Health, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-19
    Practice Area: Contracts | Employment Litigation
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stuart Walker, (Martin Snow, LLP), Macon, Anthony Cochran, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, Emily Ward, (Chilivis Cochran), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julie Wood, Jared Miller, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, Robert Brennan, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Julia Magda, (Magda Law, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1378

    Court affirms, reverses, and vacates aspects of summary judgment orders in a lengthy dispute between a physician and a former employer

  • Stubbs Oil Company, Inc. v. Price et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-19
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles McDaniel, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Ryan Kolb, (Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Groover, David Groover, (Attorney at Law), Calhoun, Terry Jackson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Kyle Koester, (Attorney at Law), Woodstock, Bobby Cook, C. Connelly, (Cook & Connelly), Summerville, for appellee. David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Roger Sumrall, (Bendin Sumarall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, Stephen Michmerhuizen, Warren Coppedge, (Coppedge and Associates, P.C.), Dalton, Sean Cox, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Scott Moulton, Danny Patterson, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1377

    Shipper and its insurer were not vicariously liable in a wrongful death action against a motor carrier and its employee that were independent contractors

  • Huerta-Ramirez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Lee Tittsworth, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Gwinnett Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office Office of the District Attorney), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1312

    Court affirms defendant's convictions for crimes relating to a series of home invasions over his multiple contentions of trial court error

  • The State v. Wheeler

    Publication Date: 2020-11-05
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Stephany Julissa Luttrell, Lauren Ashley Travis, Richard Benjamin Caplan, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Maxwell Goddard Schardt, (Atlanta Circuit Office of the Public Defender), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0758

    Timing and Certification Requirements Set Forth in OCGA §5-7-1 (a) (5) Are Jurisdictional; Court Lacks Jurisdiction to Hear State's Appeal in Murder and Arson Trial

  • Premier Health Care Investments, LLC v. UHS of Anchor, L.P.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-04
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Scott Anulewicz, Austin Alexander, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Charles Threlkeld, Ryan Chorkey Burke, (Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Marial Lanier Ellis, Stacey Ann Hillock, Roxana Dehnad Tatman, Rachel L King, (Georgia Department of Community Health), Atlanta, Daniel Stephen Walsh, Christopher M. Carr, Andrew Alan Pinson, Margaret Kemmerly Eckrote, Cathelynn Tio, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Armando Luis Basarrate, David Boone Darden, (Parker, Hudson, Ranier & Dobbs), Atlanta, Robert D. Ingram, David Patrick Conley, (Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP), Marietta, Frank B. Strickland, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. James Cullen Evans, Robert Sparks Highsmith, Jr., (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, Jessica L. Thompson, (New Civil Liberties Alliance), Washington, for Neutral Amicus.

    Case Number: S19G1491

    Hospital Did Not Have to Obtain Additional Certificate of Need When it Reconfigured Inpatient Beds Within Its Total Licensed Capacity

  • American Reliable Insurance Company v. Lancaster, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-02
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth Kirby, Jessica Samford, (Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Hollomon, (Attorney at Law), Warner Robins, for appellee. Macie Yawn, Cochran, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0869

    Court reverses denial of insurer's summary judgment motion, finding that an agent had no authority to accept premiums and that no policy was in effect to cover a loss

  • Villa Sonoma Perimeter Summit Condominium Association, Inc. v. Mainor

    Publication Date: 2020-10-29
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason LoMonaco, (Nowack Howard, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Dietrichs, Melissa Kahren, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1263

    Court reverses summary judgment order in breach of contract case that interpreted the Georgia Condominium Act as requiring insurance coverage for water leaks