• National Union Fire Insurance Company Of Pittsburgh, PA et al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-20
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Remar, Michael Eber, (Rogers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, Patrick Walsh, Patrick Walsh, (Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP), Chicago, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donald Boyle, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Foy Devine, Charles McKnight, Gregory Schultz, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Hon. J. Smith, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1173

    Ambiguity in insurance policy language is construed against the insurer

  • Duvall et al. v. Cronic et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Practice Area: Deals and Transactions
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Stockton, (Attorney at Law), Clayton, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Hardman, (William S. Hardman, P.C.), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1379

    No vicarious liability for an individual's fraudulent transactions.

  • Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. SRM Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Gram, William Turnipseed, (Savell & Williams, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: J Graddy, (Graddy Law LLC), Atlanta, Robert Howell, (Attorney At Law), Moultrie, William Lacy, (Lindsey & Lacy, P.C.), Peachtree City, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1418

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Jury Award in Insurance Premium Dispute

  • Browning v. Rabun County Board of Commissioners

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Kennedy, (Attorney at Law), Clayton, Lee Gillis, John Kennedy, (James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Weaver, (Hollberg & Weaver, LLP), Atlanta, Eric Wilborn, (Stewart, Melvin & Frost LLP), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0906

    No waiver of sovereign immunity defense in a breach of contract action without a valid written contract.

  • D. J. Powers Company, Inc. v. Peachtree Playthings, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-07
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Cargo and Shipping
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicholas Laybourn, Savannah, Michelle Mejia, Arthur Purcell, (Sandler, Travis, & Rosenberg, P.A.), Chicago, New York, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert D'Cruz, (Baker Hostetler), Atlanta, Shama Barday, (Onetrust LLC), Atlanta, Anthony Decinque, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1305

    No recovery of damages under tort theories when economic losses are governed by a contract

  • Bridger v. Franze

    Publication Date: 2018-11-06
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nancy Jordan, (Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Martin Franze, Aspen, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1230

    Parenting plan and child support award modified to comply with statute

  • In the Matter of Denise F. Hemmann.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-06
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, (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: S19Y0032

    Court Rejects Petition for Voluntary Discipline by Lawyer Seeking Only Reprimand for Pattern of Neglecting Responsibilities to Client

  • Eagle Jets, LLC. v. Atlanta Jet, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Andersen, Catherine Banich, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Gary Barnes, Ellen Taylor, (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brandee Kowalzyk, Jeffrey Mapen, Richard North, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, John Dabney, (Attorney At Law), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1194

    Court Affirms Propriety of Awarding Attorney's Fees in Dispute Over Sale of Helicopter but Vacates Amount Awarded and Remands for Reconsideration of Amount

  • Barnes v. Cannon et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-24
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinson & Karsman), Savannah, Ashleigh Madison, (Southeast Law, LLC), Savannah, William Degenhart, (Savage Turner Durham Pinckney & Savage), Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tracy O'Connell, (Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams, Llp), Savannah, Vera Edenfield, (Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens), Statesboro, Frederick Valz, Melissa Bailey, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Timothy Roberts, (Oliver Maner), Savannah, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1139

    Court Affirms Trial Court's Dismissal of Motion to Intervene in Settled Case

  • Wilkins v. City of Conyers

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Evidence | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Johnson, (Ryan A. Johnson, P.C.), Atlanta, R. Campbell, (Shiver Hamilton LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Waldrop, (Waldrop & Bootcheck, LLC), Conyers, Mary Katz, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson ), Macon, David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1400

    Dismissal of a case is not an appropriate sanction for negligent spoliation of evidence