• Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services v. Christopher Steiner

    Publication Date: 2018-07-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Grant
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ross Warren Bergethon, Annette M. Cowart, Sarah Hawkins Warren, Penny Hannah, Shalen S. Nelson, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Victoria Cuneo Powell (Department of Law), Atlanta; Kenneth Gene Lawrence (Turner & Lawrence PC), Jackson, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Scott Key, Kayci Nicole Dennis (Miller & Key PA), McDonough, for appellee. Andrew Santos Fleischman (Ross & Pines LLC), Atlanta; Laura D. Hogue (Hogue & Hogue LLP), Macon; Charles R. Bliss, Mara Leah Block (Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc), Atlanta; Lisa Jane Krisher, Michael Joseph Tafelski, Jamie B.J. Rush (Georgia Legal Services Program), Atlanta; David Alfred Webster, Atlanta, for amicus appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0281

    The superior court erred in finding that Georgia's central child abuse registry is unconstitutional, both on its face and as applied to appellee.

  • Crittenden et al. v. White

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Annette Cowart (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Michelle LeGrande (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adrianne Freeman (Georgia Legal Services Program), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0457

    Legal Permanent Resident Who Entered U.S. in 1996 And Remained Physically Present Not Subject to Waiting Period for Medicaid Eligibilty

  • Edward N. Davis, P. C. v. Watson

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Davis (Attorney at Law), Butler, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joel Sherlock (Mincey & Sherlock LLC), Roberta, for appellee. Adam Russo (Lefkoff Rubin & Gleason & Russo PC), Atlanta; James Anthony (Warner Bates McGough McGinnis & Portnoy PC), Atlanta; Floyd Dickens (Gaddis & Lanier LLC), Atlanta; Derek Littlefield (Cushing Morris Armbruster & Montgomery LLP), Atlanta; Joseph Burton (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0087

    Late-Filed Statutory Attorney's Lien Was Not Superior to Other Liens Claimed by Interpleader Defendants

  • Belcher v. Belcher

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Forwood (Forwood Law LLC), Watkinsvilee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Barry Fitzpatrick (Law Office of Lane Fitzpatrick), Danielsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0362

    Attorney Fees and Costs Awarded Against Former Spouse Whose Claimed Reason for Ceasing Alimony Payments Lacked Factual Basis

  • In The Matter of Gary Lanier Coulter.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gary Lanier Coulter (Coulter & Associates), Bogart; Gary Lanier Coulter, Sugar Hill, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Sandra S. Cho (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0993

    A divided Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, including trust account violations.

  • Barbour v. Sangha et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Court Administration
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wayne Kendall (Attorney at Law), East Point, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lori Cohen, Victoria Lockard (Greenberg Traurig LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0294

    Trial Court Had Discretion to Accept Answer to Complaint After Erroneous Rejection of Defendant's E-Filed Documents

  • Stephens v. Castano-Castano

    Publication Date: 2018-06-27
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Evidence | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care | Insurance | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Butler (Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan, PLLC), Atlanta; Nicole Leet, Michael Rust (Gray Rust St. Amand Moffett Brieske, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Newton (Leitner, Williams, Dooley & Napolitan), Chattanooga; Charles Hoey (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Jeffrey Yashinsky (The Yashinsky Law Group), Roswell, for appellee. Kristin L. Pierson, Atlanta; Kristin Pierson (Bendin, Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0100

    Defendant Should Have Been Allowed to Introduce Evidence of Treating Physician's Financial Interest in Personal Injury Action

  • Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. v. Anduro Holdings, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Parker-Flynn (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt), Tallahassee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherri Buda, Bryan Knight (Knight Johnson LLC), Atlanta; Hayden Pace (Stokes Wagner ALC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0682

    Some Evidence Supported Jury's Finding That Defendants Were Jointly and Severally Liable For Attorney Fees

  • Cruz Pico et al. v. Brady

    Publication Date: 2018-06-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julye Johns, Emaly Arndt (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher McClurg (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0189

    The trial court properly denied defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiff's medical malpractice action because plaintiff did not "retain" counsel more than 90 days prior to the expiration of the period of limitation and she was thus entitled to invoke the 45-day extension of time to file an expert affidavit.

  • In The Matter Of Edward Neal Davis.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-31
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andreea N. Morrison (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Edward Neal Davis (Edward N. Davis P.C.), Butler, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Michael E. Sumner (Sumner Meeker LLC), Newnan, for other party.

    Case Number: S17Y1993

    Attorney's Petition For Voluntary Discipline Rejected