• Patterson et al. v. Kevon, LLC d/b/a Big Kev's Barbecue

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blakely Holloway Frye, Travis M. Cashbaugh, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Pamela Newsom Lee, David Anthony Smith, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. John David Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Allison Elmore Thornton (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for amicus appellant.

    Case Number: S17G1957

    No heightened summary judgment standard for plaintiffs in food poisoning cases

  • Joyner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Murray, (Lloyd D. Murray, Sr., Attorney At Law), Richmond Hill, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Mallard, Keith McIntyre, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Statesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1294

    Probate Judges Have Authority to Issue Search Warrants

  • Pennington v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Consumer Products | Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Peil (Huggins Peil LLC), Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Henry Syms (Office of the District Attorney), Augusta; Mary Bitting (District Attorneys Office, Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0154

    Evidence Properly Authorized Jury to Find Appellant Guilty of Trafficking in Methamphetamine

  • Awtrey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Consumer Products | Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant (The Merchant Law Firm PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Steven Knittel (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0116

    Circumstantial Evidence Supports Finding Appellants Knew They Were Selling Products Containing a Controlled Substance

  • Duncan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Strauss (Attorney at Law), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Bradley (District Attorney Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Milledgeville; Jeff Burks (Ocumulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Madison, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0487

    Court Affirms Multiple Convictions for Possession

  • Altamaha Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-11
    Practice Area: Energy and Natural Resources | Environmental Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Brown, Megan Huynh (Southern Environmental Law Center), Atlanta; Donald Stack (Stack & Associates PC), Atlanta; Keri Powell (Law Office of Keri N Powell LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia Barmeyer, Randall Butterfield, Stephen McCullers (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta; James Durham (Hall Booth Smith P.C.), Brunswick; Isaac Byrd (Deputy Attorney General), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), James Coots (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Graham Barron (GA Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Georgia Industry Environmental Coalition Inc, Atlanta; Douglas Henderson (Troutman Sanders), Atlanta; Georgia Riverkeepers, Decatur; Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0594

    Environmental Protection Division's Interpretation of Narrative Standard in Regulation Governing Pollution Discharge Into Rivers Was Entitled to Deference

  • Michael O. Mondy et al. v. Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Judges
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Oliver Mondy (Michael O. Mondy PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Erika Clarke Birg, Peter L. Munk (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1478

    When a motion to recuse the trial judge is filed after the judge has orally held a party's attorney in contempt, the recusal motion must be decided before the judge may properly proceed to enter a written contempt order.

  • Lingo v. Early County Gin, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-28
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Schulte, Robert Stannard (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tash Van Dora, Jeremiah Van Dora (The Van Dora Law Firm LLC), Hartwell, for appellee. Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0267

    Chain of Custody Not Sufficient to Support Presumption That Workplace Accident Was Caused By Use of Marijana

  • Skyjack, Inc. et al. v. Mois et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-27
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Trusts and Estates | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Singer (Bovis, Kyle & Burch), Atlanta; H. Young, Willie Ellis, Warner Fox (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta; Katherine Mercer-Lawson, Theresa Wardon (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP), Denver; Andrew Capobianco (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darren Penn (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta; Jennifer Smith (Ken David & Associates LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Matthew McLaughlin (McLaughlin & Loring), Alpharetta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0455

    Substituting Administrator of Decedent's Estate For Named Plaintiff in Wrongful Death Action Not Statutorily Authorized

  • Woods et al. v. A.R.E. Accessories, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-06-21
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Automotive | Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Peavy (Peavy Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alan Ness, Duluth, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0292

    The trial court properly granted summary judgment to manufacturer in plaintiffs' product liability action because there was an absence of evidence in the record that the product was defectively designed; rather, the evidence showed that the sole cause of plaintiffs' injuries was the unforeseeable misuse of the product.