• Pham v. Black

    Publication Date: 2018-10-30
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Bailey, Randolph Powell, Bailey Sabulis, Arthur Cheek, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: LaTisha Jackson, Thomas Sampson, (Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Sampson, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Wade Copeland, Stephanie Vari, (Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Hunter Allen, (Allen, McCain & O'Mahoney, P C.), Atlanta, Robert Monyak, (Peters & Monyak, LLP), Atlanta, Austin Ellis, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1360

    Court Reverses Order Denying Summary Judgment to Doctor Accused of Causing Emergency Room Patient's Death by Failing to Stabilize the Patient

  • Malibu Boats, LLC f/k/a Malibu Boats, Inc. et al. v. Batchelder et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Travel and Tourism
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Jones, Ciera Locklair, (Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover), Atlanta, Robert Shannon, (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lance Cooper, Andrew Ashby, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, Donald Fountain, W. Keen, (Clark, Fountain, Lavista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin), West Palm Beach, for appellee. Shawn Kalfus, (Stone Kalfus LLP), Atlanta, Matthew Stone, (Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP), Atlanta, Kwende Jones, Erin Howell, John Kavanagh, (Burr & Forman LLP), Atlanta, Mobile, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A0881

    Court Affirms Denial of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Boat Manufacturer Seeking To Avoid Liability for Emotional Distress Arising from Boating Accident

  • Republic Title Company, LLC v. Andrews

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tynesha Walls, (Rhodes Walls Law Office, LLC), Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Fletcher, (Fletcher Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1205

    Venue in an action to quiet title is appropriate where defendants reside

  • Wingate v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John McArthur, (McArthur, McArthur & Overend LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: David White, Michael Coveney, (District Attorney's Office of The Northern Judicial Circuit), Danielsville, Hartwell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1144

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Denial of Motions to Suppress Evidence in Prosecution of Alleged Grow House Operator

  • 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