• Mary Allen Realty & Management, LLC et al. v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Landlord Tenant Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Natalie Rowland, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jesse Harris, Arquavious Harris, Lawrenceville, Andria Cox, Lilburn, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0523

    Court Affirms Judgment in Tenants' Favor After Landlord's Pattern of Behavior Rises to a Breach of Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment

  • In the Matter of Jared Michael Arrington

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jared Michael Arrington, (J. Michael Arrington, P.C.), Franklin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y0312

    Court approves disbarment of attorney that failed to procure total insurance policy and to refund fees paid for that policy.

  • Torres v. City of Jonesboro

    Publication Date: 2020-05-21
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Evidence | Real Estate
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Grant McBride, William White, Warren Tillery, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Winston Denmark, Leonid Felgin, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Atlanta, John O'Neal, Valorri Jones, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0731

    Waived Hearsay Evidence Was Admissible to Prove Amount of Attorney Fees Incurred in Defending Condemnation Action

  • Cowart v. Georgia Power Company

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jared Lina, (Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.), Atlanta, Gerald Davidson, (Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP), Lawrenceville, David Fried, (Fried & Bonder LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Powell, Jay Crowley, (Powell & Edwards), Lawrenceville, Wesley Ross, (Webb, Tanner & Powell), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2318

    Court vacates contempt order and remands case for determination of subject matter jurisdiction in multi-year litigation over a land easement

  • In The Matter of Matthew A. Dickason

    Publication Date: 2020-05-14
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Justin Pearce, (Stovash, Case & Tingley P.A.), Orlando, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick, William Dallas NeSmith, III, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19Y1450

    Voluntary Surrender of License Appropriate Sanction For Attorney Who Admitted to Numerous Failures to Account For Fiduciary Funds

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

    Publication Date: 2020-05-14
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Frederick Schoenthaler, Neill Kinnett Wright, Ann Reinig Emery, (Schoenthaler Law Group), Atlanta, Josephine Elizabeth Graddy, (Graddy Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William E. Turnipseed, David M. Gram, (Savell & Williams), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19G0473

    Counterclaimant Asserting Independent Counterclaim May Also Seek Attorney Fees and Expenses

  • Vickery Falls, LLC v. ASIH, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-06
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jon David Huffman, Michael McGuffee, (Poole Huffman, LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Klein, (Rountree & Leitman, LLC), Atlanta, Alexandra Dishun, (Locke Lord LLP), Atlanta, Robert Solomon, (Solomon | Baggett, LLC), Duluth, for appellee

    Case Number: A19A2366

    In Trespass Action Regarding Multi-Use Property, a Compensable Injury can Exist Even With the Increase in Price Based on Market Fluctuations

  • Williams v. Dekalb County, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-01
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Vernon Burch, Addison Smith, John Lex Kennerly, (UGA School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Viviane H. Ernstes, Bennett Davis Bryan, Laura Karen Johnson, Terry Gerard Phillips, Shaheem Malik Williams (Dekalb County Law Department), Decatur, Kenneth Edward Jarrard, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, Brent William Herrin, Gus H. Small, Benjamin S. Klehr, (Small Herrin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1163

    Court reverses county resident's claims for civil penalties under the Open Meetings Act

  • Richards et al. v. Bose et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kimberly Butler, (Ellis Painter Ratteree & Adams), Savannah, Kevin Tallant, Jonah Howell, (Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Teague, (Attorney at Law), Cumming, Keisha Martin Chambless, (Teague & Chambless), Cumming, Jeffrey Schneider, (Weissman, P.C.), Atlanta, Larry Oldham, (Larry C. Oldham, P.C.), Cumming, Vinay Bose, Atlanta, for appellee

    Case Number: A19A2076

    Because Proper Service Had Not Yet Occurred, Trial Court Erred in Concluding That Defendants Were in Default

  • Williams v. City of Douglasville et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wesley Woolverton, (Woolverton Law Firm), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lois Gerstenberger, (Lois W. Gerstenberger, P.C.), Douglasville, Joel Dodson, (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2087

    Certiorari Proceedings Are Amendable at Any Stage; Court Should Have Allowed Petitioner to Amend Her Petition Once She Posted a Valid Bond