• Britt v. Jackson et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-16
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard Stiller, (Howard J. Stiller, P.C.), Albany, Beau Shrable, (The Shrable Law Firm PC), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Turnipseed, (GA Department of Law), Atlanta, Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1190

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Complaint Against Department of Corrections for Negligently Causing Car Accident on Sovereign Immunity Grounds

  • Christian v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cynthia Harrison, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Fortner, Ryan Leonard, Anna Vaughan-Upshaw, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1132

    Court Affirms Conviction of Disgruntled Tenant Who Made Violent Threats to Former Landlord

  • Shane H. Berryhill et al. v. Dale P. Daly et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-12
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Pinckney, (Savage & Turner, PC.), Savannah, Brent Savage, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wiley Wasden, Travis Windsor, (Brennan & Wasden, LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1089

    Court Reverses Verdict in Favor of Doctor Alleged to Have Overprescribed Heart Medication

  • Emma Katherine Bergstrom v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lance Tyler, (Tyler Law Firm), Suwanee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donna Stribling, (Dekalb County Solicitor General's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1218

    Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Breath Test Procedure and Affirms DUI Conviction

  • Taylor et al. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-04
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jon David Huffman, Michael McGuffee, (Poole Law Group, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Maren Cave, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1398

    No coverage under a business insurance policy where claimants failed to provide timely notice of a claim

  • Escobar v. Meadows and Ohly, LLC et al

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott Commander, (Commander Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Groth, (Groth & Makarenko, LLC), Suwanee, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0822

    No slip-and-fall negligence liability where a building had no knowledge of a hazard that was present for only a short time

  • George Westley Wentz et al. v. Emory Healthcare, Inc. et al

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Daum, (Attorney At Law), Snellville, Don Jones, (Jones & Duff, LLC), Loganville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Trulock, Alan Payne, (Bendin Sumrall & Ladner, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0908

    Renewed medical malpractice claim reinstated after plaintiff dismissed original claim without prejudice

  • Shepard v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, (Public Defenders Office, Ejc), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Margaret Heap, Jerome Rothschild (District Attorney), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1074

    Pro se defendant's assault and battery convictions affirmed

  • Copley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keegan Gary, (Paulding County Public Defender), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donald Donovan, Anthony Williams, (District Attorney), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1280

    Convictions affirmed where police were lawfully discharging their duties during arrest

  • Bell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daronta Bell, (Attorney At Law), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center) Lawrenceville, Lee Tittsworth, (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1046

    Court Rejects Challenge to Armed Robbery Conviction but Orders Resentencing