• The State v. Mercier

    Publication Date: 2019-05-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Bibler, George Hartwig, Kirby Wincey, (Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney), Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: Angela Coggins, (Houston County Public Defender's Office), Perry, Kindall Browning, Byron, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1676

    Georgia's 9-1-1 Medical Amnesty law grants immunity from drug prosecution regardless of the basis for the 911 calls

  • Stacy Aaron on behalf of the Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Editha Aaron v. United Health Services of Georgia, Inc., et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-14
    Practice Area: Elder Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chaffin, (McHugh Fuller Law Group), Hattiesburg, For Appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Braintwain, Brian Mathis, Randolph Powell, Erica Jansen, Arthur Cheek, (Huff Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, David Rich, Robert Anspach, Mark Meeks, (Anspach Meeks Ellenberger LLP), Toledo, For appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1926

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order That Compelled Arbitration Where Offeror/Movant Never Counter-Signed Arbitration Agreement That It Sought to Enforce Over Dissent That Court Created Agreement Where None Had Been Reached

  • Goldeagle Ventures, LLC v. Covington Specialty Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2019-05-10
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Philip Casto, (Philip M. Casto, Attorney at Law), Chestnut Mountain,, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wayne Taylor, Michelle Sherman, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins, LLP), Atlanta, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1789

    Court affirms summary judgment for insurance company that declined to cover damage to removable lights that were not business personal property

  • Shelnutt et al. v. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-10
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Britt, Jeremy McKenzie, (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jennifer Herman, (SAVANNAH CITY ATTORNEYS OFFICE), SAVANNAH, Shawn Kachmar. Hunter Maclean, David Burkoff, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, W. Stillwell, (Brooks Stillwell LLC), Savannah, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1667

    Court denies firefighters' challenge to the administration of a city's pay policy

  • Warnock v. Sandford et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-10
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kristen Cawley, (Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP), Atlanta, James Doyle, Robert Marcovitch, Charles Reed, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, For Appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Bleiberg, Gary Hill, (Hill and Bleiberg), Atlanta, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1656

    Court affirms damages award for pain and suffering over defendant's objections to improper jury instructions on the Georgia impact rule

  • Williams v. Medinger

    Publication Date: 2019-05-09
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Farrell, (O'Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law LLC), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Sherman, (Stanley, Esrey & Buckley, LLP), Atlanta, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1533

    Court affirms denial of extraordinary motion for a new trial and to open a default judgment

  • Georgia Lottery Corporation v. Patel

    Publication Date: 2019-05-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julie Jacobs, William Banks, Christopher Carr, Logan Winklesm Bernadett Rosszer, (Georgia Office of The Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kelly Burke, Ketan Patel, (Burke Lasseter LLC), Warner Robins, Jared Lina, James Goldstein, (Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.), Atlanta, Mark Spix, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Michael Lober, (Lober & Dobson), Woodstock, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2143

    Georgia Lottery Ticket Constituted Written Contract, Precluding Sovereign Immunity Defense

  • Principal Lien Services, LLC v. Kimex Boat Rock 1183, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tynesha Walls, (Rhodes Walls Law Office, LLC), Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Danielle Laughlin, (Hudson Legal, LLC), Sugar Hill, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1899

    Under Current Statute, Garnishee Not Required to Pay Accrued Court Costs Prior to Moving For Order Modifying Default Judgment

  • Deeds v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lisa Wolff, Josh Moore, (Georgia Capital Defenders Office), Atlanta, Mark Loudon-Brown, (Southern Center for Human Rights), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Timothy Vaughn, Keely Pitts, (Oconee Circuit District Attorney's Office), Eastman, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1644

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea Where Motion to Withdraw Was Made in Term Subsequent to Term in Which Defendant Was Sentenced

  • McNeill et al. v. SD&D Greenbuilt, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-04-15
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christine Mast, Zachary Lewis, H. Young, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1840

    Court denies attorney's summary judgment motion on malpractice claim due to genuine issues of material fact on interpretation and effect of communications