• Sloans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-02
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jordan Van Matre, (The Law Office of Jordan K. Van Matre, P.C.), McDonough, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, Mathew Plott, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0125

    Court reverses partial summary judgment grant where material questions of fact existed as to the identity of the person who signed a warranty deed in a land transfer.

  • Healthcare Staffing, Inc. v. Edwards, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Contracts | Employment Litigation | Health Care Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles McDaniel, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Scheer, Craig Call, (Scheer & Montgomery, P.C.), Savannah, Derek White, (The White Group), Pooler, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0345

    Borrowed Servant Doctrine Does Not Shield Healthcare Staffing Agency From Vicarious Liability for the Actions of Its Employees

  • Alvarado v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Sandra Partridge, (Chief Assistant District Attorney Office of District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0214

    Court affirms convictions for sexual crimes over defendant's evidentiary challenges and contentions of error on being excluded from bench conferences during voir dire

  • McBrayer et al. v. Governors Ridge Office Park Association, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-07
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Remar, Michael Eber, (Rogers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexander Levorse, Noah Rosner, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Sean Young, (American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia, Inc), Atlanta, Christine Castro, Susan Frietsche, (Women's Law Project), Pittsburgh, David Cohen, (Thomas Kline School of Law), Philidelphia, for AM.

    Case Number: A21A0262

    Court orders new trial for a medical office abortion provider where original jury verdict was not supported by evidence showing nuisance

  • Centennial Village, LLC v. Fulton County School District, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-28
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Mitchell, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, Terrell Ogletree, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0041

    Court affirms dismissal of property owner's complaint for repair costs against Fulton County on grounds of sovereign immunity

  • Tanks v. Nesmith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-21
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Issa, Jose Castro, Carly Mathis, (Issa & Castro, LLC), Atlanta, Bret Moore, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Peter Jaraysi, (Jaraysi Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: G. Mobley, (Lokey, Mobley and Doyle, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0322

    Court affirms dismissal of plaintiff's personal injury action against a municipality because her ante litem notice failed to state a specific amount of damages

  • Aguila v. Kennestone Hospital, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-02
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William James, (William Dixon James, P.C.), Decatur, Charles Gower, Charles Gower, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, Miranda Brash, Shaun O'Hara, (Charles A. Gower PC), Columbus, Michael Terry, Michael Baumrind, Frank Lowrey, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Ivey, Robert Martin, Tyler Pritchard, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Columbus, Lindsey Mann, William Withrow, (Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP), Atlanta, Lauren Dimitri, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1492

    Court affirms dismissal of complaint for fraud where defendant hospital had a reasonable basis to use its chargemaster rate as a basis for a hospital lien

  • Brock et al. v. Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Toxic Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Register, (Register Lett LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Capobianco, Richard Bruno, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, Kimberly Sheridan, (Gordon & Rees, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1858

    Flight Attendant Failed to Establish Causal Connection Between Physical Injuries from Broken Sewer Pipe and Airlines Terminal's Alleged Negligence Under Georgia Impact Rule

  • Cousin v. Tubbs

    Publication Date: 2021-04-08
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tanya Graham, (The Law Office of Tanya Mitchell Graham, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Philip Ladin, (Ladin & Associates Attorneys at Law), Kennesaw, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2050

    No Reversible Error in Trial Court's Denial of Request for Reimbursement of Child Support Payments Made While Appeal Was Pending

  • Durland v. Colotl et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Victor Hawk, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Reardon, Andrew Panella, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, Ellen Ash, (Fain, Major & Brennan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1756

    Court affirms dismissal of renewal action in a motor vehicle tort case where plaintiff never effected personal service of original complaint on defendant

  • Bernal v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Trethaway, (Law Offices of Angela C. Trethaway, LLC), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Ivey, Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (District Attorney's Office, Blue Ridge Judicial Ciruit), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1648

    Court vacates denial of defendant's motion for a new trial and remands for trial court's exercise of discretion in assessing credibility of witnesses and testimony conflicts.