• Cockerham v. Cockerham

    Publication Date: 2021-07-16
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathy Portnoy, (Portnoy, Garner & Nail, LLC), Atlanta, Garrett Nail, (Thompson Hine LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Russell King, Collin Hatcher, (King Yaklin & Wilkins LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0553

    Court vacates modified parenting order and remands for entry of findings of fact and conclusions of law, and affirms award of attorney and guardian ad litem fees

  • Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors v. Technology Square, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Meredith Germain, Valerie Ross, (Turner Ross Germain, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lindsey Hillis, Delia Williams-Carroll, (The Hillis Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0204

    Court vacates and remands orders for proper findings on whether the delays by the Board of Tax Assessors were unreasonable and inexcusable

  • First Merit Credit Services v. Fairway Aviation, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-12
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Howe, Jeffrey Nickerson, (Howe & Associates), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Grimes, (Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, P.C.), Atlanta, Fairway Aviation, LLC, Stockbridge, Matthew Gilley, Suwanee, Patrick Gilley, Fayetteville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0847

    Party Seeking to Revive Dormant Foreign Judgment Should Have Been Allowed to Argue Tolling of Limitations Period

  • Parr et al. v. Cook County School District et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Government | Personal Injury
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Studstill, (Studstill Firm LLP), Nashville, Patrick Dodson, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0655

    Trial Court Erred In Dismissing Personal Injury Claims Against Individual School Employees In Their Personal Capacities

  • VanVlerah V. VanVlerah

    Publication Date: 2021-06-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Long, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Beth Smith, (Smith & Smith), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0700

    Final Divorce Judgment Lacked Necessary Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Parker

    Publication Date: 2021-04-23
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sylvia Cobb, (Law Offices of Andrews and Manganiello/Geico Staff Counsel), Tucker, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Adams, (Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.), Macon, David Rainwater, (Rainwater & Gibbs, L.L.P.), Cordele, for appellee. William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0474

    Truck Involved in Fatal Accident Did Not Meet Definition of an Uninsured Automobile Under Insurance Policy or Georgia's Uninsured Motorist Statute

  • Gage v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Fitzpatrick, (Attorney at Law), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (Assistant District Attorney), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1760

    Court affirms defendant's conviction for trafficking of methamphetamines over her contentions of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.

  • Ortega v. Temple et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Giles, Deborah Pittman, (Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC.), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nancy Jordan, (Kessler & Solomiany), Atlanta, for appellee. Jeanne Woods, (Huff and Woods P.C.), Marietta, Fawn Ortega, Atlanta, W. Uchitel, (Attorney at Law), Jasper, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1716

    Court vacates order awarding custody to a child's godparents and remands for a hearing on the biological mother's fitness and determination of child's best interests

  • Georgia Trails & Rentals, Inc. v. Rogers et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Fierman, (Attorney at Law), Madison, Ben Fierman, (Fierman Law Firm), Madison, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Clark, Richard Sizemore, Michael Smith, (Clark & Smith Law Firm, LLC), Macon, William Dobson, (Morriss, Lober & Dobson, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1705

    Court affirms $15 million jury verdict in a motorbike race personal injury and premises liability action over multiple challenges by several liable defendants

  • Fassnacht v. Moler

    Publication Date: 2021-03-22
    Practice Area: Damages | Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frederick Sager, Gary Toman, Jason Vuchinich, (Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert James, (Daniels & James LLC), Atlanta, Daniel Shim, (Morriss, Shim, James), Atlanta, Jordan Davis, (Adamson & Cleveland, LLC), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1583

    Court affirms $30,000 compensatory damages and $375,000 punitive damages award in father's assault and battery lawsuit against his son

  • Intemann v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Elwart, (Kathryn R Elwart LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Flynn Broady, (Offc. of the Solicitor Gen'l. Cobb JC), Marietta, Linda Dunikoski, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, John Melvin, (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1870

    No Error in Admitting Printouts of Twitter Posts From Account Attributed to Defendant