• Penn-America Insurance Co. v. Morgan Fleet Services Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-18
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Bonnie, Stephen Rapp, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Kendall, Chad Brock, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1513

    In Failing to Provide a Timely Reservation of Rights, Insurer Waived Defense of Noncoverage of Injured Bus Driver's Claims Against Bus Company

  • Stewart v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Copeland, (Rouse + Copeland LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bonnie Shaw, John Durden, Melissa, (Assistant District Attorney), Hinesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1433

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Allowing a Forensic Biologist, Who Did Not Perform DNA Sample Testing, to Testify That DNA Evidence Linked Defendant to Armed Robbery

  • Valdosta State University, et al. v. Davis

    Publication Date: 2020-09-16
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Boyter, Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Welsh, (Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1036

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment for a property owner where the plaintiff had equal knowledge of an open and obvious hazard that led to her injuries

  • Langley v. MP Spring Lake, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Matthew Gebhardt, (Gebhardt Law Firm), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacob Daly, (Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0193

    Court adopts Georgia Supreme Court opinion and reverses trial court in favor of a landlord in a premises liability action that was not barred by a limitation in a lease agreement

  • Premier Eye Associates, P.C. v. Mag Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-07-23
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Douglass, (Sites & Harbison, PLLC), Atlanta, Willis Green, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Semra Kebede, (Law Offices of W. Bryant Green, III, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jay Barber, Janis Spillers, (Litchfield Cavo, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0373

    Court affirms summary judgment for an insurer in a coverage dispute when insured party filed lawsuit after 2-year policy limitation period

  • Serdula v. State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Johnson, (District Attorney's Office Rome Judicial Circuit), Rome, John Melvin, (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0258

    Court affirms convictions for unlawful surveillance, aggravated sodomy, and other crimes over defendant's contentions of trial court error, insufficient evidence, and ineffective counsel

  • Gathers v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard Anderson, (Law Office of Howard W. Anderson, III, LLC), Pendleton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms, (Office of the District Attorney), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0097

    Court affirms defendant's conviction for child molestation and sentencing as a recidivist.

  • Countryman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Noah Pines, (Ross & Pines), Atlanta, Andrew Fleischman, (Ross & Pines), Sandy Springs, for appellant.
    for defendant: Noah Pines, Stephanie Adrean, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, John Melvin, (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0556

    Computer Theft Was First Discovered When Victim Compared Already-Existing Computer Records to Separate Document

  • Young v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (GPDC Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon, (District Attorney), Covington, Briana Carter, Conyers, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0612

    Defendant's Confession to Crime of Failing to Register as Sex Offender Required Corroborating Evidence

  • Sherrod v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Altman, Kelly Weathers, (Middle Judicial Circuit - District Attorney), Swainsboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0703

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Admitting Evidence of Prior Difficulties and Bad Character; Aggravated Assault, Reckless Conduct Convictions Affirmed