• Wright v. Nelson

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Curtright, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Creasy, (The Law Offices of James K. Creasy, LLC), Atlanta, Joseph Cruser, Maggie Beall, (Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1868

    Trial Court Erred in Denying Personal Injury Action Defendant's Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement; Insurer Had Accepted Personal Injury Action Plaintiff's Settlement Offer

  • Stalwart Films LLC, et al. v. Bernecker, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackson Dial, David Dial, Y. Williams, Joshua Wood, (Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Harris, (Franklin Law, LLC), Savannah, Gerald Davidson, (Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP), Lawrenceville, Jeffrey Harris, Yvonne Godfrey, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Savannah, Peter Law, Brian Kaplan, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1896

    Tort Claims Against Production Company Were Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provision of Workers' Compensation Act; Defendants Owed No Duty to Stuntman Killed on the Set of The Walking Dead

  • Wright v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Walker, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Bradley, Daniel Cochran, (District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Monticello, Tuttle Barksdale, (District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Eatonton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1998

    Trial Court Erred by Failing to Grant Defendant's Post-Waiver Request for Counsel; Aggravated Assault, Family Violence Battery Conviction Reversed and Remanded

  • Murray v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Murray, (Dodge State Prison), Chester, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Claude Rudder, (District Attorney), Atlanta, David Getachew-Smith, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1692

    Court vacates denial of defendant's motion for an out-of-time appeal and remands for the trial court to hold an evidentiary hearing on claims of ineffective assistance

  • Seals v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marilyn Primovic, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Tamara Crawford, (Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Paul Howard, Juliana Sleeper, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1955

    Curative Instruction Ensured Defendant Could Be Convicted Only On Acts Alleged in Indictment

  • Batchelor v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Tyo, (Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Cranford, (Coweta Judicial Circuit), Newnan, Edward Case, (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lagrange, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1791

    Terroristic Threats Conviction Did Not Merge Into Aggravated Assault Conviction

  • Alterman Properties LLC v. Sunshine Plaza Associates Ltd.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-31
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Hal Leitman, (Rountree Leitman & Klein, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Welsh, (Welsh Law, LLC), Atlanta, Beverly Cohen, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1774

    Court affirms summary judgment in favor of shopping center owner on tenant's liability for payment of certain common area expenses

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Geary, Kelsey Wiley, (The Geary Law Firm, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Samuel d'Entremont, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1842

    Court affirms convictions for armed robbery and aggravated assault over defendant's contentions of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • McFadden v. Brigham

    Publication Date: 2021-03-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Gay, LaRon Dunham, (Michael G. Hostilo LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rakhi McNeill, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Jacob O'Malley, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1918

    Trial Court Properly Held That Plaintiff Failed to Timely Serve Defendant With Process; Plaintiff Was On Notice That Service Was Contested

  • Bass v. Medy

    Publication Date: 2021-03-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Yolvondra Martin-Brown, (The Martin Law Group LLC), Atlanta, Celeste Brewer, (Bell & Washington LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sean Whitworth, (Law Offices of Sean R. Whitworth LLC), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2120

    Family Law Court Erred by Modifying Custody and Child Support Without Notice