• Moore v. Hullander

    Publication Date: 2018-05-21
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements | Family Law
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    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Niedrach (Attorney at Law), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Perrotta (Attorney at Law), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0592

    The Court vacated the award of attorney fees to wife in a dispute with her ex-husband over child custody and child support and remanded the case for the trial court to reconsider whether attorney fees should be granted and, if so, to enter a judgment containing sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law to support such an award.

  • Tanner Medical Center, Inc. d/b/a Tanner Medical Center - Villa Rica et al. v. Vest Newnan, LLC d/b/a Newnan Behavioral Hospital et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-17
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements | Civil Procedure | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathlynn Polvino (KBP Law PC.), Atlanta; Robert Rozier (Baker & Hostetler LLP), Atlanta; Lawrence Myers, Lawrence Myers (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hood (Wellstar Health System Inc.), Marietta; Jason Bring, Marc Peterzell (Arnall, Golden, Gregory), Atlanta, for appellee. Georgia Department of Community Health (Office of General Counsel), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta, Daniel Walsh (Department of Law, State of Georgia), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A2125

    The trial court erred in denying appellants' motion for attorney fees in a certificate-of-need case, as they were the "prevailing parties" and entitled to fees under O.C.G.A. § 31-6-44.1 (c).

  • Bishop v. Goins et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-01-18
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements | Civil Procedure
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    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Turner (Turner & Lawrence, P.C.), Jackson, for appellant.
    for defendant: Hays McQueen (Jones Cork & Miller LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A2058

    The trial court was authorized to award plaintiffs attorney fees after they successfully petitioned the superior court for stalking protective orders against defendants and defendants unsuccessfully appealed, as O.C.G.A. § 16-5-94 (d) (3) authorizes such awards in connection with appellate proceedings.