• Columbus, Georgia Board Of Tax Assessors et al. v. Medical Center Hospital Authority

    Publication Date: 2018-05-16
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Tax
    Industry: Health Care | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lomax (Robert R. Lomax LLC), Columbus; Kevin Meeks, Charles Palmer (Troutman & Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Brown (Brown & Adams LLC), Columbus; Andrew Rothschild, Jerome Rothschild (Rothschild & Rothschild PC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A0638

    Tax Exemption Claim Could Be Raised Again Before Trial Court Where Neither Supreme Court nor Court of Appeal Had Reviewed Issue Prior to Remand

  • Jordan v. Everson et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Frisch, Claire Sumner (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Neal Howard (Neal H. Howard & Associates PC), Columbus; Simon Weinstein (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Carl Langley (Attorney at Law), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A16A1710

    The Court of Appeals erred in holding that an independent, intervening act breaks the chain of causation in a wrongful death case only to the extent that the independent, intervening act is wrongful or negligent; rather, the act only has to be reasonably foreseeable by the alleged tortfeasor or triggered by his conduct.

  • Cartersville City Schools et al. v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-05-03
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Appeals | Occupational Safety and Health
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Grafton (Bovis, Kyle & Burch, LLC), Atlanta; Joshua Saunders (Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin), for appellant.
    for defendant: S. Tate (Akin & Tate), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1469

    The superior court was authorized to set aside the State Board of Workers Compensation Appellate Division's decision, thus reinstating the award of benefits to the claimant, because the Appellate Division misconstrued the legal framework for determining whether an injury arose out of employment and therefore rendered a decision contrary to law.

  • Cancel et al. v. The Medical Center Of Central Georgia, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-02
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Appeals | Contracts
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George McGriff, Eric Wyatt (George W. McGriff & Associates), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ranse Partin (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta; W. Persons (King & Spalding), Atlanta; Alfred Adams, Cynthia Burnside (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1708

    The Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court's ruling that hospital defendants were immune from plaintiffs' breach of fiduciary duty and fraud claims and the denial of plaintiffs' motion to supplement the record on appeal.

  • Webbs Erection, Inc. et al. v. Colonial Pacific Leasing Corporation

    Publication Date: 2018-04-30
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Piercy, Benjamin Fink (Benjamin Fink Van Horn PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Pernini (Wargo & French LLP), Atlanta; Dustin Sharpes (Stone Kalfus LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1370

    The trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing appellants' notice of appeal under O.C.G.A. § 5-6-48 (c) based on the untimely payment of costs of appeal.

  • Lucas v. Beckman Coulter, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-12
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dustin Thomas Brown, Peter John Daughtery (Daughtery Crawford & Brown, LLP), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kurtis A. Powell, Robert Thomas Dumbacher (Hunton & Williams), Atlanta; Clayton Matthews Adams, Jeffrey Albright Brown (Brown & Adams LLC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G0541

    The Court of Appeals improperly construed O.C.G.A. § 16-11-135 (e), part of the Business Security and Employee Privacy Act, as granting employers immunity from all firearm-related tort liability for the acts of its employees and the Supreme Court thus reversed the Court of Appeals' decision affirming the grant of summary judgment to employee and employer in plaintiff's suit arising after employee accidentally shot him with a personal handgun while on a service call for employer at plaintiff's place of employment.

  • Potts et al. v. Rueda et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-30
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eugene Butt (James Hugh Potts II, LLC), Atlanta; James Potts (Trial Lawyers), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Matteson, Joseph Peake (Stout Kaiser Matteson Peake & Hendrick LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0873

    Triable Issues As To Whether Disputing Parties Had Oral Partnership Agreeement

  • Austin Regional Home Care, Inc. et al. v. Careminders Home Care, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-23
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Dispute Resolution | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Strickland, Michael Schroder (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLC), Atlanta; Mark VanderBroek, George Ray (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Schleicher (Attorney at Law), Alpharetta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1859

    Court of Appeal Lacked Jurisdiction to Hear Non-Final Order Granting Arbitration

  • Zambetti v. Cheeley Investments, L.P. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-07
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contracts
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey L. Evans, for appellant.
    for defendant: Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, Dana B. Miles; Conley Griggs Partin, Cale Conley, Andre T. Tennille III, Alyssa B. Baskam, for appellees.

    Case Number: A17A1052

    The Court affirmed the jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in their suit for breach of contract and promissory estoppel arising out of defendant's oral agreement to pay the attorney fees of his legal adversaries in a real estate transaction.

  • Goldstein, Garber & Salama, LLC v. J. B.

    Publication Date: 2018-01-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: H. Young, Matthew Barr (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta; Jonathan Freiman, Tadhg Dooley (Wiggin and Dana LLP), New Haven, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jennifer Jordan, for appellee.

    Case Number: A15A1491

    The trial court erred in denying defendant dental clinic's motions for directed verdict on plaintiff patient's negligence per se and professional negligence claims arising after a certified registered nurse anesthetist molested her while she was sedated for a dental procedure.