• Cooper v. Kana Hotels, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Bengtson, (The Law Firm of Benjamin O. Bengtson), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Casey, (Casey Gilson P.C.), Atlanta, April Rich, Tetyana Beschastna, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Glenn Tornillo, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1778

    Court affirms summary judgment in a renewal complaint against a hotel management entity in a slip and fall action over failure to meet statute of limitations

  • Mendez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Israel Mendez, (Wheeler Correctional Facility), Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Mulholland, Moruf Oseni, (Office of the District Attorney, South Georgia Circuit), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0241

    Trial Court Erred in Denying Defendant's Motion for an Out-of-Time Appeal Without an Evidentiary Hearing

  • Durland v. Colotl et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Victor Hawk, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Reardon, Andrew Panella, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, Ellen Ash, (Fain, Major & Brennan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1756

    Court affirms dismissal of renewal action in a motor vehicle tort case where plaintiff never effected personal service of original complaint on defendant

  • Smith v. Laney et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Michael Braun, (Law Office of Michael R. Braun), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calanit Hayes, Rakhi McNeill, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, William Myers, (Myers & Stroberg), Gainesville, Jason Stewart, (Dennis, Corry, Smith, & Dixon LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1736

    Court affirms jury verdict for defendants in motor vehicle collision case over defendant's arguments that two defendants should not be considered separate entities

  • Norman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William McIntosh, (Western Circuit Public Defender Office), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carroll Chisholm, Ethan Makin, (Athens-Clarke County Solicitor General's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1995

    Appellant Bears the Responsibility of Timely Filing a Transcript of the Motion for a New Trial Hearing; Trial Court Did Not Err in Dismissing Appeal

  • Bowman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge PHIPPS
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lamar Bowman, (Wheeler Correctional Facility), Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett County District Attorney), Lawrenceville, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Hall County Solicitor's Office Office of the Solicitor-General), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1930

    Court Denies State's Motion to Dismiss Appeal From Denial of 'Motion to Vacate Void Sentence'; Untimely Notice of Appeal 'Ripened' When Later Order Was Filed

  • Ham v. City of Milton

    Publication Date: 2021-03-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary Beelen, (Drew Eckl & Farnham), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Frickey, Ken Jarrard, Patrick Jaugstetter, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1751

    Court affirms dismissal of petition and writ of certiorari because petitioner failed to effect service of his complaint within the statutorily allotted time

  • Corevest American Finance Lender LLC v. Stewart Title Guaranty Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A1785

    Court reverses an order for judgment on the pleadings because lender sufficiently alleged facts regarding potential fraud in a real estate transaction

  • 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

  • In the Interest of N. C. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shantricia Robinson, Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Emily Long, (Overman & Overman LLC), Fayetteville, for appellee. Lloyd Walker, (Attorney at Law), Peachtree City, Catherine Deroth, (Atlantic Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Hinesville, Vickie Strickland, Moreland, Demoine Lofton, Ellenwood, Arther Cunningham, Moreland, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0841

    Court dismisses a mother's pro se appeal to a juvenile court dependency and child custody order due to lack of jurisdiction