• Reid v. Morris et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-07
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott Jackson Harrison, (Monge & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Keith S. Stroud, Lakenin Morris, Griffin, for appellee. James Darren Summerville, Anna Green Cross, Maxwell Kent Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. William Wright Banks, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Ross Warren Bergethon, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Dennis R. Dunn, Tucker, David Norton Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Jeffrey S. Ward, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, Malissa Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S20A0107

    Trial Court Must Determine Whether DUI Defendant Was an 'Active Tortfeasor' and, If So, Must Set Punitive Damages Amount Against Him

  • Paris v. E. Michael Ruberti, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Hames, (The Hames Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Blackerby, (Brown, Readdick, Bumgartner), Brunswick, E. Ruberti, (E. Michael Ruberti, LLC), ST. Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0656

    Trial Court Erred in Calculating and Awarding Damages Based on Breach of a Contingency Fee Agreement When the Contingency Had Not Occurred

  • Wilson v. Wernowsky et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Damages | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Penland, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dana Richens, Edward Wasmuth, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0641

    Widow Presented Sufficient Evidence to Go to Jury in Support of Her Successor-in-Interest Liability Claim Against Late Husband's Business Partner

  • Grayhawk Homes, Inc. v. Addison

    Publication Date: 2020-07-24
    Practice Area: Contracts | Contractual Disputes | Damages | Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lomax, (Robert R. Lomax, LLC), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Todd Duffield, (Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0769

    Non-Compete Agreement's Liquidated Damages Provision Was Unenforceable, But Severable From the Remainder of the Agreement

  • Alston & Bird, LLP v. Hatcher Management Holdings, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-06-24
    Practice Area: Damages | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A0217

    Court affirms legal malpractice verdict, reverses award of prejudgment interest, and reverses erroneous reduction in award

  • Evans et al. v. Rockdale Hospital, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-19
    Practice Area: Damages | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Bell, (Bell Law Firm), Atlanta, Sidney Moore, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, James Wilson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sharonda Boyce, Daniel Huff, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Heather McGrotty, (Weathington Mgrew PC), Atlanta, Paul Weathin, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0233

    Court vacates and remands zero damages award in medical malpractice case for determination of whether the verdict was void as inconsistent

  • Harvey et al. v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-05-08
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Roger Harris, Douglas Clayton, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Bruce Kirbo, (Attorney at Law), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Erwin, Alfred Powell, (Powell & Erwin, P.C.), Camilla, W. McCall, Henry Williams, (Mccall WILLIAMS, LLC), Albany, Gregory Williams, (The Law Offices of Gregory Terrell Williams LLC), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2217

    Plaintiff's Closing Argument Violated Trial Court's Admonition Not to Enflame Jurors' Emotions

  • Jones et al. v. Bebee

    Publication Date: 2020-03-17
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Banks, (Weathington McGrew LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Zagoria, (The Zagoria Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, Jeff Klein, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, Brooks Neely, (The Zagoria Law FIRM), Brookhaven, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1982

    Court affirms denial of a directed verdict on punitive damages against owners of a dog in a dog bite injury case

  • Coen v. Aptean, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-02-27
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry: Software
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: S18G1638

    Court interprets OCGA §51-7-83(a) to mean that punitive damages are recoverable in lawsuits over abusive litigation

  • Head v. De Souse

    Publication Date: 2020-01-06
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bryant, Wayne Tartline, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, appellant.
    for defendant: William Smith, Brent McIntosh, Summit Tucker, (W. Calvin Smith, II, PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2284

    Bright Sunlight in Motorist's Face Did Not Support Act-of-God Defense to Vehicular Tort Claim