• Courtesy Ford, Inc. et al. v. Campbell et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-15
    Practice Area: Discovery | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Warner Fox, Elliott Ream, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Peter Law, Ernest Moran, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0155

    Court affirms order denying appellants' motion for an independent neuropsychological exam of injured plaintiff in an auto accident case

  • Foundation Contractors, Inc v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-20
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Bresee, Arthur Park, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins), Atlanta, Laurie Daniel, Nicholas Boyd, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronan Doherty, Michael Jones, (Bondurant, Mixso & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Hobgood, David Bass, (Hobgood & Rutherford LLC), Atlanta, David Rutherford, (Rutherford Construction Arbitration & Mediation, LLC), Talking Rock, for appellee. Martin Levinson, Elliott Ream, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, April Rich, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Ryan Meade, (Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA), Atlanta, Todd LaDouceur, Michael Moretz, (Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith), Atlanta, Michael Moretz, (Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith), Pensacola, Benjamin Welch, (Fields Howell LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1771

    Court reverses order granting sanctions for discovery violations when information was not withheld willfully or knowingly

  • Creek House Seafood & Grill, LLC v. Provatas, as Surviving Spouse of Michael Provatas et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery | Premises Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Ward, Carrie Coleman, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Elissa Haynes, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1631

    Court reverses order granting sanctions for spoliation of evidence where video evidence was erased before actual or constructive knowledge of litigation was given

  • Moody et al v. Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chandler, Shaun Rooney, (Chandler Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes Kingma, Jennifer Guerra, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Gregory Digel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1011

    Court remands dispute over production of work product documents to trial court for determination of need, undue hardship, and substance of requested materials

  • Foundation Contractors, Inc v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-18
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Bresee, Arthur Park, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins, LLP), Atlanta, Laurie Daniel, Nicholas Boyd, (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronan Doherty, Michael Jones, (Bondurant, Mixson, & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Hobgood, David Bass, (Hobgood & Rutherford LLC), Atlanta, David Rutherford, (Rutherford Construction Arbitration & Mediation, LLC), Talking Rock, for appellee. Martin Levinson, Elliott Ream, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP), Atlanta, April Rich, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Ryan Meade, (Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, PA), Atlanta, Todd LaDouceur, (Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith), Atlanta, Michael Moretz, (Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith), Pensacola, Benjamin Welch, (Fields Howell LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1771

    Court reverses order granting sanctions for discovery violations when information was not withheld willfully or knowingly.

  • Morris v. Real Estate Expert Advisors, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Discovery
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Rafi, (Rafi Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Arthur York, (Swift Currie Mcghee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Leland Kynes, (Kynes Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Barnes, (Barnes Firm LLP), Atlanta, Tyler Walker, (Fields Howell LLP), Atlanta, Adam Joffe, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Robert Noble, (Goodman McGuffey LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Lloyd Hedrick, (Hedrick Law LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0038

    Court reverses summary judgment grant that was based on the defendants' responses to requests to admit, which responses were not binding on the plaintiff

  • Baker v. Atlantic States Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-04-21
    Practice Area: Discovery | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Gentle, (Lloyd & Hogan PC), Birmingham, Eric Maxwell, (Attorney at Law), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samantha Mandell, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Mandell LLC), Douglasville, for appellee. Sylvia Cobb, (Law Offices of Andrews and Manganiello/Geico Staff Counsel), Tucker, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2337

    Trial Court Retained Jurisdiction to Enter a Written Sanction Award After Announcing Decision to Grant Attorneys' Fees and Costs at Hearing

  • Lee v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2020-03-02
    Practice Area: Discovery | Expert Witnesses
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bradley S. Wolff, David Marlow Atkinson, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Crawford Alford, Nathan David Cronic, Sr., (Willis McKenzie LLP), LaGrange, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1549

    Court vacates order excluding testimony of late-identified expert and announces factors to be considered in excluding that testimony

  • Portman v. Zipperer et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-20
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Willie Fields, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Beverly O'Hearn, (Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC), Savannah, Francesca Macchiaverna, (Hunter Maclean), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0014

    Plaintiff's complaint was properly dismissed as a sanction for his not appearing for a deposition.

  • Glover v. Atkinson-Sneed, et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-20
    Practice Area: Discovery | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keishan Davis, Kwame Townes, (Townes, Davis & Associates, LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrick Arndt, Robert Goldstucker, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1565

    Medical Practice Plaintiff's Treating Physician Could Not Testify as to Standard of Care Issues