• Fulton County v. Berry

    Publication Date: 2020-05-27
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dominique Martinez, Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Kaye Burwell, Francesca Black, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Radford, (Radford & Keebaugh), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0434

    Employee Was Properly Terminated After Finding and Leaving Patient Records in Open Dumpster; Employee Is Not a "Whistleblower'

  • City of Pendergrass v. Rintoul et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-07
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Government | Whistleblower Laws
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Caldwell, Earnest Delong, (Delong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nancy Val Preda, (Attorney at Law), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2071

    Whistleblower Complainants Presented Triable Issues of Fact as to Whether They Were Public Employees

  • The Columbus Clinic, P. C. v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-04-27
    Practice Area: Contracts | Employment Litigation
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Timothy Newton, Jarrett Spence, (Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Martin, (Martin & Martin, LLP), Tucker for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1895

    Court reverses summary judgment for an employee physician due to unresolved ambiguity in an employment agreement

  • Fortress Investment Group, LLC et al. v. Holsinger

    Publication Date: 2020-04-24
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Philip George, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, Joyce Lewis, Jeffrey Horst, (Krevolin & Horst, LLC), Atlanta, Jeffrey Zaiger, Samuel Fraidin, Gregory Joseph, Honey Kober, (Joseph Hage Aaronson LLC), New York, for appellant.
    for defendant: Frank Lowrey, Jeffrey Chen, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, John Malley, (Spolzino, Smith, Buss, & Jacobs, LLP), White Plains, for appellee. Mark Maholick, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Columbus, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1750

    Court vacates injunction precluding enforcement of a restrictive post-employment covenant and remands for limitations on the scope of the injunction

  • Belt Power, LLC et al. v. Reed et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-24
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Fox, Benjamin Thorpe, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Roberts, (The Roberts Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Thomas Cox, (MendenFreiman LLP), Atlanta, Brian Abrams, (Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1824

    Court affirms order declaring post-employment restrictive covenants to be void and unenforceable

  • Henry County Board of Education v. Rutledge

    Publication Date: 2020-03-09
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Education
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William White, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hillis, (Clements and Sweet, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1728

    School Bus Driver's Exposure to Smoke Did Not Contribute to Stroke He Suffered Immediately Thereafter

  • Smith et al. v. Camarena et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-13
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carson Jeffries, (Carter Jeffries, LLC), Atlanta, Ralph Perales, (Perales & Fernandez, LLP), Atlanta, Greg Willis, (Willis Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Allred, William Barrickman, (Barrickman, Allred & Young, LLC), Atlanta, Lloyd Hedrick, (Hedrick Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1396

    Triable Issue of Fact As To Whether Employee Was Shot and Killed in Parking Lot During Course and Scope of Employment

  • Antonio Burch v. STF Foods, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-05
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dewey Hayes, (Dewey N. Hayes, Jr., P.C.), Douglas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leesa Bohler, (Moore, Clarke, Duvall & Rodgers), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1376

    Insubordination, Not Work-Related Injuries, Was Primary Cause of Employee's Termination

  • Centurion Industries, Inc. v. Naville-Saeger et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-07
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Marcovitch, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, Grant Smith, (Dennis, Corry & Porter and Smith, L.L.P.), Atlanta, Rishi Pattni, (The Fry Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Amy Holbrook, W. Langdale, (Langdale & Vallotton LLP), Valdostsa, Stephen Lowry, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Savannah, Jeannete Lewis, (Lewis Legal Group, P.A.), Plantation, for appellee. Dennis Cathey, Rebecca Payne, (Cathey & Strain, LLC), Cornelia, Saleem Dennis, (Sam D. Dennis, P.C.), Valdosta, Jon Wolfe, (Chambliss, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1176

    Employee Engaging in Personal Errand While Driving to Work Location During Period of Unpaid Personal Leave Was Not Acting Within Course and Scope of Employment

  • The State v. O'Neal

    Publication Date: 2019-11-06
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Faircloth, Louie Fraser, (Dublin Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney), Dublin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Dixon, (Nelson & Dixon, LLC), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1464

    Court Had No Basis to Conclude That Corrections Officer 'Was in the Performance of His Duties' When He Committed Certain Alleged Criminal Acts