• Baxter v. Tracie McCormick, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-10
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fulton County Superior Court, (Perkins Studdard LLC), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Leonard, Matthew Pittman, (Cipriani & Werner), Alpharetta; Lauren Julian Loeb, (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0012

    Posthumous Claim of Partial Dependency Did Not Alter Statutory Cap on Workers' Comp Benefits Payable to Surviving Spouse

  • Woodrum, et al. v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Sims, (R. Stephen SIms, P.C.), Springfield, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Gillis, Duke Groover, (James Bates Brannan Groover), Macon, for Appellee

    Case Number: A21A0320

    Issues of Fact Exist as to Whether Damages House's Diminution in Value Was Properly Assessed by Insurer During Appraisal Process

  • GEICO Indemnity Co. v. Whiteside

    Publication Date: 2021-05-13
    Practice Area: Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Robb Cruser, Kathleen Marie Hurley, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Norcross, Wallace Miller, (Wallace Miller III, LLC), Macon, Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth, Jr., Colin Dang Delaney, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Timothy Scot Rigsbee, Frank Mitchell Lowrey, Michael Brian Terry, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Miranda Johnston Brash, Charles Austin Gower, Jr., Shaun Patrick O'Hara, (Charles A. Gower PC), Columbus, for appellee. David Marlow Atkinson, Bradley S. Wolff, Douglas Lee Clayton, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Jeffrey S. Ward, Elissa Blache Haynes, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Malissa Anne Kaufold-Wiggins, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, Philip Michael Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for Amicus Appellant. Richard English Dolder, Jr., James Nicholas Sadd, (Slappey & Sadd, LLC), Atlanta, David Austin Bersinger, (Bersinger Law LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S21Q0227

    Court Analyzes Tortfeasor's Duty to Give Insurer Notice of Suit, Insurer's Duty to Settle Claim Brought Against Tortfeasor

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Parker

    Publication Date: 2021-04-23
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sylvia Cobb, (Law Offices of Andrews and Manganiello/Geico Staff Counsel), Tucker, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Adams, (Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.), Macon, David Rainwater, (Rainwater & Gibbs, L.L.P.), Cordele, for appellee. William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0474

    Truck Involved in Fatal Accident Did Not Meet Definition of an Uninsured Automobile Under Insurance Policy or Georgia's Uninsured Motorist Statute

  • Pritchard v. Mendoza

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive | Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, John Nichols, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, Darrell Hinson, (Hinson Law, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Harrison, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1270

    No Binding Agreement to Settle Personal Injury Dispute Where Purported Acceptance Varied From Offer Terms

  • Tift Regional Medical Center Foundation, Inc. v. Geico General Insurance Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Insurance Law | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Travis Hargrove, Abigail Miller, (The Finley Firm), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Hammer, Elizabeth Lowrey, Erica Parsons, Samuel Sabulis, (Lueder Larkin & Hunter, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Chip Morris, (Morris Law Firm), Tifton, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1266

    Promissory Estoppel Did Not Preclude Hospital From Enforcing Lien After Insurers Paid Entire Settlement Amounts to Patient

  • American Reliable Insurance Company v. Lancaster, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-02
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Seth Kirby, Jessica Samford, (Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Hollomon, (Attorney at Law), Warner Robins, for appellee. Macie Yawn, Cochran, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0869

    Court reverses denial of insurer's summary judgment motion, finding that an agent had no authority to accept premiums and that no policy was in effect to cover a loss

  • Hagan et al. v. Hagan

    Publication Date: 2020-10-19
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hagan, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Renee Neary, (Mayoue Gray Eittreim, PC), Atlanta, John Collar, (Boyd, Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC), Atlanta, Douglas Scribner, William Repko, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eugene Chambers, Paul Duckworth, (Eugene P. Chambers, III, P.C.), Atlanta, Joseph Sullivan, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1480

    Evidence Established Transfer of Ownership of Life Insurance Policy

  • Hyde v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-10-01
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Voyles, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, Dillon Hanson, (Gregory A. Voyles P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellee. Joseph Durham, (Joe Durham, Jr., P.C.), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1221

    Trial Court Properly Granted Summary Judgment to Insurer; Insured Did Not Provide Notice of Accident 'As Soon As Reasonably Possible' Pursuant to Policy's Terms

  • Penn-America Insurance Co. v. Morgan Fleet Services Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-18
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Bonnie, Stephen Rapp, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Kendall, Chad Brock, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1513

    In Failing to Provide a Timely Reservation of Rights, Insurer Waived Defense of Noncoverage of Injured Bus Driver's Claims Against Bus Company

  • Marcus et al. v. Country Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Virgil Adams, Dawn Lewis, (Adams, Jordan & Herrington PC), Macon, Lauren Childs, (Lumley & Harper, LLC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jay Traynham, Amanda Smith, (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, for appellee. Allen Broughton, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Floyd Buford, (Buford & Buford), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0391

    Homeowner Who Shot At Children Outside Her Home Committed Criminal Acts, Precluding Coverage Under Home Insurance Policy