• Old Republic National Title Insurance Company v. RM Kids, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-11-07
    Practice Area: Damages | Insurance Law | Real Estate
    Industry: Insurance | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Brown, (Heyman and Sizemore, LLC), Marietta, Edward Burch, Edward Wasmuth, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherri Buda, Bryan Knight, (Knight Johnson LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0971

    Title Insurance Company Was Liable For Damages Resulting From Failure to Include Encumbrance in Chain of Title

  • ACCC Insurance Company of Georgia v. Walker et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-10-03
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Arroyo, (William H. Arroyo & Associates), Tucker, Anne Gower, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Jeffrey Diamond (Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Diamond), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Diamond, (Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Diamond), Atlanta, William Arroyo, (William H. Arroyo & Associates), Tucker, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0804

    Issues of Fact Exist as to Whether Insurer Had Constructive Knowledge of its Potential Defenses in Automobile Collision Action

  • Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. CW Masonry, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-15
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Jones, John Schultz, (Bush Reed Jones & Leeper PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bill Crecelius, (Bill W Crecelius Jr. P.C.), Johns Creek, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0583

    Court enters summary judgment in favor of an insurer in an indemnity agreement under a performance and payment bond

  • Goldeagle Ventures, LLC v. Covington Specialty Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2019-05-10
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Philip Casto, (Philip M. Casto, Attorney at Law), Chestnut Mountain,, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wayne Taylor, Michelle Sherman, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins, LLP), Atlanta, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1789

    Court affirms summary judgment for insurance company that declined to cover damage to removable lights that were not business personal property

  • Villa Sonoma at Perimeter Summit Condominium Association, Inc. v. Commercial Industrial Building Owners Alliance, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-29
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Robl, (Robl Law Group LLC), Tucker, William Merlin, Ashley Harris, Michael Poli, (Merlin Law Group PA), Tampa, Phoenix, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Jenniges, Ronald Negin, Anne-Marie Shipe, (Busby & Negin), Atlanta, Michael Kennick, (Kennick & Associates), Fullerton, Richard Zelonka, (Wood Smith Henning & Berman), Atlanta, Gregory Mast, (Fields Howell LLP), Atlanta, Hobart Hind, (Butler, Pappas, Weihmuller, Katz, Craig, LLP), Tampa, Thomas Wingfield, C. Johnson, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, Stephanie Glickauf, (Goodman McGuffey, LLP), Atlanta, James Kitces, (Robins Kaplan LLP), Boston, Jeffrey Lewis, Megan Mitchell, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, Gregory Mast, (Fields Howell LLP), Atlanta, Wayne Taylor, Michelle Sherman, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins), Atlanta, Robert Fisher, Brandon Gossett, (Clyde & Co. US LLP), Atlanta, Stephen Cotter, Frederick Ferrand, Amy Rubenstein, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Heirs), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1760

    Court reinstates fraud and misrepresentation claims against an insurance entity

  • Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool v. Dubose

    Publication Date: 2019-04-26
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Gorby, Amy Burns, Whitney Arp, (Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC), Tucker, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Buckelew, (Brian J Buckelew PC), Atlanta, John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Jennifer Jarvis, (Sartain Law Offices, LLP), Gainesville, for AM.

    Case Number: A18A1531

    Workers' compensation insurance pool can offset other insurance benefits against its payment liabilities to an injured employee

  • U-Haul Company of Arizona et al. v. Rutland et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-25
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Law | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, Sean Hyatt, Jenny Mendelsohn, Gerald Mize, Colin Kelly, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, John Oxendine, (Oxendine Law Group), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cable, P.A.), Dallas, for appellee. Johnathan Krawcheck, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, Sanjay Ghosh, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Mason Rountree, (Rountree Law Firm), Dallas, Henry Pruett, (Levy & Pruett), Decatur, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A2037

    Plaintiff Lacked Standing At Initial Stage of Litigation to Seek Declaratory Judgment Regarding Defendant's Maximum Insurance Coverage

  • State of Georgia et al. v. International Indemnity Co. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-21
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey William Stump, Christopher M. Carr, Isaac Byrd, Daniel Stephen Walsh, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas J. Gallo, Lora Rachel Lerman, Brian Casey, (Barnes & Thornburg LLP), Atlanta, Alexander Fraser Denton, Richard L. Robbins, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G0493

    Court Affirms Order Allowing Claims for Attorney's Fees against Private Parties but Reverses Order Allowing Claims Against State on Sovereign Immunity Grounds

  • Appling v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Company

    Publication Date: 2019-01-28
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Branch, (The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Cowsert, Michael Broun, (Cowsert & Avery), Athens, for appellee. Jonathan Adelman, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, Rakhi McNeill, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1523

    Insurer's prior payments to a car accident victim were legitimately offset against final damages award.

  • Travelers Property Casualty Company of America v. SRM Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Gram, William Turnipseed, (Savell & Williams, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: J Graddy, (Graddy Law LLC), Atlanta, Robert Howell, (Attorney At Law), Moultrie, William Lacy, (Lindsey & Lacy, P.C.), Peachtree City, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1418

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Jury Award in Insurance Premium Dispute