• Daniel v. Bremen-Bowdon Investment, Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-01
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Perkins, (Perkins Studdard LLC), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adam Grafton, (Bovis, Kyle & Burch, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Lauren Julian Loeb, (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1764

    Court reverses denial of Worker's Compensation benefits and attorney fees where employee was injured while leaving workplace premises for a regularly scheduled break

  • Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Hartry et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-21
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eileen M. Crowley, Amanda Rodman Smith, (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Virginia A. Seitz, Tobias S. Loss-Eaton, Raymond A. Atkins, (Sidley Austin, LLP), Washington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael J. Warshauer, Trent Scott Shuping, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group PC), Atlanta, Richard Crawford Foster, Elizabeth Lynn Bentley, (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, Frank Mitchell Lowrey, IV, Michael Rosen Baumrind, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Christopher Randall Jordan, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn), Brunswick, Kathryn D. Kirmayer, Daniel Saphire, (Association of American Railroads), Washington, for Amicus Appellant. Frank T. Burge, Sr., (Burge & Burge, P.C.), Birmingham, Lawrence M. Mann, (Alpers & Mann, PC), Bethesda, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S19G0008

    Federal Employers' Liability Act Claim Is Not Precluded by Regulations Pursuant to Federal Railroad Safety Act

  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts et al. v. Lopez

    Publication Date: 2018-06-13
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Trisha Holland (Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso), Lawrenceville; Marion Waters (Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Smith (W. Calvin Smith, II, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0552

    ALJ Erred in Determining That Injured Workers' Compensation Claimant Could Choose Her Own Treating Physician

  • Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Lewis

    Publication Date: 2018-04-27
    Practice Area: Damages | Evidence | Labor Law
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander (Holland & Knight), Atlanta; Walker Stewart (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Moss, John Steel (Steel and Moss LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A2081

    Evidence of Workers' Compensation Claimant's Self-employment Activity was Relevant to Issues of Lost Wages, Earning Capacity, and Pain and Suffering

  • Amguard Insurance Company v. Kerkela

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure | Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfred Quillian (Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazar), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Conner (Morgan & Morgan PA), Atlanta, for appellee. Jorge Flores (The Law Office of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC), Conyers; Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1498

    Trial Court Erred in Reinterpreting Factual Findings of Workers' Compensation Board

  • Davis et al. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-03
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Buck, Juliana Sleeper (Buck Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Trisha Holland (Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso), Lawrenceville; Marion Waters (Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1726

    Workers' Compensation Board Lacked Jurisdiction Over Work-Related Injuries Resulting From Out-Of-State Asbestos Exposure