• 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 Georgia Department of Transportation v. Delor et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-22
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, Andrew Brown, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Melissa Tracy, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stuart Walker, (Martin Snow, LLP), Macon, Caroline Herrington, (Adams Jordan & Treadwell, P.C), Macon, Donald Jordan, (Adams Jordan & Treadwell, P.C), Milledgeville, Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellee. Mark Lefkow, David Root, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Lervette Blair, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, Ian Rapaport, (Law Offices of Ian Rapaport), Atlanta, Michael Loebl, James Purcell, (Fulcher Hagler LLP), Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0361

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Various Pre-Trial Orders, Largely Approving of Trial Court's Narrowing of Issues for Resolution at Trial

  • Ireland v. Williams et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-20
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Mims, Ross Pittman, (Attorney at Law), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Lamb, (The Lamb Law Firm, P.C.), Albany, Ralph Powell, (Wilmot & Powell), Sylvester, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1185

    Court Reverses Order That Denied Summary Judgment to Driver Who Killed Pedestrian Who Attempted to Cross Street Outside Intersection and in Poor Light Where No Evidence Showed That He Was Driving Unreasonably

  • Jenkins et al. v. Keown et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-15
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walter Adams, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: J. Edenfield, (Spivey, Carlton & Edenfield, P.C.), Swainsboro, Eric Bumgartner, Amanda Szokoly, (Brown Reddick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins, LLP), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0510

    Evidence Supported Trial Court's Finding That Defendant Was Not Personally Served at His Residence

  • Odum et al. v. Harn et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-26
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government | Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Hallman, (Attorney at Law), Claxton, Edward Long, (Law Office of Edward L. Long, Jr.), Macon, Matthew Waters, (Attorney at Law), Wrightsville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Frick, Norman Lovein, William Mann, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0394

    On Reconsideration After Remand, Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment for Second Time, Holding That Recent Decision of the Supreme Court of Georgia That Had Justified Reconsideration Had Not Impacted Propriety of Earlier Decision

  • Yim et al. v. Carr

    Publication Date: 2019-05-23
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A19A0715

    Court Reverses Order Denying Summary Judgment to Parents of Tortfeasor but Reverses Order Granting Enforcement of Settlement with Tortfeasor

  • Thomas v. Sheppard

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Musgrove, (The Musgrove Trial Firm, LLC), Tucker, Nigel Phiri, (The Musgrove Trial Firm, LLC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anne Gower, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0184

    Court has no jurisdiction over a matter until the trial court expressly enters a final judgment

  • Warnock v. Sandford et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-10
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kristen Cawley, (Goodman McGuffey Lindsey & Johnson, LLP), Atlanta, James Doyle, Robert Marcovitch, Charles Reed, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, For Appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Bleiberg, Gary Hill, (Hill and Bleiberg), Atlanta, For Appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1656

    Court affirms damages award for pain and suffering over defendant's objections to improper jury instructions on the Georgia impact rule

  • Nash v. Reed

    Publication Date: 2019-05-01
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Little, David Fried, Matthew Kahn, (Fried & Bonder, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Gray, (Law Office of Dan J. Colley), Duluth, for appellee. Matthew Ashby, (Savell & Williams, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1707

    Court Affirms in Part and Reverses in Part Trial Court's Handling of Summary Judgment in Dispute Between Jogger and Driver Who Struck Driver

  • Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company v. Kennestone Hospital, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Brennan, Richard Brown, (Fain, Major, & Brennan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Richards, (Clinton Harkins, PC), Marietta, Kyle Knox, (Richards Law LLC), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1822

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospital in Medical Lien Dispute with Insurer of Driver Who Caused Injuries to Hospital Patient Despite Failure by Hospital to Provide Notice of Lien to Tortfeasor