• Strickland et al. v. Geico General Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2021-02-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Edgar, (Attorney at Law), Alma, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Lawrence, (Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Smith, Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellee. Thomas Burke, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Tifton, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1971

    Court reverses dismissal of plaintiff's amended renewal complaint in a personal injury action where the amended renewal complaint properly related back to the original.

  • Davis v. City of Valdosta

    Publication Date: 2021-01-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jody Peterman, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Thagard, Halton Albritton, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1794

    Court affirms dismissal of personal injury lawsuit against a City because plaintiff's ante litem notice did not include a claim for a specific amount of damages

  • Faulkner et al. v. Crumbley et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-16
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marc Avidano, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, Brandon Palmer, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), Peachtree City, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Falanga, (Falanga & Chalker), Greensboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1576

    Evidence Established That Defendants in Negligence Action Exercised Reasonable Care in Maintaining Their Fence and Cows

  • RSFPITTSGA, LLC v. Schiess

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carrie Christie, Ann Potente, (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shaun Cade, (Cade Law, PC), Atlanta, Darl Champion, (The Champion Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1228

    Material Issues of Fact Existed as to Whether Restaurant Owner Had Superior Knowledge of Trip-and-Fall Hazard

  • Maynard et al. v. Snapchat, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-09
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Todd Henningsen, Michael Neff, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Darryl Adams, (Law Offices of Michael L. Neff), Atlanta, Susan Cremer, (Neff Law), Atlanta, Timothy Peagler, (Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C.), Atlanta, Michael Terry, Amanda Seals, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lori Cohen, Sean Jessee, Andrew Smith, (Greenberg Traurig LLP), Atlanta, Jonathan Blavin, (Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP), San Francisco, Anne Conley, John Major, (Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP), Los Angeles, for appellee. Robert Johnson, (Johnson & Alday LLC), Marietta, Anne Gower, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1218

    Manufacturer's Duty of Care to Make Products Safe Does Not Extend to Intentional Misuse by Third Parties

  • Junior v. Graham

    Publication Date: 2020-12-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, John Nichols, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, Darrell Hinson, (Shiver Hamilton, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Cruser, Raymond Grant, (Cruser & Mitchell, L.L.P.), Norcross, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1188

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Denying Personal Injury Plaintiff's Motion for Attorneys' Fees Which, if Awarded, Would Constitute an Impermissible Double Recovery

  • Doe v. Saint Joseph's Catholic Church et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-03
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A20A0784

    Court affirms dismissal of action against the Church as having been time-barred, stating that the statute of limitations began to run on plaintiff's 18th birthday

  • Joiner-Carosi v. Adekoya

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Evidence | Health Care Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hankins, Samantha Mullis, (Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Schneider, Campbell Williamson, (Schneider Hammers LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1418

    Evidence of Attorney Referrals to Medical Providers Was Not Relevant to Issues in Personal Injury Action

  • Brack v. CPPI of Georgia, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bowen, Paul Painter, Constance Cooper, (Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Rawls, Richard Bruno, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1219

    General Contractor Was Statutory Employer of Worker Whose Immediate Employer Provided Portable Toilets to Contractor

  • Ob-Gyn Associates, P. A. et al v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-02
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heather McGrotty, Paul Weathington, David Hanson, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph King, (Joseph H. King, Jr. P.C.), Atlanta, Kenneth Leivne, (Kenneth M. Levine & Associates, LLC), Brookline, for appellee. Sarah Adle, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Brookhaven, Lyle Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, Allison Thornton, (Georgia Trial Lawyers Association), Atlanta, for other party. Donald Palmisano, (Medical Association of Georgia), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A20A1447

    Gross Negligence Standard of Care Applied to Medical Emergency That Arose During Childbirth in Hospital Obstetrical Unit