• Brenner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-28
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Scott Drake, (Drake and Estes Law Firm), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rosanna Szabo, Christopher DeNeve, Brian Whiteside, (Gwinnett County Solicitor-General's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0584

    Defendant Failed to Preserve Basis for His Objection to Testimony or Ruling That Presumably Occurred During Off-the-Record Bench Conference

  • Gwinnett County, GA v. Ashby

    Publication Date: 2020-05-28
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tuwanda Williams, Tracy Lettsome, (Gwinnett County Law Department), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Semra Kebede, Anthony Showell (Law Office of W. Bryant Green, III, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Craig White, (Skedsvold and White, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0602

    Personal Injury Plaintiff Failed to Establish That County Waived its Sovereign Immunity Under the Recreational Property Act

  • Sprowson v. Villalobos

    Publication Date: 2020-05-19
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Recruitment and Staffing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashley Alfonso, Timothy Lemke, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Noble Boykin, (Jones, Boykin & Associates), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2279

    Court reverses denial of employee's summary judgment motion because temporary employee's sole tort remedy was under the Workers' Compensation Act.

  • Williams Investment Company v. Girardot

    Publication Date: 2020-05-18
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Thagard, Halton Albritton, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton LLP), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Milles, (Milles Law), Tallahassee, for appellee. Sandra Foster, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC), Savannah, Tracie Macke, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for AM.

    Case Number: A20A0649

    Hotel Entitled to Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case; Injured Guest Has Equal, or Superior, Knowledge of Alleged Wet Condition on Sidewalk Near Pool

  • Brown v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Bartels, (Atlanta Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Keith Gammage, Kenneth Kondritzer, (Fulton County Solicitor General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2359

    Court Erred in Denying Plea in Bar That Asserted Double Jeopardy Grounds After Defendant's First Trial Ended With Judge's Sua Sponte Mistrial Declaration

  • St. Jude's Recovery Center, Inc. v. Vaughn

    Publication Date: 2020-05-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Levinson, Matthew Barr, Elliott Ream, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Clay, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, Bradley Pratt, (Pratt Clay, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Sandra Foster, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC), Savannah, Tracie Macke, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A2438

    Drug Treatment Facility Did Not Breach Duty of Care to Ensure Rape Victim's Safety; The Fact That a Plaintiff Was Vulnerable Does Not Make an Attack Upon Her Foreseeable

  • Star Residential, LLC et al. v. Hernandez

    Publication Date: 2020-05-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Willie Ellis, Warner Fox, Elliott Ream, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sidney Moore, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Warren Smith, William Smith, (W. Calvin Smith, II, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Jacob Daly, (Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A2267

    Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act Applies to Personal Injury Negligence Per Se Claim Against Property Owner and Operator

  • Harvey et al. v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-05-08
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Roger Harris, Douglas Clayton, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Bruce Kirbo, (Attorney at Law), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Erwin, Alfred Powell, (Powell & Erwin, P.C.), Camilla, W. McCall, Henry Williams, (Mccall WILLIAMS, LLC), Albany, Gregory Williams, (The Law Offices of Gregory Terrell Williams LLC), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2217

    Plaintiff's Closing Argument Violated Trial Court's Admonition Not to Enflame Jurors' Emotions

  • Dutt v. Mannar and Company, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-07
    Practice Area: Entertainment and Sports Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Lloyd Hoffspiegel, Alexander Hoffspiegel, (Hoffspiegel & Associates), Atlanta, Bret Moore, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Schroder, Sabrina Atkins, Emily Marshall, (Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2130

    Fitness Center Employee Had No Duty to Call 911 After Participant In Free Training Class Began Experiencing Chest Pain

  • Daily Underwriters of America v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-05-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Transportation
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brent Estes, (Dennis, Corry, Smith & Dixon, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Derek Nuce, (Singleton, Pasley & Nuce, LLC), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2101

    Joinder of Interstate Motor Carrier's Insurer as Defendant in Underlying Tort Action Was Authorized Under State Statute