• Manners v. 5 Star Lodge and Stables, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Harper, Allen Lightcap, (Mayer & Harper, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Quinn, John Reale, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1227

    Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment in Favor of Lodge Owner in Dispute Over Accidental Shooting on the Premises

  • King v. Georgia Department of Corrections

    Publication Date: 2018-11-01
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walter Adams, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Boyter, Christopher Carr, William Scott, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Turnipseed, (GA Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0302

    Court Reverses Directed Verdict in Favor of Department of Corrections in Dispute with Detainee over Injury Suffered in Facility's Kitchen

  • Malibu Boats, LLC f/k/a Malibu Boats, Inc. et al. v. Batchelder et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Travel and Tourism
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Jones, Ciera Locklair, (Hall, Booth, Smith & Slover), Atlanta, Robert Shannon, (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lance Cooper, Andrew Ashby, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, Donald Fountain, W. Keen, (Clark, Fountain, Lavista, Prather, Keen & Littky-Rubin), West Palm Beach, for appellee. Shawn Kalfus, (Stone Kalfus LLP), Atlanta, Matthew Stone, (Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP), Atlanta, Kwende Jones, Erin Howell, John Kavanagh, (Burr & Forman LLP), Atlanta, Mobile, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A0881

    Court Affirms Denial of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment by Boat Manufacturer Seeking To Avoid Liability for Emotional Distress Arising from Boating Accident

  • Callaway v. Quinn

    Publication Date: 2018-10-04
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Edtora Jones, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Karsten Bicknese, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Robert Betts, (Seacrest Karesh Tate & Bicknese, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0866

    Court Reverses Order Granting Motion for Summary Judgment in Hit and Run Dispute

  • Carpenter v. McMann et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive | Insurance
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Grant
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Erin Smith Corbett, Daniel Bullard, IV, (Bullard & Wangerin, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bryan N. Cigelske, (Bryan N. Cigelske PC.), Atlanta, for appellee. William Ray Shelton, Jr., (Progressive Casualty Insurance Co.), Macon, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S17G1894

    Uninsured Motorist Suit Against Doe and Named Defendants Could Be Prosecuted In County Where Accident Occurred

  • Boyd v. Big Lots Stores, Inc

    Publication Date: 2018-08-17
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Hinson, Caleb Walker (Katherine L. Mcarthur, LLC), Macon; Maconl Katherine McArthur, Reza Sedghi, (Mcarthur Law Firm), Macon; Jessica Edmonds (McArthur Law Firm) Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Barbara Marschalk, John Stevens, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham), Atlanta, for appellee. Neal Scott, (Law Office of Terry-Dawn Thomas), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: 18A1140

    Slip-And-Fall Location In Parking Lot 45 Feet From Store Entrance Was Not Approach to Store Premises

  • Coen v. CDC Software Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Blane Ames, Michael J. Bowers, Elizabeth Righton J. Lewis (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1375

    Determining Whether Res Judicata Has Been Triggered Requires Review of Entire Set of Facts Giving Rise to Enforceable Claim

  • Harrell v. City of Griffin

    Publication Date: 2018-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Goldstein (McConnell & Sneed LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: G. Mobley (Lokey Mobley and Doyle LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert N. Katz, Decatur; Merlyn Dodson, Robert Katz (Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming LLC), Decatur, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0415

    Ante Litem Notice of Claim to Municipality Must Include Specific Dollar Amount of Monetary Damages Being Sought

  • A18A0315. Hartry et al. v. Ron Johnson Jr. Enterprises, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Warshauer, Trent Shuping (Warshauer Law Group PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eileen Crowley, Amanda Smith (Hall Bloch Garland & Meyer LLP), Atlanta; Richard Foster, Elizabeth Bentley (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta; Michael Baumrind, Frank Lowrey (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Christopher Jordan (Hunter Maclean), Brunswick, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0314

    Railroad Employee's FELA Action Against Employer Following Collision Not Precluded by Federal Grade Crossing Regulations

  • Adams et al. v. McDonald et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mr. Matthew Cook, Kate Cook (Cook Law Group LLC), Cornelia; Jonathan Parrish (The Parrish Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta; James Brim, Weymon Forrester (Forrester & Brim LLP), Gainesville; Thomas Cole (Welchel Dunlap Jarrard & Walker LLP), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0155

    Stroke That Followed Initial Medical Misdiagnosis Was New Injury That Restarted Running of Statutory Limitations Period