• 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

  • City of Saint Marys v. Reed

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emily Hancock, Richard Strickland (Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: James McIlvaine (Williams Litigation Group P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0625

    Slip-And-Fall Plaintiff Failed to Show Municipal Property Owner Had Prior Notice of Sidewalk Defect

  • Bartenfeld v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-19
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0042

    Restaurant Patron Who Stumbled Over Parking Barrier in Parking Lot Failed to Establish Claim Under Distraction Doctrine

  • Bibbs et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy E. Barnes, John Raymond Bevis, John Ross Bartholomew IV (The Barnes Law Group LLC), Marietta; Robert David Cheeley (Sherry Schons - Cheeley Law Group), Norcross; Keith E. Fryer (Fryer Shuster & Lester P.C.), Atlanta; Keith Allen Pittman (Cheeley Law Group LLC), Alphatetta; Thomas A. Eaton (University of Georgia School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carrie Lynn Christie, Robert Harris Burke (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta; Frank Mitchell Lowrey IV, Amanda Kay Seals Bersinger (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Joel H. Smith, Richard Hood Willis, Ashleigh R. Wilson (Bowman and Brooke LLP-SC), Columbia, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q0075

    Damages in a wrongful death action are limited by the decedent's full settlement of her earlier personal injury action.

  • Maynard et al. v. Snapchat, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-09
    Practice Area: Internet Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive | Entertainment and Leisure | Software
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Todd Henningsen (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Darryl Adams, Susan Cremer, Timothy Peagler (Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff PC), Atlanta; John Hawkins (Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial), Atlanta; Naveen Ramachandrappa, Michael Terry, Amanda Bersinger (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Michael Neff (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lori Cohen, Mark Trigg, Janna Nugent (Greenberg Traurig LLP), Atlanta; Benjamin Kleine, Michael Rhodes (Cooley LLP), San Francisco, for appellee. Robert Johnson (Johnson & Alday LLC), Marietta; Anne Gower (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0749

    Snapchat Not ImmuneFrom Liability For Designing and Creating App That Allegedly Encouraged Excessive Speeding

  • Coen v. Aptean, Inc. et al

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Damages | Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry: Software
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Timothy Coen, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Ames (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta; Steven Collins (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta; Richard Robbins (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta; Alexa Ross (Robbinsfreed), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0522

    Abusive Litigation Plaintiff Could Elect to Seek General Damages For Mental Distress