• Grace et al. v. Lowery et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-16
    Practice Area: Privacy
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Johnny Foster, Morton Forbes, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Savannah, Robert Marcovitch, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Nash, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, Jeffrey Vaughan, (J. Scott Vaughan, P.C.), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0422

    Court reverses general jury verdict and award for defamation, negligent hiring, and invasion of privacy where plaintiffs failed to identify specific defamatory statement

  • Nuckles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Health Care Law | Privacy
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Bradley Kleinrock, (Office of the Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Matthew Rea, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, Jeanne Marie Canavan, Maria Olabosipo Banjo, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, William D. Johnson, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for Appellee. Jason Edward Bring, Glenn P. Hendrix, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Jarome Gautreaux, (Gautreaux Law, LLC), Macon, Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Lyle Griffin Warshauer, (Warshauer Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0492

    Video Recording From Hidden Camera in Care Facility Was Admissible Under Security Exception to Consent Requirement

  • Swearngin v. Rowell

    Publication Date: 2020-08-12
    Practice Area: Evidence | Privacy
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Candace Rader, (Attorney at Law), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Pryor, (Michael P. Pryor, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0236

    Court affirms extension of a protective order against a stalker who challenged evidence admission of certain evidence and claimed trial court's abuse of discretion

  • Stephens et al. v. Coan

    Publication Date: 2019-04-09
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Privacy
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Guldenschuh, (Attorney at Law), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2079

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Dismissing Suit on Official Immunity Grounds Against State Employee Who Eavesdropped on Employee's Conversation about Disdain for Supervisor After Employee Accidentally Called Supervisor During Work Hours

  • McConnell et al. v. Georgia Department Of Labor

    Publication Date: 2018-06-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Class Actions | Privacy
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jefferson Allen (Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC), Atlanta; Scott Schweber (Schweber Green Law Group), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Samuel Olens (Attorney General), Atlanta; Kirsten Daughdril (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Angela Cusimano (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A0655

    Suit Against State Agency For Inadvertent Disclosure of Private Information Not Barred By Sovereign Immunity

  • The State v. Cohen

    Publication Date: 2017-11-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Privacy
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Acting Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul L. Howard, Jr., Marc A. Mallon, F. McDonald Wakeford, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Steel (The Steel Law Firm, PC.), Atlanta; Bruce H. Morris (Finestone, Morris & White, LLP), Atlanta; Jimmy Dodd Berry (Jim D. Berry, PC), Marietta; Reid Thompson (Reid Thompson Law), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1265

    The trial court partially erred in dismissing charges against a woman and her attorneys arising out of an alleged conspiracy for the woman to secretly video record the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit her attorneys filed on her behalf and the subsequent transmission of a demand letter to that defendant.