• Rosser v. Clyatt et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-29
    Practice Area: Public Utilities | Whistleblower Laws
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: W. Langdale, Kathryn Parrish Bennett, (Langdale & Vallotton LLP), Valdostsa, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Lehman, (Thomas L. Lehman), Cairo, Robert Middleton, (Hall, Booth, Smith P.C.), Cairo, Gabriel Ridley, Albany, The Ridley Law Firm, LLC), Cairo, Kathryn Dunnam, (Hall, Booth, Smith, P.C.), Albany, for appellee. David E. Hudson, Augusta, David Hudson, (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0843

    No slander for opinion statements published about public figures, and no injunction available to preclude dissemination of non-harmful information.

  • Harris v. City Of Atlanta

    Publication Date: 2018-04-03
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Government | Whistleblower Laws
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julie Weiner (Law Office of Julie M. Weiner), Marietta; Howard Evans (Howard R. Evans & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kathryn Hinton, David Gevertz (Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowtiz, PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1984

    Employee Who Claimed Termination Violated Whistleblower Laws Failed to Show Employer's Proffered Reasons for Termination Were Pretextual

  • Murray-Obertein v. Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission

    Publication Date: 2018-03-27
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Whistleblower Laws
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cheryl Legare (Legare, Attwood & Wolfe, LLC), Atlanta; Edward Buckley (Buckley & Klein, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alisa Cleek, Bryan Jacoutot (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1836

    The trial court properly granted commission's motion for summary judgment on former public employee's retaliation claim under the Georgia Whistleblower Act because it was undisputed that she was no longer an "employee" at the time of the purported retaliatory acts.