• Garrett et al. v. Department of Human Services et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emmett Arnold, (Emmett J Arnold P.C.), McDonough, Brian Parker, (The Parker Firm, LLC), Alpharetta, Dana Norman, Thomas Blaska, (The Blaska Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jane Glaze, Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, Danielle Obiorah, (Obiorah Fields, LLC), Jonesboro, for appellee. Michael Miller, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0164

    Court affirms dismissal of claims from a decedent's estate against the Department of Human Services, which claims were barred by sovereign immunity

  • Richey et al. v. The Kroger Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Denise Hoying, Peter Law, Ernest Moran, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Moffett, Jeff Wasick, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP), Atlanta, Charles McDaniel, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Ryan Kolb, (Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0363

    Court reverses summary judgment for a defendant in a negligence case because it could not say, as a matter of law, that the plaintiff did not exercise reasonable care to avoid injury

  • Clack et al. v. Hasnat et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-11
    Practice Area: Evidence | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Terry Jackson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Evan Mermelstein, (Law Offices of Evan R. Mermelstein, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1742

    Court affirms verdict in favor of defendants in a wrongful death motorcycle accident case

  • Patterson et al. v. Wright et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-24
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Zagoria, Brooks Neely, (The Zagoria Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Prout, Casey Brown, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, Rachel Sullivan, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, Jason Hammer, Jefferson Starr, (Lueder Larkin & Hunter, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Joseph Cruser, (Cruser & Mitchell, L.L.P.), Norcross, for other party

    Case Number: A19A1714

    Court affirms summary judgment as to certain defendants and reverses as to other defendants in a wrongful death and negligence car crash case

  • Coto et al. v. Trustees of Bridges of Hope Charitable Trust et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-23
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Lavoie, Gerald Edenfield, Susan Cox, (Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens, PC), Statesboro, Ray Smith, (Attorney at Law), Richmond Hill, for appellant.
    for defendant: Warner Fox, Joseph Wieseman, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2159

    Wrongful Death Plaintiff Seeking Confidential Treatment Facility Information Failed to Comply With Federal Regulatory Notice Requirement

  • Mullinax et al v. Pilgrim's Pride Corporation

    Publication Date: 2020-04-17
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, Maxwell Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Peter Law Elizabeth Rose, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Darneille, John Wooten, (Gower Wooten & Darneille, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Derek Mendicino, (Penna & Mendicino), Conyers, Jacob Daly, (Freeman, Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1899

    Court affirms summary judgment as to one defendant but reverses as to two other defendants in a wrongful death case

  • Seay et al. v. Valdosta Kidney Clinic, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Beard, (Steven L. Beard, PC), Atlanta, Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Robert Howell, (Attorney at Law), Moultrie, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alphonso Howell, Gregory Talley, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, Andrew Wilkes, Irving Drought, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1992

    Plaintiff can be added to a wrongful death claim after expiration of statute of limitations when that plaintiff's claim relates back to the original complaint

  • McIver v. Oliver

    Publication Date: 2019-11-22
    Practice Area: Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dawn Pettigrew, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, James Scarbrough, Rachel Reed, (Mabry & McClelland, LLP), Atlanta, Keith Romich, (Romich & Associates, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin Clark, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. C. Davis, (Lee Davis Law, LLC), Atlanta, Robert Harrison, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, James Merritt, Matthew Moffett, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand Moffett & Brieske, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1230

    Husband Who Shot His Wife Lacked Standing to Sue Under Wrongful Death Statute

  • Leanhart et al. v. Knox

    Publication Date: 2019-08-16
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Trusts and Estates | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Micheal Easter, (The Weinstein Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Austin Perry, (McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe), Toccoa, for appellee. James Purcell, Phillip Perry, (Fulcher Hagler, LLP), Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0690

    Trial Court Had Authority to Apportion "High-Low" Agreement Settlement Proceeds Between Two Competing Claims

  • Forbes et al. v. Auld et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-09
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Travel and Tourism
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Latif Oduola-Owoo, Robert Arrington, (Arrington Owoo PC), Atlanta, Katrenia Collins, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Tricia Hoffler, (Hoffler & Associates, PC), Atlanta, Michael Terry, Amanda Seals, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Todd Hatcher, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Marietta, Jennifer Nichols, Douglas Clayton, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Leigh Wilco, (Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C.), Atlanta, Steven Stein, (Brady Law Group), San Rafael, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0621

    Georgia Law Applied to Determine Whether Wrongful Death Arising From Accident in Belize Was Time-Barred