• Phillips et al. v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-09
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amelia Phillips, (Phillips Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1367

    Attorney's Failure to Properly Argue Damages Exemption Issue Proximately Caused Jury's Wrongful Liability Determination

  • Innovative Images, LLC v. James Darren Summerville, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-06
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Warren Raymond Hinds, (Warren R. Hinds, P.C.), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kathryn S. Whitlock, Kelli Kimberly Steele, (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Caleb Frank Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Daniel Brent Snipes, (Taulbee Rushing Snipes Marsh & Hodgin, LLC), Statesboro, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S19G1026

    Mandatory arbitration clause in attorney engagement letter was not unenforceable as against public policy or substantively or procedurally unconscionable

  • In the Matter of Vincent Chidozie Otuonye.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-01
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Vincent Chidozie Otuonye, (Law Office of Vincent Otuonye), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y1265

    Court accepts attorney's petition to surrender his law license after he was convicted on a felony charge of furnishing prohibited items to inmates

  • In the Matter of Neil Richard Flit.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-21
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Van Hearnburg, Jr., Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Warren Raymond Hinds, (Warren R. Hinds, P.C.), Roswell, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore, (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, LaRae Dixon Moore, (Page Scrantom Sprouse Tucker & Ford PC), Columbus, for other party.

    Case Number: S20Y0637

    Court accepts attorney's petition to surrender his law license where the record showed that the attorney failed to timely disburse settlement funds to two clients

  • Wimpy v. Martin

    Publication Date: 2020-08-11
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Construction | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rustin Smith, (Smith Hulsey Law), Gainesville, Jon David Huffman, (Poole Huffman, LLC), Tucker, Scott Mcmahan, (Poole Huffman, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ernest Woods, (Oliver & Weidner, LLC), Clarkesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0560

    Partner Breached Fiduciary Duty By Refusing to Share Partnership's Profits

  • In the Matter of Don Smart

    Publication Date: 2020-08-06
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harry D. Dixon, (Donnie Dixon Attorney at Law, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Wolanda R. Shelton, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman, William Dallas NeSmith, (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20Y0957

    Court accepts attorney's voluntary petition to surrender his law license following his guilty plea to theft by conversion

  • Paris v. E. Michael Ruberti, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Hames, (The Hames Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Blackerby, (Brown, Readdick, Bumgartner), Brunswick, E. Ruberti, (E. Michael Ruberti, LLC), ST. Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0656

    Trial Court Erred in Calculating and Awarding Damages Based on Breach of a Contingency Fee Agreement When the Contingency Had Not Occurred

  • Tucker v. State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kindall Browning, Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Bibler, George Hartwig, (Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0715

    Evidence Is Sufficient to Support Statutory Rape Conviction; Trial Court Did Not Err in Failing to Appoint 'Conflict-Free Counsel'

  • American Civil Liberties Union, LLC v. Zeh

    Publication Date: 2020-07-27
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Legal Services | Non-Profit
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Batson, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Leslie Eason, Tiffany Taylor, (Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP), Atlanta, Sean Young, (American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Georgia, Inc), Atlanta, Brian Hauss, (American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Of Georgia, Inc), New York, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brent Savage, Robert Tanner, (Savage, Turner, Durham, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, for appellee. David Hudson, (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0251

    Anti-SLAPP Statute Motion Properly Denied Where Responding Party Established Probability of Prevailing on Defamation Claim

  • Mitchell v. Parian, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-17
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Mock, (Hawkins & Parnell, LLP), Atlanta, Donald Brown, William Daniel, (Hall, Booth, Smith), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0419

    Court reverses dismissal of legal malpractice action because there was no conflict over the attorney that provided the supporting affidavit

  • Joseph v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's London

    Publication Date: 2020-07-16
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harry MacDougald, Cullen Wilkerson, (Caldwell, Propst & Deloach, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Bryant, Kim Jackson, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, Blakely Frye, (Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Julia Stone, James Cobb, Benjamin Cheesbro, (Caplan Cobb LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0111

    Court reverses summary judgment for an insurer in a professional liability case because of the trial court's misinterpretation of facts and other open factual matters