• 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

  • McCurdy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Crawford, (Crawford and Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms, Jared Williams, (District Attorney's Office Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0540

    Court affirms convictions for rape and child molestation but vacates sentence and remands for merger of counts relating to possession of sexually explicit videos

  • State v. Dowell

    Publication Date: 2021-07-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melinda Wynne, Gregory Edwards, (District Attorney's Office, Dougherty Judicial Cir), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Sharp, (Sharp Georgia Law Firm), Smyrna, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0479

    Court rules that trial court did not err when it ordered a new trial on general grounds, but reverses order to the extent it was based on insufficient evidence of armed robbery

  • Daniel v. Bremen-Bowdon Investment, Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-01
    Practice Area: Labor Law
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Perkins, (Perkins Studdard LLC), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adam Grafton, (Bovis, Kyle & Burch, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Lauren Julian Loeb, (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1764

    Court reverses denial of Worker's Compensation benefits and attorney fees where employee was injured while leaving workplace premises for a regularly scheduled break

  • Erickson v. Walker et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-29
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Justin O'Dell, Nicholas Booth, (O'Dell & O'Neal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Farmer, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Arnold Lizana, (Attorney Arnold J. Lizana III), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0023

    Court affirms summary judgment in a negligence case on the basis of causation and further states that school employees had official immunity from a lawsuit

  • Steedley v. Gilbreth

    Publication Date: 2021-06-17
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: J Graddy, (Graddy Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Steedley, (Charles J. Steedley PC), Homerville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0356

    Trial Court Must Award Sole Physical and Legal Custody to Mother; Court Was Not Authorized to Enter Joint Custody Arrangement With Grandmother

  • Wallace v. Chandler et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Wiggins, (Attorney at Law), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lawrence Stagg, (Attorney at Law), Ringgold, Michael Caldwell, (Stagg Law Firm, LLC), Ringgold, Enia Bean, Ringgold, Joshua Haynes, Gastonia, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0648

    Third Party Non-Relative Lacked Standing to Initiate Custody Proceedings Against Biological Parent

  • Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission v. New Georgia Project Action Fund et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-22
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr, Bryan Webb, Russell Willard, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Christian Fuller, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bryan Sells, (Law Office of Bryan L. Sells LLC), Atlanta, Marc Elias, Aria Branch, Courtney Elgart, (Perkins Coie LLP), Washington, Joyce Lewis, Adam Sparks, (Krevolin & Horst LLC), Atlanta, Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1818

    Court reverses and remands a matter to the superior court for entry of an order enforcing a subpoena for documents and information from a campaign committee

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key, P.A.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Jennifer Scalia, (Assistant District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1727

    Court affirms convictions for vehicular homicide and related charges over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence, error, and ineffective assistance

  • Stewart et al. v. Johnson et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-09
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nick H. H. Stewart, Marie Sousa, James Cross, Nahunta, Christine Proctor, Hortense, for appellant.
    for defendant: John McQuigg, (Attorney at Law), St. Simons Island, Earl Smith, (Earl Daniel Smith, Jr., P.C.), Nahunta, Tania Tuttle, (McLain & Merritt PC), Alpharetta, Sarah Cook, (McLain & Merritt PC), Atlanta, Brook Gramm, Atlanta, for appellee. James Cross, Nahunta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A2104

    Trial Court Properly Dismissed Claims Brought by Appellant Who Did Not Have an Equitable Interest in His Wife's Property

  • Moody et al v. Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas Chandler, Shaun Rooney, (Chandler Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Rogers, (NCR Corp.), Atlanta, Johannes Kingma, Jennifer Guerra, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Gregory Digel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1011

    Court remands dispute over production of work product documents to trial court for determination of need, undue hardship, and substance of requested materials