• Yakob et al. v. Kidist Mariam Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Inc

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Corporate Governance | Employment Litigation
    Industry: Non-Profit
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hinton, (Baker, Donelson, Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC), Atlanta, Forrest Norman, (Dickie, McCamey, Chilcote, PC), Cleveland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kyle Baker, John Richard, Sean Smith, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. George Koenig, (Koenig Law Group, P.C.), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1696

    Court reverses one interlocutory order and affirms another in a dispute between a Church and an Archbishop that the Church sought to terminate

  • Forsyth County Georgia et al. v. Mommies Properties LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Frickey, Ken Jarrard, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Teague, (Attorney at Law), Cumming, Larry Oldham, (Larry C. Oldham, P.C.), Cumming, Keisha Martin Chambless, (Teague & Chambless), Cumming, for appellee. John Neville, (Neville & Cunat, LLP), Cumming, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1810

    Court rules in favor of a County in land use and building permit appeals, finding that superior court improperly dismissed evidence that favored the County

  • Cooper v. Kana Hotels, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Bengtson, (The Law Firm of Benjamin O. Bengtson), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Casey, (Casey Gilson P.C.), Atlanta, April Rich, Tetyana Beschastna, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Glenn Tornillo, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1778

    Court affirms summary judgment in a renewal complaint against a hotel management entity in a slip and fall action over failure to meet statute of limitations

  • Zerbarini v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, Daniel Hiatt, (Griffin Circuit District Attorney's Office Fayette County Justice Center, One Center Drive), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, Robert Smith, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1711

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated child molestation and related crimes over defendant's claims of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Naffis v. Tzavaras

    Publication Date: 2021-03-25
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alexander Levorse, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cary Ichter, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, William Davis, (Ichter Davis, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1970

    Court reverses summary judgment order in a promissory note claim because issues of fact precluded a conclusion that the consideration for the note was illegal

  • Childers v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cory DeBord, (Roach, Caudill & Frost, LLP), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kristen Roch, Carlton Hayes, David McElyea, Gabrielle Molinary, (Cherokee County Solicitor General Office), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1626

    Court affirms conviction for selling a vapor product to minors over defendant's challenge to certain evidence and contentions of insufficient evidence

  • In the Interest of T. R. et al. children.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Burns Tanner, (Burns & Burns, PC), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Amy Michaud, (Attorney at Law), Greensboro, for appellee. Hoganne Harrison-Walton, (The Hogan Law Firm LLC), Milledgeville, Emilie Cook, (Cook Law Office, LLC), Milledgeville, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A2124

    Court vacates an order terminating parental rights as to three children and remands to the juvenile court for more specific findings as to each child

  • Moore v. Lovein Funeral Home, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Cotton, Tiffany Donohue, (Cotton Law Firm, P.C.), Cordele, Patrick Kerns, (Patrick W. Kerns, Attorney at Law, LLC), Valdosta, Patrick Kerns, (Luke Law LLC), Orange Park, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mitchell Moore, (Mitchell O. Moore PC), Nashville, James Thagard, William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellee. Kenneth Howard, Opelika, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1632

    Issues of Fact Exist on Whether Funeral Home's Failure to Release to Plaintiff All of His Late Wife's Remains Constituted a Breach of the Parties' Written Agreements

  • Callicott v. Scott et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-15
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sidney Moore, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: S. Malone, (Nelson Mulins Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Michael Orr, (Dawson Orr), Jacksonville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1366

    Minority Shareholder Was Required to Bring a Derivative Action Against Other Shareholders Because She Did Not Suffer a Special Injury

  • Burnham v. Burnham

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Delia Crouch, (Attorney at Law), Newnan, Vic Hill, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Brad Macdonald, (Hill/Macdonald, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Taylor Drake, (Glover & Davis, PA), Newnan, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1243

    Multiple Factors Supported Finding of Material Change in Circumstances Warranting Child Custody Change