• In the Interest of G. G., a child.

    Publication Date: 2021-05-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Smith, (Attorney At Law), Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Cynthia Johnson, (Johnson Law PC), Cohutta, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Emily Harris, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Matthew Thames, (Matthew D. Thames, Attorney at Law), Dalton, William Barnwell, Dalton, for Other party.

    Case Number: A21A0313

    Parent's Continuing Inability to Provide For Infant Child's Basic Needs Supported Dependency Determination

  • Rhoden v. Rhoden

    Publication Date: 2021-05-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Petrona Rhoden, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carmen Rhoden, Conyers, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0210

    Trial Court Lacked Sufficient Evidence to Issue Protective Order

  • A&M Hospitalities, LLC et al. v. Alimchandani

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Justin Scott, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, Timothy Tanner, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, John Floyd, Jennifer Peterson, Kamal Ghali, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, James Garland, (Alexander & Vann, LLP), Thomasville, John Kennedy, (James-Bates-Brannan-Groover, LLP), Macon, Timothy Tanner, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Henry Scott, (H. Pearce Scott, P.C.), Valdosta, Vineet Roney, (Roney Law LLC), Atlanta, Daniel Lombard, David Lakin, Jonathan Bunge, Daniel Scwartz, (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP), Chicago, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1688

    Court affirms arbitration award, but vacates order appointing an individual as a special receiver, because he was intimately involved in the business contract dispute

  • Robinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Luttrell, (Attorney at Law), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sonya Chachere-Compton, (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, Elizabeth Racine, Ryan Leonard, Kaitlyn Fain, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1900

    Court reverses convictions for felony obstruction and DUI less safe due to jury charge error and introduction of prejudicial evidence

  • Kennison v. Mayfield et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-21
    Practice Area: Damages | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Dallas, (Beck, Owen & Murray), Griffin, Karl Broder, Griffin, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Jane Vincent, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2074

    Court affirms $33 million wrongful death damages award and apportionment of fault in a wrongful death case, but reverses and remands as to attorney fees

  • Wright v. Nelson

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Curtright, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Creasy, (The Law Offices of James K. Creasy, LLC), Atlanta, Joseph Cruser, Maggie Beall, (Cruser, Mitchell, Novitz, Sanchez, Gaston & Zimet, LLP), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1868

    Trial Court Erred in Denying Personal Injury Action Defendant's Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement; Insurer Had Accepted Personal Injury Action Plaintiff's Settlement Offer

  • Stalwart Films LLC, et al. v. Bernecker, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackson Dial, David Dial, Y. Williams, Joshua Wood, (Weinberg Wheeler Hudgins Gunn & Dial LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Harris, (Franklin Law, LLC), Savannah, Gerald Davidson, (Mahaffey Pickens Tucker, LLP), Lawrenceville, Jeffrey Harris, Yvonne Godfrey, (Harris Lowry Manton LLP), Savannah, Peter Law, Brian Kaplan, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1896

    Tort Claims Against Production Company Were Barred by Exclusive Remedy Provision of Workers' Compensation Act; Defendants Owed No Duty to Stuntman Killed on the Set of The Walking Dead

  • Wright v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Walker, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Bradley, Daniel Cochran, (District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Monticello, Tuttle Barksdale, (District Attorney, Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Eatonton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1998

    Trial Court Erred by Failing to Grant Defendant's Post-Waiver Request for Counsel; Aggravated Assault, Family Violence Battery Conviction Reversed and Remanded

  • Murray v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Murray, (Dodge State Prison), Chester, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Claude Rudder, (District Attorney), Atlanta, David Getachew-Smith, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1692

    Court vacates denial of defendant's motion for an out-of-time appeal and remands for the trial court to hold an evidentiary hearing on claims of ineffective assistance

  • Seals v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marilyn Primovic, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Tamara Crawford, (Office of the Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Paul Howard, Juliana Sleeper, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1955

    Curative Instruction Ensured Defendant Could Be Convicted Only On Acts Alleged in Indictment