• Bowen v. Laird

    Publication Date: 2018-12-05
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Oldham, (Larry C. Oldham, PC.), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: Phillp Friduss, (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, Phillip Landrum, (Landrum & Landrum), Jasper, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0915

    Court Reverses Award of Attorney's Fees in Quit Title Dispute on Basis that Jury Erroneously Attributed Bad Faith to Defendant for Unsuccessfully Defending Against the Underlying Claim

  • Weickert v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-27
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louis Levenson, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, Patrick Barnwell, (Barnwell Law Group, P.C.), Duluth, George Lott, (Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Derrick Bingham, Stephen Sparwath, Ian Hall, (Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeny, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0904

    Court Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment to Home Depot in Slip and Fall Dispute Where Victim Claimed to Be Distracted by Store Employee

  • Green v. Pateco Services, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-11-26
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Moses Kim, (The Moses Firm), Atlanta, Bethaney Embry Jones, (The Embry Law Firm, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Allison Escott, Devin Arnold, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert Wedge, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, William Strickland, (Temple, Strickland, Dinges & Schwartz), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1308

    Court Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment in Favor of Contractor That Maintained Lot Where Shopping Center Employee Was Injured

  • Georgia Department Of Public Safety v. Ragsdale

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Bunner, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Christopher Carr, Atlanta, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Pacious, (Deputy Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Edward Silverbach, James Watson, (The Silverbach Group, PC), Kennesaw, for appellee. Gary Morris, (Williams Morris & Waymire), Buford, Keith Moffett, (Chief Administrative Officer), Jackson, Kristin Hall, (The Law Office of Sharon Chester Barnes), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1220

    Statute of limitations for tort victims is tolled when injury occurs in the course of criminal conduct.

  • National Union Fire Insurance Company Of Pittsburgh, PA et al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-20
    Practice Area: Contracts | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Remar, Michael Eber, (Rogers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, Patrick Walsh, Patrick Walsh, (Hinkhouse Williams Walsh LLP), Chicago, for appellant.
    for defendant: Donald Boyle, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Foy Devine, Charles McKnight, Gregory Schultz, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Hon. J. Smith, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1173

    Ambiguity in insurance policy language is construed against the insurer

  • Cromer v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Konrad Ziegler, (Lee & Ziegler, LLP), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Edwards, D. Reynolds, (District Attorney's Office, Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0828

    Defense counsel's decision not to engage an expert was not unreasonable; trial court exhibited no bias in ex parte communication with prosecuting attorney.

  • Houseworth v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Sadow, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Matthew Winchester, (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, Gerald Mason, Buffy Thomas, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1105

    Introduction of evidence of subsequent acts that occurred 13 months after initial criminal conduct was improper and required reversal of convictions

  • In The Interest of K. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leo Beckmann, Wendy Furey, (Beckmann & Furey, LLP), Savannah, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Annette Cowart, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Hannah, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Van'Nessa Lotson, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellee. Diette Barnwell Neal, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, Charlotte Fleming, (Attorney at Law), Bloomingdale, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1378

    Juvenile court has no jurisdiction over an 18-year old unless all statutory elements are met.

  • Scarborough v. Kemp

    Publication Date: 2018-11-01
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Terry Scarborough, Peachtree City, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Mary Volkert, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1036

    Court Affirms Declaratory Judgment Granting Subpoena Power to Secretary of State to Compel Testimony by Expert Who Submitted Findings in Administrative Proceedings to Resolve Boundary Dispute Between Counties

  • Harp v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Waters, (Attorney At Law), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Karl Cooke, (District Attorney), Macon, Neil Halvorson, (Macon Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, Cara Fiore, (Walton County District Attorney's Office), Monroe, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1293

    Court Affirms Conviction of Former National Guardsman Who Was Denied Opportunity to Wear Uniform During Trial for Armed Robbery