• Starwood Hotels & Resorts et al. v. Lopez

    Publication Date: 2018-06-13
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Trisha Holland (Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso), Lawrenceville; Marion Waters (Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Smith (W. Calvin Smith, II, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0552

    ALJ Erred in Determining That Injured Workers' Compensation Claimant Could Choose Her Own Treating Physician

  • Cartersville City Schools et al. v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-05-03
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Appeals | Occupational Safety and Health
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Grafton (Bovis, Kyle & Burch, LLC), Atlanta; Joshua Saunders (Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin), for appellant.
    for defendant: S. Tate (Akin & Tate), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1469

    The superior court was authorized to set aside the State Board of Workers Compensation Appellate Division's decision, thus reinstating the award of benefits to the claimant, because the Appellate Division misconstrued the legal framework for determining whether an injury arose out of employment and therefore rendered a decision contrary to law.

  • Amguard Insurance Company v. Kerkela

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure | Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfred Quillian (Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazar), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Conner (Morgan & Morgan PA), Atlanta, for appellee. Jorge Flores (The Law Office of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC), Conyers; Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1498

    Trial Court Erred in Reinterpreting Factual Findings of Workers' Compensation Board

  • Daily Report Online

    Meeting Our Clients in Immigration Detention Opened Our Eyes

    April 05, 2018

    I cannot imagine the despair that would result if, after that journey, I were told that my fears were unfounded and I would have to return to my homeland and face probable death.

  • Daily Report Online

    NLRB's Pendulum Swings, Twists and Turns

    April 04, 2018

     In late September 2017, the National Labor Relations Board obtained a Republican majority for the first time in a decade. As labor law practitioners…

  • Davis et al. v. Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-03
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Buck, Juliana Sleeper (Buck Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Trisha Holland (Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso), Lawrenceville; Marion Waters (Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1726

    Workers' Compensation Board Lacked Jurisdiction Over Work-Related Injuries Resulting From Out-Of-State Asbestos Exposure

  • Daily Report Online

    Shocking Testimony About Aetna: Lessons for Health Care Counsel

    March 20, 2018

    Based on our experience and the country's judicial record, many health insurers throughout the country do not appear to follow proper claims procedures when making decisions concerning medical services.

  • Hall County Board Of Tax Assessors v. Westrec Properties, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-22
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph A. Homans, Catherine T. Crawford (Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeremy Ethan Underwood, Lauren Clipp Giles (Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1421

    The trial court properly granted summary judgment to the taxpayers in their suit against a county board of tax assessors because the plain language of the O.C.G.A. § 48-5-311, as amended, required the board to schedule and notice a settlement conference with the taxpayer within 45 days of receipt of the taxpayers' notice of appeal and provided that the appeal terminated in the event the board elected not to do so, which it did.

  • The Law Offices Of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC v. Cruz & Associates

    Publication Date: 2018-02-16
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Attorney Compensation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ricardo DeMedeiros (The Law Office of Rick J. DeMedeiros, PC), Conyers, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Pellitero (Cruz & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1983

    The trial court erred in reversing the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers Compensation's decision affirming an award of attorney fees to former counsel in a worker's compensation case because, applying the appropriate standard of review, there was sufficient evidence below to support the award of attorney fees.

  • National Law Journal

    State AGs Launch Legal Battle Over Net Neutrality

    January 16, 2018

    Attorneys general from 21 states and the District of Columbia filed a challenge to the repeal of the Obama-era rules.