• Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc. v. Thomas

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Automotive | Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth Jr. (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta; Brian K. Mathis (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin N. Loeb, Anne H. Coolidge-Kaplan (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC.), Atlanta, for appellee. Layne Zhou, Hunter S. Allen Jr. (Allen & McCain PC), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Charles Madden Cork III, Decatur, for amicus appellee. Eric Jeffrey Frisch, Claire A. Sumner (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Scott Bailey, David Donald Mackenzie (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G1021

    Claim In Second Amended Complaint Imputing Simple Negligence Against Hospital Related Back to Original Malpractice Complaint

  • In The Interest of I.L.M., et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Mark Anderson (The Law Office of C. Mark Anderson, PC), Canton; Cory P. DeBord (Bray & Johnson), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra A. Harps, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Hope Merkert Pereira (Pereira and Associates LLC), Marietta; Jessica Lynn Long (Jessica Long Law LLC), Holly Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1391

    Dependency Proceeding Had To Be Dismissed Absent Showing Of Statutory Compliance and Good Cause For Continuance

  • Daily Report Online

    Auto-Pedestrian Accident Case Yields Verdict & Cultural Lesson for Defense Lawyer

    August 10, 2018

    Defense attorney Lee Welborn said the jury, which included eight members from Latin America, relied on their experiences with home-country drivers to decide the plaintiff should have been more alert.

  • The Recorder

    Monsanto Hit With $289M Verdict Over Roundup Weed Killer

    August 10, 2018

    Jurors awarded $39.2 million in compensatory damages and $250 million in punitive damages to plaintiff DeWayne “Lee” Johnson.

  • Coen v. CDC Software Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Employment Litigation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Blane Ames, Michael J. Bowers, Elizabeth Righton J. Lewis (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1375

    Determining Whether Res Judicata Has Been Triggered Requires Review of Entire Set of Facts Giving Rise to Enforceable Claim

  • Harrell v. City of Griffin

    Publication Date: 2018-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Goldstein (McConnell & Sneed LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: G. Mobley (Lokey Mobley and Doyle LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert N. Katz, Decatur; Merlyn Dodson, Robert Katz (Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming LLC), Decatur, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0415

    Ante Litem Notice of Claim to Municipality Must Include Specific Dollar Amount of Monetary Damages Being Sought

  • Pascarelli et al. v. Koehler

    Publication Date: 2018-08-03
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Justyn Alioto (Mills & Hoopes LLC), Atlanta; Timothy Walls (Mills & Hoopes LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: James McLaughlin (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Stevan Miller, Gwendolyn Havlik (Drew ECKL & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0198

    Online Reservation Capability Does Not Satisfy Minimum Contacts Requirement Where Conduct Occurred Outside Forum

  • A18A0315. Hartry et al. v. Ron Johnson Jr. Enterprises, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Warshauer, Trent Shuping (Warshauer Law Group PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eileen Crowley, Amanda Smith (Hall Bloch Garland & Meyer LLP), Atlanta; Richard Foster, Elizabeth Bentley (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta; Michael Baumrind, Frank Lowrey (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Christopher Jordan (Hunter Maclean), Brunswick, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0314

    Railroad Employee's FELA Action Against Employer Following Collision Not Precluded by Federal Grade Crossing Regulations

  • Heard v. Ruef

    Publication Date: 2018-07-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason Graham (Graham & Penman LLP), Atlanta; Robert Kozloski (Graham Legal LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin Gentry, Ray Smith (Smith & Liss LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0186

    Geographical Limits For Deposition Do Not Apply to Nonresident Judgment Debtor During Postjudgment Discovery

  • Siska v. McNeil et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leon VanGelderen (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, Brian Mathis (Huff Powell Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0530

    Trial Court Erred In Dismissing Complaint For Failure to File Expert Affidavit