• Boyd v. Big Lots Stores, Inc

    Publication Date: 2018-08-17
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Hinson, Caleb Walker (Katherine L. Mcarthur, LLC), Macon; Maconl Katherine McArthur, Reza Sedghi, (Mcarthur Law Firm), Macon; Jessica Edmonds (McArthur Law Firm) Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Barbara Marschalk, John Stevens, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham), Atlanta, for appellee. Neal Scott, (Law Office of Terry-Dawn Thomas), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: 18A1140

    Slip-And-Fall Location In Parking Lot 45 Feet From Store Entrance Was Not Approach to Store Premises

  • 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

  • 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

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    Douglas County Jury Awards $2.6M in Fall From Hospital Wheelchair

    July 26, 2018

    Plaintiff's attorney Michael Goldberg said his client's accident happened because "the hospital just didn't have the right policies and procedures in place to protect wheelchair patients."

  • Adams et al. v. McDonald et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mr. Matthew Cook, Kate Cook (Cook Law Group LLC), Cornelia; Jonathan Parrish (The Parrish Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta; James Brim, Weymon Forrester (Forrester & Brim LLP), Gainesville; Thomas Cole (Welchel Dunlap Jarrard & Walker LLP), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0155

    Stroke That Followed Initial Medical Misdiagnosis Was New Injury That Restarted Running of Statutory Limitations Period

  • City of Saint Marys v. Reed

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emily Hancock, Richard Strickland (Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: James McIlvaine (Williams Litigation Group P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0625

    Slip-And-Fall Plaintiff Failed to Show Municipal Property Owner Had Prior Notice of Sidewalk Defect

  • Daily Report Online

    11th Circuit Upholds $2.9M Bad Faith Verdict Against Geico

    July 25, 2018

    Turning aside the insurer's bid for a new trial or judgment as a matter of law, the appellate panel said the evidence was "more than enough for a jury to find that Geico acted in bad faith" in its handling of a 2010 auto wreck.