• Durrance v. Schad

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Fierman (Attorney at Law), Madison, for appellant.
    for defendant: Milton Gardner (Attorney at Law), Milledgeville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0577

    Lack of Evidence Supporting Stalking Claim Warranted Award of Costs and Fees to Defendant

  • SecureAlert, Inc. et al. v. Boggs et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Flynn (Attorney at Law), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Durham (Lee Durham LLC), Albany; Rosser Malone (Malone Law Office), Atlanta; Sidney Moore (The Moore Law Firm P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Kovarious Price, Garden City; Demetrious Price, Reidsville; Grace Chapman, Albany; Richard Parker, Peachtree City; Erwin Warren, Albany; Sonya Bryant, Albany; George Donaldson, Misty Haskins (Perry & Walters LLP), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0045

    The trial court erred in denying electronic pretrial release and monitoring service providers' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' wrongful death and personal injury action arising after two men whom providers were responsible for monitoring via ankle bracelets allegedly shot and killed another man, because O.C.G.A. § 17-6-1.1 (i) shielded providers from civil liability.

  • 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

  • Daily Report Online

    Landlord Hit With $4.2M Default Judgment in Pit Bull Attack

    June 12, 2018

    The attorney for the injured woman said the owner of the property where she was attacked never responded to the Fulton County lawsuit. Now, he intends to go after properties the defendant owns to satisfy the judgment.

  • Department Of Transportation v. Jones

    Publication Date: 2018-06-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Kathleen Pacious (Deputy Attorney General), Atlanta; Loretta Pinkston-Pope (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Melissa Tracy (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta; Kristine Hayter (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Lanham, Clark McGehee (Johnson & Ward), Atlanta; Malcolm Sullivan (Attorney at Law), Forsyth, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0096

    Tort Suit Against State Agency Barred For Failure of Claimant to Comply With Statutory Ante Litem Notice Requirements

  • Daily Report Online

    Appeals Court Ruling Puts Snapchat Speed Filter Lawsuit Back on Track

    June 07, 2018

    The appellate panel revived a suit asserting that Snapchat's speed filter was to blame for the injuries suffered by the victim of a teen driver who was doing more than 100 miles an hour when she wrecked her dad's Mercedes.

  • Daily Report Online

    Defense Lawyer Switches Sides and Wins $20M for Tractor Driver

    June 06, 2018

    “It's easy to do legal work for people you believe in,” Earl McCall said. “Whether you're on the defense side or the plaintiff's side, it just adds a little extra joy for me if you believe in the people you are representing.”

  • Daily Report Online

    High Court, Taking On Issue of Insurer Duty to Settle, Grants Cert in Bad-Faith Case

    June 06, 2018

    The trial judge and the Georgia Court of Appeals took opposite positions on a bad-faith lawsuit against First Acceptance Insurance Co. of Georgia. The Supreme Court voted unanimously to grant the writ of certiorari.

  • Findley v. City Of Atlanta et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-04
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Findley, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Veronica Hoffler, M. Stewart (City of Atlanta Department of Law), Atlanta; Scott Cahalan, Darren Rowles (Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0446

    Trial Court Erred In Granting Summary Judgment Motion Without First Moving on Motion to Amend Complaint

  • Francis v. Chavis

    Publication Date: 2018-06-04
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Motor Vehicle Torts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Terry Jackson (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Reardon (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta; Daniel Prout, Morgan Allyn (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert Harrison, Sarah Akinosho (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0317

    Genuine Issue of Material Fact As To Whether Accident Victim Agreed to Settlement Offer