• Barbara Cantrell et al. v. AU Medical Center, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-21
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Bush, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Floyd Taylor, James Painter, Amanda Lynde, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2101

    Court reverses dismissal of medical negligence complaint after determining that the affidavit attached to the plaintiff's complaint met statutory requirements

  • In Re Declaration of Judicial Emergency.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-21
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randolph Frails, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Wayne Brown, (Augusta Law Department), Augusta, Tameka Haynes, (Frails & Wilson), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Long, (TuckerLong, P.C.), Augusta, Carl Brown, Augusta, for appellee. David E. Hudson, David Hudson, Augusta, for AM.

    Case Number: A21A0081

    Court dismisses City's appeal of an emergency judicial order because the court has no jurisdiction to consider the appeal

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, (The Schlachter Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Swift, Render Freeman, Jaletta Smith, (Anderson Tate & Carr, PC.), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1593

    Court affirms attorney fee award for defendant under OCGA §9-11-68 in a medical malpractice case where defendant made a good faith settlement offer that was rejected

  • Barraza v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Crawford, (Crawford and Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kenneth Mauldin, (District Attorney), Athens, Austin Jackson, (Clarke County DA), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1657

    Court affirms child molestation convictions over defendant's challenges to expert testimony and to limits on cross-examination of a detective investigator

  • National Collegiate Student Loan Trust v. 2007-1 v. Bell

    Publication Date: 2021-01-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wendi Fassbender, (Attorney at Law), Wesley Chapel, Cherice Tadday, (Roosen, Varchetti & Oliver, PLLC), Smyrna, Kirsten Smith, (Sessions, Fishman, Nathan & Israel), Metairie, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Addleton, (Attorney at Law), Macon, John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, James Hurt, (Hurt Stolz, P.C.), Watkinsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1676

    Court reverses dismissal of a collection lawsuit filed by a Delaware trust, concluding that the trust had capacity to sue in its own name, and remands to trial court

  • HBC2018, LLC v. Paulding County School District

    Publication Date: 2021-01-15
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Barnes, John Bartholomew, Benjamin Rosichan, (Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Phillip Hartley, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, Hieu Nguyen, (Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP), Gainesville, for appellee. Amanda Harmon Dallas, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1993

    Bank Failed to Show a Property Interest or Right to Loan Repayment from School District; Trial Court Properly Granted Summary Judgment to School District

  • Maner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-01-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Marshall, (Law Office of David D. Marshall), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Cranford, (Coweta Judicial Circuit), Newnan, Meaghan Smith, (Troup County District Attorney's Office), LaGrange, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1759

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Admitting Evidence of Other Acts of Child Molestation, Even One From 50 Years Ago; Lapse of Time, by Itself, Does Not Affect Admissibility

  • In the Interest of J. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Fernandina Beach, Megan Dempsey, (Brunswick Circuit Public Defender's Office), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office, Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1642

    Evidence Was Insufficient to Support Delinquency Adjudication; State Failed to Show That Juvenile Stole Vehicle

  • Moore v. Lovein Funeral Home, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Cotton, Tiffany Donohue, (Cotton Law Firm, P.C.), Cordele, Patrick Kerns, (Patrick W. Kerns, Attorney at Law, LLC), Valdosta, Patrick Kerns, (Luke Law LLC), Orange Park, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mitchell Moore, (Mitchell O. Moore PC), Nashville, James Thagard, William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, for appellee. Kenneth Howard, Opelika, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1632

    Issues of Fact Exist on Whether Funeral Home's Failure to Release to Plaintiff All of His Late Wife's Remains Constituted a Breach of the Parties' Written Agreements

  • Ford v. Carter

    Publication Date: 2021-01-07
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harold Jones, (Law Office of Harold Jones), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nicole Stout, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1725

    Court reverses dismissal order in a slip and fall case and remands to give plaintiff an opportunity to respond to arguments that service of process was not diligently pursued