• Anderson v. State

    Publication Date: 2019-01-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Gallagher, (The Gallagher Firm), Destin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Grist, (Solicitor General), Macon, Steve Knowles, (Bibb Solicitor General's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2133

    Battery and trespass convictions affirmed with respect to a physical altercation between father and adult son.

  • Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Company v. Kennestone Hospital, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-16
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Brennan, Richard Brown, (Fain, Major, & Brennan, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Richards, (Clinton Harkins, PC), Marietta, Kyle Knox, (Richards Law LLC), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1822

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment in Favor of Hospital in Medical Lien Dispute with Insurer of Driver Who Caused Injuries to Hospital Patient Despite Failure by Hospital to Provide Notice of Lien to Tortfeasor

  • In The Interest of S. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Hardin, (James L. Hardin, Esq.), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, (District Attorney), Brunswick, George Barnhill, Thomas Buscemi, (Brunswick Circuit District Attorney's Office), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1851

    Court Affirms Adjudication of Juvenile Whose Prints Were Found at Scenes of Burglaries and Who Argued Evidence was Insufficient to Support Adjudication

  • Jackson v. Brown

    Publication Date: 2019-01-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Fred White, (Fred White, Lawyer), Loganville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aaron Thomas, (Aaron Thomas Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2097

    Court Vacates Order of Attorney's Fees and Costs Due to Trial Court's Failure to Identify Proper Basis for Award

  • Patricia Kennedy v. The Shave Barber Company, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-01-11
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jared Miller, R. Ashe, John Elliott, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Monroe, Chelsey Lewis, (Ford & Harrison LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1660

    Court Affirms Trial Court Order Enjoining Former Employee from Competing with Barbershop at Which She Worked Pursuant Employment Covenant

  • The State v. Almanza

    Publication Date: 2019-01-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Boring, Michael Carlson, John Edwards, Amelia Pray, Lindsay Gardner, (District Attorney's Office Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, D. Reynolds, (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, John Merchant, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, Cindi Yeager, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee. Melvin Hewitt, (Isenberg & Hewitt, P C.), Atlanta, Emily Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Brian Fortner, Sean Garrett, (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville, Ryan Leonard, (Acting District Attorney), Douglasville, Andrew Agatston, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Anna Davis, (Assistant Solicitor General), Decatur, for amicus.

    Case Number: A17A1270

    Court Adopts Opinion of Supreme Court and Orders Trial Court to Reconsider Admissibility of Statements by Mother of Sexual Abuse Victim to Examining Physician

  • Jenkins v. Jenkins

    Publication Date: 2019-01-10
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Shannan Oliver, John Phillips, (Bloom Parham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashley Brightwell, Eleanor Kasper, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1463

    Court Affirms Protective Order Barring Father From Contact Child Whom He Harassed and Threatened

  • Lynchar, Inc. et al. v. Colonial Oil Industries, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-01-08
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Wallace, (Brown & Adams, LLC), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tracy O'Connell, Philip Thompson, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams, LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0391

    Guaranties are still enforceable when a principal debtor is identified only by a trade name and not by its legal name.

  • Love et al. v. Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-12-18
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wayne Kendall, (Wayne B. Kendall P.C.), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kimberly Alexander, (Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, Bright from the Start), Atlanta, Cheryl Ringer, Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Kaye Burwell, (Office of The Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1778

    Board of Tax Assessors has broad discretion to direct its own operations, but individual Board members have no sovereign immunity against claims for prospective relief.

  • Robinson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-12-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackie Tyo, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms, (Office of The District Attorney), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1693

    Robbery convictions reversed when evidence did nothing more than raise suspicions of defendant's involvement in the crime.