• Williams v. Dekalb County, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-01
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Vernon Burch, Addison Smith, John Lex Kennerly, (UGA School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Viviane H. Ernstes, Bennett Davis Bryan, Laura Karen Johnson, Terry Gerard Phillips, Shaheem Malik Williams (Dekalb County Law Department), Decatur, Kenneth Edward Jarrard, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, Brent William Herrin, Gus H. Small, Benjamin S. Klehr, (Small Herrin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1163

    Court reverses county resident's claims for civil penalties under the Open Meetings Act

  • Dekalb County School District et al v. Gold et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-18
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Education
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Barrett Belinfante, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, Leslie J Bryan, Allegra J. Lawrence, Lisa Michele Haldar, Thomas Robinson Bundy, III, (Lawrence & Bundy LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Roy E. Barnes, John Frank Salter, Jr., (The Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, Jason James Carter, Jason James Carter, Michael Brian Terry, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., G. Joseph Scheuer, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, W. Brooks Stillwell, III, (Brooks Stillwell LLC), Savannah, Jennifer Neison Herman, (Savannah City Attorney's Office), Savannah, J. Anderson Davis, Lee Barrett Carter (Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson & Davis, LLP), Rome, Gwin Copeland Hall, Caroline Elizabeth Porter, (Georgia Municipal Association), Atlanta, Phillip L. Hartley, (Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP), Gainesville, for Amicus Appellant. Donald C. English, (Southern States Pba, Inc.), McDonough, Michael Thomas McGonigle, (Georgia Association of Educators), Tucker, Julie Johanna Oinonen, Mario Bernard Williams, (Williams Oinonen LLC), Atlanta, Matthew McKeithan Pence, (Professional Association of Georgia Educators), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1419

    Trial court erred in granting summary judgment on a breach of contract matter for School District over employees' challenge to suspension of retirement plan payments.

  • The State v. Orr

    Publication Date: 2019-06-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Luke Anthony Martin, (Floyd County District Attorney's Office), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Henry Pierman, (McCurdy & Candler LLC), Decatur, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Michael Scott Carlson, John Stuart Melvin, D. Victor Reynolds, Amelia Greeson Pray, John Richard Edwards, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for amicus appellant.

    Case Number: S18G0994

    Georgia's new Evidence Code abrogates proscription against admission of evidence of a defendant's silence

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. R. Charles Loudermilk, Sr. et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-03
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws | Damages
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joyce Gist Lewis, (Krevolin Horst, LLC), Atlanta, Curtis J. Martin, II, (Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP), Atlanta, Michael P. Kohler, Charles B. Lee, Laura Elisabeth Ashby, (Miller & Martin PLLC), Atlanta, George P. Shingler, (The Shingler Law Firm LLC), Decatur, Ashley Elizabeth Wilson Clark, (Buckley Beal, LLP), Atlanta, Kathryn R. Norcross, James S. Watson, Colleen J. Boles, John Stuart Tonkinson, (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation), Arlington, Ellis A. Sharp, (Stokes, Williams, Sharp & Davies), Knoxville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Richard Long, IV, Brian David Boone, Theodore J. Sawicki, Elizabeth Gingold Clark, Lauren Tapson Macon, (Alston & Bird, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q1233

    Georgia's Apportionment Statute Was Applicable to Tort Claims Against Bank Directors and Officers For Purely Pecuniary Losses

  • Chappuis et al. v. Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians Savannah, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-03-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thurbert E. Baker, Mark G. Trigg, Mark Adam Silver, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Yasha Heidari, Yenniffer Steffany Delgado, (Heidari Power Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G0756

    Court Clarifies Standard for Striking Pleadings under §9-11-12 (f) and Remands to Allow Trial Court to Apply Standard

  • The State v. Atkins

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Linda Jeanne Dunikoski, A.D.A., Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Scott Franklin McAfee, Senior A.D.A., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office ), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tamara Natasha Crawford, Sandra Kay Wolfe, (Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office) Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0770

    Court Orders Trial Court to Reconsider Admissibility of Other Acts Evidence in Anticipation of Murder Trial

  • The Mayor and Aldermen of Garden City v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-23
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick T. O'Connor, David William Bobo Mullens, III, James Philip Gerard (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Dorian Britt (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G0692

    City was entitled to summary judgment in plaintiffs' suit to recover for injuries their daughter suffered at a City-owned and maintained football stadium because the Recreational Property Act provided immunity to City since the injured party was allowed to use City's property for recreational purposes free of charge.