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  • General Motors LLC v. Buchanan et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-02
    Practice Area: Diversity | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Jonathan Spital, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, Charles Marsh, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers), Atlanta, Brian Kappel, Michael Bell, Rachel Lary, Christopyer Yearout, (Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC), Birmingham, Myrece Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Richard North, Richard North, (Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrick Dawson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Lance Cooper, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Leah Sears, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, William Custer, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, Christopher Glover, (Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis Miles), Montgomery, Darren Penn, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: A21A0043

    Court affirms denial of a protective order that sought to preclude a deposition of GM's CEO and declines to adopt the apex doctrine in Georgia

  • King v. King

    Publication Date: 2020-03-27
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Custer, Jennifer Dempsey, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, Cary Ichter, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth Lindsey, (Davis Matthews & Quigley), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Berryman, (Berryman Family Law), Atlanta, James McGinnis, Andrew McClintock, (Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0034

    Court affirms order vacating arbitration award in a divorce proceeding due to arbitrator's imperfect execution of his authority under an agreement and consent decree

  • Avis Rent A Car System, LLC et al. v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2019-12-24
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Casey, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Brantley Rowlen, Victoria Waller, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael St. Amand, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand Moffett & Brieske, LLP), Atlanta, Darryl Adams, (Law Offices of Michael L. Neff), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, Michael Terry, Amanda Seals, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Michael Neff, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. George Welborn, (Downey, Cleveland, Parker & Williams), Marietta, William Custer, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, for other party. Brittany Wilson, (Shook, Hardy & Bacon), San Francisco, Andrew Trask, (Shook, Hardy & Bacon), Los Angeles, Mark Behrens, (Shook, Hardy & Bacon), Washington, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A1503

    Former Employee, Who Was Not Acting Under Color of Employment When He Committed Criminal Acts, Proximately Caused Plaintiff's Injuries

  • Avis Rent A Car System, LLC et al. v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2019-12-23
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Casey, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Brantley Rowlen, Victoria Waller, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Robert Shannon, (Baker Donelson), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darryl Adams, (Law Offices of Michael L. Neff), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, Michael Terry, Amanda Seals, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, Michael Neff, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. George Welborn, (Downey, Cleveland, Parker & Williams), Marietta, American Car Rental Association, Atlanta, William Custer, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, for other party. Brittany Wilson, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), San Francisco, Andrew Trask, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), Los Angeles, Mark Behrens, (Shook, Hardy, & Bacon L.L.P.), Washington, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A0928

    Car thief's criminal act was the intervening proximate cause of a party's injuries, and car rental company was not directly or vicariously liable for negligence

  • Endochoice Holdings, Inc. et al. v. Kenneth T. Raczewski et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-16
    Practice Area: Class Actions | Securities Litigation
    Industry: Investments and Investment Advisory
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Lee, Michael Smith, (King & Spalding), Atlanta, Srimath Subasinghe, (King & Spalding LLP), Austin, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Bain, (Law Offices of David A. Bain, LLC), Atlanta, William Fredericks, William Fredericks, (Scott+Scott Attorneys at Law LLP), New York, Shannon Hopkins, Sebastiano Tornatore, Andrew Rocco, (Levi & Korsinsky, LLP), Stamford, Robert Killorin, (Law Offices of Robert W. Killorin), Atlanta, for appellee. Michael Carey, John Bielema, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, for other Party.

    Case Number: A19A0151

    Court affirms class certification in a securities fraud class action case

  • Callaway v. Willard

    Publication Date: 2019-08-09
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Neville, (Callaway, Neville & Brinson), Claxton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Luke Lantta, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, Lloyd Murray, (Lloyd D. Murray, Sr., Attorney at Law), Richmond Hill, J. Edenfield, (Spivey, Carlton & Edenfield, P.C.), Swainsboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0139

    Court affirms partial summary judgment for trust beneficiaries against trustee