• Salvati v. Deloach Brokerage, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Durham, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Brunswick, Joseph Emanuel, (Webb Tanner & Powell), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Bumgartner, (Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins, LLP), Brunswick, Charles Moulton, Jeffrey Rentz, William Cullens, (Williams, Rentz, Moulton & Associates, P.C.), Saint Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1318

    Court affirms summary judgment order ruling that a broker was entitled to a sales commission but reverses as to the amount of that commission

  • Wadley et al. v. Mother Murphy's Laboratories, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Evidence | Personal Injury
    Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, Kenneth McClain, Steven Crick, Scott Britton-Mehlisch, Steven Crick, Scott Britton-Mehlisch, (Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C.), Independence, for appellant.
    for defendant: Judy Aust, (Goodman McGuffey, LLP), Atlanta, Eric Hawkins, Ollie, Robert Gilbreath, (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP), DALLAS, Camille Smith, (Callahan & Fusco LLC), Decatur, William Martin, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, John Lowery, (Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP), Atlanta, Julie Comer, (Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Steven DeFrank, Melissa Kahren, Stephen Schatz, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, J. Konold, Jason Meyer, (Gordon & Rees LLP), Los Angeles, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0899

    Trial Court Abused Discretion in Ruling That Expert's Testimony Regarding Toxic Exposure Was Too Speculative

  • Optum Construction Group, LLC et al. v. City Electric Supply Company

    Publication Date: 2020-10-28
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Kent, (Fox Rothschild LLP), Atlanta, Dorothy Cornwell, (Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Van De Water, (Isenberg & Hewitt), Atlanta, for appellee. James Weston, (Trotter Jones LLP), Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1010

    Court reverses summary judgment order in favor of a materialman's lien because of an outstanding issue of material fact over existence of a contractual relationship

  • Mitchell & Associates, Inc. v. Global Systems Integration, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-17
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Consulting
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Van De Water, (Isenberg & Hewitt), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Walter Kruger, Calvin Wright, (Fisher & Phillips LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0599

    Court affirms summary judgment order that awarded a contractor its lost profits but reverses contractor's claim for a refund of fees previously paid

  • A20A0768. Dockery et al. v. Haedong Industries Corp., Ltd. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Darren Penn, Alexandra Cole, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, Eric Ripper, (Ripper Law Firm PC), Atlanta, Michael Terry, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore), Atlanta, Jane Vincent, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Diffley, Lara Tumeh, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0767

    Court in Wrongful Death Suit Incorrectly Granted Defendants' Motion to Set Aside Default Judgment; Remanded for Specification as to Basis for Decision

  • Williams Investment Company v. Girardot

    Publication Date: 2020-05-18
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Thagard, Halton Albritton, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton LLP), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Milles, (Milles Law), Tallahassee, for appellee. Sandra Foster, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter, LLC), Savannah, Tracie Macke, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for AM.

    Case Number: A20A0649

    Hotel Entitled to Summary Judgment in Personal Injury Case; Injured Guest Has Equal, or Superior, Knowledge of Alleged Wet Condition on Sidewalk Near Pool

  • St. Francis Health, LLC v. Weng

    Publication Date: 2020-04-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Martin, James Brooks, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Columbus, Lauren Dimitri, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Derrell Dowdell, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellee. Eric Frisch, Jasper Abbott, (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, Roger Harris, (SWIFT, CURRIE Mcghee & HIERS, LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2082

    Trial Court Improperly Allowed Medical Malpractice Plaintiff to Amend Complaint to Add St. Francis Health as a New Defendant; Claims Are Barred by Statute of Limitations

  • Henry et al. v. Atlanta Gas Light Company

    Publication Date: 2020-04-28
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Toxic Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicholas Protentis, (Protentis Law LLC), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, Eric Miller, (Miller Bonham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexandra Nelson, Seth Litman, John McDonald, (Thompson Hine LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1990

    Court Properly Held That Injuries From Gas Explosion Did Not Arise From a Breach of Duty by Gas Company, Which Had No Knowledge of the Hazard

  • Baker v. Atlantic States Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-04-21
    Practice Area: Discovery | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn Gentle, (Lloyd & Hogan PC), Birmingham, Eric Maxwell, (Attorney at Law), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samantha Mandell, Michael Kendall, (Kendall Mandell LLC), Douglasville, for appellee. Sylvia Cobb, (Law Offices of Andrews and Manganiello/Geico Staff Counsel), Tucker, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2337

    Trial Court Retained Jurisdiction to Enter a Written Sanction Award After Announcing Decision to Grant Attorneys' Fees and Costs at Hearing

  • Holcomb Investments Limited v. Keith Hardware, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-16
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Toxic Torts
    Industry: Real Estate | Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nicholas Protentis, (Protentis Law LLC), Atlanta, Eric Miller, (Miller Bonham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Darneille, (Gower Wooten & Darneille, LLC), Atlanta, John Hal, David Williams, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2422

    Triable Issue as to Whether Store Employee Should Have Taken Precautions Upon Noticing "god awful" Chemical Smell