• Perkins v. Hayes

    Publication Date: 2020-08-12
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brad MaDonald, (Hill/MacDonald, LLC), Marietta, Naomi Lumpkin, (Clark Lowery & Lumpkin LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nikki Marr, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Deana Spencer, (Spencer Law, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee. Deana Spencer, (Stepp Law LLC), Lawrenceville, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0204

    Court affirms trial court order on custody, visitation, and child support over mother's objections

  • Emory University et al. v. Willcox

    Publication Date: 2020-07-23
    Practice Area: Evidence | Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Ladner, Robert Stannard, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, John Fitzpatrick, Lamar Jost, (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP), Denver, Michael Bailey, Erica Jansen, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Graddock, Keenan Nix, (Morgan & Morgan, PA), Atlanta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, Maxwell Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0665

    Trial Court in Wrongful Death Case Did Not Abuse Its Discretion in Allowing Opinion Evidence Based on Incomplete Medical Records

  • Schaeffer v. Kearney

    Publication Date: 2020-07-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Lee, (Attorney for the City of Sandy Springs), Sandy Springs, Sean Ryan, (Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Crail Lewis, (Law Office of Crail A. Lewis, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0264

    Court reverses an order granting a writ of mandamus to bound a municipal matter over to superior court because petitioner's correct remedy was a writ of certiorari

  • Villalobos v. Atlanta Motorsports Sales, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-02
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: T. Flinn, (SAAG), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nicolas Bohorquez, (Williams Teusink, LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0645

    Court affirms dismissal of vehicle purchaser's claims for fraud, finding that those claims were precluded by a merger clause, but reverses dismissal of his claim for revocation.

  • Thompkins, et al. v. Gonzalez-Nunez

    Publication Date: 2020-06-18
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Coleman, (Ronald R. Coleman, Jr., P. C.), Sandy Springs, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ruben Cruz, (Cruz & Associates), Atlanta, Richard Taylor, (Taylor & Viers,P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0522

    Trial Court in Negligence Action Erred in Rejecting Employer's Assumption-of-the-Risk Defense; Injured Employee Had Specific Knowledge of the Work

  • Evans et al. v. Rockdale Hospital, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-05-19
    Practice Area: Damages | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Bell, (Bell Law Firm), Atlanta, Sidney Moore, (The Moore Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, James Wilson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sharonda Boyce, Daniel Huff, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Heather McGrotty, (Weathington Mgrew PC), Atlanta, Paul Weathin, (Weathington Smith), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0233

    Court vacates and remands zero damages award in medical malpractice case for determination of whether the verdict was void as inconsistent

  • 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

  • Curry v. Conopco, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wiley Curry, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Erica Jansen, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2026

    Court affirms summary judgment in product liability case when plaintiff failed to produce an expert after two years of litigation

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-03-26
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Locke, (Locke Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office, Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1844

    Extraordinary Motion For New Trial Not Proper Method For Addressing Constitutional Claims

  • 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