• RSFPITTSGA, LLC v. Schiess

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carrie Christie, Ann Potente, (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shaun Cade, (Cade Law, PC), Atlanta, Darl Champion, (The Champion Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1228

    Material Issues of Fact Existed as to Whether Restaurant Owner Had Superior Knowledge of Trip-and-Fall Hazard

  • Dupree et al. v. Houston County Board of Education et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-11
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Dozier, (Dozier Law Firm, LLC), Macon, Dustin Hamilton, (Dozier Law Firm, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Jerles, (Daniel, Lawson, Tuggle & Jerles, LLP), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1034

    Court reverses summary judgment order on defendant's negligence in a slip and fall case due to outstanding issues of material fact

  • Phillips et al. v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-09
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amelia Phillips, (Phillips Law, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1367

    Attorney's Failure to Properly Argue Damages Exemption Issue Proximately Caused Jury's Wrongful Liability Determination

  • Ingles Markets, Inc. v. Seymour

    Publication Date: 2020-11-03
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Scarbrough, Rachel Reed, Amy Buzby, (Mabry & McClelland, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Carter, (Attorney at Law), Hartwell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1453

    Court affirms denial of premises owner's motion for summary judgment in a slip and fall case due to open issues of fact

  • Valdosta State University, et al. v. Davis

    Publication Date: 2020-09-16
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Boyter, Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Welsh, (Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1036

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment for a property owner where the plaintiff had equal knowledge of an open and obvious hazard that led to her injuries

  • Allen v. ABM Aviation, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-08-25
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keith Foster, (The Foster Firm LLC), Atlanta, Ralph Goldberg, (Goldberg & Cuvillier, P.C.), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Yamisi James, Roger Harris, (Swift, Currie McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Angela Tartline, (Bovis Kyle Burch & Medlin LLC), Atlanta, Grant Tall, (Bader Law Firm LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0903

    Court affirms summary judgment for defendant in a slip and fall case where all evidence pointed to plaintiff's equal knowledge of the hazard

  • Arnold v. Word et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-31
    Practice Area: Health Care Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louie Hendricks, (L. Barrington Hendricks, P.C.), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Maren Cave, Kathryn Robertson, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Odis Williams, (The Law Office of Odis Williams, P.C.), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0675

    Aunt of Autistic Man Who Died After Choking on Food at Personal Care Home Fails to Identify Premises Liability Duty Owed by Property's Alleged Co-Owner

  • Marcus et al. v. Country Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Virgil Adams, Dawn Lewis, (Adams, Jordan & Herrington PC), Macon, Lauren Childs, (Lumley & Harper, LLC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jay Traynham, Amanda Smith, (Hall, Bloch, Garland & Meyer, LLP), Macon, for appellee. Allen Broughton, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Floyd Buford, (Buford & Buford), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0391

    Homeowner Who Shot At Children Outside Her Home Committed Criminal Acts, Precluding Coverage Under Home Insurance Policy

  • Richey et al. v. The Kroger Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Denise Hoying, Peter Law, Ernest Moran, (Law & Moran), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Moffett, Jeff Wasick, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske LLP), Atlanta, Charles McDaniel, (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Ryan Kolb, (Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0363

    Court reverses summary judgment for a defendant in a negligence case because it could not say, as a matter of law, that the plaintiff did not exercise reasonable care to avoid injury

  • 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