• Cham et al. v. ECI Management Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-13
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maxwell Kent Thelen, James Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jeffrey Parker Shiver, Alan John Hamilton, R. Scott Campbell, Daniel Colin Beer, (Shiver Hamilton, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John E. Hall, Jr., Jeffery Randolph Saxby, Paul Barry Trainor, Pearson Kern Cunningham, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20G0601

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Charging on Duty a Landowner Owes a Licensee When Evidence Shows Plaintiffs' Decedent Was a Guest of Landowner's Lawful Tenant

  • Lee v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2020-03-02
    Practice Area: Discovery | Expert Witnesses
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bradley S. Wolff, David Marlow Atkinson, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Crawford Alford, Nathan David Cronic, Sr., (Willis McKenzie LLP), LaGrange, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18G1549

    Court vacates order excluding testimony of late-identified expert and announces factors to be considered in excluding that testimony

  • Development Authority of Cobb County et al. v. State of Georgia et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-03
    Practice Area: Government | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate | Retail | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Thomas Brown, Rebecca Allison Davis, Daniel M. McRae, (Seyfarth Shaw, LLP), Atlanta, William A. Holby, Letitia A. McDonald, Gabriel Krimm, (King & Spalding, LLP), Atlanta, Washington, for appellant.
    for defendant: D. Victor Reynolds, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Larry Savage, Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0378

    Local Government Agency Had Authority to Issue Revenue Bonds to Finance Land Acquisition and Retail Development

  • Crouch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura D. Hogue, Susan Dalton Raymond, (Hogue, Hogue, Fitzgerald & Griffin), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel Patrick Bibler, George Herbert Hartwig, III, Gregory Warren Winters, (Houston County District Attorney's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1610

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Orchestrated Killing of Drug Dealers to Avoid Paying Debt

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness

  • Bibbs et al. v. Toyota Motor Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Damages | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy E. Barnes, John Raymond Bevis, John Ross Bartholomew IV (The Barnes Law Group LLC), Marietta; Robert David Cheeley (Sherry Schons - Cheeley Law Group), Norcross; Keith E. Fryer (Fryer Shuster & Lester P.C.), Atlanta; Keith Allen Pittman (Cheeley Law Group LLC), Alphatetta; Thomas A. Eaton (University of Georgia School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carrie Lynn Christie, Robert Harris Burke (Rutherford & Christie LLP), Atlanta; Frank Mitchell Lowrey IV, Amanda Kay Seals Bersinger (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta; Joel H. Smith, Richard Hood Willis, Ashleigh R. Wilson (Bowman and Brooke LLP-SC), Columbia, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q0075

    Damages in a wrongful death action are limited by the decedent's full settlement of her earlier personal injury action.

  • Wallace v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-03-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maryann Faith Blend (Maryann F. Blend, Esq., PC.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague (Department of Law), Atlanta; Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1900

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Refusing to Reinstate Dismissed Juror