Publication Date: 2023-03-03
Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
Court: Georgia Supreme Court
Judge: Justice McMillian
Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert D. Howell, (Howell Law Firm, P.C.), Moultrie, for appellant.
for defendant: Gregory Tyson Talley, Alphonso Avery Howell, IV, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, for appellee; Charles Madden Cork, III, (Law Offices of Charles M. Cork, III), Decatur, John J. Park, Jr., (Jack Park Law, LLC), Gainesville, Kenneth James Lewis, (Lewis LAW), Winder, for Amicus Appellant.
Case Number: S22G0405
Court holds that a decedent's adult children have an equitable right to pursue a wrongful death action where surviving spouse declines or refuses to do so