• Georgia Dept. of Labor v. Mcconnell et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-17
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathleen M. Pacious, Loretta L. Pinkston-Pope, Angela Ellen Cusimano, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Scott A. Schweber, (Schweber Green Law Group), Atlanta, Jefferson Madden Allen, (Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Roy E. Barnes, (The Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, Kenneth S. Canfield, (Doffermyre Shields Canfield Knowles), Atlanta, David J. Worley, (Evangelista Worley, LLC), Atlanta, Amy E. Keller, (Dicello Levitt Gutzler LLC), Chicago, Norman E. Siegel, Barrett J. Vahle, (Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP), Kansas City, Andrew N. Friedman, (Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC), Washington,, James Pizzirusso, (Hausfeld LLP), Washington, John A. Yanchunis, (Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group), Tampa, Jason Ryan Doss, (The Doss Firm, LLC), Marietta, Eric H. Gibbs, (Girard Gibbs LLP), Oakland, Ariana J. Tadler, (Milberg Tadler Phillips Grossman LLP), New York, William H. Murphy, III, (Murphy Falcon & Murphy), Baltimore, Rodney Keith Strong, (Griffin & Strong, PC), Atlanta, for Neutral Amicus.

    Case Number: S18G1316

    Department of Labor has no sovereign immunity for plaintiff's tort claims, but the plaintiff's complaint failed to state a valid claim.