• Harris et al. v. City of South Fulton et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Brackett, Robert Ashe, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Winston Denmark, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, David Lowman, Cheryl Ringer, Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Eugene Smith, Michael Huening, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, Emilia Walker, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Atlanta, , for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1990

    Neighborhood in Previously Unincorporated Area In Fulton County Is Now Part of City of South Fulton

  • The Hatchett Firm, P. C. et al. v. Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Banerjee, (Kumar, Prabhu, Patel & Banerjee, L.L.C.), Atlanta, Angelina Whitaker, (Blue Sky Law), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lisa Wolgast, Talia Wagner, (Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1723

    Court reverses summary judgment order that had been in favor of sub-lessor due to outstanding issue of material fact, but affirms order against subtenants' counterclaims

  • Martin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard Anderson, (Law Office of Howard W. Anderson, III, LLC), Pendleton, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Doupe, Steven Normandia, (District Attorney's Office for the Toombs Judicial Circuit), Thomson, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2008

    Criminal Appeal Filed Before Judgment Was Final Had to be Dismissed

  • Cobb Hospital, Inc. et al. v. Emory Adventist, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-14
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Armando Basarrate, Elizabeth Kitchens, David Darden, Grace Kopache, (Parker, Hudson, Rainer, & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, David Conley, Robert Ingram, (Moore Ingram Johnson & Steele, LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: J. Maines, Matthew Friedlander, Grant Schnell, (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, Ryan Burke, Robert Threlkeld, Elliott Coward, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, Grace Kopache, (Parker, Hudson, Rainer, & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1000

    Challenge to a hospital acquisition failed because the entity being acquired was not operating and, therefore, the Hospital Acquisition Act did not apply.

  • Lambeth et al. v. Three Lakes Corporation

    Publication Date: 2020-12-11
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Shelton, (Lewis Brisbois), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Strickland, (Strickland & Schwartz, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0897

    Court reverses summary judgment order that dismissed homeowners' complaint against a homeowner's corporation that failed to maintain and repair property.

  • Nails v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean Lowe, (Assistant Public Defender), Ringgold, Jonathan Hamrick, (Rome Circuit Public Defender Office), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson, (District Attorney), Rome, Luke Martin, (Floyd County District Attorney), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1355

    Extrinsic Evidence of Defendant's Jailhouse Phone Conversation Regarding Drug-Sale Activity Was Properly Admitted at Trial

  • Salvati v. Deloach Brokerage, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Durham, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Brunswick, Joseph Emanuel, (Webb Tanner & Powell), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Bumgartner, (Brown Readdick Bumgartner Carter Strickland & Watkins, LLP), Brunswick, Charles Moulton, Jeffrey Rentz, William Cullens, (Williams, Rentz, Moulton & Associates, P.C.), Saint Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1318

    Court affirms summary judgment order ruling that a broker was entitled to a sales commission but reverses as to the amount of that commission

  • In Re Estate of George Thomas Cornett, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Diffley, Marguerite Miller, (Alston & Bird, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Theodore Welch, Theodore Welch, (Stillman Welch LLC), Atlanta, Spence Johnson, (Johnson Marlowe LLP), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0856

    Court affirms removal of successor executor of an estate following probate court findings of mismanagement and dissipation of estate assets

  • Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. v. Landau-Taylor, in his Capacities as Successor Trustee of The Georgia Sortor Lerangis Trust et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Dispute Resolution | Trusts and Estates
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Brokerage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Martin, William Martin, (Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.), Birmingham, David Conner, Robert Kutchey, (The Conner Law Group, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Lavoie, Susan Cox, (Edenfield, Cox, Bruce & Classens), Statesboro, Jeffrey Horst, Joshua McLaurin, (Krevolin & Horst, LLC), Atlanta, Jonathan Grunberg, (Wade, Grunberg & Wilson, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1249

    Successor Trustees and Business Partners Were Bound By Predecessor's Contractual Arbitration Agreement

  • Wanna v. Navicent Health, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-19
    Practice Area: Contracts | Employment Litigation
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stuart Walker, (Martin Snow, LLP), Macon, Anthony Cochran, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, Emily Ward, (Chilivis Cochran), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Julie Wood, Jared Miller, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, Robert Brennan, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Julia Magda, (Magda Law, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1378

    Court affirms, reverses, and vacates aspects of summary judgment orders in a lengthy dispute between a physician and a former employer