• Hall et al. v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Trent Speckhals, (Speckhals Law, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Willingham, (Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham PC), Birmingham, William Norwood, (Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood P.C.), Atlanta, Yehuda Smolar, (Yes Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee; John Smith, William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, Richard Hines, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0111

    Court affirms majority of orders addressing procedure regarding estate conservator's exclusive right to represent minor children in a wrongful death action

  • Erickson v. Walker et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-29
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Justin O'Dell, Nicholas Booth, (O'Dell & O'Neal, P.C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Randall Farmer, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Arnold Lizana, (Attorney Arnold J. Lizana III), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0023

    Court affirms summary judgment in a negligence case on the basis of causation and further states that school employees had official immunity from a lawsuit

  • Centennial Village, LLC v. Fulton County School District, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-28
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Mitchell, (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, Terrell Ogletree, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0041

    Court affirms dismissal of property owner's complaint for repair costs against Fulton County on grounds of sovereign immunity

  • General Motors LLC v. Buchanan et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-02
    Practice Area: Diversity | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Jonathan Spital, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, Charles Marsh, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers), Atlanta, Brian Kappel, Michael Bell, Rachel Lary, Christopyer Yearout, (Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC), Birmingham, Myrece Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Richard North, Richard North, (Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrick Dawson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Lance Cooper, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Leah Sears, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta, William Custer, (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP), Atlanta, Christopher Glover, (Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis Miles), Montgomery, Darren Penn, (Penn Law LLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: A21A0043

    Court affirms denial of a protective order that sought to preclude a deposition of GM's CEO and declines to adopt the apex doctrine in Georgia

  • Pneumo Abex, LLC, et al. v. Sheila Long, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-12
    Practice Area: Toxic Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holly Hempel, Gregory O'Neil, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, Valentin Leppert, (King & Spalding LLP), Frances Spinelli, Ivan Gustafson, (Evert Weathersby Houff), Atlanta, Robyn Richards, Andrew Davenport, Paul Williams, (Kasowitz Benson Torress, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, Sharon Zinns, (Zinns Law, LLC), Smyrna, S. Tate, (Akin & Tate), Cartersville, for appellee. Laura Shamp, Joshua Silk, (Shamp Speed Jordan Woodward), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1442

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Granting Partial Summary Judgment to Deceased's Wife as to Companies' Non-Party Fault Defense and on 'Alternative Carcinogens'

  • Chaney v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ian Bucy, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michelle Harrison, Bradfield Shealy, (Southern Judicial Cir. District Atty Ofc), Valdosta, Michelle Johnson, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, Zachary Register, (Tifton Judicial Circuit), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0287

    Probation Condition Prohibiting Contact of Any Kind With Any Child Under 18 Was Overly Broad

  • Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. et al. v. Johns et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-27
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carl Anderson, Michael Goldman, (Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young, LLP), Atlanta, Susan Clare, Chilton Varner, Billie Pritchard, (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Edwards, Paul Piland, (Cochran & Edwards, LLC), Smyrna, Jennifer Coalson, David Walbert, (Parks, Chesin, Walbert & Miller, P. C.), Atlanta, John Sherrod, (Sherrod & Bernard), Douglasville, for appellee. Richard North, (Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A0108

    Court affirms summary judgment for injured plaintiff and apportionment of damages award in a motorcycle accident case

  • Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-23
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: S. Malone, Gregory Taube, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarbrough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Webb, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, Orion Webb, Miranda Hanley, (Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC), Stockbridge, for appellee. James Hurt, (Hurt Stolz, P.C.), Watkinsville, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0040

    Earlier Appellate Court Opinion Established Bank's Right to Payment on Home Equity Line of Credit Debt

  • Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-08-08
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: S. Malone, Gregory Taube, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarbrough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Webb, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, Orion Webb, Miranda Hanley, (Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC), Stockbridge, for appellee. James Hurt, (Hurt Stolz, P.C.), Watkinsville, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0040

    Earlier Appellate Court Opinion Established Bank's Right to Payment on Home Equity Line of Credit Debt

  • Oconee Federal Savings and Loan Association v. Brown et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-08
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: S. Malone, Gregory Taube, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarbrough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Webb, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, Orion Webb, Miranda Hanley, (Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC), Stockbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1963

    Homeowners Could Not Maintain Wrongful Foreclosure Action Following Maturation of Debt and Their Failure to Make Any Payments

  • U-Haul Company of Arizona et al. v. Rutland et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-25
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Law | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, Sean Hyatt, Jenny Mendelsohn, Gerald Mize, Colin Kelly, (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, John Oxendine, (Oxendine Law Group), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cable, P.A.), Dallas, for appellee. Johnathan Krawcheck, (Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial), Atlanta, Sanjay Ghosh, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Mason Rountree, (Rountree Law Firm), Dallas, Henry Pruett, (Levy & Pruett), Decatur, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A2037

    Plaintiff Lacked Standing At Initial Stage of Litigation to Seek Declaratory Judgment Regarding Defendant's Maximum Insurance Coverage