• 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

  • 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

  • Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lucas Andrews, (Huff, Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, Peter Canfield, Rebekah Plowman, Laura Gura, (Jones Day), Atlanta, Samantha Mandell, Daniel Conner, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thurbert Baker, Bryan Bates, Nathan Garroway, James Evans, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, Stephen Bauer, Ian Byrnside, James Rawls, (BakerHostetler LLP), Atlanta, Susan Sommers, (Northside Hospital, Inc.), Atlanta, Charles Huddleston, S. Malone, Jessica Watson, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Jeremy Burnette, Sidney Welch, (Polsinelli, P.C.), Atlanta, Geoffrey Raux, Stephen Quinlan, (Foley & Lardner LLP), Boston, Edward Konieczny, (Edward C. Konieczny LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. David Hudson, (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta, for Americus.

    Case Number: A15A2303

    Court Adopts Judgment of Supreme Court on Challenge to Georgia Open Records Act's Scope and Affirms Entry of Protective Order to Prohibit Responding Party from Investigating Requesting Party's Identity and Motives

  • Eagle Jets, LLC. v. Atlanta Jet, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-29
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Andersen, Catherine Banich, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Gary Barnes, Ellen Taylor, (Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brandee Kowalzyk, Jeffrey Mapen, Richard North, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, John Dabney, (Attorney At Law), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1194

    Court Affirms Propriety of Awarding Attorney's Fees in Dispute Over Sale of Helicopter but Vacates Amount Awarded and Remands for Reconsideration of Amount

  • Ashley v. Carstarphen

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Allen Lightcap, (Mayer & Harper, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kathryn Ams, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1031

    Public school employee not entitled to a due process hearing after his employment ended.

  • Fulton County School District d/b/a Fulton County Schools or Fulton County School System v. Jenkins.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melody Bray, Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Marilyn McDaniel, Fairburn, for Other party.

    Case Number: A18A0991

    Statute requiring insurance coverage does not operate as a waiver of sovereign immunity.