• Cuffie et al. v. Armstrong et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Cuffie, Magua Benson, (The Cuffie Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Timothy Gardner, (Gardner Trial Attorneys), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0072

    Court reverses denial of attorney's motion to dismiss one time-barred malpractice claim but affirms denial of motion to dismiss second claim that was not time-barred

  • Bell v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Ins. Co.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Insurance Litigation
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Dorer, (Dozier Law Firm, LLC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Kaiser, (Groth & Makarenko), Suwanee, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0342

    Injured Motorist Who Named Tortfeasor Defendant as 'John Doe' Cannot Now Pursue Uninsured Motorist Benefits Against Insurer; Condition Precedent Not Met

  • Martin v. Chasteen

    Publication Date: 2020-05-11
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Blaine Norris, (Blaine A. Norris PC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christine Mast, Zachary Lewis, (Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1980

    Court affirms summary judgment in favor of insurance agent on questions of coverage in an insured party's policy.

  • Harvey et al. v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-05-08
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Damages | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laurie Daniel, Matthew Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Roger Harris, Douglas Clayton, (Swift, Currie, Mcghee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, Bruce Kirbo, (Attorney at Law), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Erwin, Alfred Powell, (Powell & Erwin, P.C.), Camilla, W. McCall, Henry Williams, (Mccall WILLIAMS, LLC), Albany, Gregory Williams, (The Law Offices of Gregory Terrell Williams LLC), Camilla, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2217

    Plaintiff's Closing Argument Violated Trial Court's Admonition Not to Enflame Jurors' Emotions

  • Daily Underwriters of America v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2020-05-07
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Transportation
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brent Estes, (Dennis, Corry, Smith & Dixon, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Derek Nuce, (Singleton, Pasley & Nuce, LLC), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2101

    Joinder of Interstate Motor Carrier's Insurer as Defendant in Underlying Tort Action Was Authorized Under State Statute

  • Brown v. Assurance American Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2020-04-28
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lester Dozier, Ashley Cameron, (Dozier Law Firm, LLC), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eugene Hatcher, Caleb Davis, (Jones Cork, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2013

    Automobile Liability Insurance Policy Did Not UM Coverage on Day of Collision; Handwritten Date on Insurance Application Was a Scrivener's Error

  • Cline v. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance

    Publication Date: 2020-04-27
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clyde Rickard, Jessica Nix, (The Law Office of Rickard & Nix), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Frederick Valz, Melissa McDaniel, (Carlock Copeland & Stair LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1872

    Auto insurance policyholder's prior selection of lesser uninsured/underinsured policy limits was not affected by later amendments to insurance statute

  • Helton v. United Services Automobile Association

    Publication Date: 2020-04-17
    Practice Area: Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Oliver Horne, (Reynolds, McArthur & Horne), Macon, Bradley Survant, (Reynolds, Horne & Survant), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jon Wolfe, Lillian Bittick, (Chambless Higdon Richardson Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellee. Mark Maholick, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Columbus, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A1950

    Court reverses summary judgment order for insurer and remands case for further consideration of injured party's arguments on choice of law

  • The Hartford Casualty Insurance Company et al. v. Hawkins

    Publication Date: 2020-03-17
    Practice Area: Occupational Safety and Health
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Walker, Ryan Hathcock, (Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, Kelly Clark, (Law Offices of Tavis L. Knighten), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kyle Smith, (Evans Warncke Robinson, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Callie Bryan, (Jones Cork & Miller, LLP), Macon, for other party. Holly Portier, (Morgan & Morgan), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: A19A1878

    Court reverses superior court's judgment that an injured employee was entitled to certain worker's compensation benefits and fees

  • Ingram et al. v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-03
    Practice Area: Damages | Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Neil Monroe, (N. Matthew Monroe, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Carroll Sanders, (Lotane & Associates), Cocoa, John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1744

    Court vacates final judgment on damages in a subrogation matter where trial court failed to hold a jury trial on those damages