Defendants Obtain Reversal of Default Judgment

Defendants Obtain Reversal of Default Judgment

Defendants Obtain Reversal of Default Judgment This case began when Met-Test, LLC, filed suit in magistrate court to collect unpaid bills from Sondi Moore-Waters, a physician,.  The magistrate court dismissed the suit, and Med-Test appealed to Fulton County Superior Court.  Med-Test moved to amend its complaint to add two defendants:  Alphonso Waters, Moore-Waters’ husband and […]

Plaintiff Loses Dog Bite Claim on Motion for Summary Judgment

Plaintiff Loses Dog Bite Claim on Motion for Summary Judgment

Plaintiff and her son were denied the chance to present their case at trial by the Georgia Court of Appeals in Swanson v. Tackling, (No. A15A2378, Ga. App. February 24, 2016). On April 26, 2012, Jessica Tackling and her seven-year-old son J.R., along with Jessica’s boyfriend Matthew Day, went to spend the weekend with Julia and […]

Plaintiffs Obtain Venue in County Where Loss Occurred

Plaintiffs Obtain Venue in County Where Loss Occurred

This recent decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals involved the question of venue for tort claims brought against the State of Georgia.  Four separate actions were consolidated for purposes of this appeal. The parents of Cayleb Drayton filed suit for negligence against the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia under the […]

Experienced Trial Attorneys Make All the Difference

Experienced Trial Attorneys Make All the Difference

Hiring an Experienced Trial Attorney Is Important to Your Case   If you have a claim for personal injuries, hiring an experienced trial attorney can be very important.  It can only increase your likelihood of obtaining a favorable recovery. In one case,  Mildred Anne Holloway went to a Kroger supermarket on February 5, 2010, which […]

Cowart v. Schevitz

Cowart v. Schevitz

Court of Appeals Finds Landlord Not at Fault in Slip & Fall Case Once again the Georgia Court of Appeals rules against an injured person.  In Cowart v. Schevitz, No. A15A2036 (Ga. App., Feb. 15, 2016), Plaintiff Ada Schevitz slipped and fell, injuring herself.  She later filed suit against the landlord of the premises, Joseph Cowart. […]

Injured Plaintiff Loses on Summary Judgment

Injured Plaintiff Loses on Summary Judgment

Injured Plaintiff Loses Premise Liability Claim on Summary Judgment Esposito v. Pharr Court Associates, L.P., 334 Ga. App. 434, 779 S.E.2d 675 (2015) is a premises liability case in which the Georgia courts prevented an injured plaintiff from presenting her case to a jury.  On July 25, 2011, Barbara Esposito slipped and fell, injuring herself inside […]

Hyatt Cleared to Trial

Hyatt Cleared to Trial

Personal Injury Claim Against Hyatt Regency Cleared for Trial   We are pleased to report the success of a plaintiff in a personal injury case.  Kimberly Fitzpatrick was injured when she fell off a stage in the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah.  The Chatham County Superior Court granted summary judgment in favor […]