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Stewart v. Suntrust Mortgage Inc., A14A2047
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/27/2015, 5/22/2015)
REAL PROPERTY: Wrongful Foreclosure
The trial court erred in dismissing some of plaintiff's claims against bank after it foreclosed on his residential property.
Archer Forestry LLC v. Dolatowski, A14A2210
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/27/2015, 5/22/2015)
TORTS: Negligence, Respondeat Superior
Individual defendant was driving his employer's vehicle for a purely personal mission of his own and was not acting within the scope of his employment when he collided with plaintiff's vehicle.
Thomas v. State, A14A2052; A14A2053; A14A2054; A14A2055
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (3/27/2015, 5/22/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Right to Self-Representation, Speedy Trial, Arrest, Right to Be Present at Trial
The Court vacated the trial court's ruling on defendant's speedy trial motion and remanded the case to the trial court for it to re-balance the Barker factors.
State v. Barnes, A14A1915
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (3/27/2015, 5/21/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: DUI, Implied Consent Rights
In determining that defendant did not rescind her prior refusal to consent to chemical testing, the trial court failed to evaluate the officer's actions to determine if the officer acted reasonably in interpreting defendant's statement as a rescission of her refusal and whether the procedure was applied in a fair manner.
Partin v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mut. Ins. Co., A14A2025
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/27/2015, 5/21/2015)
INSURANCE LAW: Declaratory Judgment, Exclusion, Coverage
The trial court erred in finding that the farm package insurance policy's motor vehicle exclusion applied to preclude coverage for claims asserted against the insured for injuries sustained on a four-wheeled all-terrain vehicle.
Logan-Goodlaw v. State, A14A2082
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (3/27/2015, 5/21/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Armed Robbery, Presence at Crime Scene
The trial court properly admitted similar transaction evidence of a prior armed robbery conviction.
Synovus Bank v. Peachtree Factory Ctr. Inc., A14A1695
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/27/2015, 5/21/2015)
APPEALS: Dismissal, Final Judgment
A trial court's decision not to certify an order as final under O.C.G.A. § 9-11-54 subsection (b) is not appealable.
Tiller v. RJJB Assocs. LLP, A14A1599
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/27/2015, 5/21/2015)
ATTORNEYS FEES: Expenses of Litigation
The trial court erred in awarding attorneys' fees and litigation expenses to defendants after plaintiff rejected their purported settlement offer and the trial court granted summary judgment to them, since the underlying settlement offer was unclear and ambiguous and thus did not meet the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 9-11-68 subsection (a).
Veatch v. Aurora Loan Servs. LLC, A14A2108
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/26/2015, 5/20/2015)
REAL PROPERTY: Slander of Title
Plaintiff failed to present any evidence to establish special damages in his lawsuit alleging slander of title.
All Star Inc. v. Georgia Atlanta Amusements LLC, A14A2138
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/26/2015, 5/20/2015)
TORTS: Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations
O.C.G.A. § 50-27-70 et seq. requires the parties to any written lease agreements for Class B coin-operated amusement machines that existed prior to the enactment of House Bill 487 to conform their contracts to the new law.
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