Appeals Archive



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Opinion Affirmed by Court of Appeals

The Georgia Court of Appeals ordered an opinion affirming the trial court’s grant of sanctions/attorneys fees against the plaintiff and her law firm for refiling a lawsuit in state court that already had been dismissed in federal court.

Emanuel, et al. v. Kautz

The Fulton County Daily Report published an overview of the court’s opinion of Zahra Karinshak’s case, Emanuel, et al. v. Kautz, November 21, 2017.

Affirmed Appointment

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the appointment of a receiver in a case involving the president of a company starting a competitive business and transferring all of the assets to the new competitor. Huffman v. Armenia

Motion to Dismiss Granted

Motion to dismiss granted and affirmed in part in Court of Appeal on business tort claims arising from employee leaving employer and starting competitive business. Professional Energy Management, Inc. v. Necaise

Affirmed Denial of Preliminary Injunction

The Georgia Supreme Court affirmed the denial of a preliminary injunction sought by our client’s business partner arising from the management of multiple apartment complexes. M. Vincent Murphy III v. Robert A. McMaster

Affirmed Appointment of Receiver

Huffman v. Armenia, 284 Ga. App. 822 (2007), cert denied sub nom., Wilkinson v. Huffman, 2007 Ga. LEXIS 554 (Ga. July 12, 2007) (the court of appeals affirmed the appointment of a receiver on an emergency basis on behalf of the minority shareholders and sanctions against two of the officer and director defendants and their […]

Affirmed Dismissal of Summary Judgment

Stewart v. Smith, 291 Ga. App. 86 (2008)(affirming dismissal of summary judgment in defamation and invasion of privacy suit arising from publication of libelous book).

Summary Judgment Awarded

Ledford v. Smith, 274 Ga. App. 714 (2005), (reconsideration denied), cert. denied, Ledford v. Smith, 2005 Ga. LEXIS 868 (Nov. 18, 2005) (summary judgment awarded in trial and appellate courts for officer and director defendants on multimillion dollar corporate governance claims).

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