Is a Minivan a “Motor Carrier” under Georgia Law? A truck driver recently appealed from a trial court’s order granting an insurance company’s motion for summary judgment where the truck
Can an Expert Give a “Scientific Guess”?
On appeal from the grant of summary judgment to a fleet company in a negligence action arising from a school bus fire, the plaintiff argued that the trial court erred
Which State’s Law Apply in an Accident with a UPS Truck?
The question of which state’s law applies was at the center of a wrongful death and survival action arising from two collisions involving three vehicles that occurred in South Carolina
What is Insufficient Service of Process in a Car Accident Lawsuit?
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently held in a vehicle collision case that a trial court did not err in dismissing a plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit when she didn’t fully
Can a Plaintiff Add a Defendant to Send a Case back to State Court in a Truck Accident?
A Georgia federal district court recently examined whether a plaintiff added additional defendants to defeat federal diversity jurisdiction to try to send the case back to Georgia state court. Federal
Did a Store Owner Have Superior Knowledge of an Ice Spill in a Slip and Fall Case?
You’re walking along in a store when you slip and fall. Who is responsible? You for not ‘paying attention’? The store for not cleaning it up? The person who caused
When Can You Withdraw a Settlement Offer?
Before a case ever makes it way to a courtroom, each side will attempt to settle. Even if the two sides are oceans apart and have no chance of settling,
Ante Litem Shenanigans
When Must an Ante Litem Notice be Filed to Sue the County for a Car Accident in Georgia? An auto accident victim appealed the dismissal of her negligence action against
Can I Sue the County and its Deputy Who Collided With My Car?
In an action arising from an auto accident involving a county sheriff, the Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that the trial court did not err in concluding that O.C.G.A.
Car Insurance is 100% Paying that Jury Verdict; NOT the Defendant
SECRET TRUTH #1 REVEALED: jury verdicts get paid by the car insurance company that is paying the defense lawyer. SECRET TRUTH #2 REVEALED: the defendant in the court does NOT