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2970 Clairmont Road NE

Suite 650

Atlanta, GA  30329

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In Memory of
Maria Demos
1962 - 2019

It is with broken hearts that we mourn the death of our friend and colleague, Maria Demos.  Maria had an infectious spirit that she shared with everyone and was loved by our clients and business associates.  She inspired us all with her victorious battle with cancer while she served as operations director for the firm.  She retired from that position at the end of 2018.  After retiring, Maria focused even more on her true vocation of being a wonderful mother, wife and daughter.  Maria was dedicated, loving and rock solid for her children Johnny and Eleni, her husband Nick and her parents.  Sadly, Maria passed away on August 16th after a recurrence of her illness.  We will miss her and ask you to pray for her and her family and for all who must move on without her smile to brighten their lives.

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Workers' Compensation

School/Education Law

 

Transportation Litigation

 

Product Liability

 

Commercial Litigation

 

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Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Claims that Water Authority Misapplied Storm Water Regulations

January 22, 2020

In a case where a developer claimed damages initially of $1.1 M, which eventually grew to $6.9M, Buckley Christopher attorneys secured an order dismissing all of the plaintiff’s claims.  The court, in Clay v. City of Douglasville, et al., found that regardless of differing arguments about whether plans had been actually submitted or ruled upon by the Water Authority, the essential issue was neither disputed nor favorable to the developer. 

The Court ruled that the Water Authority had properly applied the existing regulatory provisions to the developer’s planned development of the existing property into an automotive repair shop.  Specifically, the Court held that – despite the fact that application of the regulations would increase the cost of the redevelopment plan – the existing storm water regulations required certain things for the development of the property.  The developer failed to make out a case for inverse condemnation or otherwise with respect to application of the regulations.  The Court reasoned: “to hold otherwise in this circumstance would open the door for every single development of property everywhere to be fodder for litigation under the guise of a taking due to increased cost.”

The developer has indicated his intention to appeal the ruling.

Federal Court Grants Summary Judgment for Sheriff

September 25, 2019

Tim Buckley and Taylor Hensel secured dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit alleging a sheriff’s deputy was negligent in operating his cruiser when he ran over the Plaintiff, who was sleeping in the middle of a seldom-used county road.  The injuries sustained resulted in approximately $175,000 in medical bills.  The Court found in favor of the Sheriff and his deputy, concluding that the deputy did not breach any duty owed to the plaintiff as the deputy was maintaining a proper lookout, traveling slowly, and using all precautions while the plaintiff was wearing dark clothes and lying on a tarp in an unlit area at approximately 2:00 a.m.  The Court also held that the deputy’s actions did not proximately cause Plaintiff’s injuries because the deputy could not have anticipated a person lying on the ground in the path of the patrol car.  The dismissal was not appealed.

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Buckley Christopher P.C.

2970 Clairmont Road, NE
Suite 650
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
 
P: 404.633.9230
F: 404.633.9640

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