Georgia Court of Appeals Holds that a Stay in a Civil Case is Not Required to Protect Party Who is S

On February 19, 2016, John Austin filed a complaint against Narendra Nagareddy, M.D., and Psychiatry Associates of South Atlanta, P.C.'s (collectively “the defendants”) following the death of his wife from a drug overdose. Austin v. Nagareddy, 2018 WL 990030 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). Austin claimed Dr. Nagareddy prescribed multiple high-dose addictive drugs which created the conditions that allowed Audrey Austin’s overdose. The complaint also asserted that Psychiatry Associates of South Atlanta, P.C. was liable based upon the negligence of Dr. Nagareddy under respondeat superior, partnership law and/or agency law. On April 13, 2017, the defendants moved for a stay of the civil action pending th

Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms that the Georgia Whistleblower Act does not Protect Employees Termi

Christopher Harris, the former Watershed Manager for the City of Atlanta's Department of Watershed Management (“DWM”), filed a complaint against the City of Atlanta (“the City”), which alleged that his termination violated the Georgia Whistleblower Act (“GWA”). Harris v. City of Atlanta, 2018 WL 1081590 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). The trial court granted summary judgment to the City, finding Harris had failed to rebut the City's evidence that numerous employees filed complaints about Harris during an internal investigation into Harris’ actions. In late 2011, Harris was promoted to a position which included supervising more than 200 employees. As part of his job, Harris was tasked with identifyin

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