Georgia Court of Appeals Holds that a Malicious Prosecution Claim May Proceed if Probable Cause was

Hans G. Reid filed a civil action for malicious prosecution, conspiracy and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress against his employer and the employees who made allegations that Reid brandished a gun at them after he was fired. Reid v. Waste Indus. USA, Inc., 2018 WL 1324794 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). The trial court granted defendants' motion for summary judgment on all claims and Reid appealed. In June 2012, Reid was employed by Waste Industries Atlanta, LLC (“Waste Atlanta”). Around that time, Reid and other employees discussed forming a union. Operations Manager Carlos Pichardo claimed that General Manager Tony J. Gouldthorp and Regional Manager Richard Johnson determi

Georgia Court of Appeals Holds that Strict Contract Construction is Required to Waive Sovereign Immu

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently granted an application for interlocutory review filed by James Drumm in his capacity as City Manager for the City of Brunswick and the City of Brunswick (collectively “Drumm”) following the denial of their motion for summary judgment in a breach of contract action. Drumm for City of Brunswick v. George, 2018 WL 2213375 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018). Drumm met with Brunswick’s Chief of Police to discuss the promotion of police officers that met certain criteria. The two were able to come to an agreement as to the requirements; however, it was unclear how many officers would ultimately be promoted. Shortly thereafter, the Chief sent Drumm a text message to confi

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