No Quasi-Judicial Immunity for Court Case Managers
In December 2013, the plaintiff was arrested for driving under the influence. In July 2014, the plaintiff pled guilty to lesser charges in Atlanta Municipal Court and was sentenced. The matter was then forwarded in error by two of the defendants, case managers employed by the Atlanta Municipal Court, to the State Court of Fulton County for prosecution. The plaintiff’s file, consisting of the bind-over order and related materials, was originally placed in a stack of case fi
Uninsured “Boaterist” Insurance?
The Georgia Court of Appeals in Kelley et al. v. The Cincinnati Ins. Co., held watercraft were not included in the definition of motor vehicle for purposes of the Uninsured Motorist Act. Kelley involved the collision of two boats. One plaintiff, Randy Kelley (“Mr. Kelley”), was a passenger on his friend’s boat, when it was struck by a boat traveling the opposite direction. Mr. Kelley sustained serious injuries including brain damage, a ruptured diaphragm, ruptured spleen,