June 21, 2016

            Arising out of a wrongful death suit, the Court of Appeals partially reversed the grant of summary judgment for the defendants, and further defined what acts qualify for official immunity.  Hill v. Jackson, 783 S.E.2d 719 (Ga. Ct. App. 2016). 

            Richard W. Hill Jr., while in custody in the Fulton County jail, committed suicide.  His daughter, Gabrielle Hill, sued Fulton County Sheriff Theodore Jackson, Nitosha Riley, Latessa Rober...

June 14, 2016

           Under a divided opinion, the whole Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to Whitfield County, Georgia, finding that the ante litem notification statute was not properly complied with.  In re Estate of Leonard, 783 S.E.2d 470 (Ga. Ct. App. 2016).  Plaintiff, Joe Leonard Jr. brought a negligence action against Whitfield County after he was injured while being transported by a County-owned bus.  Leonard, 82 years old, claimed...

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