June 29, 2020

            In Corbitt v. Vickers 929 F.3d 1304 (11th Cir. Ju. 10, 2019), a parent brought constitutional claims against a police officer after their child was shot while the officer was attempting to shoot their family dog.  The Southern District of Georgia denied the officer’s motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity.  The officer appealed and the Eleventh Circuit held that the child’s right to not be accidentally shot in the leg was not c...

June 22, 2020

            On April 11, 2013, John Williams was operating a tractor when he was hit by a dump truck being operated by Rubin Harvey, Jr..  Williams was thrown from the tractor and sustained serious injuries, including brain trauma.  Williams subsequently underwent medical evaluations and participated in physical therapy.  Williams was discharged to his residence five weeks later.  At trial, Williams claimed damages related to dementia, medication required for seizures, trouble walking, becoming...

June 15, 2020

            In Cline v. Allstate Property Casualty Insurance, 841 S.E.2d 63 (Ga. Ct. App. 2020), an insured argued that a 2008 statute required uninsured motorist coverage to equal the amount listed for liability coverage in an insurance policy and could not be waived.  The insurer argued that the insured had voluntarily opted for a decreased amount.

            Cline was involved in an automobile accident in 2016, and incurred medical bills total...

June 8, 2020

            The Eleventh Circuit recently overruled an Alabama district court’s grant of qualified immunity to an officer where the video recordings from two separate police dashcams failed to accurately show a tussle where an officer utilized a leg sweep which ultimately partially paralyzed the plaintiff.  Because one officer who was on scene blocked one camera’s view and because the other dashcam was too far away and grainy, the appellate court found that it was “impossible to observe forceful...

June 3, 2020

            On July 1, 2016, Yulonda Girardot and her four grandchildren were guests at a Days Inn hotel (the “hotel”). Girardot’s hotel room was located in close proximity to the hotel’s pool. That evening, Girardot and her grandchildren walked to the pool. At some point, Girardot left the pool area to escort her youngest grandson to the bathroom. Girardot and her grandson traversed the same route back toward the hotel room that they had taken to the pool. It was near dusk and lights illuminate...

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