October 1, 2018

                On April 3, 2015, Verlinda and Kevin Jones were test-driving a car owned by Five Star Automotive Group (“Five Star”).  While on the test-drive, the Joneses vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by Rashod Lamar.  The Joneses did not own a personal auto insurance policy and sought to recover damages for their alleged injuries from Lamar.  The Joneses also served a copy of the action on Federated Mutual, Five...

February 9, 2018

            In the Georgia Court of Appeals, the issue presented to the Court was whether a domestic motor carrier retains the right to remove a case under OCGA § 14-2-510(b)(4), due to its status as a business entity, when venue is predicated on OCGA § 40-1-117(b).  Blakemore v. Dirt Movers, Inc., 2018 WL 359951 (Ga. Ct. App. 2018).  Following the death of her daughter in a motor vehicle accident, Natasha Blakemore filed a wrongful death action...

March 24, 2017

            On July 29, 2014, Stephen Prince was driving a vehicle while in the course and scope of his employment with West Metro Glass Inc. (“Metro Glass”) when he collided with a vehicle driven by Donna Burchfield.  Subsequently, on March 24, 2015, Burchfield filed an action in the State Court of Fulton County against Prince and Metro Glass for her alleged injuries from the collision.  Burchfield v. West Metro Glass Company, Inc., 2017WL7...

September 2, 2015

           In an action arising out of a car accident, both drivers blamed each other for the accident; however, plaintiff, Zaldivar, also blamed defendant, Prickett’s employer, Overhead Door Company (ODC).  Zaldivar v. Prickett, 2105 WL 4067788 (Ga. App. July 6, 2015).  Zaldivar gave notice under the apportionment statute, OCGA § 51-12-33, that she intended to ask the trier of fact to assign responsibility to ODC for Prickett’s injuries based on...

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