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Case
Name
Case
Number and Court
Alleged
Wrong

Result

Lawanda
Smith v. Dept. of Human Resources, et al
CAFN 99V-0643 (Carroll County
Superior Court)
Breach of contract and denial
of due process
Defense jury verdict;
Motion for new trial withdrawn
Grindle
v. Patsen Properties, Inc., et al.
CAFN 01-xxxx (DeKalb County
Superior Court)
Premises liability (negligence
of trailer park owner, leading to shooting)
Confidential settlement
McCall
v. Department of Human Resources et al.,
No. 5:01-CV-247-4 (DF) (U.S.
District Court, M.D.Ga.)
Substantive due process (child
seriously injured in foster care)
Complete summary judgment
granted to Defendants represented by this firm; Appeal filed;
Due to parallel state court case, settled while on appeal to 11th
Circuit
Star Stone
Quarries, Inc. v. Vengeance Creek Stone, Inc.
CAFN 2:03-CV-xxxx (U.S. District
Court, Utah); CAFN Civil Action File No. 2003 SU CV 696 (Pickens
County Superior Court)
Breach of contract, quantum
meruit
Settlement
Chasse
v. McCraney, et al.
CAFN 1:03-CV-2795-BBM (U.S.
District Court, N.D.Ga.)
Unconstitutional arrest Motion to dismiss granted
to Defendants represented by this firm
Definition
6, LLC v. Kelly Berdine
CAFN. 03CV12071 (DeKalb County
Superior Court)
Breach of non-compete agreement Settled
CTS, Inc.
v. Acquire Talent, Inc. et al.,
CAFN 2004-CV-80784 (Fulton
County Superior Court)
Tortious interference in employment
contracts
Settled
Williams
v. Reed, et al.
CAFN 1:04-CV-0838-JEC (U.S.
District Court, N.D. Ga.)
Substantive due process, sexual
abuse in foster care
Complete summary judgment
granted; Affirmed by 11th Circuit
Sweeney
v. Jim Lea
CAFN 2:04-CV-0070-RWS (U.S.
District Court, N.D. Ga.)
Denial of First Amendment
speech rights`
Complete summary judgment
granted; No appeal
Griffin
Industries, Inc. v. Carol Couch, Director of Environmental Protection
Division, etc. et al.
CAFN 1:05-CV-0684-WSD (U.S.
District Court, N.D. Ga.)
Denial of equal protection
and due process to agricultural business
Partial dismissal granted;
On interlocutory appeal, 11th Circuit dismissed additional
claims; Judgment entered for all Defs.
Andrew
Collins v. Jessee & Associates, et al.
CAFN 05A xxxx (Gwinnett County
Superior Court)
Breach of contract; Infliction
of emotional harm
Confidential settlement
Elijah
P. Elliott v. Colditz Trucking Company, Forsyth County, Georgia Dept.
of Transportation
CAFN 05-SC-0315 (Forsyth State
Court)
Negligent road design and
construction
Settled
Carter’s
Royal v. Stephens County
CAFN 05-SU-CV-594-W (Stephens
County); removed to federal court, CAFN 2:05-cv-0150-WCO (U.S. District
Court, N.D. Ga., Gainesville)
Improper bid procedures Complete summary judgment
granted; No appeal
Kenny
Blair v. McCollum, et al.
CAFN1:06-cv-03145-BBM (U.S.
District Court, N.D. Ga.)
Unconstitutional arrest and
prosecution
Complete summary judgment
granted to Defendants; No appeal
Dana
Clark v. Green County EMS
CAFN 06-331 CS (Greene County
Magistrate Court)
Assault by EMS workers Dismissed; No appeal
United
States of America, ex rel. Lewis, et al., v. Walker, et al.
CAFN No. 3:06-cv-16-CDL (U.S.
District Court, M.D. Ga.)
Qui tam (whistleblower) Complete summary judgment
granted; Affirmed by 11th Circuit
Balamurali
Ambati, M.D. v. Bd. of Regents of the University System of Ga. d/b/a
Medical College of Georgia
CAFN 2007 CV 139615
(Fulton County Superior Court)
Breach of employment contract Motion for summary judgment
denied; Verdict of $650,000 for Plaintiff (bad facts for Defs.); Affirmed
by Ga. Court of Appeals
McDougald
v. Monroe County, et al.
CAFN 2007-cv-811 (Monroe Superior
Court)
Tort (motor vehicle collision
involving fire truck)
Settled for nominal amount
Cowan
v. Bartow County, GA & Georgia
Dept. of Transportation
CAFN 08-CV-4807 (Bartow Superior
Court)
Negligent road design and
construction
Motion to dismiss pending

Cases are listed in case number order.  Case numbers generally indicate the year of filing.

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