Greg Land

Appeals Court: Apportionment Applies in Verdict Against Condo Complex, Security Firm

Greg Land

When the widow of a man murdered outside his College Park condominium was awarded $3.2 million by a Fulton County jury, her lawyers already knew that at least half the judgment would never be collected.

Appeals Court Revives Ex-Atlanta Water Worker's Whistleblower Suit

Greg Land

Following a unanimous Georgia Supreme Court ruling that presuit notices are not required before a whistleblower suit can be filed against a municipality, the Georgia Court of Appeals on Thursday revived a former water department worker's suit against the city of Atlanta that was dismissed on that is

When Insurers Refused to Pay Verizon's $48M Legal Bill, This Lawyer Hit Back

Greg Land

McKool Smith insurance recovery practice head Robin Cohen won big in Delaware, forcing insurers to pay Verizon's massive legal bill to several elite firms that successfully defended the company after a failed spin-off.

Insurer Settles Bad Faith Claim Over Denial of Coverage in Fatal Bar Brawl

Greg Land

A convoluted case stemming from a brawl that left a man dying in a McDonough bar's parking lot has settled eight years later with the tavern's insurer, Occidental Fire and Casualty, agreeing to pay $7.8 million. The settlement nearly matches a default judgment entered against the bar after Occidenta

2 More Suits Over Flawed Sperm Bank Donor Tossed

Greg Land

A federal judge has thrown out two cases against a Georgia sperm bank over claims that it misled clients about the psychiatric, educational and criminal background of a sperm donor.

Judge Shawn LaGrua an Unlikely Champion of Offender Reform Program

Greg Land

Judge Shawn LaGrua's offender reform program generally targets 16- to 29-year-old offenders facing charges for aggravated assault, burglary, robbery and armed robbery.

Attorney Asks High Court to Reconsider 'Dangerous' Reversal of Dental Molestation Verdict

Greg Land

After the Georgia Supreme Court threw out a $3.7 million jury award to a woman who was molested while under anesthesia at a dental office, her attorneys last week filed a motion for reconsideration asserting that the unanimous decision was wrong legally and also reflected an "out of touch and danger

Settlement Adds $700K in Fees to $3.7M Verdict

Greg Land

Following a 2015 Gwinnett County verdict awarding $3.7 million to a man whose back was injured in an auto accident, his lawyers collected another $700,000 in attorney fees after settling claims under Georgia's offer of settlement statute.

High Court Rules No Pre-Suit Notice Required to Sue Cities for Intentional Acts

Greg Land

A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that the pre-suit notices that must be sent to municipalities before they can be sued for damages are not required in cases involving claims of intentional torts, including those filed under the Georgia Whistleblower Act.

High Court Clarifies Conditions Allowed in Settlement Demands by Motor Vehicle Accident Plaintiffs

Greg Land

A divided Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that plaintiffs reaching a settlement agreement with an insurer over a motor vehicle accident can require the performance of a specific action—in this case, the time-limited payment of the demand.

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