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Trespass and Punitive Damages: Landowners And Their Often Overlooked Rights

In a most recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling involving land, the Court ruled that trespass is an intentional act that will authorize the award of attorneys’ fees and punitive damages against the wrongdoer. Although this ruling relied on established case law, it is a current reminder that cases involving the intentional encroachment or going upon the land […]

Encouraging Negligent Conduct Through Technology: Snapchat’s Speed Filter And Potential Liability For Encouraging Unsafe Driving

In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision, the Court reversed the trial court’s grant of Snapchat’s motion to dismiss an injured victim’s claims. The trial court ruled that the claims against Snapchat were subject to the immunity provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Accordingly, the trial court dismissed the injured victim’s claims. The Court of Appeals […]

GEORGIA AMUSEMENT PARK FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSAULT TO A PATRON OFF PARK PREMISES

A Georgia amusement park was found liable for injuries that a patron incurred as a result of an assault that occurred off park premises. The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld a jury verdict against an Atlanta area amusement park for an assault of one of its patrons that occurred at a nearby bus stop. The Supreme Court found that responsibility in this […]

The Ante Litem Notice: A Potential Legal Pitfall for Injury Claims Against the State of Georgia

A prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a lawsuit can be filed against the State of Georgia for personal injuries due to the State’s negligence is to provide the State of Georgia written notice of the particulars of the claim within twelve months after the incident that your claim is based against the State of Georgia. The notice is referred to as an ante […]

FULTON COUNTY, GA RETIREES’ HEALTH INSURANCE RIGHTS

Fulton County, Georgia retired employees who were employed by Fulton County in 1991 and who thereafter retired, your rights to health insurance coverage may be affected  by the attached Consent Orders entered in a class action brought on behalf of retired Fulton County employees. Questions have arisen as to whether the proposed new health insurance rates for Fulton County, Georgia retired employees presented in […]

PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT UNENFORCEABLE WHEN HUSBAND DOES NOT DISCLOSE ASSETS

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that the antenuptial agreement (also known as a prenuptial agreement) a deceased husband had entered into with his surviving wife prior to his death that prescribed the assets the wife would receive at the end of the marriage was unenforceable due to the fact that the husband did not list or disclose all of his assets in the […]

INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS: HAS YOUR INSURANCE CO. DENIED THAT YOU HAD COVERAGE?

In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals case, the Court ruled that an insured husband and wife sole proprietorship trucking company, who relied on their insurance agency expertise for the amount and type of insurance coverages procured for their trucking business risks, could proceed with their claims against their insurance agency to cover uninsured losses that they believed were covered by  insurance. The Court stated that […]

A THANK YOU

Thank you Austin and Ron for the work that you did for my wife on her medical malpractice case. Your ability to educate us about the legal issues in the case made the legal system seem less intimidating. Your genuine concern for her medical recovery and her legal case were demonstrated by your regular contact […]

JUDGMENT OBTAINED AGAINST FORMER EMPLOYEE OF ATLANTA UNION MISSION

Rumsey & Ramsey obtained a judgment for $141,489.35 against a former employee of Atlanta Union Mission who used the credit of Atlanta Union Mission to obtain equipment and material that were not used in the business of Atlanta Union Mission. The Atlanta Union Mission accounting department investigation that uncovered the wrongdoing was triggered by an unusually large number of purchases of HVAC units and Freon […]

A POTENTIAL LEGAL PITFALL: PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST GEORGIA COUNTIES MUST BE PRESENTED IN WRITING TO THE COUNTY WITHIN 12 MONTHS AFTER THE INJURY DATE.

  A recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling made it clear that persons with potential personal injury claims against a county in the State of Georgia must present their claims in writing to the county in the manner prescribed by law within 12 months of the injury date. The statute of limitations or time limit for personal injury lawsuits in […]

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