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Author Archives: Anthony Licatesi

Author Archives: Anthony Licatesi

$2,640,000 slip and fall personal injury verdict for Georgia woman injured at Kroger upheld by Georgia Court of Appeals.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment on a jury’s verdict in favor of a woman who sustained injuries at a Kroger in Fayetteville, Georgia while she was shopping. The $2,640,000 personal injury verdict was awarded to a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on a clear liquid substance in front of a floral display case as she was […]

Recent Georgia Supreme Court Cases Affirm Restrictions on Police Use of Roadblocks To Achieve DUI Criminal Convictions.

In two recent Georgia criminal cases decided by the Georgia Supreme Court, the court found in both cases that the Georgia motorists charged with driving under the influence (DUI) had their 4th Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures violated by the methods used by police to stop them at roadblocks and gain evidence to charge them with DUI. Accordingly, the court found that […]

$1,360,000 Judgment awarded to Georgia Tech student injured while riding on sideboard of Georgia Tech Ramblin Reck Model A.

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment awarding $1,360,000 to a Georgia Tech student injured while he was riding on the sideboard of the Georgia Tech mascot car known as the Ramblin Reck. The student was injured when the inside handle he was holding as he was riding on the outside running board of the car separated from the […]

Georgia court holds medical doctors liable for a patients suicide that was caused by unbearable pain from a botched medical procedure.

The Georgia Court of Appeals in a recent decision upheld a jury’s wrongful death verdict against certain medical doctors and their medical clinic for treatment that began with a botched injection into the knee of a 86 year old patient that resulted in an infection and unbearable pain that led her to jump to her death from her 14th […]

Georgia homeowners’ 4th Amendment Rights were violated when police walked through their yard, smelled raw marijuana, and obtained a search warrant based on what they smelled.

Police officers in Georgia, who were in pursuit of a person who had fled the scene of an accident, walked across the lawn of a residence and smelled raw marijuana coming from the residence. The owners of the residence were in no way connected with the person that ran from the accident scene. The police obtained a search warrant based on what they […]

Georgia golfer’s 4th Amendment Rights violated by police who searched his car simply because he was seen leaving golf course late.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently ruled that a golfer’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated when he was stopped by a police officer in a police vehicle in the golf course parking lot as the golfer was driving away after the golf course had closed for the day. The Court of Appeals ruled that the police officer had no particularized and objective basis for suspecting […]

Can the State of Georgia be sued for personal injuries or wrongful death due to negligence?

Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against the State of Georgia for 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 […]

Partner Ronald Cundy visits China to investigate manufacturing practices.

Partner Ronald Cundy recently visited China and toured manufacturing facilities and met with owners and upper management. The purpose of Mr. Cundy’s trip to China was to study and evaluate the Chinese corporate culture as it relates to Chinese manufacture of goods that are exported to the United States. Mr. Cundy visited the cities of JinHua, Hangzhou, and Shanghai as […]

Can a city in Georgia be sued for personal injuries, wrongful death, or property damage due to negligence?

Yes, in certain circumstances. However, a prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a suit can be filed against a municipality or city in Georgia is to provide the city written notice of the particulars of the claim within six months after the incident that your claim is based against the city. The notice is referred to as an ante […]

I was recently fired from my job in Georgia. I wanted to know if I qualify for Georgia unemployment benefits. I was in fact fired for my work not being up to par, but I was working in a job that I really did not have the training for. I felt like it was pretty unfair for my employer to almost set me up to fail. Please let me know if there is anything that can be done!

Judging from your brief description, there is a reasonable chance that you will qualify for unemployment benefits under Georgia law.  The general rule is that a person cannot receive unemployment benefits if they have not followed the rules and instructions set out by the employer or they have failed to carry out their duties of […]

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