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By John E. Adkisson, III
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled on two cases involving the doctrine of continuous employment in 2017. The doctrine is most frequently applied to traveling employees.
By Charles G. Hoey
In 2018, it is difficult to imagine a lawsuit, or workers compensation claim, which does not involve electronically stored or transmitted information.
By Daniel G. Cheek
Warm weather brings Georgians outdoors to enjoy an array of recreational activities, from coastal beaches to mountain trails and sporting events.
By Jason Prine
Since at least 1980, federal law has permitted Medicare to recover payments made for medical care provided to beneficiaries when there is liability or workers' compensation insurance...
By Robert Quinn
Whether it is a defective product, an unmaintained piece of equipment, or even a security tape, failing to preserve evidence relevant to the claimant's injury may be devastating to your case.
By Bartlett Benton
In Langley v. MP Spring Lake, LLC, the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's ruling that a residential lease contract may shorten the limitations period from the statutory two years ...
By Christopher George
In the first-party insurance context, most policies provide more than one type of coverage.
By Bryant Speed
During 2017, the Court of Appeals visited the issue of continuous employment in two opinions, Avrett Plumbing Company v. Castillo, decided March 10, 2017...
By Karen Karabinos, Eric R. Mull
Columbia alleged that Cottage made misrepresentations and/or omissions of material fact concerning its data-breach risk controls when Cottage applied for the cyber policy.
By Karen Karabinos
Fraud remains a major issue for insurance companies, since it is discovered frequently in both legitimate and bogus claims.
By Melody C. Kiella, Jennifer E. Parrott
In December 2017, many motor carriers were required to comply with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 (the "ELD Mandate"), which ordered that commercial motor vehicles...
By Lisa N. Higgins
Commonly known as the "apportionment statute," O.C.G.A. §51-12-33 requires that the trier of fact divide responsibility for an injury among all those that contributed to it – parties and nonparties alike.
By M. Waite Thomas
Consider the following factual scenario: A national retail and/or grocery business suspects that one of its customers is shoplifting.
By Karen Karabinos
Insurance companies investigating fraudulent claims often seek an insured's cell phone on the grounds that the data contained therein is material to its coverage investigation
By Karen Karabinos
The reptile theory, attributed to David Ball and Don Kennan, who co-authored Reptile: The 2009 Manual of the Plaintiff's Revolution (Balloon Press, 2009), is no longer used just in personal injury...