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William James Martin

William Martin’s Legal Cases

9 total

  • Brady v. Elevator Specialists, Inc., 287 Ga. App. 304

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Outcome:
    Summary Judgment affirmed for client in elevator defect case.
    Description:
    Successfully defended award of summary judgment granted to client maintenance provider in personal injury lawsuit.
  • Coles v. Reese, 316 Ga. App. 545

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jul 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all claims against client affirmed on appeal.
    Description:
    Obtained dismissal of all claims against client based on plaintiff's failure to properly perfect service and renew lawsuit. Successfully defended dismissal on appeal.
  • Orton v. Masquerade, Inc., 311 Ga. App. 656

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Sep 14, 2011
    Outcome:
    Obtained summary judgment on all claims against client arising from alleged actions of client's independent contractor.
    Description:
    Obtained summary judgment for club owners on claims brought by a patron injured by one of the performers at a show. Successfully argued that the performer was an independent contractor and the club was not vicariously liable for his actions. Summary judgment was upheld on appeal.
  • Custer v. Coward, 293 Ga. App. 316

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Outcome:
    Obtained summary judgment for homeowners in dog bite case. Affirmed on appeal.
    Description:
    Obtained summary judgment for client homeowners on all claims arising from an incident where a neighbor's child was bitten by their dog. Successfully argued that there was no evidence homeowners possessed prior superior knowledge of the dog's alleged violent propensity.
  • Krachman v. Ridgeview Institute, Inc., 290 Ga. App. 737

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    Summary judgment for client physicians as to patient/plaintiff's claims of false imprisonment.
    Description:
    Obtained summary judgment for physicians who treated plaintiff while she was hospitalized. Successfully argued that plaintiff's claims of false imprisonment arising from her hospitalization were actually medical malpractice claims requiring compliance with Georgia's professional malpractice affidavit requirements. Plaintiff did not appeal judgment as to physicians.
  • Burt v. Great Northern Ins. Co., 290 Fed.Appx. 297

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Outcome:
    Obtained summary judgment for client insurance carrier in declaratory judgment action. Summary judgment was affirmed on appeal by the 11th Circuit.
    Description:
    Represented insurance carrier in declaratory judgment action on the issue of coverage for claims arising from plaintiff's commercial real estate dealings under his personal homeowner's policy. Defeated all claims on summary judgment.
  • Turner v. Gateway Insurance Co., 290 Ga. App. 737

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Apr 03, 2008
    Outcome:
    Obtained summary judgment for client insurance carrier where plaintiff attempted to expand carrier's liability beyond policy limits. Affirmed on appeal.
    Description:
    Client insurance carrier provided a commercial line policy to a car service company. Plaintiff injured in an accident involving one of the insured's vehicles alleged that the insurance carrier's actual liability was the minimum required coverage for motor carriers under federal law, rather than the amount of coverage provided by the policy. Successfully argued that the federal regulation applicable to the insured could not act to effectively re-write the insurance contract so as to increase the available limits. Summary judgment was affirmed on appeal.
  • McDonald v. Emory Healthcare Eye Center, 391 Fed.Appx. 851

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Date:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Dismissal of all claims against and award of attorney's fees for client physician. Affirmed on appeal.
    Description:
    Plaintiff sued client physician alleging general negligence, breach of contract, and civil rights violations. Successfully had all claims dismissed, arguing the allegations constituted professional malpractice claims subject to specialized pleading requirements and won an award of attorney's fees against plaintiff. Dismissal and award of fees were both affirmed by the 11th Circuit.
  • Prescott v. CRE8 ATL, Inc., Ga.App. A13A1561

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Date:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Outcome:
    Favorable jury verdict for client design firm in multi-million dollar construction defect case successfully defended on appeal.
    Description:
    Defended client/designer in breach of contract and alleged defective construction case arising from custom residential construction. Plaintiff property owner demanded over $2 million at trial, and client counter-claimed for unpaid invoices. After two-week trial, Fulton County jury returned an apportioned verdict awarding Plaintiff less than 10% of demanded judgment and also found in favor of our client on counter-claim, resulting in net award for our client in excess of $20,000.00. Jury verdict and judgment of trial court was upheld on appeal.