Swift Currie attorneys have attained significant victories and other achievements on behalf of our clients. Below is a list of representative cases that highlight the depth and breadth of our experience.
Summary Judgment Affirmed for Homeowners in Dog Bite Case
The Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of summary judgment to the defendant homeowners in a lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages, arising after the defendants’ Cane Corso dog bit the plaintiffs’ 5-year-old daughter.
Five-year rule not tolled by an unsigned consent order of stay, and voluntary involvement in fight bars wrongful death claim
Plaintiffs’ son and his friends were gathered on the steps of a campus building when they learned of a fight nearby with other students. The son and others ran across the street and joined the fight. An unknown male struck the son on the back of the head with a glass bottle. He later died from his injuries.
Defendant Truck Broker Granted Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case, Defeating Plaintiff's Statutory Employment Claim and Claim that Truck Broker Acted as a Motor Carrier
The District Court for the Middle District of Georgia recently granted summary judgment in a wrongful death action for a defendant truck broker who assigned transportation of certain cargo to a motor carrier.
Insurance company need not prove prejudice to its investigation or unfair advantage to insured to rely upon judicial estoppel
This was an action to recover under a policy of fire insurance. The fire was the result of arson. The claim was denied on several grounds, including arson. When the insured filed suit, the insurance companies moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the insured failed to disclose his ownership and interest in the home in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Named mortgagee and named insured maintained their insurable interest in property even though property was sold and mortgage debt was cancelled because insured replaced mortgage with a personal guarantee
This was an action to recover under a pro-rata portion of insurance on a home. The home was covered by two policies of insurance. One of the policies was purchased by the former owner. The former owner’s policy also had a mortgagee named on the policy.