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Georgia Employee Leasing Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Georgia or Court of Appeals of Georgia where the terms employee leasing has been mentioned. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Travis Pruitt & Associates - 12/1/2005
WHOLE COURT Mignon Moore Hooper sued Travis Pruitt & Associates, P.C. (TPA) alleging that, while she was employed by TPA, she was the victim of an intentional tort when a co-employee, Michael Taylor, sexually harassed her at...

John W. Rooker & Associates v. Patterson - 11/17/2005
ANDREWS, P. J., PHIPPS and MIKELL, JJ. We granted John W. Rooker & Associates' application for discretionary appeal in this workers' compensation case in which its request for a reduction in benefits based on a change in its...

Reid v. City of Albany - 11/2/2005
RUFFIN, C. J., JOHNSON, P. J., BARNES, J. Proceeding pro se, Willie Henry Reid sued the City of Albany and three city employees for wrongful termination. The trial court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim upon...

Sears v. Macon Water Authority - 11/2/2005
RUFFIN, C. J., JOHNSON, P.J., and BARNES, J. On November 22, 2002, while employed as a painter by the Macon Water Authority, Stanley Sears fell twelve to fifteen feet from a ladder and sustained several fractured bones and other...

Oconee Area Home Care Services - 10/12/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. In this workers' compensation action, S.E.U.S. Captive Insurance Company appeals the superior court's reversal of the Workers' Compensation Board's decision that James Burton's...

Georgia Pacific Corp. v. Cross - 9/28/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. The Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation awarded Steven Cross compensation for injuries arising from his exposure to sulfuric acid while employed at Georgia...

Footstar - 9/1/2005
ANDREWS, P. J., PHIPPS and MIKELL, JJ. Footstar, Inc., d/b/a Meldisco Shoe-Mart ("Footstar"), and Travelers Insurance Company ("Travelers") appeal the judgment of the Superior Court of Glynn County affirming the decision of the...

Boone v. Atlanta Independent School System - 8/1/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. These related appeals regard the Atlanta Independent School System's non-renewal of Walter L. Boone, Jr.'s 2001-2002 contract as a tenured music teacher. Following the superior court's...

Builders Insurance Group - 7/19/2005
SMITH, P. J., ELLINGTON and ADAMS, JJ. Builders Insurance Group, Inc. ("Builders") filed a petition in the Superior Court of Henry County seeking a judgment declaring its rights with respect to a policy of workers' compensation...

Yeomans & Associates Agency - 7/15/2005
WHOLE COURT These appeals arise from a judgment on a jury verdict in favor of George Bowen and his business, Bowen Tree Surgeons, Inc., in their suit against their insurance agency, Yeomans & Associates Agency, Inc....

Stewart v. Storch - 7/8/2005
ANDREWS, P. J., PHIPPS and MIKELL, JJ. Terri L. Stewart suffered a summary judgment in her action against her former landlord, Janine Storch ("Mrs. Storch"), to recover damages under the Georgia Fair Housing Act, OCGA § 8-3-200...

In re Pilgrim - 6/30/2005
These disciplinary matters are before the Court on Respondent Marc Albert Pilgrim's Petition for Voluntary Discipline in which he seeks the imposition of a six-month suspension in resolution of two disciplinary matters (State...

Theesfeld v. Image Electrolysis & Skin Care - 6/24/2005
ANDREWS, P. J., PHIPPS and MIKELL, JJ. Sherrie Theesfeld sued Image Electrolysis & Skin Care, Inc. d/b/a Image Spa alleging that she was injured on the Image Spa premises while working as an invitee independent contractor for...

Trans-Vaughn Development Corp. v. Cummings - 6/2/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. Defendant Trans-Vaughn Development Corporation appeals from the trial court's order denying its motion for summary judgment. Trans- Vaughn contends the trial court erred in denying its...

Trans-Vaughn Development Corp. v. Cummings - 5/26/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. Defendant Trans-Vaughn Development Corporation appeals from the trial court's order denying its motion for summary judgment. Trans-Vaughn contends the trial court erred in denying its...

Tidikis v. Network for Medical Communications & Research LLC - 5/6/2005
RUFFIN, C. J., JOHNSON, P. J., BARNES, J. After he was terminated from his employment, Frank Tidikis filed suit against his former employer, Network for Medical Communication & Research LLC ("NMCR"), its two founders, and...

Gallagher v. McKinnon - 4/13/2005
BLACKBURN, P. J., MILLER and BERNES, JJ. These related cases regard Daniel John Gallagher's "hostile takeover" of Peliton, Inc., a close corporation, from its other director and shareholders. Both cases center on...

Collie Concessions - 3/30/2005
We granted Collie Concessions's application for a discretionary appeal to review the order of the superior court reversing the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers Compensation's adoption of the administrative law judge's...

Davis v. Carter Mechanical - 3/30/2005
William Davis, Jr. was injured on January 16, 1998 in the course of his employment with Carter Mechanical, Inc., when a large steel platform fell on his right leg. He sought to have his injury designated as "catastrophic" under the...

Terry Hunt Construction - 3/29/2005
Terry Hunt Construction Company, Inc. ("THCC"), an industrial builder, appeals the grant of summary judgment to AON Risk Services, Inc. of Georgia ("AON"), an insurance broker, on AON's claim to recover payments due for the procurement...

Milhollin v. Salomon Smith Barney - 3/17/2005
J. Lee Milhollin appeals from the trial court's grant of judgment on the pleadings to Salomon Smith Barney, Inc. (SSB) and Citigroup, Inc. in a suit Milhollin brought to recover the part of his salary that he forfeited under the terms...

Eudy v. Universal Wrestling Corp. - 3/11/2005
Sidney Eudy was a professional wrestler who performed under the name "Sid Vicious." In 1999, he entered into a three-year contract with World Championship Wrestling, Inc. ("WCW"). On January 14, 2001, Eudy performed a move that had...

FitzSimons v. W. M. Collins Enterprises - 2/17/2005
W. M. Collins Enterprises, Inc. (Collins) hired Jim Albritton to do construction work based on assurances from Howard L. FitzSimons, President of Insurance Management Associates, Inc. (IMA), that Albritton had workers' compensation...

Hospital Authority of Houston County v. Bohannon - 2/11/2005
WHOLE COURT William Bohannon filed an action seeking a determination that his health benefits plan provided coverage for a stem cell transplant as treatment for his kidney cancer. Bohannon requested a permanent injunction...

Ferqueron v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. - 2/10/2005
This appeal arises out of the trial court's order reducing a jury verdict in favor of plaintiff Ronnie O'Neal Ferqueron by the amount of worker's compensation benefits paid or owed to Ferqueron. Because Ferqueron agreed to use the...

Sears v. Dickerson - 1/10/2005
Nancy Dickerson, a longtime employee of Augusta-Richmond County, became the Assistant Chief Appraiser of the Personal Property Section of the Tax Assessor's Office. Thereafter, pursuant to the recommendation of the Board of Tax...

Bell v. State - 1/10/2005
Deborah Austin was injured when her car was struck from behind by a van operated by Curtis Bell. Seeking to recover damages, Mrs. Austin and her husband (Appellees) filed a tort action against Bell (Appellant). Pursuant to OCGA §...

Minter v. Tyson Foods - 12/31/2004
After the State Board of Worker's Compensation ("State Board") awarded income benefits to Diane Minter, the superior court reversed the award and remanded the case to the State Board. We granted Minter's application for discretionary...

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. v. Merritt - 12/1/2004
WHOLE COURT D. K. Merritt, an employee of Georgia Electric Company ("Georgia Electric") who worked at Cooper Tire and Rubber Company's manufacturing plant ("Cooper Tire") pursuant to an independent contractor agreement between...

Glisson v. Rooms to Go - 12/1/2004
WHOLE COURT Not knowing that she was entitled to receive workers compensation income benefits for time she lost due to a compensable injury, Phyllis Glisson used more than seven weeks of vacation, personal, and sick leave when...

American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Co. v. E A Technical Services - 11/24/2004
Reformation of contract is available where a mutual mistake results in a contract that does not express the intent of the parties. In this case, two related companies intended to apply for several types of coverage from Kemper...

Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Schumpert - 11/10/2004
Under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), railroad companies are liable for injuries to their employees that result in whole or in part from company negligence. In this case, company negligence caused a railroad-car coupling...

Jones v. Macon Soils - 11/1/2004
Acting in various capacities, Vanessa Jones sued Macon Soils, Inc. in tort for her husband's injuries and death arising out of his fall while working for his employer, Macon Water Authority. She appeals the trial court's entry of...

Dowis v. Mud Slinger Concrete - 9/30/2004
No. S03G1536 Johnny Edwin Dowis and Elysa Michele Dowis, Plaintiffs, appeal the grant of summary judgment on their tort action against Mud Slinger, Inc., Plaintiff's employer, and Michael Clement Graves, President of the...

Freeman v. Southwire Co. - 9/22/2004
We granted Sandra Freeman permission to appeal the superior court's affirmance of the Workers' Compensation Board's decision to deny her workers' compensation benefits. Adopting the findings of the ALJ, the Board had ruled that her...

Amedisys Home Health - 9/16/2004
It is undisputed that 24-hour on-call field nurse, appellee-plaintiff Mary Howard, fell in the driveway of her home injuring her ankle in the early evening of January 6, 2002. At the time of her fall, she was carrying patient reports...

Continental PET Technologies - 9/13/2004
WHOLE COURT Continental PET Technologies, Inc. (Continental) appeals the affirmation by the superior court of an award of benefits to Juana Sandoval Palacias (Palacias) by the State Workers' Compensation Board. Continental...

One Beacon Insurance Co. v. Hughes - 9/1/2004
In August 1994, while employed as a truck driver for Gemi Trucking Company, Charles Hughes was involved in a single vehicle accident which rendered him a quadriplegic. Gemi Trucking and its insurer, One Beacon Insurance Company...

Atlas Construction Co. - 6/30/2004
Atlas Construction Company, Inc. and the Georgia Insurers' Insolvency Pool (GIIP) (acting in place of Atlas's insolvent workers' compensation insurer) appeal from the order of the Candler County Superior Court affirming the award of...

Hill v. Omni Hotel - 6/28/2004
Joyce Hill appeals from the order of the superior court affirming the award of the Georgia Board of Workers' Compensation, which denied her request for workers' compensation benefits. The employer in this case is Omni Hotels at...

Cooper-Bridges v. Ingle - 6/24/2004
Vivian A. Cooper-Bridges, a former employee of the Sumter County's Sheriff's Office (the "Department"), appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment to Robert Ingle, the current sheriff of Sumter County, in her action for...

Baker v. Gwinnett County - 6/15/2004
Michael Baker brought this action for breach of contract against Gwinnett County. He alleged that the county wrongfully terminated his coverage under a local ordinance authorizing defense and indemnification of employees named in...

Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah v. Stevens - 6/7/2004
We granted certiorari to determine whether the Court of Appeals correctly held that the injuries suffered by police office Eunita Stevens in a car accident while on her way to work arose out of and in the course of her employment. ...

Thurman v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. - 6/7/2004
Gail Thurman, a postal carrier for the United States Postal Service, was injured on the job when her postal truck was struck by a vehicle driven by appellee Mamie Brown. After filing suit against Brown for more than Brown's insurance...

Bynum v. Horizon Staffing - 2/24/2004
Waddell Bynum appeals the trial court's dismissal of his employment discrimination action for failure to state a claim. Finding no reversible error, we affirm. Bynum filed a pro se complaint against his former employer, Horizon...

C. Bronw Trucking - 2/18/2004
Commercial trucking owner-operators, defined as those who lease their trucks and drivers to a motor common carrier, are deemed independent contractors under the Workers' Compensation Act ("Act") and are not entitled to claim benefits...

Taylor v. Kennestone Hospital - 2/17/2004
Donald R. Taylor, M. D., appeals from an order of the Cobb County Superior Court granting summary judgment to Kennestone Hospital, Inc. and it's governing body, Wellstar Health System, Inc. In several related enumerations of error,...

Battle v. State - 2/17/2004
We granted Frank Battle, Sr.'s application for interlocutory review of the order denying his motion to suppress evidence seized pursuant to an insurance fraud investigation to clarify that, under Franks v. State, the failure to leave...

Gonzalez v. DOT - 2/13/2004
The facts relevant to this appeal are undisputed. Anastacio E. Barrera died as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicular collision with James Claude Cook. Barrera's surviving spouse, Alicia Gonzalez, a resident and a citizen of...

Shell v. State - 12/4/2003
Following a jury trial, Christy Dale Shell appeals the jury's verdict finding her guilty of kidnapping and criminal attempt to commit burglary, contending that the trial court erred by: (1) denying her Batson v. Kentucky motion...

Everts v. Century Supply Corp. - 11/18/2003
Century Supply Corp., d/b/a Century Rain Aid, filed a complaint against Clearwater Irrigation, Inc. and James Everts seeking recovery of the principal sum of $119,654.81. Century sued Clearwater on open account; Everts was sued as...

Wilson v. City of Sardis - 11/14/2003
Edgebert Wilson was chief of police for the city of Sardis until his employment was terminated by the mayor and city council. Wilson brought this action for wrongful termination of employment and tortious interference with business...

Haralson County v. Lee - 11/12/2003
Jimmy E. Lee claims that his shoulder replacement surgery is compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act, OCGA § 34-9-1, et seq. The Haralson County Board of Commissioners and the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia...

In re Hege - 9/22/2003
These disciplinary matters are before the Court on Hege's Petition for Temporary Voluntary Surrender of License and two Review Panel reports recommending that Hege be disbarred. In both Case Nos. S03Y1506 and S03Y1507, Hege failed to...

Moffitt Construction - 9/11/2003
We granted Moffitt Construction's application for discretionary review to determine whether the superior court erred in remanding this case to the State Board of Workers' Compensation to consider certain medical evidence. For the...

Sallie v. State - 3/24/2003
A jury found William C. Sallie guilty of malice murder, felony murder, burglary, aggravated assault, two counts of kidnapping with bodily injury, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The jury recommended a...

Northeast Georgia Health System - 3/24/2003
WHOLE COURT Following mediation, Cherly Danner and her employer, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc., agreed to settle Danner's workers' compensation claim for $25,000 Although Danner's current mailing address was contained in...

Agusta Coca-Cola v. Smalls - 3/20/2003
We granted the application for discretionary review filed by the appellants, Augusta Coca-Cola and Travelers Insurance Company, to review a ruling of the superior court affirming the right of the appellee, Frank B. Smalls III, to a...

Moon v. Terrel County - 3/20/2003
This is the second appearance of this case before this court. The underlying facts surrounding Terence Moon's dispute with his former employer, Terrell County, are fully set forth in Moon v. Terrell County, 249 Ga. App. 567 (548 SE2d...

Brooks-Powers v. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority - 3/19/2003
After an employee of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) died in an on-the-job accident, Jean Brooks-Powers, as sole surviving spouse and as the administratrix of the decedent's estate, sued MARTA for damages...

Willis v. McClain Industries of Georgia - 3/12/2003
Dorian Willis obtained a Workers' Compensation award against his employer, McClain Industries of Georgia, Inc. and its insurer. Pursuant to OCGA § 34-9-106, Willis petitioned the Bibb County Superior Court to enforce the award. The...

Smith v. Local Union 1863 - 3/7/2003
R. D. Smith, Jr. sued Local Union Number 1863 of the International Longshoreman's Association of Clerks and Checkers (the "Union"), alleging that the Union failed to employ him "because of handicap." The Union did not file an answer,...

Printpack - 3/5/2003
We granted the application for discretionary appeal in this workers' compensation case to determine whether the employer/insurer unreasonably failed to begin timely payment of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits, and was thus...

Gulf States Underwriters of Louisiana - 2/28/2003
Jimmy Bennett filed a workers' compensation claim against his employer, Northwest Georgia Personal Care Home ("Northwest Georgia"), Gulf States Underwriters of Louisiana, Inc./National Association of Employers ("Gulf States"), and A....

Harris County Sheriff's Office v. Negrete - 2/26/2003
Joseph Negrete, an off-duty deputy sheriff, was injured in a motor vehicle collision while driving to his part-time job as a security guard at a manufacturing plant. He sought and was awarded workers' compensation benefits. The award...

AT&T;v. Barnes - 2/14/2003
WHOLE COURT In this case involving a change in condition claim for certain workers' compensation benefits, AT&T;and Gates McDonald (collectively "AT&T;) appeal the superior court's holding that workers' compensation...

Gunnells v. Marshburn - 2/13/2003
Patricia Gunnells sued the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Hospital Authority (BJC) and Dr. Robert Marshburn for slander. In addition, Gunnells filed a claim against BJC for wrongful termination of employment and against Marshburn for wrongful...

In re McDaniel - 2/10/2003
These disciplinary proceedings are before the Court on the Notices of Discipline the State Bar filed seeking to disbar Respondent Luther McDaniel pursuant to Bar Rule 4-208.1. Because McDaniel provided only a post office box as his...

Milliken & Company v. Poythress - 9/24/2002
Following the grant of their application for discretionary appeal in this workers' compensation case, Milliken & Company and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (collectively, "the employer") appeal the order of the superior court...

Waddell v. Bhat - 9/24/2002
In this case involving an action for wrongful disclosure of confidential HIV information, plaintiff below Spencer Waddell, a dental hygienist, appeals the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant, Dr. Subrahmanya...

Parker v. Crider Poultry - 6/24/2002
Appellant Jeffrey Parker formerly served as president and chief executive officer of appellees Crider, Inc., and Crider Poultry. In May 1998, while serving in those positions, Parker sent a letter resigning his positions effective...

Seabolt v. Beaulieu of America - 6/12/2002
We granted this application for discretionary review to consider the narrow issue of attorney fees assessed in this workers' compensation case. Although the employee had sought attorney fees, the administrative law judge ("ALJ")...

WAGA-TV - 5/31/2002
Smith, Presiding Judge. We granted the employer's application for discretionary appeal in this workers' compensation case to consider the superior court's application of Smith v. Lockheed-Georgia Co., 185 Ga. App. 869 (366 SE2d...

City of Warner Robins v. Baker - 5/31/2002
In this case, Milton Baker's employer, the City of Warner Robins, appeals from the trial court's order granting Baker's motion to extinguish the city's subrogation lien asserted under OCGA § 34-9-11.1 (b) for payments made to Baker...

Rheem Manufacturing Co. v. Jackson - 3/26/2002
We granted Rheem Manufacturing Company's application for discretionary review of the superior court's order affirming a decision of the appellate division of the State Board of Workers' Compensation. This decision upheld a...

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