WACHP Sponsors the Saturday Lawyer’s Program
WACHP attorneys spent their Saturday offering pro bono work at the Saturday Lawyer’s Program with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. Attorneys spent time meeting with participants, counseling those participants, and drafting documents on behalf of Metro Atlanta residents. They provided advice on unpaid wage and landlord-tenant disputes. At the conclusion of the day, many of the participating attorneys agreed to formally continue their representation of these participants. WACHP encourages partners and associates to give back to the community through its ongoing pro bono and community service program. For more information about WACHP’s Pro Bono and Community Service Program, please contain our program chair, Celeste Noelle Gaines, Esq. at email@example.com.
Great CLM Article on Funding Companies
WACHP is proud to announce that Adam P. Smith has been named a partner at the firm.
Congratulations to Brian Williams
WACHP is pleased to announce that Brian Williams has been named a partner to the firm.
WACHP Has a Successful May
WACHP Announces New Partner
WACHP is pleased to announce that Rakhi McNeill has been named a partner of the firm.
WACHP Announces New Partner
We are pleased to announce that Kevin Reardon has been named a partner of the firm.
Medical Funding Companies: A New Problem for an Old Rule
WACHP is pleased to post a new article written by Rachel Reed, Clay Knowles, and David Glustrom that was recently published in the GDLA newsletter. Medical Funding Companies: A New Problem for an Old Rule
WACHP would like to congratulate Jonathan Adelman, Dan Prout, Trevor Hiestand, and Russell Waldon for being named 2016 Georgia Super Lawyers. WACHP would also like to congratulate Rakhi McNeill and Ashley Rice for being named 2016 Georgia Rising Stars.
Georgia Supreme Court Allows Non-Party Apportionment of Fault to Plaintiff’s Employer for Negligent Entrustment
On July 6, 2015, in the case of Zaldivar v. Prickett et al., No. S14G1778, 2015 WL 4067788, the Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously held that Georgia’s apportionment statute allowed a jury to apportion some fault for plaintiff’s damages to plaintiff’s employer. The case concerned an automobile accident between two drivers where the defendant alleged that the plaintiff’s employer was partially responsible for its employee’s injuries based on negligent entrustment. The defendant argued that the jury should be allowed to apportion some fault to the non-party employer based upon its allowing the plaintiff to drive a company truck on business, even though three complaints had been filed against him for poor driving. In ruling in favor of the defendant, the Court held that Georgia’s 2005 apportionment statute, O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, requires the trier of fact to consider the fault of a non-party (i.e., the plaintiff’s employer) when the non-party is shown to have committed a tort against the plaintiff that was a proximate cause of the plaintiff’s injury. Specifically, the Court held that the apportionment statute contemplates the fault of every tortfeasor, regardless of whether he or she may have an affirmative defense or claim of immunity against liability to the plaintiff. The Court also explained that a non-party’s negligent entrustment of an instrumentality can be a proximate cause of an injury to the person to whom the instrumentality was entrusted. This is known as “first-party” negligent entrustment, which is typically not a workable legal theory of recovery available to […]