Civil Cases and News
- Ga. Supreme Court OKs Late Med-Mal Claim That ‘Related Back’ to Original Lawsuit
July 2018 – The opinion, written by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harris Hines, said the plaintiff’s discovery that nursing staff may have violated hospital rules meant that a new claim could be added to the lawsuit, even though the statute of limitations had run. pdf
- ed garland and robin loeb achieve successful settlement in business litigation case
April 2011 – Garland, Samuel & Loeb attorneys Ed Garland and Robin Loeb successfully settled a business litigation case in the Northern District of Georgia. Garland and Loeb represented the defendant in a suit involving over twenty counts, which included claims of false advertising and other related causes of action. Garland and Loeb settled the case for a small fraction of the initial amount demanded by the plaintiff in a dispute that had remained unresolved for several years prior to the firm’s involvement.
- robin loeb wins $150,000 jury verdict in breach of contract suit against allstate insurance company
April 2011 – Garland, Samuel & Loeb attorneys Robin Loeb and John Gelzer won a $150,000 jury verdict against Allstate for breach of contract in the Northern District of Georgia in Arctic Polar Heating and Air, LLC v. Allstate. The client, a small business that leased vans to its franchisees, was awarded the value of stolen vans that were insured under the policy. Loeb and Gelzer also prevailed in Allstate’s subsequent motion for new trial.
- david tuszynski prevails in decision on medical records privacy
September 2009 – Garland, Samuel & Loeb attorney David E. Tuszynski successfully challenged a portion of the 2005 tort reform laws with a ruling that prevents opposing attorneys from accessing a patient’s medical records or contacting a patient’s physicians without the patient’s knowledge in medical malpractice cases. The case in question, Lockard v. Weisberg, was settled in Fulton County State Court with Tuszynski and attorney Richard Kopelman representing the plaintiff. The settlement was covered in the September 17, 2009, edition of the Daily Report. A trial attorney with nearly 30 years’ experience, David Tuszynski focuses on complicated and challenging cases involving injury and death from medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries and products liability.
- robin loeb and anne coolidge-kaplan reach substantial settlement in pharmaceutical device case
April 2011 – Garland, Samuel & Loeb attorneys Robin Loeb and Anne Coolidge-Kaplan settled a professional negligence case on behalf of a widower whose wife died as a result of using a skin refrigerant, which caused a fatal cardiac event. The substantial, confidential recovery was based on the value of the life that was lost due to the failure of the defendant physical therapy practice to exercise due care for their patient.