FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2022
Contact: Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
GEORGIA COURT OF APPEALS AGREES WITH DEFENSE
GEORGIA COURT LACKS PERSONAL JURISDICTION OVER DEFENDANT
ATLANTA ― QPWB Atlanta office attorney, Geoffrey F. Calderaro, secured the dismissal of our client before the Court of Appeals of Georgia in a case that arose from the dismissal of a complaint filed on account of allegedly unpleasant visit to Appellant’s timeshare in Kissimmee, Florida.
On appeal, Appellant argued that the trial court was wrong to dismiss his case for lack of personal jurisdiction. Appellee countered by arguing that the Superior Court of Gwinnett County should be affirmed since the Superior Court lacked personal jurisdiction pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 9-10-91. The defense argued that the facts of the case clearly demonstrated that the correct location for this suit was in Florida since the purchase of the timeshare occurred in Florida, the acts or omissions occurred in Florida, no tortious injury was committed in the State of Georgia, and there was no allegation that the Appellee owned, used, or possessed any real property in the State of Georgia.
The Court of Appeals of Georgia affirmed the judgment of the Superior Court of Gwinnett County Georgia.
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Geoffrey F. Calderaro is an associate in the Atlanta, Georgia and Jackson, Mississippi offices of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. He has defended a wide variety of cases involving general liability and insurance defense and coverage, motor vehicle liability, premises liability, product liability, personal injury litigation and wrongful death. Mr. Calderaro has been recognized by his peers and selected to Super Lawyers® “Rising Star” in the area of general litigation. He received his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2014 and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business in 2011. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is the largest minority and woman owned law firm in the nation with approximately 400 lawyers serving clients from 31 offices in the United States and abroad across a spectrum of industries in over 40 areas of practice. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.