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APPELLATE PRACTICE

We have handled appellate matters in the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  As a matter of practice, we are familiar with the rules and procedures of the appellate courts. 

Mr. Coppedge has litigated well over 100 appellate case.  He has frequently been invited to argue case orally in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court.

One of Mr. Coppedge's career lighlights was North Georgia Finishing, Inc. v Di-Chem, Inc., 419 U.S. 601, 95 S. Ct. 719, 42 L.Ed. 751 (1975), which reversed the Supreme Court of Georgia, 230 Ga. 623, 198 S.E.2d 284 (1973), and the Georgia Court of Appeals, 127 Ga. App. 593 (1972).  Mr. Coppedge's favorable result in the U.S. Supreme Court was achieved in spite of adverse results in the Whitfield County Magistrate Court, Whitfield County Superior Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and Georgia Supreme Court. 

Other appellate results for attorneys Warren Coppedge, Jr. and Steve Michmerhuizen are listed below:

Supreme Court of the United States

North Georgia Finishing, Inc. v Di-Chem, Inc., 419 U.S. 601, 95 S.Ct. 719, 42 L.Ed. 751 (1975).  Reversing the Supreme Court of Georgia, 230 Ga. 623, 198 S.E.2d 284 (1973), Georgia Court of Appeals, 127 Ga. App. 593 (1972).  Issues:  Attachment, garnishment, procedural and substantive due process, state action, deprivation of property. 

United States Court of Appeals for Eleventh Circuit

Armstrong Cork Company v World Carpets, Inc., et al., 76 F.R.D. 613, 198 U.S.P.Q. 526 (1977), 448 F.Supp. 1072, 199 U.S.P.Q. 30 (1978); 597 F.2d 496, 203 U.S.P.Q. 19 (1979).  Trademark and declaratory judgment litigation.

Hobbs v Georgia Department of Transportation, et. al., 785 F.Supp. 980 (1991); 999 F.Supp. 1526 (1991).  See also McPherson v City of Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, 200 Ga. App. 129, 407 S.E.2d 99 (1991).  Negligence and sovereign immunity issues. 

Hawthorne Industries v Balfour Maclaine International, Ltd., 676 F.2d 1395,33 UCC Rep.Serv. 1339 (1982).  Commercial dispute implicating lost profits. 

United States District Court

Multivision Northwest v Jerrold Electronics, 356 F.Supp. 207, 13 UCC Rep. Serv. 1013 (1972), U.S.D.C., N.D. Ga. Product liability litigation.

Hamilton Bank & Trust Company v T. Wendell Holliday, et al., 469 F.Supp. 1229, Blue Sky L. Rep., p. 71,521, Fed. Sec. L. Rep., p. 96,953 (1979).  Issues:  Aiding and abetting the sale of securities, common law fraud and statute of limitations. 

State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Company v Edward L. White, et al., 777 F.Supp. 952 (1991).  Declaratory judgment litigation regarding coverage pursuant to "advertising injury" provisions of commercial insurance contract. 

Miscellaneous

In Re:  Georgia Carpet Mills, Inc., C. Kenneth Still, Trustee v S. Rasnick Company, Inc., 41 B.R. 60 (1984).  Suite to set aside pre-petition transfer of assets by debtor.

Hensley v Peters, et al., (2002 WL 30, 34396724).  ERISA subrogation issues. 

In Re:  Polypropylene Carpet Antitrust Litigation, 93 F.Supp.2d 1348 (2000), N.D. Ga. 

Brogden Ex Rel Cline v National Healthcare Corporation, 103 F.Supp.2d 1322 (2000 WL 87681) N.D. Ga.

Sharon Lemons and Ralph Christopher Pritchett v Rhonda Cloer, et al., 206 S.W.3d 60, 214 Ed. Law Rep. 878 (2006).  Issues:  Choice of law, lex loci delicti, comity, wrongful death, arising out of Liberty Church Road school buss and CSX train collision.