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Robbins Firm Attorneys Win Appeal Challenging Application of 2013 Georgia Law to Contracts Predating the Law’s Enactment

Written by Firm | Mar 26, 2015 | Results

Robbins Firm attorneys Josh Belinfante, Kimberly Anderson, and Alec Denton secured a unanimous decision in the Georgia Court of Appeals in All Star, Inc., et al. v. Georgia Atlanta Amusements, LLC, Case No. A14A2138. We filed suit on behalf of our clients, owners of bona fide coin-operated amusement machines (“COAMs”), for tortious interference with contractual relations, among other claims. The trial court granted the defendant’s motion for summary judgment on that claim, and we appealed. At issue on appeal was the statutory scheme regulating the COAM business in Georgia, which became effective in April 2013 following the enactment of House Bill 487. The lower court found that the 2013 law voided our clients’ agreements with their customers for the placement of machines, even though the contracts at issue predated the law’s enactment. On appeal, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in our clients’ favor, reversing the trial court’s decision and holding that appellants’ customer contracts remained valid, subject to terms consistent with the new law.

For more information, please contact Josh Belinfante, Kimberly Anderson, or Alec Denton.