Warranty Claims: The Firm has litigated warranty claims against GM, Dodge Chrysler, Ford regarding the installation of aftermarket performance products and the manufacture denying warranty claims by the owner for engine and drive train failures. The Firm has been successful in all cases. These cases primarily dealt with the presents of a performance "chip" and diesel engine failures. The Firm currently represents a major national manufacturer of performance chips.
Contract Litigation: The Firm has represented an entertainment promoter in the pursuit to recover damages as a result of performer non-performance. Recovered in excess of $600,000.00 damages and fees for our client.
Native American Rights: The Firm has represented Native Americans in land, contract, family law and animal rights matters. These matters have been both in the state courts of Georgia and the Tribal Counsel courts.
Business Litigation: Represented our client against a national firm in a franchise dispute in the Superior Court of Fulton County in an effort to rescind the franchise agreement. The Firm was successful in the pursuit of the rescission and recovered damages for our client.
Business Matters: The Firm has successfully negotiated and completed purchase and sale agreements for several national businesses and local companies.
Governmental Agencies: The Firm has represented a nation-wide non-profit agency in their quest to change local, state and national laws. These cases have taken the Firm from the state and federal courts to an application to The United States Supreme Court.
- Represented a CEO of a multi-millionaire company in a divorce in Fulton County and obtained a highly favorable financial settlement in spite of the client's infidelity.
- Represented a mother in Henry County and successfully prevented her ex- husband from relocating with their two children to Washington State.
- Successfully represented an 81-year-old woman in her divorce in Fulton County whose husband, who was 20 years younger than his wife, had been having an affair with a woman in her 20s and had been borrowing money against the parties' home to finance the affair and his gambling habit.
- Successfully represented a father in Gordon County whose 14-year-old daughter wanted to live with her father even though the mother tried to use the child's recent psychiatric treatment to attack the child's choice to live with her father.
- Successfully represented a parent in Gwinnett County and obtained
- significant financial contribution from the other parent toward the treatment of their child's autism.
Other Civil Cases
- Contract dispute in DeKalb County between a house mover and an investor who bought old homes, moved them to new locations and refurbished them.
- Represented employer in federal court who was sued by an employee after the employee was terminated for sending sexually explicit emails to his subordinates.
- Represented mother and minor child in probate court in DeKalb County after husband died unexpectedly leaving a great amount of debt. Ms. Webre obtained a year's support for the widow and child and protected their home from the deceased's creditors.
- Successfully represented employee in a breach of contract dispute in DeKalb County against former employer.
- Recovered monies for home purchasers in Douglas County, Forsyth County and Newton County for faulty construction or failure of sellers to disclose known defects in the homes.
Family Law - Return of Custody to Parent
During April of 2008 I was retained by a lady who had been trying to recover custody of her child, unsuccessfully over a period of approximately five years. The mother had never been married and the whereabouts of the father were unknown. My Client had been sharing a home with an older female and some others, for two or three years with the child living with them in Florida. During 2002, the mother decided to relocate to Maryland where her family resided and asked the friend to look after the child for a couple of weeks until the mother was able to get an apartment and other things secured in Maryland, which she did. When the mother returned to retrieve the child, everyone was gone. They had left in secrecy and taken the child with them. The mother pursued them across Georgia and in Alabama and Florida, but to no avail for about five years. She had used various lawyers and investigators over the years, but no success. In April 2008, we located the defendant in Decatur, Georgia, filed an emergency petition for custody in the Superior Court of Dekalb County and served her via a private process server. A hearing was set down for May 2, 2008. We obtained an order for custody on May 2, 2008 and were assisted by the Dekalb County Sheriff's department in recovering the child from her school. The Mother and child were reunited on that day after having not seen or spoken to one another for over five years. We have had similar cases with similar results that involved parties from North Carolina, New Jersey and the Bahamas.
Criminal - Probable Cause Hearing
During February 2009 I was retained by a gentleman that had been served with an application for criminal arrest warrant regarding allegations of Simple Assault and Battery by a co-worker in Fulton County. Such an application sets up a probable cause hearing to determine whether the arrest warrant should issue and the defendant be arrested, or whether the application should be denied and the case dismissed. In this circumstance, the probable cause hearing is the first, best place to have such a case resolved in the alleged Defendant's favor. This can be difficult because the burden to show probable cause and to obtain an arrest warrant is relatively minor. To obtain the warrant all that needs to be shown is that it is more likely than not that a criminal act took place. This is very different from the burden of proof to convict a person of a crime, that is, it is beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the criminal act. I was successful in showing that there was no criminal intent on the part of the Defendant and while there was an unfortunate event at the workplace, it was not a matter that rose to the level of conduct warranting criminal prosecution. The Court agreed and determined that there was no probable cause to issue the warrant and dismissed the application. This effectively terminated the case before it really ever got started. My client escaped that predicament with no arrest record and no conviction or plea record.
Splitting Communal Property....or Divorce without the Marriage
When an unmarried couple jointly own property and can not agree on how to divide it, a lawsuit for a Writ of Partition may be necessary.
We have initiated a Writ of Partition for a same sex couple that are terminating a 10 year relationship. One partner has refused to buy the other out, and will not sell the property. Our client wants closure on the relationship, and all the financial connections.
A boyfriend with poor credit convinced his girlfriend/fiancé to add him to the warranty deed on a property where only she was on the mortgage. The girlfriend was obligated to pay the mortgage, but only owned a ½ interest in the property. The couple never got married. The boyfriend threw out the renter of the property, whose rent was covering the mortgage, moved into the property himself and convinced the girlfriend that he need authorization to 'talk' to the mortgage company. He renegotiated lower monthly payments on a short term basis and unbeknownst to the girlfriend created a shortfall on the mortgage of $40,000. After weighing all options and several attempts to negotiate with the boyfriend our client elected to have the property foreclosed rather than incur the additional expense of litigation.
Boyfriend and girlfriend decided to buy a house together, without a contract. Both were on the mortgage and the warranty deed. The verbal agreement was for the boyfriend to pay the mortgage payment and the girlfriend to pay the utilities and insurance on the vehicles. Problems arose when the boyfriend never paid the mortgage payments. The girlfriend in fear of wrecking her credit stepped up to pay the mortgage, This went on for seven months. After our background check we found that the boyfriend had been evicted several times before this incident. We filed a Writ of Partition, got awarded title to the property to the girlfriend, along with attorney fees and ½ the rent not paid by the boyfriend.
Hot Tub Law
The firm has represented a North Georgia Cabin rental entity that could not get zoned to have hot tubs with their rental cabins. The client was losing bookings because they could not use hot tubs at their cabins. Hot tubs usage falls under the Tourist Accommodation Act, and are regulated just like public pools. The Act requires submittal and approval of plans and architectural diagrams, and supervision of the actual build to plans of a hot tub - virtually impossible for any pre-manufactured hot tub. We worked with the client and the State Department of Health and Resources, Environmental Health Section to find a solution that would satisfy the County and State.