Anderson v. Deas

279 Ga. App. 892 (2006)

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Anderson v. Deas

Georgia Court of Appeals
279 Ga. App. 892 (2006)

  • Written by Haley Gintis, JD

Facts

In 2005, Jonita Anderson (plaintiff) sued Raymond Deas (defendant) pursuant to Georgia’s Family Violence Act (FVA). Anderson alleged that Deas, who was not a resident of Georgia, had made harassing phone calls threatening to kill her and hurt her child. The trial court found that it lacked personal jurisdiction over Deas and therefore did not hear the case. The decision was appealed. The appellate court affirmed the trial court’s conclusion that it lacked personal jurisdiction. The decision was appealed again to the Georgia Supreme Court. The Georgia Supreme Court remanded the case back to the appellate court in light of its decision in Innovative Clinical & Consulting Services LLC v. First National Bank of Ames, 279 Ga. 672 (2005).

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Phipps, J.)

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