Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment on Procedural Grounds

Covault v. Harris, 337 Ga. App. 301 (2016)

In Covault, Plaintiff and Defendant were involved in an automobile accident while traveling northbound on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Plaintiff alleged he was injured in the accident and filed suit on January 26, 2015.  Levy Pruett Cullen argued that Plaintiff failed to properly serve Defendant in accordance with the statutory service requirements for substitute service upon a nonresident individual under the Georgia Nonresident Motorist Act, O.C.G.A. § 40-12-1, and the Court of Appeals agreed.