Spann v. Davis, et al. — Freeway Law
Court: Supreme Court of Georgia
Opinion Date: November 23, 2021
Judge: Carla Wong McMillian
Areas of Law: Government & Administrative Law, Personal Injury
Gai Spann filed suit against Rashida Davis and Kyra Dixon, administrators of the City of Atlanta Municipal Court (“the Clerks”), alleging that she was wrongfully arrested and detained as a result of the Clerks’ failure to withdraw a failure-to-appear warrant after it had been canceled by a municipal court. The Clerks raised sovereign immunity and official immunity as d efenses in a motion to dismiss, but the trial court instead sua sponte raised and granted the motion based on quasi-judicial immunity, with no prior notice to the parties.
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Originally published at https://freewaylaw.com on November 30, 2021.