Archive by Month: May 2018

Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC surety win written about by the Fulton County Daily Report.

By May 14, 2018 News/Events/Seminars

Bovis Kyle’s recent representation of a surety client in the Georgia Supreme Court has made the news. On May 11, 2018, the Fulton County Daily Report published “Ga. Justices Toss Punitive Damages Against Surety for Conservator’s Theft.” The Daily Report interviewed Tim Burson for the article on the arguments Bovis Kyle successfully pursued on behalf of a surety client.

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Protecting Your Business Finances During Your Divorce

By John Bovis May 14, 2018 Articles

Managing and protecting your business during a divorce is critical to your personal, professional, and financial security. 

Business assets may be at risk for being divided up between both parties, causing disruptions to you, your business operations, and the revenue it generates.

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Georgia Supreme Court Holds Surety not Liable for Principal's Punitive Damages

By Tim Burson May 7, 2018 Articles

Bovis Kyle won for the surety in a landmark decision from the Georgia Supreme Court holding that, without specific statutory authority, a surety cannot be assessed liability for its principal’s punitive damages. In Estate of Gladstone, No. S17G1472 (Ga. May 5, 2018), the court reversed an award of punitive damages against The Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. The decision not only benefits commercial probate sureties but reinforces existing law applicable to contract bond sureties as well.

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