A Partner at Butler, Hobie Hind practices in our subrogation and recovery department. Since joining the firm in 1996, Hobie has handled claims that range from smaller homeowner losses to large-scale industrial events. His representative cases include Americold Logistics v. Alta Refrigeration, a subrogation lawsuit regarding the handling of equipment in an industrial setting and a related explosion with damages in excess of $17 million.
Hobie received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1995. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Georgia, Texas, and Florida. He has handled cases throughout the Eastern United States, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
Hobie speaks regularly at many subrogation industry events. He is an active member of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and served as the chair for the 2010 NASP Annual National Conference in Dallas, Texas, as well as on the NASP Board of Directors in 2012.
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Georgia State College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence
- National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP)
- Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
- State and Federal Courts in Florida
- State and Federal Courts in Georgia
- State and Federal Courts in Texas
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. ABB Power Generation, Inc.
Bombardier/Learjet, Inc. v. KCCS and Fine Line Electrical
Americold Logistics v. Alta Refrigeration
Del Monte Fresh Produce
Discount Tackle v. Red Barn Flea Market
April 01, 2012
PUBLICATIONWhat Nearly Two Decades as a Subrogation Attorney Has Taught Me about Product Safety
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The other day when I was asked to write an article about "product safety" I pondered how to best approach this. As we all know, what is or is not a "safe product" is often in the eye of the beholder (or which side of the "v" you are on!). Is any product that fails even once an "unsafe product?" If 1,000,000 items have been manufactured and "only" 73 of them have failed, is that an "unsafe product?" What about 133 of them? If a product fails when it was being used improperly, but it was not a stretch for the manufacturer to have anticipated this "alleged misuse", is that an "unsafe product?" If a product has been tested by agencies and groups with an international reputation for such testing, and the product has passed, can that product be an "unsafe product?"
October 14, 2010
PUBLICATION2010 Annual Conference Committee Report
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NASP's 12th Annual Conference, being held November 7-10 at the Gaylord Resort in Grapevine, Texas IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Can you believe it is less than two months away?!?! The Grapevine is a world-class facility located just outside Dallas. Just like in years past, this year's Conference will be a topnotch showcase for some of the best educational presentations the industry has to offer, no matter what the forum. There is no greater array of educational programs than the NASP Annual Conference. The entire program for the conference has been selected, and we have tried to limit the number of presentations slightly from year's past so that every attendee has a better chance of attending all of the programs they want, and not having too many "conflicting" presentations to decide upon.
July 08, 2010
PUBLICATIONArbitration of Construction Defect Claims
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Arbitration Forums, Inc. and Construction Defects Claim Managers Associations (CDCMA) have begun a new joint project to develop a special arbitration forum related to certain construction defect claims. This joint project is intended to develop awareness that certain types of construction defect claims can be arbitrated through arbitration forums
October 01, 2004
PUBLICATIONForcing the Issue: Virginia Courts Begin to Expand Recoveries in Tort Between Parties to a Contract
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When subrogating against an adverse party having a contractual relationship with your insured, it is routine to face the argument that your damages are barred by the economic loss rule. Most jurisdictions have carved out an exception to the sometimes harsh results that can flow from the operation of this rule. One such exception is the “other property” exception, which typically allows for tort recovery when the damaged “other property” is not a subject of the contract.