• In The Matter Of Raymond Juiwen Ho.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Raymond Juiwen Ho c/o Timothy D. Belvetz (Holland & Knight), Tysons, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Winslow Hewett, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1037

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary surrender of his license to practice law.

  • Edge v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Deborah Leslie (The Leslie Group LLC), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson (District Attorney), Rome; Luke Martin (Floyd County District Attorney), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0424

    Prosecution Failed to Overcome Presumption of Harm Resulting From Juror Misconduct

  • Durrance v. Schad

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Fierman (Attorney at Law), Madison, for appellant.
    for defendant: Milton Gardner (Attorney at Law), Milledgeville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0577

    Lack of Evidence Supporting Stalking Claim Warranted Award of Costs and Fees to Defendant

  • SecureAlert, Inc. et al. v. Boggs et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Flynn (Attorney at Law), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Durham (Lee Durham LLC), Albany; Rosser Malone (Malone Law Office), Atlanta; Sidney Moore (The Moore Law Firm P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee. Kovarious Price, Garden City; Demetrious Price, Reidsville; Grace Chapman, Albany; Richard Parker, Peachtree City; Erwin Warren, Albany; Sonya Bryant, Albany; George Donaldson, Misty Haskins (Perry & Walters LLP), Albany, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0045

    The trial court erred in denying electronic pretrial release and monitoring service providers' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' wrongful death and personal injury action arising after two men whom providers were responsible for monitoring via ankle bracelets allegedly shot and killed another man, because O.C.G.A. § 17-6-1.1 (i) shielded providers from civil liability.

  • In The Matter Of Shannon Dewayne Patterson.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-18
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Warren Raymond Hinds (Warren R. Hinds, PC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andreea N. Morrison, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0794

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline seeking an interim suspension of his license to practice law until the conclusion of his sentencing following his guilty plea to one count of willfully aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of a false tax return.

  • Moore v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carzell Moore, Trion, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jonathan Lang Adams (Towaliga Circuit District Attorney's Office), Jackson; Steven Chambless Ouzts (Towaliga Circuit District Attorney's Office), Forsyth; Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0509

    The trial court properly rejected appellant's "Amended Motion for Out of Time Appeal" following his guilty pleas to rape and murder, as his attempt to amend the already-adjudicated motion was untimely.

  • Szorcsik v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-18
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Edward Golden, John Robert Mobley II, John G. Wolinski (Dougherty Circuit Public Defender's Office), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick (Department of Law), Atlanta; Clifford Paul Bowden (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0461

    The trial court did not err in concluding that, under the totality of the circumstances, defendant knowingly and voluntarily waived his previously-invoked right to counsel after choosing to reinitiate communication with law enforcement officials.

  • In The Matter Of Jerry Ricardo Caldwell.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-18
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Winslow Hewett, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jerry Ricardo Caldwell, Atlanta, for appellee. Anthony B. Askew, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0680

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney based on his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with his representation of two clients.

  • Faust v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Alan Anderson (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Scott Orion Teague (Department of Law), Atlanta; Anna Green Cross, Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0453

    State sufficiently proved venue in defendant's trial for kidnapping one man and fatally shooting another.

  • Cornerstone Quarry 2010 A Trust v. Heath

    Publication Date: 2018-06-15
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randy Berlew (Stern & Eisenberg Southern, P.C.), Columbia, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chrislon Heath, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0650

    Remand Necessary to Permit Trial Court to Explain Its Unwillingness to Accept Photocopied Complaint Verification