• In The Matter of Claud L. Mciver, III.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Franklin Samuel (Garland Samuel & Loeb PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y1161

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary suspension of his license to practice law pending the outcome of his appeal of his criminal convictions arising out of the shooting death of his wife.

  • In The Matter of Prince A. Brumfield, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Prince A. Brumfield Jr., Clewiston, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jenny K. Mittelman, Paula J. Frederick (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y1167

    The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary surrender of his license to practice law after he admittedly violated Rule 8.4 (a) (4) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • In The Matter of George W. Snipes.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Stephen Lewis, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: George W. Snipes (George W. Snipes PC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Y0921

    The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct, including settling a client's claim without the client's knowledge or authority and converting or misappropriating the settlement funds.

  • Tucker v. Atwater et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-25
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S18C0437

    The Supreme Court denied teacher's petition for certiorari after the Court of Appeals reversed the denial of summary judgment to county school officials in teacher's suit under 42 USC § 1983 alleging that officials violated her First Amendment rights by disciplining her after she posted a particular comment on a social media website.

  • The State v. Cain

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maria Lugue (Solicitor General), Brunswick; E. Ramsey (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alan Tucker (Alan David Tucker ESQ. P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0750

    Failure of Police to Retrieve and Preserve Video Documenting DUI Traffic Stop Did Not Deprive Defendant of Due Process

  • Rounsaville v. State of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: C. Connelly, Jeffrey Connelly (Cook & Connelly LLC), Summerville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin (District Attorney), Lafayette; Clayton Fuller (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney), Lafayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0656

    Prosecution Failed to Satisfy Statutory Mandates for Scheduling Criminal Forfeiture Trials

  • In The Interest of A. B. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Evidence | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Abdulhakim Saadiq (Saadiq & Associates LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Penny Hannah (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Margaret Riley (Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney), Atlanta; Steven Lindenblatt, Atlanta; Reginald Williams (Renaissance Events Inc.), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0388

    Termination of Parental Rights Lacked Supprt of Testimony As to Potential Harm to Children

  • In The Matter of Shannon Briley-Holmes.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Legal Ethics and Attorney Discipline
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Jacob Cobb, Paula J. Frederick, Jenny K. Mittelman (State Bar of Georgia), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shannon Denise Briley-Holmes, Griffin, for appellee. Herman Maddox Kilgore (Kilgore & Rodriguez LLC), Marietta; Jessica Oglesby, Atlanta; Margaret Gettle Washburn (Margaret Gettle Washburn P.C.), Lawrenceville, for other party.

    Case Number: S18Y0717

    The Supreme Court construed an attorney's amended second petition for voluntary discipline as a petition for voluntary surrender of her license to practice law, which the Court accepted based on the attorney's pattern of misconduct in several clients' matters.

  • Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C. v. Anduro Holdings, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-22
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Parker-Flynn (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt), Tallahassee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherri Buda, Bryan Knight (Knight Johnson LLC), Atlanta; Hayden Pace (Stokes Wagner ALC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0682

    Some Evidence Supported Jury's Finding That Defendants Were Jointly and Severally Liable For Attorney Fees

  • RLI Insurance Company v. Duncan

    Publication Date: 2018-06-21
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clay O'Daniel, Susan Mentel (O'Daniel McDonald, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Wetherington, Benjamin Lev, Robert Friedman (The Werner Law Firm), Atlanta; Nola Jackson (Werner Wetherington PC), Atlanta; Michael Werner (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0149

    The trial court erred in denying excess insurer's motion to dismiss it from plaintiff's suit arising out of an automobile accident, because excess insurer was not a proper party.