• Anderson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A19A1118

    Court affirms convictions for robbery, battery, and drug possession, but remands case for resentencing due to failure to merge two charges.

  • Smith v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keith Allen Pflepsen, (Woodall and Pflepsen, P.C.), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Gregory W. Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0749

    Insufficient Evidence That Participants in Bar Fight Were Parties to Later Fatal Shooting in Parking Lot

  • Mohamed v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Akil K. Secret, (The Secret Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Timothy Grady Vaughn, Keely Kight Pitts, (Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Eastman, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0705

    No Showing Made That Testimony From Prison Guard and Inmates Regarding Gang Presence in Prison Affected Outcome of Murder Trial

  • Stephenson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A19A0810

    Court affirms conviction for making false statements but reverses convictions for misdemeanor stalking based on insufficient evidence

  • Powell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Edward Golden, (Dougherty Circuit Public Defender's Office), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Gregory W. Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0721

    Trial Court Did Not Fail To Fully Instruct Jury on Respective Responsibilities of Trial Court and Jury

  • Anderson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-11-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lawrence Persse, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Vanessa Therese Sassano, Christopher M. Carr,, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Margaret Ellen Heap, Nancy Grey R. Smith, Emily Catherine Puhala, (Office of The District Attorney Eastern Judicial), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0682

    Appellant Failed to Overcome Presumption Against Using Convictions More Than Ten Years Old to Impeach Prosecution Witness

  • In Re Estate of Kevin Lee Hanson

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ophelia Chan, Stephanie Carman, (The Chan Law Firm, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Louis Levenson, George Lott, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee. Bertram Boley, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party. Robert Noll, Richard Milstein, (Akerman LLP), Miami, for other AM.

    Case Number: A19A1494

    Court Did Not Have Jurisdiction to Appoint Parents as Deceased Son's Co-Guardians and Co-Conservators; Order Is Vacated and Remanded

  • Troup County, Georgia v. Mako Development, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Damages | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Fitzgerald, (Hulsey, Oliver & Mahar), Gainesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Grant McBride, William White, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1497

    Claimed Easement of Airspace, Combined With Access Rights Over All Property, Yields No 'Remainder' of Property to Warrant Consequential Damages

  • Lylah Carroll, as Administrator for the Estate of Byron Tyrone Carroll v. Piedmont Medical Care Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Hudgins, (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Terrell Benton, Erin Coia, (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1349

    Estate Suing Hospital for Medical Malpractice Failed to Establish Fraud That Would Toll the Running of the Statute of Limitations

  • Harriet H. Rondowsky, as co-trustee of the Charles C. Harman Trust v. Mary Harman Beard, as Executrix of the Estate of James H. Beard, III

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Deutsch, Benjamin Pierman, (McCurdy and Candler, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Barton, Aaron Tady, (Coles Barton LLP), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1165

    Estate's Trustee Who Acted Without Her Co-Trustee's Consent Lacked Standing to Unilaterally Bring Suit Against the Estate