• Adams v. Pinetree Trail Enterprises, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Madison, (Southeast Law, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Hugh Peterson, (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlana, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1399

    Basis of attorney fee award following voluntary dismissal cannot be vague or unspecific.

  • McGee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Vincent McGee, Buford, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Jeffery Wayne Hunt, John H. Cranford, Jr., (Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Carrollton, Peter J. Skandalakis, (Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0670

    Defendant failed to show how ineffective assistance of counsel was prejudicial

  • In The Interest of K. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leo Beckmann, Wendy Furey, (Beckmann & Furey, LLP), Savannah, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Annette Cowart, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Hannah, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Van'Nessa Lotson, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellee. Diette Barnwell Neal, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, Charlotte Fleming, (Attorney at Law), Bloomingdale, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1378

    Juvenile court has no jurisdiction over an 18-year old unless all statutory elements are met.

  • The Quarters Decatur, LLC v. The City of Decatur et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Wasmuth, Dennis Webb, Kathryn Zickert, (Smith, Gambrell & Russell), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Quinn, Bryan Downs, (Wilson Morton & Downs, LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1063

    Court Reveres Dismissal of Mandamus Petition Seeking to Compel Review of Development Plans by City Planner

  • Abebe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Michael Reba, (The Law Office of Stephen M. Reba, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Deborah D. Wellborn, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Larry Jerome Steele, Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0894

    Court Affirms Denial of Habeas Petition to Challenge DUI Conviction on Basis That Sentence Had Been Served and Petitioner Failed to Show Ongoing Adverse Consequences

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    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, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Melinda April Wynne, Gregory W. Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0775

    Trial judge's comment on evidence was not sufficient basis to grant a new trial on a felony murder conviction

  • Hinton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyler R. Conklin, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Roderick B. Wilkerson, Shannon Elysia Hodder, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Aimee F. Sobhani, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0804

    No trial court error in issuing separate sentences for felony murder and attempted robbery.

  • Ruth et al. v. Cherokee Funding, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-09
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Darren Summerville, Angela Rene Fox, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Jeremy Springer McKenzie, Christopher Dorian Britt, (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, Robert Bartley Turner, Kathryn Hughes Pinckney, (Savage Turner & Pinckney PC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Laurie Webb Daniel, Matthew D. Friedlander, (Holland & Knight, LLP), Atlanta, Bradley Mitchell Harmon, Allan Charles Galis, (Hunter Maclean Exley & Dunn, P.C.), Savannah, Geoffrey H. Bracken, Scott D. Ellis, (Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP), Houston, for appellee. Ean Kade Cullefer, (Georgia Chamber of Commerce), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Jeremy Lynn Kidd, (Mercer University School of Law), Macon, Thomas Darrell Weldon, Jr. (Weldon Law Firm), Ringgold, for amicus appellee. Douglas Edward Herman, Thomas Lawrence Evans, (Oliver Maner, LLP), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G2021

    Financing arrangement did not come under the purview of the Industrial Loan Act or the Payday Lending Act

  • Bishop v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Elaine Hildebrand, (Hildebrand Law Office, PC.), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Elizabeth Haase Brock, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Herbert E. Franklin, Jr., (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0979

    Court Affirms Conviction of Man Who Abused and Murdered Wife

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric C. Crawford, (Crawford & Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Scott Orion Teague, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, Gerald Lee Henderson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0805

    Court Affirms Conviction of Murderer Who Instigated Shoot-Out at Gas Station