• Garner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dell Jackson (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon (District Attorney), Covington; Tabitha Rogers (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0157

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for first-degree cruelty to children, rape, statutory rape, aggravated sodomy and several other sex offenses arising out of acts defendant committed against his stepchildren while their mother was in prison.

  • Prince v. Rawls

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Middleton (Cox Rodman & Middleton LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Franklin (Franklin Law LLC), Statesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0212

    Pleading Filed Day After Clerk's Office Closed Early For Bad Weather Was Not Untimely

  • King v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Tarleton (The Appellate Division - GPDC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney), Decatur; Gerald Mason (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0182

    The trial court erroneously admitted evidence of defendant's prior conviction at his trial for aggravated child molestation and sexual battery and the Court thus reversed defendant's convictions and remanded for a new trial.

  • I. A. Group, Ltd, et al. v. RMNANDCO, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Procedure | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Anulewicz, Brooke Gram (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Edwards, Paul Piland (Cochran & Edwards LLC), Smyrna, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0578

    Although the trial court properly denied appellants' motion for summary judgment in appellee's action against them asserting various business-related tort claims, the trial court erred in reinstating a damages award to appellee after the Court of Appeals reversed the award in a prior appeal.

  • New Star Realty, Inc. v. Jungang PRI USA, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Durant (Attorney at Law), Tucker; Leland Kynes (Kynes Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrew Flake, Megan Mitchell (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Jeongha Lee (Jackson County Correctional Institute), Jefferson; West Point Property Group LLC, Atlanta; New Star Realty & Investment Inc, Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0777

    Francisor Real Estate Company Not Vicariously Liable For Franchisee President's Improper Transfer of Escrow Account Funds

  • Farmer v. Georgia Department Of Corrections

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Government
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Todd (Joseph M. Todd P.C.), Jonesboro; Samuel Broucek (Attorney at Law), Statesboro, for appellee.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Melissa Tracy (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta; William Scott (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0461

    The trial court properly dismissed plaintiff's negligence action against the Georgia Department of Corrections because it lacked jurisdiction over the case due to plaintiff's failure to strictly comply with the Georgia Tort Claims Act's ante-litem notice requirement.

  • Uribe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Monte Davis (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rosanna Szabo (Solicitor-General), Lawrenceville; Samuel D'Entremont (Gwinnett County Solicitor-General's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0582

    Speedy Trial Demand Was Neither Properly Filed Nor Clearly Labeled

  • Meddings v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Ray
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Daniels (Daniels Law LLC), Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Hartwig (District Attorney Houston Judicial Circuit), Perry; Alicia Gassett (Houston County Superior Court), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0422

    Seven-Year Delay in Resolving Convicted Defendant's Motion For New Trial Was Troubling But Not Prejudicial

  • Miller v. Tate et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Metzger, Raymond Williams (Williams Teusink LLC), Decatur; James Penland (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Coffman (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0108

    Property Buyer Could Not Invoke Unilateral Extension Clause Where Delay Resulted From Buyer's Conduct

  • Cotton Pickin' Fairs, Inc. et al. v. Town of Gay

    Publication Date: 2018-07-19
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry: Agriculture | Entertainment and Leisure | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0677

    Town Could Not Levy Occupation Tax on Exhibitors at Agricultural Fair