• Stripling v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Aimee F. Sobhani, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Arthur C. Walton (Fulton County Courthouse), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0176

    Accomplice Corroboration Instruction Not Required Where Witnesses Weren't Accomplices in Charged Crime

  • Willis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Santos Fleischman (Ross & Pines LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Michael V. Snow (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0035

    Trial Judge's Expression of Opinion To Jury As To Whether Fact At Issue Had Been Proved Was Subject to Plain Error Review

  • Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc. v. Thomas

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Automotive | Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth Jr. (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta; Brian K. Mathis (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin N. Loeb, Anne H. Coolidge-Kaplan (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC.), Atlanta, for appellee. Layne Zhou, Hunter S. Allen Jr. (Allen & McCain PC), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Charles Madden Cork III, Decatur, for amicus appellee. Eric Jeffrey Frisch, Claire A. Sumner (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Scott Bailey, David Donald Mackenzie (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G1021

    Claim In Second Amended Complaint Imputing Simple Negligence Against Hospital Related Back to Original Malpractice Complaint

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness

  • In The Interest of I.L.M., et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Mark Anderson (The Law Office of C. Mark Anderson, PC), Canton; Cory P. DeBord (Bray & Johnson), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra A. Harps, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Hope Merkert Pereira (Pereira and Associates LLC), Marietta; Jessica Lynn Long (Jessica Long Law LLC), Holly Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1391

    Dependency Proceeding Had To Be Dismissed Absent Showing Of Statutory Compliance and Good Cause For Continuance

  • Menzies v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Grant
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia Margaret Moon (Patricia M. Moon), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Jason Matthew Rea, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Alisha Adams Johnson, Alicia C. Gant (Rockdale County District Attorney's Office), Conyers, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0541

    Defendant Who Organized Robbery Attempt Was Responsible For Death Resulting From Gunshots Fired By Victim At Accomplice

  • Inquiry Concerning Judge Eddie Anderson.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Court Administration
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin F. Easterlin IV (Judicial Qualifications Commission), Atlanta; Robert Charles McBurney (Superior Court of Fulton County), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eddie Anderson (Magistrate Court of Tattnall County), Reidsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Z1333

    Judge's Wrongful Interference In Property Dispute Undermined Public Integrity and Impartiality of Judiciary

  • Patten v. Ardis

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Alan Voyles (Moore & Voyles PC), Valdosta; Mary Katherine Durant (Durant Law LLC), Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Thomas Bennett, Kari Anne Bowden (Bennett Law Firm LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0412

    Grandparent Visitation Law Violates Constitutional Right of Parents to Care, Custody, And Control of Their Children

  • Lynch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Wolfe (L. David Wolfe, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard (District Attorney), Atlanta; Arthur Walton (Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0286

    Defendant Was Prejudiced By Erroneous Jury Instruction That Rape Charge Was Not Subject to Statute of Limitations

  • Evans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Luttrell (Attorney at Law), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Bonnie Smith (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0184

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecution Failed to Establish That Appellant's Reckless Conduct Caused Inmate's Death