• Butler v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Neil Monroe, (N. Matthew Monroe, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Mulholland, Moruf Oseni, (Office of the District Attorney, South Georgia Circuit), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1056

    Court Reverses Child Molestation Conviction for Lack of Essential Elements of Reasonable Doubt

  • Vanterpool v. Patton

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Manely, David Purvis, (The Manely Firm, P. C.), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Sanders, (Attorney at Law), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1108

    Res Judicata Precludes Ex-Wife From Claiming Paternity of Child Born Via IVF; Divorce Decree Deemed There Were No Children at Issue of the Marriage

  • All Star, Inc. v. Alford et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Louis Levenson, George Lott, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Brooke Heinz, (Georgia Law Department), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1011

    Mandamus Is Not the Proper Remedy Where Trial Court Ruled on License Revocation After the Expiration Period

  • Lane v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyrus Lane, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, Destiny Bryant, (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1110

    Defendant Gets a New Chance to Appeal When Counsel's Deficient Performance Forfeits an Appeal Defendant Otherwise Would Have Taken

  • Batten v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adrianne Brown, (Brown & Thigpen, P.C.), Waycross, for appellant.
    for defendant: George Barnhill, Michelle McIntire, (Office of District Attorney - Waycross Judicial Circuit), Waycross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0997

    State May Re-Indict a Defendant Within Six Months After First Indictment Is Quashed Without Running Afoul of Statute of Limitations

  • Zakas v. Jackson

    Publication Date: 2019-12-10
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Coomer
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Luskin, Elissa Haynes, (Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, Robert Coker, (Attorney at Law), Duluth, Makenzie McAllister, (Bross McAllister & Williams, LLC), Suwannee, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1263

    Defendant waived issue of whether trial court applied a proper legal standard in limiting expert testimony on cause of a plaintiff's injuries

  • Cham et al. v. ECI Management Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-10
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Campbell, Daniel Beer, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Kurt Kastorf, (Kastorf Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Hall, Jeffery Saxby, (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1336

    Court reverses jury verdict due to trial court's error in granting a jury charge on assumption of risk in a negligence and wrongful death action

  • B.C. Grand, LLC v. FIG, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-12-10
    Practice Area: Real Estate | Tax
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mario Williams, (Nexus Derechos Humanos Attorneys, Inc.), Atlanta, Julie Oinonen, (Williams Oinonen, LLC), Atlanta, David Betts, (Betts and Associates), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Beach, Lawrence Bracken, Daniel Millman, (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), Atlanta, Alice McQuade, Gala Villhoz, (The McDeer Firm), Atlanta, John Ramsey, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1297

    Property owner's complaint was dismissed because it failed to plead as a matter of law that certain tax executions were not validly issued or cancelled by tax commissioner.

  • Board of Trustees of Georgia Military College v. O'Donnell

    Publication Date: 2019-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Bunner, Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Caleb Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Katherine McArthur, Jessica Edmonds, (McArthur Law Firm), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1312

    State military college had sovereign immunity to tort claims brought by a student under the discretionary function exception to waiver of immunity

  • Handberry et al. v. Manning Forestry Services, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-12-10
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Caleb Walker, (Katherine L. McArthur, LLC), Macon, Katherine McArthur, (McArthur Law Firm), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Britton White, G. White, (Brennan, Harris & Rominger LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1321

    Circumstantial evidence was insufficient to create an issue of fact as to knowledge of the existence of an open well in a survivor's negligence action against a contractor