• Buckner-Webb et al. v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Scarborough, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Kevin Armstrong, (Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0282

    Court dismisses defendants' appeal of denial of application for interlocutory review that challenged a trial court's denial of an attorney's motion to withdraw.

  • Hall et al. v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Trent Speckhals, (Speckhals Law, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Willingham, (Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham PC), Birmingham, William Norwood, (Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood P.C.), Atlanta, Yehuda Smolar, (Yes Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee; John Smith, William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, Richard Hines, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0111

    Court affirms majority of orders addressing procedure regarding estate conservator's exclusive right to represent minor children in a wrongful death action

  • Pulte Home Company, LLC v. Juanita M. Aycock Living Trust

    Publication Date: 2021-08-05
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Public Records
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Balli, (Taylor English Duma, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Hylton Dupree, (Dupree & Kimbrough, LLP), Marietta, for appellee; Debra Blair, Lauren Bruce, (Cobb County Attorney's Office), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0640

    County That Has Easement Over Entire Road Can Issue Permits to Perform Work on Unpaved Portion of Road

  • Mincey v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nancy DeVetter, (DeVetter Law Firm), Tybee Island, Adnan Sultan, (Innocence Project), New York, for appellant.
    for defendant: Margaret Heap, (District Attorney), Savannah, Charles Higgins, (District Attorney's Office for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, Shalena Jones, (Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, Bradley Thompson, Amanda McCool, (Chatham County District Attorney's Office), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0618

    Trial Court Erred in Finding That Latex Gloves Recovered From 1996 Robbery Were Not Available and in a Condition to Permit DNA Testing

  • Threatt v. Threatt

    Publication Date: 2021-08-05
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Obréziah Bullard, (Law Offices of McGuire and Bullard), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Verne Edwards, (The Edwards Law Group), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0637

    After Wife Failed to Attend Status Hearing, Trial Court Erred in Immediately Holding a Final Hearing Without Providing Notice to Wife

  • Durham v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-05
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Erica Durham, Opelika, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca Strickland, Nelofar Agharahimi, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0624

    Trial Court Erred by Issuing an Incomplete Jury Instruction on Apportionment in Premises Liability Action; Denial of Motion for New Trial Remanded

  • Beasley et al. v. Georgia Department of Corrections

    Publication Date: 2021-08-05
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tracey Pruiett, Joseph Dinardo, Stephen Reams, (Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Kathleen Pacious, Loretta Pinkston-Pope, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Turnipseed, Angela Cusimano, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0593

    Assault-and-Battery Exception to GTCA's General Waiver of State's Immunity Bars 'Public Nuisance' Claims Against GDOC

  • Foreman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-04
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrician Burton, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Margaret Heap, (District Attorney), Savannah, Nancy Smith, (Assistant District Attorney), Savannah, Shalena Jones, (Eastern Judicial Circuit), Savannah, Paula Smith, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0554

    Competency Statute Grants Trial Court Jurisdiction to Rehear and Reconsider Whether Defendant Met Criteria for Civil Commitment

  • Mcdaniel v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Williams, (Western Circuit Public Defender's Office), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Deborah Gonzalez, Victoria Goff, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, Kenneth Mauldin, (District Attorney), Athens, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0590

    Sentences Imposed for Two Counts of Child Cruelty Are Vacated and Remanded for Re-Sentencing; Trial Court Employed Improper Analysis to Answer Merger Question

  • Macky v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Locke, (Locke Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Natalie Paine, Henry Syms, Jared Williams, (District Attorney's Office Augusta Judicial Circuit), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0571

    Court Remands Guilty Verdict on 25 Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor for Resentencing, in Light of Recent Decision That Calls for the Merging of the Convictions Into a Single Conviction

  • Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Wells, (Office of the Flint Judicial Circuit Public Defender), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo, Sharon Hopkins, (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0591

    Evidence Was Insufficient to Sustain Conviction for Violation of a Sexual Offender Restriction; State Failed to Show Defendant Committed Crime That Required Registration on or After Certain Date