• Spence v. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

    Publication Date: 2021-06-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jermaine Spence, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Wallace, (Brown & Adams, LLC), Columbus, Emily Harris, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth Correnti, (C/O Ms. Curtis Carter, West Cen. GA. Reg Hospital), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0588

    Court affirms dismissal of inpatient's appeals of involuntary hospitalization orders, finding that superior court had no jurisdiction to hear the appeals

  • Board of Commissioners of Lowndes County v. Mayor and Council of The City of Valdosta et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-21
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Elliott, Walter Elliott, (Elliott, Blackburn & Gooding, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin Leigh, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, George Talley, Gregory Talley, (Coleman, Talley, Newbern, Kurrie Et Al), Valdosta, Timothy Tanner, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, Whitney Groff, (Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, Andrew Welch, Warren Tillery, (Smith Welch Webb & White), McDonough, Brandon Palmer, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), Peachtree City, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1538

    Court vacates its earlier opinion and remands with direction to reverse the dismissal of a complaint that had been erroneously dismissed on sovereign immunity grounds

  • Tanks v. Nesmith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-21
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Hodges
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Issa, Jose Castro, Carly Mathis, (Issa & Castro, LLC), Atlanta, Bret Moore, (Broughton Law), Atlanta, Peter Jaraysi, (Jaraysi Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: G. Mobley, (Lokey, Mobley and Doyle, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0322

    Court affirms dismissal of plaintiff's personal injury action against a municipality because her ante litem notice failed to state a specific amount of damages

  • Pryce v. Pryce

    Publication Date: 2021-06-21
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Colvin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marsha Mignott, (The Mignott Law Group, LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lesia Pryce, Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0056

    Court affirms aspects of a divorce decree and vacates and remands other aspects with direction to include a parenting plan in the decree

  • Freeport Title & Guaranty Inc., as Trustee of The 4977 Memorial Trust v. Tegeue et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-21
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Clark, (Clark Caskey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lawrence Kelly, Austin James, Elizabeth Padgett, (Fidelity National Law Group), Atlanta, Tania Tuttle, Sarah Monico, (McLain & Merritt PC), Alpharetta, Brett Ledermeier, (McLain & Merritt PC), Atlanta, Craig Pendergrast, (Taylor English), Atlanta, for appellee. Paris Wynn, (U.S. Department of Justice), Atlanta, for other party

    Case Number: A21A0232

    Court affirms dismissal of petition to quiet title, concluding that no reversion of title occurred even though a recorded security deed did not specify a debt maturity date

  • Ary v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Lockwood, (Office of the Public Defender Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Jesup, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Higgins, Jacquelyn Johnson, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0165

    Court affirms child molestation convictions over defendant's evidentiary challenges, contention of error in a jury charge, and claim of ineffective assistance

  • 2800 Chamblee Diamond, LLC v. Fitsum et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-18
    Practice Area: Landlord Tenant Law
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason Graham, Robert Kozloski, (Graham Legal, LLC), Atlanta, Mary Meyer, David Jaffer, (Jaffer Law, PC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Aaron Chausmer, (Chausmer Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0348

    In a dispute between a landlord and tenant in a commercial lease, court reverses order as to certain restricted uses but affirms as to others, and reverses award of damages

  • VanVlerah V. VanVlerah

    Publication Date: 2021-06-18
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Long, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Beth Smith, (Smith & Smith), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0700

    Final Divorce Judgment Lacked Necessary Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law

  • McMurria v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lon Kemeness, (Law Office of Lon P. Kemeness), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Clifford Bowden, Jennifer Hart, (Assistant District Attorney), Tifton, Bryce Johnson, (Solicitor General), Sylvester, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0193

    Court affirms child molestation conviction over defendant's challenge to sufficiency of evidence and contentions of ineffective assistance of trial counsel

  • McWay v. McKenney's, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-17
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Timothy Santelli, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Rust, David Sawyer, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, L.L.P.), Atlanta, Robert Edwards, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0341

    Court Did Not Err in Awarding Attorneys' Fees in Excess of Amount Sought in Former Attorney's Notice of Lien

  • Murrell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean Lowe, (Assistant Public Defender), Ringgold, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson, (District Attorney), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0495

    Trial Court Lacked Jurisdiction to Issue Order on State's Motion to 'Clarify Terms of Sentence'; Court's Actions Unlawfully Increased Defendant's Sentence