• Humphries v. Weekly

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Jackson, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Michael Pryor, (Michael P. Pryor, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lindsay Reese, (Law Office of Nancy W Phillips), Atlanta, Anderson Robinson, (Brown & Adams, LLC), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0098

    Court vacates order dismissing car accident injury case for lack of service of process and remands for application of correct legal standard, facts, and conclusions of law

  • Jefferson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Anderson, (Atlanta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Arnt, Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Michael Moeller, (LMJC District Attorney's Office), Summerville, Alan Smith, (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lafayette, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0161

    Court affirms armed robbery conviction over defendant's objection to jury instruction, but vacates aggravated assault conviction and sentence due to merger error

  • Coe et al. v. Proskauer, LLP

    Publication Date: 2021-07-26
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harry MacDougald, (Caldwell, Carlson, Elliott & Deloach, LLP), Atlanta, Jeven Sloan, W. Canada, John McKenzie, David Deary, (Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon, LLP), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Morris, (Akerman LLP), Atlanta, Shari Klevens, (Dentons US LLP), Washington, Mark Trigg, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, David Lederkramer, (Proskauer Rose), New York, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0142

    Court affirms summary judgment in favor of law firm on plaintiff's legal malpractice action, which was invalid due to statute of limitations issues

  • The Augusta Chronicle et al. v. Woodall et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-23
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jordon Morrow, (Brannen, Searcy & Smith), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: J. Smith, Michael Cauley, (Smith Cauley LLC), Dublin, Daniel Snipes, (Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin, LLC), Statesboro, for appellee; Anthony Adkins, (Speed, Seta, Martin & Trivett, LLC), Lawrenceville, Daniel Prout, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0493

    Newspaper Defendants Cannot Be Held Vicariously Liable for Vehicle Collision; Newspaper Carrier Was an Independent Contractor Over Which Defendants Did Not Exercise Sufficient Control

  • Coin-Op Solutions, LLC v. Metro Carrollton Corporation, et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-23
    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Retail
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Hawkins, (Law Firm GC (Hawkins), LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Steven Kushner, Joseph Hart, (Fellows LaBriola LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0010

    Coin operated amusement machine provider followed improper procedure to appeal an arbitration award, but retailers have a basis to seek confirmation of the award

  • Martin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sydney Strickland, (Strickland & Webster, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Edwards, Flynn Broady, John Melvin, (District Attorney Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0136

    Court affirms rape, aggravated assault, and other convictions over defendant's contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel and trial court evidentiary error

  • Connie v. Garnett

    Publication Date: 2021-07-23
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edwin Wilson, (Frails & Wilson), Augusta, Randolph Frails, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Braintwain, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, David Mize, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0413

    Supervising Physician in Medical Malpractice Action Is Not Entitled to Summary Judgment on Issue of Causation

  • Merritt v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Kenneth Luttrell, Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Oliver Jackson Browning, Jr., (Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cedartown, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0288

    Trial Court's Abused of Discretion in Allowing Witness Testimony on Prior Allegation of Sexual Battery Did Not Contribute to Jury's Verdict

  • Taylor v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice LaGrua
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Faith Arndt, (Newton County Public Defender's Office), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Alex Martin Bernick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Randal Matthew McGinley, Walter Cliff Howard, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0297

    Evidence Was Sufficient to Find Appellant Guilty Beyond a Reasonable Doubt of Felony Murder and Related Crimes

  • Huffman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Debra Kay Jefferson, Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Eric Christopher Peters, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Penny Alane Penn, Jennifer Lynn Scalia, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0289

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Denying Motion to Suppress Statements Made to Law Enforcement Officials; Defendant Voluntarily Waived Miranda Rights

  • Jackson v. Crickmar, Warden

    Publication Date: 2021-07-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leigh Ann Webster, (Strickland Webster, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Steven Mark Rodham, (Womack, Rodham & Ray, P.C.), Lafayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S21A0286

    Merger Claims May Be Raised for the First Time in Habeas and Are Not Procedurally Barred by Habeas Petitioner's Failure to Raise Them Earlier in His Criminal Case