• Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors v. Technology Square, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Meredith Germain, Valerie Ross, (Turner Ross Germain, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lindsey Hillis, Delia Williams-Carroll, (The Hillis Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0204

    Court vacates and remands orders for proper findings on whether the delays by the Board of Tax Assessors were unreasonable and inexcusable

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall Sharp, (Sharp Georgia Law Firm), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chad Pritchett, Louie Fraser, (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0353

    Court affirms child molestation convictions over defendant's challenges to evidence and contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Evans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key PA), McDonough, Robert Rubin, (Peters, Rubin & Sheffield), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, Kevin Armstrong, (Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, Linda Dunikoski, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office Cobb County Courthouse), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0186

    Court affirms public school principal's RICO act convictions relating to cheating on standardized tests over her multiple contentions of trial court error

  • Thomas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (Dwayne C. Singleton, LLC), Griffin, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, David Getachew-Smith, (Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0492

    Trial Court's Failure to Ensure Defendant Was Present at Bench Conferences Did Not Violate His Constitutional Rights

  • Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lucy Roth, (Augusta Office of the Public Defender), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms, Jared Williams, (Office of the District Attorney), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0390

    Court reverses denial of new trial motion in drug possession case where trial court erroneously denied a motion to suppress evidence

  • Bennett v. McPhatter

    Publication Date: 2021-07-13
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Bristol, Mary Boone, Timothy Bishop, (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Eichholz, Kathryn Sherry, (The Eichholz Law Firm), Savannah, for appellee. Brenda Daughtry, Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0270

    Title: Court reverses denial of landlord's summary judgment motion in a premises liability action where the landlord had no actual or constructive knowledge of a defect

  • First Merit Credit Services v. Fairway Aviation, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-12
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Howe, Jeffrey Nickerson, (Howe & Associates), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Grimes, (Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain & Hass, P.C.), Atlanta, Fairway Aviation, LLC, Stockbridge, Matthew Gilley, Suwanee, Patrick Gilley, Fayetteville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0847

    Party Seeking to Revive Dormant Foreign Judgment Should Have Been Allowed to Argue Tolling of Limitations Period

  • Evans et al. v. The Medical Center of Central Georgia

    Publication Date: 2021-07-12
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Tracey Dellacona, (Dellacona Law Firm), Macon, Jarome Gautreaux, (Gautreaux & Sizemore, LLC), Macon, Roger Krause, (Krause, Golomb & Witcher, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Roy Meeks, Amanda Speier, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0256

    Court reverses summary judgment grant for a hospital and a nurse in a medical malpractice action due to open fact issue as to a breach of the applicable standard of care

  • Rose v. Clark

    Publication Date: 2021-07-12
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paula Free, (Law Office of Paula O'Neal Stewart), Winder, David Thomson, (Beisswenger & Thomson P.A.), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Allen Bodiford, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0172

    Court affirms contempt finding as to child support payments in a divorce proceeding but vacates an attorney fee award that was not supported by findings of fact or statute

  • Douglas R. Wilson et al v. Redmond Construction, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Evidence
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lovett, (FisherBroyles, LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Evans, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0506

    Bona Fide Controversy Precluded Attorney Fees Award For Stubborn Litigiousness or Unnecessary Trouble and Expense

  • Parr et al. v. Cook County School District et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Government | Personal Injury
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Studstill, (Studstill Firm LLP), Nashville, Patrick Dodson, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0655

    Trial Court Erred In Dismissing Personal Injury Claims Against Individual School Employees In Their Personal Capacities