• Croft v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (District Attorney), Canton, Holly Varner, (Cherokee Judicial Circuit), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1198

    Court affirms aggravated sexual battery conviction despite trial court's erroneous jury instruction regarding presumption of lack of consent by an underage victim

  • Baldwin v. Gay et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-02-19
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick Dawson, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, Lance Cooper, (The Cooper Firm), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Trevor Hiestand, Luciana Aquino, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2049

    Renewal Action Was Time Barred After Original Action Was Automatically Dismissed For Failure to Prosecute

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-02-18
    Practice Area: Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Sheppard, (Attorney at Law), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Claude Rudder, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Mathew Plott, (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1795

    Any Error in Allowing Police Officer to Present Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Case Was Harmless

  • Anglin et al. v. Smith et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-20
    Practice Area: Fee Disputes | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Schlachter, (The Schlachter Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, Donald Swift, Render Freeman, Jaletta Smith, (Anderson Tate & Carr, PC.), Duluth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leslie Cline, (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1593

    Court affirms attorney fee award for defendant under OCGA §9-11-68 in a medical malpractice case where defendant made a good faith settlement offer that was rejected

  • HBC2018, LLC v. Paulding County School District

    Publication Date: 2021-01-15
    Practice Area: Banking and Finance Laws
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Barnes, John Bartholomew, Benjamin Rosichan, (Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Phillip Hartley, (Attorney at Law), Gainesville, Hieu Nguyen, (Harben, Hartley & Hawkins, LLP), Gainesville, for appellee. Amanda Harmon Dallas, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1993

    Bank Failed to Show a Property Interest or Right to Loan Repayment from School District; Trial Court Properly Granted Summary Judgment to School District

  • Jordan et al v. Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division

    Publication Date: 2020-12-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cale Conley, James Cox, (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Isaac Byrd, Isaac Byrd, Margaret Eckrote, (Deputy Attorney General), Atlanta, Christopher Held, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1253

    Court dismisses appeal of the dismissal of a complaint against a state administrative agency because the appellants failed to file an application for the appeal

  • Spires v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Adams, (Office of Circuit Public Defender), Thomaston, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fayette County District Attorney's Office), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, Brittany Fallin, (Upson County District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1079

    Evidence Was Sufficient to Sustain Convictions for Aggravated Child Molestation, Incest, Sexual Exploitation of Children, and Child Molestation

  • Miller v. Hiawassee Allen Family, LLC. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-10
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Barnes, Benjamin Rosichan, (The Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lawrence Sorgen, Hiawassee, Furman Smith, (Furman Smith, Jr., P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0849

    Court reverses summary judgment order that had been in favor of a real estate purchaser because facts regarding waiver of a financing contingency were not clear

  • Ekhorutomwen v. Jamison

    Publication Date: 2020-10-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donna-Marie Hayle, (Hayle Hoffecker Peacock), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dominisha Jamison, Rex, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1539

    "Clerical Error" Did Not Provide Justification for Substantive Changes to Child Support Order

  • The State v. Stanford

    Publication Date: 2020-10-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Howard, Stephany Luttrell, Juliana Sleeper, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Marks, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0879

    Court affirms trial court's suspension of a portion of a habitual felon's sentence over State's objection to that suspension

  • The Medical Center of Central Georgia, Inc. et al. v. Cancel et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-10-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ranse Partin, James Cox, (Conley Griggs Partin LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: George McGriff, Eric Wyatt, (George W. McGriff & Associates), Roswell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1215

    Plaintiff Failed to Move for Attorneys' Fees During the Term of Court in Which the Trial Court Entered Final Judgment Upon Remittitur; Motion Therefore Was Not Timely Filed