• Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alixe Steinmetz, Raleigh; Eric Taylor (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Coker (District Attorney), Thomaston; Jeremy Hayes (Boling Rice LLC), Cumming; Brittany Fallin (Upson County District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1628

    Trial Court's Ruling Lacked Findings Necessary For Review of Ineffectiveness of Counsel Claim

  • Reid v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A17A1707

    The trial court erred in ruling that defendant was not entitled to an out-of-time appeal based on ineffective assistance of counsel because he had established prejudice in his prior appeal and he established deficient performance on remand to the trial court.

  • Amguard Insurance Company v. Kerkela

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure | Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfred Quillian (Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazar), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Conner (Morgan & Morgan PA), Atlanta, for appellee. Jorge Flores (The Law Office of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC), Conyers; Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1498

    Trial Court Erred in Reinterpreting Factual Findings of Workers' Compensation Board

  • Delpiano v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Alembik (Richard S. Alembik P.C.), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashby Fox, John Sullivan (Burr & Forman LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Cynthia Smith (United States Attorneys Office), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A2039

    One Defendant's Admissions by Default Were Not Binding on Another Defendant Who Denied Plaintiff's Allegations

  • McKie v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Kleinrock (Attorney at Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney), Decatur; Deborah Wellborn (Assistant District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1443

    Trial Counsel's Unequivocal Admission During Closing Argument Establised Defendant Had Prior Felony Conviction

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edwin Wilson (Attorney at Law), Snellville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville; Lee Tittsworth (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0513

    Defendant failed to prove his ineffective assistance of counsel claims following his convictions for criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, entering an auto with intent to commit theft and three counts of armed robbery.

  • Nations v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Daniel (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Samantha Newman (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1444

    Circumstantial Evidence as to Location and Prior Crimes Supported Burglary Convictions

  • Group Resources, Inc. v. City Of Waycross et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-20
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Consulting | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric Nathan (Attorney at Law), Atlanta; Devin Phillips (Weener & Nathan LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Dorminy, William Mann (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1699

    Group Resources, Inc. v. City of Waycross

  • Nissan North America, Inc. v. Walker-Jones Nissan, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-04-19
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Branch
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tracy Brown (Attorney at Law), Jesup; Samuel Hutto, Christopher Genovese (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Columbia, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Conner, Robert Kutchey (The Conner Law Group, PC.), Savannah; Daniel Snipes (Taulbee, Rushing, Snipes, Marsh & Hodgin, LLC), Statesboro, for appellee. Ronald Thomas (Thomas & Settle), Waycross; Graham Floyd (Attorney at Law), Baxley, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A2018

    The trial court erred in granting an interlocutory injunction in connection with a proposed sale of a car dealership, as the trial court erred in finding that petitioner was likely to succeed on the merits of its claims and that petitioner would suffer irreparable injury absent injunctive relief.

  • Ray v. State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Andrews
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amanda Speights, Benjamin Huntington (Speights Law PC), Canton; Scott Poole (Grisham & Poole, PC), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head (Assistant District Attorney Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit), Canton; Shannon Wallace (District Attorney), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0333

    The Court vacated the denial of defendant's motion for new trial following his convictions for rape and two counts of sexual battery and remanded for further proceedings to determine if he was entitled to a new trial based on ineffective assistance of counsel and the exclusion of certain evidence.