• Britt v. Jackson et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-16
    Practice Area: Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Howard Stiller, (Howard J. Stiller, P.C.), Albany, Beau Shrable, (The Shrable Law Firm PC), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Turnipseed, (GA Department of Law), Atlanta, Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1190

    Court Affirms Dismissal of Complaint Against Department of Corrections for Negligently Causing Car Accident on Sovereign Immunity Grounds

  • The State v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2018-10-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Fortner, Sean Garrett, (Douglas County District Attorney) Douglasville, Ryan Leonard, Lara Myers, (Office of The District Attorney), LaGrange, Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sonya Chachere-Compton, (Attorney At Law), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0956

    Court Dismisses Appeal from Order Granting Dismissal of Indictment

  • Brown v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Anthony Scott Carter, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender) Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, Randal Matthew McGinley, ADA., (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1014

    Court Rejects Appeal of Murderer Convicted Twenty Years After Crime

  • Kennebrew v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Beau Andrew Worthington, (Coxen & Worthington, LLC), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sheila Ann Ross, A.D.A. (Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia), Morrow, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm) Atlanta, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Atlanta), for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0711

    Court Reverses Refusal to Suppress Evidence Discovered Through Warrantless Search of Backpacks Belonging to Murder Suspect

  • Georgia Department of Human Services et al. v. Addison et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ross Warren Bergethon, Annette M. Cowart, Penny Hannah, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Andrew Ferenchick, (The Law Office of Kevin S. Cauley, LLC), Cairo, Gilbert J. Murrah, (Law Office of Gilbert J. Murrah, P.C.), Bainbridge, for appellee. Charles R. Bliss, Mara Leah Block, (Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.), Decatur, Lisa Jane Krisher, Michael Joseph Tafelski, (Georgia Legal Services Program), Atlanta, David Alfred Webster, Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18A0803

    Court Vacates Decision Invalidating Georgia's Child Abuse Registry in Favor of Resolution by Administrative Proceedings

  • The State v. Atkins

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Linda Jeanne Dunikoski, A.D.A., Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Scott Franklin McAfee, Senior A.D.A., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office ), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tamara Natasha Crawford, Sandra Kay Wolfe, (Atlanta Circuit Public Defender's Office) Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0770

    Court Orders Trial Court to Reconsider Admissibility of Other Acts Evidence in Anticipation of Murder Trial

  • Raines v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christina Rupp Cribbs, Veronica M. O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council - Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Scott L. Ballard, Benjamin David Coker, Brittany Ashton Fallin, A.D.A., (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0725

    Court Affirms Conviction of

  • Bennefield v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Bennefield, Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Kevin Christopher Armstrong, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1410

    Court Rejects Untimely Appeal of Guilty Plea by Murderer

  • Sweet City Landfill, LLC et al. v. Elbert County et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-25
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning | Regulations
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lajuana Ransaw, (Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, Mary Durant (Attorney At Law), Tucker, Michael Mayo, Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ansel Beacham, (Attorney At Law), Rome, Brandon Bowen, Robert Walker, (Jenkins, Bowen & Walker, P.C.), Cartersville, Billy Daughtry, (Leverett & Daughtry, LLC), Elberton, Norman Fletcher, Lee Carter, (Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigle, Richardson & Davis LLP), for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1794

    Court affirms dismissal of land fill operator's challenge to county's waste disposal ordinance

  • Bell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daronta Bell, (Attorney At Law), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center) Lawrenceville, Lee Tittsworth, (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1046

    Court Rejects Challenge to Armed Robbery Conviction but Orders Resentencing