• Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Chiles Tevis, (Tevis Law Firm, LLC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell Crowder, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Marc A. Mallon, Senior A.D.A., (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1277

    Court Affirms Denial of Appeal Bond for Man Awaiting Resolution of State's Appeal of Grant of New Trial in Murder Case

  • National Casualty Company v. Georgia School Boards Association - Risk Management Fund

    Publication Date: 2018-09-12
    Practice Area: Insurance Law | Insurance Litigation
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jay Russell Sever, Katie Myers, (Phelps Dunbar-La), New Orleans, Michael J. Rust, David Christopher Sawyer, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Kearney Wingfield, C. Michael Johnson, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.-ATL), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q0757

    Court Answers Certified Question in Favor of Commercial Insurer in Dispute over Overlapping Coverage with State School Boards' Interlocal Risk Management Fund

  • Mercer v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-09-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S18A0748

    Court Reverses Denial of Habeas Petition to Challenge Kidnapping Charges

  • National Casualty Company v. Georgia School Boards Association - Risk Management Fund

    Publication Date: 2018-08-31
    Practice Area: Education Law | Insurance Law
    Industry: Education | Insurance
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jay Russell Sever, Katie Myers, (Phelps Dunbar-LA), New Orleans, Michael J. Rust, David Christopher Sawyer, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP) Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Kearney Wingfield, C. Michael Johnson, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.-ATL), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18Q0757

    Commercial Insurers May Lawfully Provide Coverage Excess to Coverage Provided by Pooled Risk Funds Established by School Boards

  • Mercer v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2018-08-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sarah L. Gerwig-Moore, (Mercer Law School), Macon, Foss G. Hodges, (Peters, Rubin & Sheffield, PA.), Decatur, Joseph Scott Key, (Miller & Key, PA), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Deputy, Paula Khristian Smith, Senior Assistant, Scott Orion Teague, Assistant Attorney General, Christopher M. Carr, Attorney General, (Department Of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0748

    Kidnapping Conviction Not Supported by Showing of Asportation of In-Home Robbery Victims

  • Tenet Healthsystem GB, Inc. v. Thomas

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Automotive | Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leah Ward Sears, Edward H. Wasmuth Jr. (Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP), Atlanta; Brian K. Mathis (Huff Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin N. Loeb, Anne H. Coolidge-Kaplan (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, PC.), Atlanta, for appellee. Layne Zhou, Hunter S. Allen Jr. (Allen & McCain PC), Atlanta, for amicus appellant. Charles Madden Cork III, Decatur, for amicus appellee. Eric Jeffrey Frisch, Claire A. Sumner (Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Scott Bailey, David Donald Mackenzie (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G1021

    Claim In Second Amended Complaint Imputing Simple Negligence Against Hospital Related Back to Original Malpractice Complaint

  • In The Interest of I.L.M., et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Mark Anderson (The Law Office of C. Mark Anderson, PC), Canton; Cory P. DeBord (Bray & Johnson), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra A. Harps, Annette M. Cowart, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Hope Merkert Pereira (Pereira and Associates LLC), Marietta; Jessica Lynn Long (Jessica Long Law LLC), Holly Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1391

    Dependency Proceeding Had To Be Dismissed Absent Showing Of Statutory Compliance and Good Cause For Continuance

  • Carman v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gabrielle Amber Pittman (GCD), Macon; Kimberly Ann Staten-Hayes, Christian Garfield Lamar, Christina Paige Rudy (Metro Capital Defender's Office), Atlanta, 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: S18A0586

    The trial court did not abuse its discretion in sua sponte declaring a mistrial due to defense counsel's family emergency and thus did not err in denying defendant's double jeopardy plea in bar.

  • Caldwell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth D. Kondritzer (Fulton County Solicitor General's Office), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, David K. Getachew-Smith Sr. (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0640

    The trial court did not manifestly abuse its discretion in refusing to strike three potential jurors for cause in defendant's felony murder trial arising out of the beating death of his girlfriend's 15-month-old daughter.

  • Abrams v. Laughlin et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Hines
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Scott Key, Kayci Nicole Dennis (Miller & Key PA), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Melvin King Jr., Franklin Daniel Miller (King Law Group), Dublin; Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0594

    The trial court properly dismissed prisoner's petition for a writ of habeas corpus for failure to file within the time allowed by O.C.G.A. § 9-14-42 (c) (3).