• Wilson v. Lane

    Publication Date: 2005-07-22
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeremy A. Moulton Moulton & Tarrer, Conyers, for appellant.
    for defendant: . Henry D. Frantz Jr., Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0548

    Evidence of the elderly testator's eccentricities was insufficient to support a finding that she lacked testamentary cap

  • Eardley v. McGreevy

    Publication Date: 2005-07-15
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William B. Brown and Jacqueline Marcucci Heyman & Sizemore LLC, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey H. Schneider Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco PC, Robert J. Hulsey and Linda S. Finley McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb & Nichols, Roswell, for appellees.

    Case Number: S05A0978

    The trial court retains jurisdiction to render a final judgment in quiet title cases, so it is not bound by a special master's fin

  • Masters v. Redwine

    Publication Date: 2005-07-01
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rick L. Brown, Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: L. Stephen Kelehear Little, Bates & Kelehear, Dalton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S04G1992

    An oral contract for the swap of 5-acres of real estate was enforceable based on the totality of the evidence, which included the plaintiff's complete performance and the defendant's acceptance of t

  • Perkins v. State

    Publication Date: 2005-06-24
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ralph M. Hinman III, Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kermit N. McManus, District Attorney, Dalton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0728

    No jeopardy attached where the defendant's previous convi was void for lack of jurisdi

  • Wilson v. Lane

    Publication Date: 2005-06-24
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeremy A. Moulton Moulton & Tarrer, Conyers, for appellant.
    for defendant: . Henry D. Frantz Jr., Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0548

    Evidence of the elderly testator's eccentricities was insufficient to support a finding that she lacked testamentary cap

  • Groover v. Groover

    Publication Date: 2005-06-24
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Barry B. McGough, Gregory R. Miller Barry B. McGough PC, Jean M. Kutner and Kevin T. Moore, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebecca A. Hoelting McCurdy & Candler LLC, Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05F0310

    The husband was not entitled to a new trial in his divorce action after the trial court improperly allowed the wife to testify as to her attorneys' fees in front of the

  • Ross v. State

    Publication Date: 2005-06-03
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carl P. Greenberg Fulton County Conflict Defender Inc., Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul L. Howard Jr., District Attorney, Thurbert E. Baker, Attorney General, and Frank M. Gaither Jr., Assistant Attorney General, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0748

    The Court adopted the limited ruling in Old Chief v. United States, 519 U.S. 172 1977, that a trial court abuses its discretion in refusing a defendant's offer to stipulate to his prior conviction w

  • Khalees v. State

    Publication Date: 2005-05-20
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick G. Longhi, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul L. Howard Jr., District Attorney, Elizabeth A. Baker, Assistant District Attorney, Thurbert E. Baker, Attorney General, and Robin J. Leigh, Assistant Attorney General, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0492

    The victim identified the defendant as the man who shot him on more than one occasion in the weeks between the shooting and the victim's

  • Sammons v. State

    Publication Date: 2005-05-20
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel The Steel Law Firm PC, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard A. Mallard, District Attorney, Statesboro, Keith A. McIntyre, Assistant District Attorney, Springfield, Thurbert E. Baker, Attorney General, and Julie A. Adams, Assistant Attorney General, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S05A0070

    The defendant was entitled to be present at an in-chambers meeting in which the trial court dismissed a juror after the defendant rested her case for reasons relating to the evi

  • State v. Futch

    Publication Date: 2005-05-20
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Spencer Lawton Jr., District Attorney, and Christine S. Barker, Assistant District Attorney, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: John R. Futch, Edgefield, proceeded pro se.

    Case Number: S05A0436

    The trial court was authorized to find that the state failed to show that the defendant was informed of the constitutional rights he waived in pleading guilty to criminal damage to pro

  • Accolades Apartments LP v. Fulton County

    Publication Date: 2005-05-13
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    Court: Supreme Court
    Judge: Fletcher, Norman S.
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brady S. McFalls, John G. Parker and Joseph C. Sharp Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Marcia M. Ernst, William Van Hearnburg Jr. Smith Gambrell Russell LLP, Thurbert E. Baker, Attorney General, Daniel M. Formby, Deputy Attorney General, and Warren R. Calvert, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Atlanta, for appellee. Amicus appellant: Douglas D. Selph, Rachel K. Iverson Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, William C. McFee Jr. Schulten, Ward & Turner LLP, Atlanta, and Carol V. Clark McCalla, Raymer, Padrick, Cobb, Nichols & Clark, Roswell.

    Case Number: S04G1536

    A Statement of Partne filed with the state is conclusive as to the existence of a partne