• Serluco v. Taggart

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Hodes, (Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery), Atlanta, Shaun Bussert, (Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joann Sharp, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Alpharetta, Benjamin Porter, (The Porter Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1368

    Family Law Court Erred in Reviewing Foreign Divorce Judgment Under Wrong Statute

  • Huerta-Ramirez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Lee Tittsworth, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Gwinnett Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office Office of the District Attorney), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1312

    Court affirms defendant's convictions for crimes relating to a series of home invasions over his multiple contentions of trial court error

  • City of Douglasville et al. v. Boyd

    Publication Date: 2020-11-10
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A0192

    Court reverses superior court ruling and concludes that the City of Douglasville was within its rights to deny a development plan application

  • City of Douglasville et al. v. Boyd

    Publication Date: 2020-11-02
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A20A0192

    Court reverses superior court ruling and concludes that the City of Douglasville was within its rights to deny a development plan application

  • Mbatha v. Cutting

    Publication Date: 2020-10-22
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary Graham, Erik Chambers, Carla Stern, (Stern & Edlin Family Law, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joann Sharp, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Alpharetta, Lisa Marie Chambers, (Meriwether & Tharp, LLC), Johns Creek, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1303

    Court vacates choice of law ruling in divorce case and remands for application of Georgia law on property division

  • Claxton v. Adams

    Publication Date: 2020-10-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Strickland, Stephen Schatz, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, John Nichols, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0780

    Court affirms order for reconsideration of enforcement of a personal injury settlement offer over negligent party's challenges to reconsideration.

  • Clarke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Lewis, (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrea Alabi, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1013

    Court affirms convictions for theft by receiving stolen property over defendant's objections to other acts evidence and contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Benton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-09-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cara Clark, (Public Defender's Office Griffin Judicial Circuit), Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Altman, Courtney Patterson, (Middle Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Swainsboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1142

    Girlfriend's Testimony That Defendant Sold Drugs Was Corroborated by Evidence Found in Warrant Search

  • Reyes v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Smith, (The Smith Group, Attorneys at Law), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Clifford Bowden, Jennifer Hart, (District Attorney), Tifton, for appellee. Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1445

    Court affirms defendant's convictions for child molestation and sexual battery over his contentions of insufficiency of evidence and trial court error

  • The State v. Wilkerson

    Publication Date: 2020-08-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Bishop, Thomas Earnest, Ronald McNease, (District Attorney's Office Pataula Judicial Circuit), Cuthbert, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Parker, (Assistant Public Defender), Bainbridge, Christina Cribbs, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1253

    In granting a defendant's motion for a new trial, the trial court did not improperly conflate standards for legal sufficiency of evidence with standards for general grounds