• In the Interest of A. B., a child.

    Publication Date: 2019-07-18
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melanie Balestreri, Acworth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, Penny Hannah, Shalen Nelson, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Justin Schneider, Sanders Deen, (Justin M. Schneider, Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee. Jennifer Lehr, (Barnes Firm LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0116

    Appeals Court Had Jurisdiction to Consider Appeal of Dependency Case Where No Counsel Had Been Appointed to Represent Parent

  • Pettis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Towne, (Clark & Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samantha Routh, Daniel Porter, Lee Tittsworth, (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0685

    Court affirms family assault violence battery and simple assault convictions and sentence.

  • Smith v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Hube, (The Hube Law Firm, P.C.), Statesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Mallard, Keith McIntyre, Daphne Totten, (Assistant District Attorney), Statesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0246

    Court Rejects Challenge to Sufficiency of Evidence to Support Bench Trial Verdict on Charges of Armed Robbery and Related Offenses Where Numerous Co-Conspirators Testified to Defendant's Participation in Crimes

  • Thrailkill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Thrailkill, (Autry State Prison), Pelham, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Cranford, Jillian Brasfield, (Coweta County District Attorney's Office), Newnan, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0662

    Defendant has no right to free copy of trial records absent a showing of necessity or justification

  • Lee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-05-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Archer, John Durden, (Assistant District Attorney), Hinesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0400

    Court affirms denial of murder defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea

  • Lalonde v. Taylor English Duma, LLP et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-20
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A18A2012

    Chain of causation in legal malpractice claim was broken when claimant settled underlying litigation

  • Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission et al. v. Epic Midstream, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-05-17
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Pope Langstaff, (Law Office of J. Pope Langstaff), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Linwood Lovett, (Lovett & Myers, LLC), Macon, Matthew Myers, (Myers Law Group, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1975

    Court cannot reweigh evidence but must defer to Zoning Board's findings of fact in its denial of an application for a special use permit

  • Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool v. Dubose

    Publication Date: 2019-04-26
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Gorby, Amy Burns, Whitney Arp, (Gorby Peters & Associates, LLC), Tucker, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Buckelew, (Brian J Buckelew PC), Atlanta, John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. Jennifer Jarvis, (Sartain Law Offices, LLP), Gainesville, for AM.

    Case Number: A18A1531

    Workers' compensation insurance pool can offset other insurance benefits against its payment liabilities to an injured employee

  • Hill v. Burnett

    Publication Date: 2019-04-19
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Ney, (William Brent Ney, LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Shanti Nagrani, (Attorney At Law), Alpharetta, Amy Waggoner, (Waggoner Hastings, LLC), Alpharetta, for appellee. Michael D. Thornton, Lakeisha L. Thornton, Stockbridge, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1655

    Court agrees that former same-sex partner's claims for parental rights and visitation were justiciable and reverses attorney fee award against her

  • Hall et al. v. Noble-Interstate Management Group, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-09
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Goss
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sherard Dixon, (The Dixon Firm PC), Atlanta, Troy Kiber, (Michael A. Mills, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stevan Miller, Gwendolyn Havlik, (Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert Casey, (Casey Gilson P.C.), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1719

    Court Reverses Trial Court Order Granting Summary Judgment to Hotel Where Patron Claimed Premises Liability Arising from Slick Shower Floor After Suffering Brain Injuries from Slip and Fall