• Board of Commissioners of Lowndes County v. Mayor and Council of the City of Valdosta, et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-27
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Elliott, Walter Elliott, (Elliott, Blackburn & Gooding, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robin Leigh, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, George Talley, Gregory Talley, (Coleman, Talley, Newbern, Kurrie Et Al), Valdosta, Timothy Tanner, (Attorney at Law), Valdosta, Whitney Groff, (Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, Andrew Welch, Warren Tillery, Brandon Palmer, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1538

    County's Mandamus Suit Against Individual Board Members of Department of Community Affairs Was Barred by Sovereign Immunity

  • CB Lending, LLC et al. v. Strategic Property Consulting Group, LLC, et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-22
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jackson Oliver, (Stevens, Stevens & Oliver, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Lockett, Hillary Kinsey, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, David Turner, (Schulten Ward & Turner, LLP), Atlanta, Vincent Russo, Heather Sharp, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0988

    Court affirms cancellation of security deed and award of attorney fees in property financing matter

  • In Re Estate of Kevin Lee Hanson

    Publication Date: 2019-11-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ophelia Chan, Stephanie Carman, (The Chan Law Firm, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Louis Levenson, George Lott, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee. Bertram Boley, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party. Robert Noll, Richard Milstein, (Akerman LLP), Miami, for other AM.

    Case Number: A19A1494

    Court Did Not Have Jurisdiction to Appoint Parents as Deceased Son's Co-Guardians and Co-Conservators; Order Is Vacated and Remanded

  • Oneill v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-10-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Constantine Oneill, (Riverbend Correctional Facility), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Doupe, (District Attorney), Thomson, Graham Hall, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1125

    Defendant, Whose Assertions Do Not State a Colorable Claim That His Sentences Are Void, Is Not Entitled to a Direct Appeal

  • The State v. Albritten

    Publication Date: 2019-10-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clifford Bowden, (District Attorney), Tifton, Zachary Register, (Tifton Judicial Circuit), Tifton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chase Studstill, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1576

    Court vacates order suppressing drug evidence and remands case for findings on defendant's standing to file a motion to suppress

  • ALA Construction Services, LLC v. Controlled Access, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-10-14
    Practice Area: Contracts
    Industry: Construction
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Creasy, (The Law Offices of James K. Creasy, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Van De Water, (Isenberg & Hewitt), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0923

    Court reverses summary judgment order on a mechanic's lien because material supplier did not follow statutory notice provisions.

  • Turner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-10-11
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tradd Bosch, (Northern Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Royston, for appellant.
    for defendant: David White, (District Attorney), Hartwell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1028

    Trial Court Properly Denied DUI Defendant's Motion to Suppress Results of Tests Performed During a Roadblock

  • The State v. Huffman

    Publication Date: 2019-10-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Hartwig, Brian Granger, (Houston County Office of the District Attorney), Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: Angela Coggins, Kindall Browning, (Houston County Public Defender's Office), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1601

    Court reverses order that had granted defendant's motion to dismiss the State's petition seeking to revoke her probation

  • The State v. Morgan

    Publication Date: 2018-06-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge PHIPPS
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leigh Patterson (District Attorney), Rome; Anthony Williams (Assistant District Attorney), Dallas; Emily Harsen (Paulding County District Attorney's Office), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Rutledge (Robert Christian Rutledge PC), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0433

    Defendant Not Justified In Using Violent Force Against Spouse In Response To Her Threat to Put His Dog Outside Their House

  • Holmes et al. v. Lyons et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-29
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bird, Paul Hotchkiss (Bird Law Group PC), Atlanta; Irwin Ellerin (Ellerin Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Francesca Townsend, Daniel Huff, Trevor Newberry (Huff Power & Bailey LLC), Atlanta; Ashley Purcell, Kristen Rajagopal, Annalese Herndon (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee. Paul Reynolds, Atlanta; M. Reynolds (Houck Reynolds LLC), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0277

    Medical Malpractice Plaintiff Stated Claim That Surgeon's Failure to Disclose His Numerous Physical Infirmities Caused Preventable Injuries