• Perry v. Jenkins

    Publication Date: 2021-09-24
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Virginia Morris, (Virginia Nell Morris Law, LLC), Athens, Woodrow Ware, (The Law Offices of Woodrow Wilson Ware, LLC), Watkinsville,for appellant.
    for defendant: Brad Evans, (Attorney at Law), Madison, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0969

    Court affirms child custody and visitation order over petitioner's challenge to trial court's processes in issuing that order

  • Leach v. Warner

    Publication Date: 2021-09-13
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Leeper, (Busch, Reed & Jones, P.C.), Marietta, Chad Reed, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Ms J. Putt, (The Siemon Law Firm), Cumming, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0774

    Court affirms order awarding visitation rights to a minor child's paternal grandmother over objections from the child's mother as to the supporting evidence

  • Turkia v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Miller, (Attorney at Law), Summerville, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Courtney Moore, (Forsyth County District Attorney's Office), Cumming, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A1013

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated battery and other crimes over defendant's challenge to how trial court responded to notes from jury, and to jury instructions

  • Blake v. Tribe Express, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-09-09
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Minerva Steele, (Steele Law, LLC), Atlanta, for Appellant.
    for defendant: James Parks, (Attorney at Law), Dahlonega, Austin Perry, (McClure, Ramsay, Dickerson & Escoe), Toccoa, Michael Hostetter, (Nall & Miller, LLP), Atlanta, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0672

    Court affirms summary judgment for employer in a dispute over whether an employee was within the scope of his employment when an accident occurred

  • Jefferson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-09-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fayette County District Attorney's Office), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0214

    Curt affirms convictions for kidnapping and other crimes over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence, identification error, and ineffective assistance

  • Small v. Chatham County et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-11
    Practice Area: Court Administration | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Chauncey Barnwell, (Chauncey Napoleon Brown Barnwell, PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jennifer Davenport, (Chatham County Attorney's Office), Savannah, Jennifer Davenport, (Chatham County Attorney's Office), Savannah, R. Hart, (Hart & Associates Law Firm LLC), Savannah, Noble Boykin, (Jones, Boykin & Associates), Savannah, Quentin Marlin, (Ellis Painter Ratterree & Adams LLP), Savannah, for Appellee; Walter Ballew, (Barrow & Ballew, P.C.), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0360

    Sovereign Immunity Precluded Suit Against County Based on Probate Court Clerk's Defalcation

  • Castaneda v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: G. Stepp, (G. Richard Stepp, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for Appellant.
    for defendant: Patsy Austin-Gatson, Daniel Porter, Thomas Williams, (Gwinnett County District Attorney Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center), Lawrenceville, Michael Parrish, (Newton County District Attorney), Covington, for Appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0035

    Court reverses child molestation convictions because trial court improperly admitted

  • Hall et al. v. Hill

    Publication Date: 2021-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Wrongful Death
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Trent Speckhals, (Speckhals Law, P. C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Willingham, (Law Offices of Thomas P. Willingham PC), Birmingham, William Norwood, (Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood P.C.), Atlanta, Yehuda Smolar, (Yes Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee; John Smith, William Purvis, (Young Thagard Hoffman Smith Lawrence & Shenton), Valdosta, Richard Hines, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough), Atlanta for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0111

    Court affirms majority of orders addressing procedure regarding estate conservator's exclusive right to represent minor children in a wrongful death action

  • Elliott et al. v. Savannah International Motors, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-08-03
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Civil Procedure
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Hunter, Timothy Roberts, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anthony Casella, Malcolm Mackenzie, (Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg), Savannah, Keri Martin, (Moore Clarke Duvall & Rodgers, P.C.), Savannah, for appellee; Ronald Berry, (Ronald C. Berry, P.C.), Savannah, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0387

    Court orders cases involving purchase and sale of stock to be retried due to error in consolidating them that was contrary to the parties' consent

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall Sharp, (Sharp Georgia Law Firm), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Chad Pritchett, Louie Fraser, (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0353

    Court affirms child molestation convictions over defendant's challenges to evidence and contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Weaver v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Phipps
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacob Weaver, (Riverbend Correctional Facility), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Fani Willis, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, Kevin Armstrong, (Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0383

    Extraordinary Motion For New Trial Not Appropriate For Raising Issues That Could Have Been Addressed in Habeas Proceeding