• Leggett v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Herbert Adams, (The Adams Law Group PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tasha Mosley, (District Attorney Harold R. Banke Justice Center), Jonesboro, Charles Brooks, (Office of the Solicitor General of Clayton County Harold Banke Justice Center), Jonesboro for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0173

    Court vacates DUI convictions and remands case to determine if defendant voluntarily waived his right to counsel, and for consideration of other arguments

  • Smith v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-20
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Sheppard, (Attorney at Law), Smyrna, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Tristan Gillespie, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0107

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated battery and other crimes over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Danmond Slack v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-19
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christina Cribbs, Veronica O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, (Senior Assistant District Attorney Fulton County Courthouse 3rd Floor), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2091

    Court affirms child molestation convictions but reverses child cruelty conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel

  • City of Pendergrass v. Rintoul et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-07
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Government | Whistleblower Laws
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Caldwell, Earnest Delong, (Delong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, Benjamin, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nancy Val Preda, (Attorney at Law), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2071

    Whistleblower Complainants Presented Triable Issues of Fact as to Whether They Were Public Employees

  • In Re Estate of Sean Timothy O'Connell

    Publication Date: 2020-04-21
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: J. Levy, (Fine and Block Attorneys), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Higgins, (Higgins & Dubner), Atlanta, Steven Dubner, (Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell & Daly, LLC), Atlanta, Lacey Briasco, (The Law Firm of Caryn S. Fennell PC), Woodstock, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2254

    Probate Court Properly Found That Appellant and Decedent Were Not Legally Married or in a Common-Law Marriage; Appellant Was Not Decedent's Surviving Spouse

  • City of Lafayette v. Chandler

    Publication Date: 2020-04-16
    Practice Area: Government | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Ray, Ronald Womack, (Womack, Gottlieb & Rodham, P.C.), Lafayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samuel Sanders, Nathan Lock, (McCamy Phillips Tuggle & Fordham, LLP), Dalton, for appellee. Theodore Salter, (Theodore Salter, Jr. & Associates, P.C.), Kennesaw, Jason Darneille, (Gower Wooten & Darneille, LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A2232

    Notice of Intent to Recover "$1,000,000.00" From City For Personal Injury Damages Satisfied Statutory Specificity Requirement

  • Najarian Capital, LLC v. Federal National Mortgage Association

    Publication Date: 2020-04-14
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kane St. John, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Reading, Dallas Ivey, (Aldridge Pite, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2417

    Seller Is Not Required to Give Buyer Reasonable Documentary Proof or Any Type of Reasonable Evidence That a Qualifying Rescission Occurred

  • Curry v. Conopco, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wiley Curry, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Bailey, Erica Jansen, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2026

    Court affirms summary judgment in product liability case when plaintiff failed to produce an expert after two years of litigation

  • Danmond Slack v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-04-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christina Cribbs, Veronica O'Grady, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Marc Mallon, (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2091

    Court affirms child molestation convictions but reverses child cruelty conviction due to ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Smith v. Brooks et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-10
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Marc Aragon, (Attorney at Law), Alpharetta, Richard Howe, (Howe & Associates), Alpharetta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adam Joffe, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Christina Gualtieri, (Goodman McGuffey), Atlanta, Joseph Cruser, (Cruser & Mitchell, L.L.P.), Norcross, Raymond Grant, (Cruiser & Mitchell), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1661

    Court reverses dismissal of personal injury case, concluding that trial court applied the wrong standard in determining that statute of limitations had expired