• Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lynn M. Kleinrock, (Law Office of Lynn M. Kleinrock), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Katherine DeRosa Emerson, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, Daniel Sanmiguel, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0078

    Court affirms felony murder conviction over defendant's contentions of error in jury instructions and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • San Miguel Produce, Inc. v. L. G. Herndon Jr. Farms, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-29
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Agriculture
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: S20Q0374

    Unlicensed Agricultural Product Dealer Could Not Seek Recovery Under Purchase Contract With Georgia Grower/Provider

  • Rouzan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Veronica M. O'Grady, Brandon A. Bullard, (Office of the Appellate Defender), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Joshua Bradley Smith, Natalie Spires Paine, (Augusta Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0414

    Trial Court Erred in Applying Obsolete Legal Standard to Allow Prosecution to Introduce Other-Acts Evidence

  • Hamilton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin David Goldberg, (The Law Office of Ben Goldberg, LLC), Mableton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Daniel J. Porter, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, Daniel Sanmiguel, Robby Alexander King, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0483

    Experts' Testimony Supported Jury Finding That Child's Death Resulted From Traumatic Head Injury and Closed Head Trauma

  • The State v. Rowe

    Publication Date: 2020-06-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Jean Dobras, Tina Michelle Piper, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adam Sean Levin, (Northeast Georgia Regional Capital Defender), Athens, Erin Leigh Wallace, (Western Circuit Public Defender's Office), Athens, Franklin J Hogue, (Hogue Hogue Fitzgerald & Griffin, LLP), Macon, for appellee. Gabrielle Amber Pittman, (Office of the Georgia Capital Defender), Macon, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0504

    Trial Court Must Issue New Order That Allows Inmate Records to Be Properly Maintained; Prison Officials Must Maintain Confidentiality of Defendant's Defense Strategy as to Prosecution Team

  • Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bentley C. Adams, IV, (Georgia Public Defender), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Alex Martin Bernick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, Frederick Lewis, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0170

    Supreme Court Had Jurisdiction to Hear Pro Se New Trial Motion After Trial Court Authorized Self-Representation

  • Jackson et al. v. Raffensperger

    Publication Date: 2020-06-19
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Yasha Heidari, (Heidari Power Law Group, LLC), Atlanta, Renee D. Flaherty, (Institute for Justice), Arlington, Jaimie Cavanaugh, (Institute for Justice), Minneapolis, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ross Warren Bergethon, Kirsten Searle Daughdril, Melissa Angeleah Tracy, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Glenn A. Delk, (Lightmas & Delk), Atlanta, Timothy Sandefur, (Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation), Phoenix, Maxwell Kent Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Eugene R. Curry, (Law Office of Eugene R. Curry), Barnstable, Madison Hunter Kitchens, John Franklin Sacha, Jr., (King & Spalding LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S20A0039

    Georgians Have Constitutional Right to Pursue Lawful Occupations of Their Own Choosing Without Unreasonable Governmental Interference

  • Burley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Douglas G. Burley, (Phillips State Prison), Buford, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Arles Lisenby, Jr., (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Hamilton, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0356

    Court vacates trial court's denial of a motion for an out-of-time appeal and remands for a hearing on murder defendant's claims of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC et al. v. Department of Revenue et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-12
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Tax | Telecommunications
    Industry: Technology Media and Telecom
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bryan Anthony Vroon, (Law Offices of Bryan A. Vroon LLC), Atlanta, Margaret C. Wilson, (Wilson Law Group, LLC), Princeton, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Wright Banks, Jr., Alex Fredrick Sponseller, Christopher M. Carr, John Scott Forbes, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19G0802

    Telecom Had Representational Standing to Seek Tax Refunds on Behalf of Customers Retrospectively

  • Keller v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kathryn E. Rhodes, (Office of the Public Defender), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Leslie Anna Coots, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Julia Anne Fessenden Slater, George Epps Lipscomb, II, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S20A0006

    Search of Cell Phone Was Not Warrantless; Warrant Described With Particularity the Cell Phone and Its Contents to Be Searched