• City of College Park et al v. Martin

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Winston A. Denmark, Steven Martin Fincher, Emilia Cassandra Walker, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Dean Balch, (Balch Law Group), Atlanta, Matthew Carl Billips, (Orr, Brown & Billips, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G2008

    Uncertainty As To Whether Interim City Officials Who Fired Wrongful Termination Plaintiff Had Been Properly Appointed Precluded Summary Judgment

  • The State v. Turner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Ryan Reese Leonard, Bonnie Kaye Smith, A.D.A., Anna Vaughan-Upshaw, Sean Alexander Garrett, Senior A.D.A. (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dolly M. Fairclough, (Law Offices of D. M. Fairclough), Snellville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0957

    Court Affirms Suppression of Items Seized in House in Parental Infanticide Case

  • Guffie v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick G. Longhi, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, F. McDonald Wakeford, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0861

    Convicted murderer's counsel did not perform deficiently during joint trial of two murder defendants.

  • Coates v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Andrew Larkey, (Waycross Circuit Public Defender's Office), Douglas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ian Louis Sansot, A.D.A., George Elemuel Barnhill, (Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Douglas, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1949

    Convicted Felon's Simultaneous Possession of More Than One Firearm Supported Only Single Conviction

  • Delaney v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Elaine Hildebrand, (Hildebrand Law Office, PC.), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Herbert E. Franklin, Jr., (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0637

    Defendant's argument on ineffective assistance of counsel is without merit

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-07
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Reuven Melnick, (Jonathan R. Melnick PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office) Jonesboro, Jeffrey Matthew Gore, A.D.A., (Douglas County District) Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0826

    Court Affirms Core of Judgment of Conviction of Home-Invasion Murderer

  • Schoicket v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rebecca Dawn Schoicket, (Lee Arrendale State Prison), Alto, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Layla Hinton Zon, Walter Cliff Howard, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington, Walter Cliff Howard, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Monroe, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0632

    Indigent criminal defendant has no right to free trial transcripts for proceedings collateral to appeal

  • Thorpe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerald Ashland Griggs, (Gerald A. Griggs, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Paul L. Howard, Jr, David K. Getachew-Smith, Sr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0732

    Court Rejects by Murder

  • Wade v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew K. Winchester (Law Offices of Matthew K. Winchester), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Michael Alexander Oldham, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Anna Green Cross, Sherry Boston, Otobong U. Ekpo (DeKalb County District Attorneys Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0327

    Although the evidence supported defendant's convictions for murder and related offenses arising out of the beating death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old son, the Court vacated his sentence and remanded for resentencing because the trial court erred in failing to merge certain counts.

  • Workman et al v. RL BB ACQ I-GA CVL, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Discovery
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gus H. Small, Brent William Herrin, Benjamin S. Klehr (Small Herrin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William J. Shaughnessy, Stephen P. Drobny (Jones Walker, LLP), Atlanta; Michael Anthony Shaw (Jones Walker, LLP), Mobile, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1485

    Attorney fees and costs are available under O.C.G.A. § 9-15-14 for conduct that occurs during the course of post-judgment discovery.