• 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.

  • Jordan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Deborah Lorraine Leslie (The Leslie Group, LLC), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Scott Orion Teague, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, Elizabeth Rosenwasser (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0114

    Although the evidence supported defendant's convictions for felony murder and related offenses, the Court vacated his sentence and remanded for resentencing because the sentence imposed for his possession of a firearm by a convicted felon conviction was outside the sentencing range.

  • Taylor v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Joseph Walker (Georgia Public Defenders Standards Council, Appellate Division), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill (Department of Law), Atlanta; Robert Brandon Faircloth, Louie Craig Fraser, Peter Frederick Larsen Jr. (Dublin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Dublin, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0038

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for murdering a man in his hotel room and assaulting a hotel employee and defendant failed to prove his ineffective assistance of counsel claim.

  • Ricks v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Ricks, Hawkinsville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Andrew Bradley (Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Milledgeville; Christopher M. Carr, Paula Khristian Smith, Patricia B. Attaway Burton (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0012

    Trial Court Lacked Jurisdiction to Rule On Motion for Out-Of-Time Appeal

  • In The Interest Of K.S., A Child.

    Publication Date: 2018-05-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James John Anagnostakis (Anagnostakis Law Group), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kristi Lee Winstead Wilson, Brian Keith Fortner, Sean Alexander Garrett (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1344

    Decisions Regarding Transfer of Juveniles to Superior Court Are Directly Appealable to Court of Appeals

  • Blount v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Alexander McQueen (McQueen Law Office LC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Ashleigh Dene Headrick (Department of Law), Atlanta; Jon Richard Forwood, Kenneth W. Mauldin, Brian Vance Patterson (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0201

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for murder and related offenses arising out of a drive-by shooting and defendant failed to demonstrate that he received ineffective assistance of counsel.

  • Snelson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Xavier Snelson, Pelham, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Clint Christopher Malcolm, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; D. Victor Reynolds, Michael Scott Carlson (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0272

    Appellant's Claims That He Was Denied His Right to Competent and Conflict-Free Counsel Could Not Be Resolved on Existing Record

  • Douglas v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leon Hicks (Leon Hicks and Associates, P.C.), Jonesboro, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder (Department of Law), Atlanta; Elizabeth A. Baker, Jay Marvin Jackson, Tracy Graham Lawson (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1348

    Although the trial court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress certain evidence and did not reversibly err in admitting other evidence, the trial court did err in the sentences it imposed on defendant's convictions for malice murder and other offenses; accordingly, the Court affirmed the convictions but partially vacated the sentence and remanded for resentencing.

  • Cahill v. United States

    Publication Date: 2018-03-21
    Practice Area: Contracts | Family Law | Real Estate
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frank G. Podesta (FGP Law, LLC), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lori Marie Beranek, Lisa Dolores Cooper, John A. Horn (United States Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Robert J. Branman (Department of Justice, Tax Division), Joan I. Oppenheimer (Tax Division Department of Justice), Washington, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17Q1559

    Answering a question from the district court, the Court concluded that parties' divorce decree severed the joint tenancy with right of survivorship created by a quitclaim deed executed during their marriage.

  • De La Cruz v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-03-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Terry Benton, Derin Bronson Dickerson, Francisco Gonzalez-Burgos, Tejas Surendra Patel, Kacy Brake, Emily Catherine Hootkins, Andrew J. Liebler, Andrew M. Brown (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Mary Catherine Greaber, Elizabeth Haase Brock, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; John Allen Lawson, Richard Lowery Perryman III (Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Nashville; Bianca Plair Goodman (Muscogee County Solicitor General's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1887

    21-Year Delay in Resolving Motion for New Trial Did Not Violate Defendant's Due Process Rights