• Stripling v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Wayne Tarleton (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Aimee F. Sobhani, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Arthur C. Walton (Fulton County Courthouse), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0176

    Accomplice Corroboration Instruction Not Required Where Witnesses Weren't Accomplices in Charged Crime

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Damarius Thompson, Helena, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Burke Olivia Doherty (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0497

    Prior Inconsistent Statements Properly Admitted to Impeach Testimony of Reluctant Prosecution Witness

  • Gadson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tyler R. Conklin (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill (Department of Law), Atlanta; Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta; Arthur C. Walton, Arthur C. Walton (Fulton County Courthouse), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0123

    Murder defendant failed to show harm resulting from the trial court's error in failing to give a certain jury charge and thus failed to prove plain error.

  • Campaign for Accountability v. Consumer Credit Research Foundation

    Publication Date: 2018-07-12
    Practice Area: Government | Public Records
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Henry R. Chalmers, Megan Poitevint Mitchell (Arnall Golden Gregory LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thurbert E. Baker, Nathan L. Garroway, Mark Adam Silver (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Jennifer Colangelo, Christopher M. Carr, Russell David Willard, Annette M. Cowart (Department of Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S17G1676

    The Court of Appeals erred in ruling that all records that are exempted from the Open Records Act's general disclosure requirement under O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72 (a) are prohibited from disclosure to the public.

  • Carr v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amber Lee Connell (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Ringgold; David James Dunn Jr. (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Public Defender), LaFayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert E. Franklin Jr. (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), LaFayette; Clayton McLean Fuller (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Ringgold, for appellee. Christopher M. Carr, Sarah Hawkins Warren, Ross Warren Bergethon, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith (Department of Law), Atlanta, for amicus appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0100

    The trial court erred in holding that O.C.G.A. § 17-7-130 (c) is constitutional and violated defendant's right to due process when it ordered that he be detained for inpatient evaluation solely because he had been charged with committing violent crimes and found mentally incompetent to stand trial.

  • Michael O. Mondy et al. v. Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Judges
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Oliver Mondy (Michael O. Mondy PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Erika Clarke Birg, Peter L. Munk (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1478

    When a motion to recuse the trial judge is filed after the judge has orally held a party's attorney in contempt, the recusal motion must be decided before the judge may properly proceed to enter a written contempt order.

  • Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Perry Waters (Attorney at Law), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Elizabeth Knight Bobbitt, Karl David Cooke Jr., Dorothy Vinson Hull (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0017

    The record supported the trial court's finding that defendant's guilty plea to felony murder was knowing, intelligent and voluntary.

  • Watson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Expert Witnesses
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Horne Petrey (Dekalb County Public Defender's Office), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Michael Alexander Oldham (Department of Law), Atlanta; Jennifer Lynn Brooks, Helen Virginia Peters, Deborah D. Wellborn, Anna Green Cross, Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0427

    The Supreme Court affirmed defendant's convictions for felony murder and possession of a firearm as he failed to prove his several ineffective assistance of counsel claims.

  • Meadows v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mark Andrew Barnes, Macon; James W. Davis (James W. Davis & Associates), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Karl David Cooke Jr., John Allen Regan, Dorothy Vinson Hull (Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0314

    Trial Court Declared Mistrial Without Sufficient Factual Support and Without Considering Less Drastic Alternatives

  • McKoy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas McKee West (Thomas M. West, Attorney at Law), Bethlehem, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Vanessa Therese Meyerhoefer (Department of Law), Atlanta; Brian Keith Fortner; Sean Alexander Garrett (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1994

    The trial court did not err in striking defendant's direct testimony after he refused to submit to cross-examination in his trial on a charge of malice murder in connection with the shooting death of his estranged wifes girlfriend.