• Perez v. Cunningham

    Publication Date: 2020-07-09
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brad Macdonald, (Hill/MacDonald, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christina Cunningham, Woodstock, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0601

    Court Erred in Retroactively Modifying Father's Child Support Obligation and Improperly Applying Upward Deviation Based on His Lack of Parenting Time

  • Brown v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sean Lowe, (Assistant Public Defender), Ringgold, Jonathan Hamrick, (Rome Circuit Public Defender Office), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Leigh Patterson, Finnis Salmon, (District Attorney), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0337

    Court affirms marijuana trafficking and related convictions over defendant's challenges to sufficiency of evidence and contentions of trial court error

  • Hunter et al. v. Lowndes County Health Services, LLC

    Publication Date: 2020-07-08
    Practice Area: Contracts | Dispute Resolution
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ervin Gerson, (Ervin H. Gerson PC), Atlanta, Paul Hermann, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alphonso Howell, Gregory Talley, (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, for appellee. James Thagard, (Young, Thagard, Hoffman, Scott & Smith), Valdosta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0322

    Court reverses order granting a motion to compel arbitration because the defendant never demonstrated its assent to that agreement before the plaintiff revoked her assent

  • Mullins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-06
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Sully, (Office of the Public Defender Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, David Mapp, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0365

    Police Unreasonably Prolonged Traffic Stop Beyond Time Necessary to Pursue Investigation

  • Westbrook v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-07-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Smith, (The Smith Group, Attorneys at Law), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Seterria Brodnex, Gregory Edwards, (Dougherty County District Attorney's Office), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0579

    Court affirms defendant's armed robbery and other convictions over his challenge to trial court's admission of evidence of his guilty plea to a prior armed robbery

  • Ghali et al. v. Miles et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Marsh, Donovan Potter, (Swift Currie McGhee & Heirs LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jerry Lumley, (Lumley and Harper, LLC.), Macon, for appellee. Marc Avidano, (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A0429

    Court rules that parents of an adult child were entitled to summary judgment in a lawsuit for emotional distress because they owed no duty to the plaintiff over the child's actions

  • Hopper v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-30
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Earl Hopper, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0538

    Trial Court Erred by Denying Defendant's Motion for an Out-of-Time Appeal, as Pro Se Defendant Was Not Responsible for His Failure to File a Timely Notice of Appeal

  • Daniels v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cauble, (The Law Office of Charles Hudson Cauble, P.C.), Newnan, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Mooradian, John Cranford, (Coweta County Da's Office), Newnan, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0454

    Court affirms denial of defendant's plea in bar in a subsequent prosecution for armed robbery following his acquittal of an earlier unconnected armed robbery

  • The State v. Jenkins

    Publication Date: 2020-06-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A19A2413

    Court affirms a grant of pretrial immunity as to an aggravated assault charge against one victim but reverses as to a second victim

  • Chisholm v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-06-01
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amanda Walker, (GPDC - Appellate Division), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Margaret Heap, (District Attorney), Savannah, Jennifer Parker, (Assistant District Attorney), Port Wentworth, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0312

    Court affirms declaration of mistrial due to violation of Rape Shield Statute and affirms denial of defendant's motion for a plea in former jeopardy