• Redding v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanley Schoolcraft, (Circuit Public Defender's Office), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Dustin Lee, (Fulton County Office of the District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2016

    Court affirms criminal street gang, armed robbery, and other convictions over defendant's multiple contentions of trial court error.

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-05-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leslie Jones, (Leslie Spornberger Jones LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kenneth Mauldin, Brian Patterson, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2224

    Convictions for Sexual Battery and Sodomy Vacated for Resentencing; Court Should Have Imposed a Split Sentence in Accordance With Statute in Effect at Time of Sentencing

  • Burgundy Guzman, as Surviving Spouse of Paul Guzman et al. v. Link

    Publication Date: 2020-05-05
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Shiver, R. Campbell, Alan Hamilton, Margaret Randels, (Shiver Hamilton, LLC), Waycross, Angela Fox, Darren Summerville, Maxwell Thelen, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Michael Gumprecht, (The Gumprecht Law Firm), Kennesaw, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Bryant, Alan Meincke, Steven Kyle, Charles Medlin, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1651

    Family Purpose Doctrine May Not Be Used Defensively to Impute Liability for Negligence So As to Bar or Reduce Recovery Arising From Car Accident Death

  • Youngblood v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-03-18
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Zell, (Zell & Zell, P.C.), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jacquelyn Johnson, Thomas Buscemi, (District Attorney's Office, Brunswick Judicial Circuit), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2343

    Trial Court Properly Held That Domestic Violence Defendant's Counsel Gave Him Informed Advice on the Consequences of Going to a Jury Trial

  • Rhoades v. McCormack et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-03-13
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Phillips, (Dozier Law Firm), Macon, Michael Hill, (Mayo Hil), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Autry, Matthew Coles, (Coles Barton LLP), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1751

    Court affirms directed verdict in favor of a surgeon in a medical malpractice case due to lack of evidence of a specific negligent act

  • Wilson v. Guerrero

    Publication Date: 2020-02-26
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Vanessa Kosky Narea, (The Law Office of Vanessa Kosky, PC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rebeca Salmon, (Attorney at Law), Norcross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2475

    Court vacates attorney fee and child support awards because trial court provided no basis or clear explanation of the awards.

  • The State v. Rodriguez

    Publication Date: 2020-01-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Bonnie Smith, (Assistant District Attorney), Carrollton, John Cranford, (Coweta Judicial Circuit), Newnan, for appellant.
    for defendant: Hannah Mitchell, Carrollton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1875

    State has no authority to appeal a trial court order compelling the State to comply with a pretrial diversion order that it had offered but had later withdrawn

  • Georgia Lottery Corporation v. Patel

    Publication Date: 2020-01-07
    Practice Area: Consumer Protection
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Julie Jacobs, William Banks, Christopher Carr, Logan Winkles, (Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jared Lina, James Goldstein, (Goldstein & Hayes, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2278

    Lottery Winner's UDTPA Claim for Injunctive Relief Against Georgia Lottery Corporation Is Barred by Sovereign Immunity

  • Demott, as Executor of the Estate of Richard Erman Demott et al. v. Demott

    Publication Date: 2019-12-18
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kyle Swann, (Whelchel & Carlton, LLP), Thomasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Donsbach, (Donsbach Law Group, LLC), Martinez, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1488

    Parol Evidence Is Necessary to Resolve Ambiguity in Will Regarding Conditions Placed on Life Estate

  • Bell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon, Jillian Hall, (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1398

    Evidence Was Sufficient for a Trier of Fact to Find the Essential Elements of Aggravated Sodomy Beyond a Reasonable Doubt