• Creek House Seafood & Grill, LLC v. Provatas, as Surviving Spouse of Michael Provatas et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Discovery | Premises Liability
    Industry: Food and Beverage
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Ward, Carrie Coleman, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Brunswick, Elissa Haynes, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Turner, (Savage, Turner, Pinckney & Savage), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1631

    Court reverses order granting sanctions for spoliation of evidence where video evidence was erased before actual or constructive knowledge of litigation was given

  • Ridgewalk Holdings, LLC et al. v. Atlanta Apartment Investment Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-05
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roy Barnes, John Bartholomew, (The Barnes Law Group, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cary Ichter, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, William Davis, (Ichter Davis, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1968

    Real Estate Brokers' Claim For Failure to Pay Commission Did Not Arise Prior to Execution of Purchase Agreement

  • Johnson v. Johnson

    Publication Date: 2021-04-02
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Grogan, (Grogan & Grogan), Columbus, Lynn Grogan, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Pitts, (Attorney at Law), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2061

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Ordering Deviations in Child Support for Private School Tuition, Extracurricular Activities; Amended Divorce Decree Affirmed

  • Agricommodities, Inc. v. Moore et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-31
    Practice Area: Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Butler, (Woodward & Butler, LLC), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dennis Helmreich, (Attorney at Law), Lexington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1745

    Court affirms denial of new trial motion as to one successor to land but reverses and remands for entry of default judgment on another in a fraudulent conveyance action

  • Ham v. City of Milton

    Publication Date: 2021-03-31
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gary Beelen, (Drew Eckl & Farnham), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Frickey, Ken Jarrard, Patrick Jaugstetter, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1751

    Court affirms dismissal of petition and writ of certiorari because petitioner failed to effect service of his complaint within the statutorily allotted time

  • Macon-Bibb County v. Hodge

    Publication Date: 2021-03-30
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Richardson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Cox, (Charles E. Cox, Jr., LLC), Macon, for appellee. Duke Groover, (James Bates Brannan Groover), Macon, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1718

    Court reverses superior court's decision that had found that a County employee's dismissal was arbitrary and capricious

  • Patrick v. Board of Regents of the University of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2021-03-26
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jonathan Woods, (Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell, & Daly, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Logan Winkles, (Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, Ronald Stay, David Carson, (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2045

    Court affirms dismissal of breach of contract complaint because contract was only implied and defendant did not waive sovereign immunity.

  • London v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Angela Dillon, Columbus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrician Burton, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Mark Jones, Julia Slater, (Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit), Columbus, Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Paula Smith, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1850

    Defendant Failed to Show Prejudice From Trial Counsel's Failure to Object to Testimony Regarding Another Crime

  • Saintpaul v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Matthew Lester, (Newton County Public Defender's Office (Alcovy Circuit)), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon, (District Attorney), Covington, Randal McGinley, (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, Eliazette Johnson, (Alcovy Judicial Circuit), Convington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2027

    Court affirms misdemeanor shoplifting conviction over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence

  • Collins v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerrell Collins, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, Deborah Wellborn, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1908

    Court vacates sentence for aggravated child molestation as void because the trial court did not impose a split sentence, and remands for resentencing

  • Sanders v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-03-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Murray, (Lloyd D. Murray, Sr., Attorney at Law), Richmond Hill, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Mallard, Keith McIntyre, Daphne Totten, (Chief Assistant District Attorney), Statesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1619

    Court reverses trial court's denial of a double jeopardy plea in bar and dismisses a case against a vehicular homicide defendant due to trial court's improper mistrial order