• Cates v. Brown

    Publication Date: 2020-11-25
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alan Perry, (Page Perry), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gregory Lancaster, (Attorney at Law), Buford, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1088

    Court affirms jury verdict and judgment on an unjust enrichment claim over challenges from estate administrator involving unmarried status of claimant

  • In Re Estate of George Thomas Cornett, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-24
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Diffley, Marguerite Miller, (Alston & Bird, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Theodore Welch, Theodore Welch, (Stillman Welch LLC), Atlanta, Spence Johnson, (Johnson Marlowe LLP), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0856

    Court affirms removal of successor executor of an estate following probate court findings of mismanagement and dissipation of estate assets

  • Shardow v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jacob Rhein, (Law Offices of Jacob D. Rhein), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, Stephany Luttrell, (Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0994

    Use of Stolen Credit Card to Rent Vehicle Supported Conviction For Theft by Conversion

  • Valles v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-16
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maryellen Simmons, (Chief Circuit Public Defender Coweta Judicial Circuit), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Cranford, (Coweta Judicial Circuit), Newnan, Kenneth Kincaid, (Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1465

    Mere Presence In Area Known For Illegal Activity Did Not Support Investigative Stop of Driver Who Had Broken No Laws

  • Austin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-11-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Troy Golden, (Assistant Public Defender), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: Melinda Wynne, Gregory Edwards, (District Attorney's Office, Dougherty Judicial Cir), Albany, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0914

    Court rejects defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence and trial court evidentiary error but remands for resentencing in accordance with rule of lenity

  • Taylor v. Ameris Bank

    Publication Date: 2020-10-28
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Allen Bodiford, (Attorney at Law), Stockbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeremy McCullough, (Aldridge Pite Haan, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1052

    Court affirms denial of guarantor's motion for summary judgment and determines that guarantor's waiver of statute of limitations defense did not violate public policy

  • Wright v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jerry Chappell, (Solo practicioner), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Oliver Browning, (District Attorney), Cedartown, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1353

    Trial Court Did Not Abuse Its Discretion in Not Appointing Defendant New Counsel or in Finding That Defendant Voluntarily Waived Her Right to Counsel

  • Day v. Bernard et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-09-28
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Roger Day, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, Tina Piper, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1019

    Prisoner Stated Claim Against Parole Board For Gross Abuse of Discretion

  • Calloway-Spencer v. Spencer

    Publication Date: 2020-07-30
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Austin Buerlein, (Elovitz, Edwards, O'Nan & Buerlein, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Onyema Farrey, (Anene Farrey & Associates, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0546

    In Divorce Action, Court Reverses Finding That Wife Gifted Townhome to the Marital Unit, and Remands for Application of the Source of Funds Rule

  • Braddock v. Lindsey et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-28
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Laura Burns Scott, (Burns & Burns, PC), Milledgeville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Howard, (Attorney at Law), Sandersville, Heather Braddock, Sandersivlle, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0024

    Court rejects biological parent's appeal of an award that granted custody of a child to her grandparents and affirms custody award