• The State v. Rosenbaum et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Prescott Boring, D. Victor Reynolds, (Cobb County District Attorney's Office), Marietta, Daysha D'Anya Young, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, James Luther Wright, (Flint Circuit District Attorneys Office), McDonough for appellant.
    for defendant: Corinne M. Mull, (The Mull Law Firm), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1090

    Court affirms order suppressing evidence from electronic devices due to delays in procuring a search warrant

  • Maqrouf v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Tarleton, (The Appellate Division - GPDC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo, Sharon Hopkins, (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1850

    Child cruelty conviction reversed due to erroneous admission of unrelated prejudicial evidence

  • Goodhart et al. v. Atlanta Gas Light Company

    Publication Date: 2019-04-05
    Practice Area: Evidence | Public Utilities | Wrongful Death
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Shiver, R. Campbell, Alan Hamilton, (Shiver Hamilton, LLC), Atlanta, Angela Fox, Kurt Kastorf, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Alexandra Nelson, John McDonald, Russell Rogers, (Thompson Hine LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Brantley Rowlen, Ronald Masterson, (Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1965

    Gas Company Had No Duty to Ensure That Gas Connection to Appliance on Private Property Was Properly Secured

  • Beck v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-03
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Derek M. Wright, (Derek M. Wright, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Elizabeth A. Baker, Tracy Graham Lawson, (Clayton County District Attorney's Office), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1593

    Trial Court Erred in Relying on Jury Testimony Regarding Jury Deliberations

  • McCord v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-02
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Adam Sean Levin, (Northeast Georgia Regional Capital Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Matthew Blackwell, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, James V. Chafin, Kenneth W. Mauldin, Danielle Marie Fargione, (Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1045

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's Confrontation Clause evidentiary objections

  • Stanford v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Margaret Elizabeth Bullard, (Office of The Public Defender, Atlanta Judicial Circuit), Atlanta, Kalki Yalamanchili, (Y'Chili Law LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Brittany Ashton Fallin, Marie Greene Broder, Benjamin David Coker, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1609

    Sufficient Evidence Supported Jury Conclusion That Defendant Intended to and Did Kill His Wife

  • Tyner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-04-02
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clifford Louis Kurlander, (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., Kevin Christopher Armstrong, Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1071

    Court affirms malice murder conviction over evidentiary challenges

  • Favors v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Bradley Kleinrock, (Office of The Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Meghan Hobbs Hill, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Anna Green Cross, (The Summerville Firm LLC), Atlanta, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A1394

    Photo of Gunshot Victim Was Relevant to Show Nature and Bodily Location of Victim's Injuries

  • Hunsberger v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Doyle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Johnson, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Natalie Paine, Henry Syms, (Office of The District Attorney), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2020

    Kidnapping conviction affirmed over defendant's multiple arguments of trial court error.

  • Barrett et al. v. Burnette

    Publication Date: 2019-03-25
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Leon Hughes, Philip Lorenz, (Morrison & Hughes), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Ruplin, (Downey & Cleveland, LLP), Marietta, William Carson, (Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1705

    Evidence as to Defendant's Intoxication Was Probative as to Whether He Abandoned His Car in Middle of Roadway