• Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alixe Steinmetz, Raleigh; Eric Taylor (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Coker (District Attorney), Thomaston; Jeremy Hayes (Boling Rice LLC), Cumming; Brittany Fallin (Upson County District Attorney's Office), Thomaston, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1628

    Trial Court's Ruling Lacked Findings Necessary For Review of Ineffectiveness of Counsel Claim

  • Reid v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Miller
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: A17A1707

    The trial court erred in ruling that defendant was not entitled to an out-of-time appeal based on ineffective assistance of counsel because he had established prejudice in his prior appeal and he established deficient performance on remand to the trial court.

  • Amguard Insurance Company v. Kerkela

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure | Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfred Quillian (Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazar), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Conner (Morgan & Morgan PA), Atlanta, for appellee. Jorge Flores (The Law Office of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC), Conyers; Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1498

    Trial Court Erred in Reinterpreting Factual Findings of Workers' Compensation Board

  • Delpiano v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N. A.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Alembik (Richard S. Alembik P.C.), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashby Fox, John Sullivan (Burr & Forman LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Cynthia Smith (United States Attorneys Office), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A2039

    One Defendant's Admissions by Default Were Not Binding on Another Defendant Who Denied Plaintiff's Allegations

  • Daily Report Online

    Tex McIver Jury Calls it a Week—Without a Verdict

    April 20, 2018

    Jurors deliberating the fate of former Fisher & Phillips partner Tex McIver said they were going home at 4 p.m., apparently changed their minds, then changed them back. At 4:10 p.m., the jury said, buh-bye.

  • Daily Report Online

    11th Circuit Turns Down Gay Rights Asylum Appeal

    April 20, 2018

    A student in Cameroon said he was attacked, cut with a knife and threatened with death after posting a message in a university publication asking for equal rights and treatment of homosexuals.

  • Daily Report Online

    Alabama Mail-Bomber the Oldest Executed in US Modern Times

    April 20, 2018

    Walter Leroy Moody Jr., 83, was executed Thursday night. He had been convicted of sending four mail bombs in December 1989, killing an 11th Circuit judge in Alabama and a Savannah civil rights attorney. Two bombs were intercepted and did not explode. He was convicted in 1991 in federal court on dozens of bomb-related charges.

  • Daily Report Online

    Atlanta's New Partner Class Expanded, but Gender Imbalance Remains

    April 20, 2018

    Two new women partners, Meredith Jones Kingsley of Alston & Bird and Troutman's Puja Patel Lea of Troutman Sanders, said support from mentors and their firms was key.

  • Daily Report Online

    The Business Case for Associate Development: Top Reasons to Invest in Associates

    April 20, 2018

    Firms typically spend substantial dollars on marketing and recruiting; however, positive testimonials about the firm, from the mouths of happy associates, are free.

  • Law.Com

    Higher Law: Your 4/20 Update on Cannabis as a Practice

    April 20, 2018

    What do President Trump's statements on marijuana might mean for state-legalization efforts? Plus, California is trying—again—to find a banking solution for cannabis businesses and a marijuana law boutique expands to meet demand.