• Forsyth County Georgia et al. v. Mommies Properties LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Frickey, Ken Jarrard, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Teague, (Attorney at Law), Cumming, Larry Oldham, (Larry C. Oldham, P.C.), Cumming, Keisha Martin Chambless, (Teague & Chambless), Cumming, for appellee. John Neville, (Neville & Cunat, LLP), Cumming, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1810

    Court rules in favor of a County in land use and building permit appeals, finding that superior court improperly dismissed evidence that favored the County

  • Gage v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Fitzpatrick, (Attorney at Law), Woodstock, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cliff Head, Shannon Wallace, (Assistant District Attorney), Canton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1760

    Court affirms defendant's conviction for trafficking of methamphetamines over her contentions of ineffective assistance of trial counsel.

  • Davis v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Pipkin
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key, P.A.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Penny Penn, Jennifer Scalia, (Assistant District Attorney), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1727

    Court affirms convictions for vehicular homicide and related charges over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence, error, and ineffective assistance

  • Cooper v. Kana Hotels, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-16
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Premises Liability
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Benjamin Bengtson, (The Law Firm of Benjamin O. Bengtson), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Casey, (Casey Gilson P.C.), Atlanta, April Rich, Tetyana Beschastna, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Glenn Tornillo, (Cruser Mitchell Novitz Sanchez Gaston & Zimet LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1778

    Court affirms summary judgment in a renewal complaint against a hotel management entity in a slip and fall action over failure to meet statute of limitations

  • Zerbarini v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, Daniel Hiatt, (Griffin Circuit District Attorney's Office Fayette County Justice Center, One Center Drive), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, Robert Smith, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1711

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated child molestation and related crimes over defendant's claims of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Ortega v. Temple et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lauren Giles, Deborah Pittman, (Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC.), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nancy Jordan, (Kessler & Solomiany), Atlanta, for appellee. Jeanne Woods, (Huff and Woods P.C.), Marietta, Fawn Ortega, Atlanta, W. Uchitel, (Attorney at Law), Jasper, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1716

    Court vacates order awarding custody to a child's godparents and remands for a hearing on the biological mother's fitness and determination of child's best interests

  • Georgia Trails & Rentals, Inc. v. Rogers et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-15
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Martin Fierman, (Attorney at Law), Madison, Ben Fierman, (Fierman Law Firm), Madison, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Clark, Richard Sizemore, Michael Smith, (Clark & Smith Law Firm, LLC), Macon, William Dobson, (Morriss, Lober & Dobson, LLC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1705

    Court affirms $15 million jury verdict in a motorbike race personal injury and premises liability action over multiple challenges by several liable defendants

  • Mendez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Israel Mendez, (Wheeler Correctional Facility), Alamo, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joseph Mulholland, Moruf Oseni, (Office of the District Attorney, South Georgia Circuit), Bainbridge, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0241

    Trial Court Erred in Denying Defendant's Motion for an Out-of-Time Appeal Without an Evidentiary Hearing

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carolyn Moses, (Houston County Public Defender's Office), Perry, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Bibler, George Hartwig, Alicia Gassett, (Houston County Superior Court), Perry, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1675

    Court affirms convictions for rape, incest, and aggravated child molestation over defendant's contentions of trial court error and ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Daniel v. Daniel

    Publication Date: 2021-04-14
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Markle
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key PA), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adam Nagel, (Pasley Nuce Mallory & Davis, LLC), Barnesville, Travis Daniel, Forsyth, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1938

    Trial Court in Divorce Action Lacked Authority to Order Husband to Reimburse Wife for Expenditures Paid on Behalf of Children and for Marital Home Prior to Consent Temporary Order