• Fulton County School District d/b/a Fulton County Schools or Fulton County School System v. Jenkins.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-18
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Melody Bray, Brandon Moulard, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Marilyn McDaniel, Fairburn, for Other party.

    Case Number: A18A0991

    Statute requiring insurance coverage does not operate as a waiver of sovereign immunity.

  • Bernard v. Bernard

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Sirianni, (Brownstone Associates, P.A.), Winter Park, for appellant.
    for defendant: Norman Cuadra, (Norman H. Cuadra, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1346

    Court Affirms Incarceration of Man for Refusal to Pay Child Support

  • Southwestern Emergency Physicians, P.C., et al. v. Quinney et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-17
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jeffrey Braintwain, Michael Frankson, Randolph Powell, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Virgil Adams, Caroline Herrington, (Adams, Jordan & Herrington, PC), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0871

    Court Affirms Verdict in Favor of Patient Who Suffered Irreversible Paraplegia After Receiving Improper Treatment in Emergency Room

  • The State v. Smith

    Publication Date: 2018-10-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Fortner, Sean Garrett, (Douglas County District Attorney) Douglasville, Ryan Leonard, Lara Myers, (Office of The District Attorney), LaGrange, Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sonya Chachere-Compton, (Attorney At Law), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0956

    Court Dismisses Appeal from Order Granting Dismissal of Indictment

  • Reado-Seck v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Petrey (DeKalb County Public Defender), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Anna Cross (County District Attorney's Office), Decatur; Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0421

    The Court remanded the case to the trial court for an evidentiary hearing and determination in the first instance on defendant's ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim after she was convicted of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence to the extent she was a less-safe driver.

  • Duncan v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Strauss (Attorney at Law), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Bradley (District Attorney Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit), Milledgeville; Jeff Burks (Ocumulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Madison, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0487

    Court Affirms Multiple Convictions for Possession

  • Garner v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dell Jackson (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon (District Attorney), Covington; Tabitha Rogers (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0157

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for first-degree cruelty to children, rape, statutory rape, aggravated sodomy and several other sex offenses arising out of acts defendant committed against his stepchildren while their mother was in prison.

  • King v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Tarleton (The Appellate Division - GPDC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston (DeKalb County District Attorney), Decatur; Gerald Mason (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0182

    The trial court erroneously admitted evidence of defendant's prior conviction at his trial for aggravated child molestation and sexual battery and the Court thus reversed defendant's convictions and remanded for a new trial.

  • I. A. Group, Ltd, et al. v. RMNANDCO, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-23
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Civil Procedure | Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Anulewicz, Brooke Gram (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: R. Edwards, Paul Piland (Cochran & Edwards LLC), Smyrna, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0578

    Although the trial court properly denied appellants' motion for summary judgment in appellee's action against them asserting various business-related tort claims, the trial court erred in reinstating a damages award to appellee after the Court of Appeals reversed the award in a prior appeal.

  • Farmer v. Georgia Department Of Corrections

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Government
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Todd (Joseph M. Todd P.C.), Jonesboro; Samuel Broucek (Attorney at Law), Statesboro, for appellee.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Melissa Tracy (Georgia Department of Law), Atlanta; William Scott (Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0461

    The trial court properly dismissed plaintiff's negligence action against the Georgia Department of Corrections because it lacked jurisdiction over the case due to plaintiff's failure to strictly comply with the Georgia Tort Claims Act's ante-litem notice requirement.