• Lynch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Larry Wolfe (L. David Wolfe, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard (District Attorney), Atlanta; Arthur Walton (Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0286

    Defendant Was Prejudiced By Erroneous Jury Instruction That Rape Charge Was Not Subject to Statute of Limitations

  • Fannie Mae v. Las Colinas Apartments, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-02
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jennifer Pierce, Kimberly Rizzotti Weber (Aldridge Pite LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Anderson (Downey & Cleveland LLP), Marietta; Robert Elarbee (Law Office of Robert R. Elarbee LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0297

    Loan Documents Unambiguously Provided for Personal Liability on Note

  • Partlow v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-30
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kelley Dial (Public Defender Cherokee Judicial Circuit), Cartersville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rosemary Greene (District Attorney), Calhoun; Mark Boyd (Boyd & Marks LLC), Melbourne, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0436

    Defendant's Motion to Continue Trial to Retain New Counsel Properly Denied

  • Patterson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Dawn Belisle (Law Office of Dawn M. Belisle PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard (District Attorney), Atlanta; Francis Wakeford (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0758

    Defense Counsel Not Ineffective For Failing to Seek to Preclude or Limit Witness Testimony county

  • Chalk v. Poletto

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Gentry (Gentry Law Firm), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Heidi Honis (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Jeanne Woods (Huff Woods and Hamby), Marietta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0563

    Statute Allowing Attorney Fees in Child Custody Matters Also Applies in Legitimation Cases

  • Bramblett et al. v. Habersham County

    Publication Date: 2018-07-26
    Practice Area: Government | Regulations
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Henry Simmons (Simmons Law Group), Cornelia; Kerry Morris (Attorney at law), Cleveland, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ralph Taylor, Jordan Posey (Hunt & Taylor Law Group LLC), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0671

    Dog Owners Not Entitled to Notice and Hearing Prior to Seizure of Animals Under Animal Cruelty Statute

  • Blackwell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frances Kuo, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville; Lee Tittsworth (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0696

    Court Rejects Defendant's Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Argument

  • Nugent et al. v. A1 American Refrigeration, LLC

    Publication Date: 2018-07-09
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Appeals
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Tannen (David R. Tannen LLC), Johns Creek; Misty Carlson (Tannen Law Group LLC), Johns Creek; Erin Moore, Nancy Baughan (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffery Saxby, Jeffrey Daniel (Hall Booth Smith PC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0448

    Appeal From Attorney Fee Award Was Moot Where Appellant Had Already Paid Award

  • Huff v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Philip Clark (Western Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Kwiatkowski (Office of the District Attorney Western Judicial Circuit), Athens; Kenneth Mauldin (District Attorney), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0073

    The trial court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress evidence of a handgun that was found in a backpack after he was arrested because State failed to meet its burden to prove that the warrantless search of defendant's backpack was lawful.

  • Belcher v. Belcher

    Publication Date: 2018-07-05
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Reese
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Mary Forwood (Forwood Law LLC), Watkinsvilee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Barry Fitzpatrick (Law Office of Lane Fitzpatrick), Danielsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0362

    Attorney Fees and Costs Awarded Against Former Spouse Whose Claimed Reason for Ceasing Alimony Payments Lacked Factual Basis