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    February 22, 2018

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    House Committee Advances Distracted Driving Bill

    February 22, 2018

    Rep. John Carson, R-Marietta, says his proposal could save around 300 lives each year.

  • Hall County Board Of Tax Assessors v. Westrec Properties, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-22
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph A. Homans, Catherine T. Crawford (Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon), Dawsonville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeremy Ethan Underwood, Lauren Clipp Giles (Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC), Cumming, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1421

    The trial court properly granted summary judgment to the taxpayers in their suit against a county board of tax assessors because the plain language of the O.C.G.A. § 48-5-311, as amended, required the board to schedule and notice a settlement conference with the taxpayer within 45 days of receipt of the taxpayers' notice of appeal and provided that the appeal terminated in the event the board elected not to do so, which it did.

  • Green v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-02-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gregory Davis Smith (Conger & Smith, LLC), Bainbridge, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien (Department of Law), Atlanta; Clifford Paul Bowden (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1872

    Defendant failed to prove his ineffective assistance of counsel claims following his conviction as a party to the crime of malice murder.

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-02-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence | Judges
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Eric C. Crawford (Crawford & Boyle, LLC), Monroe, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Aimee F. Sobhani (Department of Law), Atlanta; Layla Hinton Zon (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington; Walter Cliff Howard (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Monroe, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1938

    Defendant failed to show that the trial court reversibly erred in making a comment to a State's witness reminding him that he agreed to be credible, as defendant failed to establish that the error affected his substantial rights, given the strong evidence of guilt against him.

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    February 21, 2018

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    ACLU Release Research on Arrest Warrants for Private Debt

    February 21, 2018

    The report, called “A Pound of Flesh: The Criminalization of Private Debt,” documents arrests over private debt in 25 states and Puerto Rico.

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    Chief Justice Hines to Deliver His Last State of the Judiciary Address

    February 21, 2018

    Chief Justice P. Harris Hines plans to talk about “great change and great promise” throughout state government in 2018, including in the judicial branch with the election of new judges and a new Supreme Court justice.

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    Indicted Attorneys File Explosive Allegations Against Waffle House CEO

    February 21, 2018

    Lawyer defending Atlanta area attorneys David Cohen and John Butters and their former client—all of whom are facing criminal prosecution for violating the state's eavesdropping laws—want a jury to know about Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers' alleged prior bad acts.

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    It's Official: Andrews Kurth and Hunton & Williams Will Merge

    February 21, 2018

    Partners at the two firms have voted to approve the merger.