• Usher v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-24
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Johnny O'Neal Usher, Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Hinton Zon, Shaun Joseph Foley (Alcovy Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Covington; Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0274

    Defendant Seeking Out-of-Time Appeal Failed To Show Any Claims of Error Would Be Resolved In His Favor

  • Brown v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-24
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Boggs
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Juwayn Haddad (Haddad Law Group LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Min-soo Youn (Department of Law), Atlanta; Joshua Daniel Morrison, Paul L. Howard Jr., Lyndsey Hurst Rudder, Michael V. Snow (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0262

    Trial Counsel Not Ineffective For Failing to Cross-Examine Witness Regarding Multiple Prior Arrests and Felony Convictions

  • Leanos v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Arturo Corso (The Corso Law Center LLC), Gainesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew Blackwell Crowder (Department of Law), Atlanta; Lee Darragh, Shiv Sachdeva (Northeastern Circuit District Attorney's Office), Columbus, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0528

    The evidence supported defendant's convictions for felony murder and other crimes in connection with the killing of a taxi driver.

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    Appeals Court: Cellphone-Peeking Jurors Scuttle Peeping Tom Verdict

    May 23, 2018

    The Court of Appeals ruling said the postconviction revelation that jurors had looked up information on the location of the defendant's house and that of his alleged victim created a "presumption of prejudice" the state could not overcome.

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    Judge Chides Tex McIver's Lack of Apology in Imposing Life Sentence for Murder

    May 23, 2018

    Georgia law dictated McIver's life sentence, foreclosing any discretion by Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Robert McBurney, except on the question of whether McIver could be eligible for parole.

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    Britt Grant 'Accustomed to Deciding Cases,' She Tells Senate Committee in Confirmation Hearing

    May 23, 2018

    Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant, nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, sailed through her U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing Wednesday.

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    Former Medical Examiner Pleads Guilty to Trading Opioids for Sex

    May 23, 2018

    A former medical examiner pleaded guilty in federal court to giving prescriptions for opioid drugs to women with whom he was romantically involved and who then sold them, the U.S. attorney in Atlanta announced Wednesday.

  • Ramirez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-05-23
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
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    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason Hood (Attorney at Law), Calhoun, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rosemary Greene (District Attorney), Calhoun; Sharon Fox (Gordon County District Attorney's Office), Calhoun, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0502

    Defendant Who Was Not Present at Bench Conference When Attorneys and Judge Discussed Jury Selection Issues Was Not Denied His Right To Be Present At All Trial Proceedings

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    Governor Names New DA for Southwestern Circuit

    May 22, 2018

    Lewis Lamb will fill the vacancy created by the passing of Plez Hardin. Hardin was found dead in his pickup truck on April 8, a single gunshot wound to his chest.

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    Alston & Bird Steps In to Defend Former Sutherland Partner

    May 22, 2018

    Alston & Bird partner Paul Monnin has replaced Dentons counsel in representing former Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan partner Bennett Kight in a federal fraud case.