• In The Interest of S. M.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Katherine Mason, Amanda Monaco (Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms (District Attorney's Office), (Wargo & French LLP), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1221

    Informal Adjustment Valuation of Stolen Property For Restitution Purposes Was Not Appealable Final Judgment

  • Wellman v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Real Estate
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Don Wellman, Fayetteville, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Pernini, (Wargo & French LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. John Weitz, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta,for other party.

    Case Number: 18A1208

    Trial Court Erred in Dismissing With Prejudice Where Dismissal Was Based on Insufficient Service of Process and Lack of Jurisdiction

  • Walker v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Clark, Cara Clark (GPDC Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta; Marc Mallon (Senior Assistant District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0847

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Rapist Who Refused Pre-Trial Plea

  • Thompson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, (Public Defenders Office, EJC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Purvis, (Chatham County District Attorney's Office), Savannah; Greg McConnell (Assistant District Attorney), Savannah; Lyndsey Rudder (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1254

    Denial of New Trial Upheld for Convicted Drug Trafficker Despite Erroneous Admission of Impermissible Character Evidence Where Admission Was Harmless

  • Gordon et al. v. Dennis

    Publication Date: 2018-08-15
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Barnes
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Heather Ware, John Hall, David Younker, Steven Harkins (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Tiffany Sellers, (Law Offices Of Tiffany Carter Sellers, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1363

    Court Reporter's Delay in Preparing Trial Transcript Supported Appellant's Requests For Additional Time to File Appeal

  • 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

  • Evans v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge McMillian
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Luttrell (Attorney at Law), Canton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Richardson (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville; Brian Fortner (Douglas County District Attorney), Douglasville; Ryan Leonard (Acting District Attorney), Bonnie Smith (Assistant District Attorney), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0184

    Conviction Reversed; Prosecution Failed to Establish That Appellant's Reckless Conduct Caused Inmate's Death

  • Csehy v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Gobeil
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Daniel Kane (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Edwards (District Attorney's Office, Cobb Judicial Circuit), Marietta; Donald Geary (The Geary Law Firm P.C.), Lawrenceville; D. Reynolds (District Attorney), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0381

    Attorney's Appearance and Demeanor Supported Issuance of Warrant to Examine His Urine For Evidence of Illegal Drug Use

  • Jordan v. Marriott International, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Nichols, John Kennedy (James Bates Brannan Groover LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Moffett, Candis Jones (Gray, Rust, St.Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0167

    Claim Against Hotel By Guest Who Forget to Remove Valuables From Room Safe Was Subject to Inkeeper Statutes

  • Woodrum et al. v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2018-08-09
    Practice Area: Evidence | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge McFadden
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Sims (R. Stephen SIms PC), Springfield, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Gillis, Duke Groover (James Bates Brannan Groover LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0596

    Court Abused its Discretion in Excluding Expert's Testimony as a Lay Witness