• Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-09
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Adams, (Office of Circuit Public Defender), Thomaston, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fayette County District Attorney's Office), Fayetteville, Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1141

    Evidence of Criminal Motive Not Enough to Prove Defendant Knew Gun He Possessed Was Stolen

  • Edwards v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Husser, (Husser & Husser, P.C.), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Emily Johnson, Leigh Patterson, (District Attorney's Office Rome Judicial Circuit), Rome, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0888

    Court reverses denial of defendant's motion to suppress and her conviction because officers had no information or probable cause to conduct a warrantless search

  • Clarke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lawrence Lewis, (Attorney at Law), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Andrea Alabi, Daniel Porter, (Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1013

    Court affirms convictions for theft by receiving stolen property over defendant's objections to other acts evidence and contentions of ineffective assistance of counsel

  • Tyner v. Edge et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-25
    Practice Area: Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Elrod, (Attorney at Law), Oakwood, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jason Kim, Samuel Bagwell, (Kim and Bagwell, LLC), Gainesville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0265

    Court affirms summary judgment in a quiet title action in favor of a purchaser that redeemed back taxes and properly foreclosed on a parcel of commercial property

  • Williams v. Dekalb County et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-06-11
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Edward Williams, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bennett Bryan, Laura Johnson, Shaheem Williams, Terry Phillips, (DeKalb County Law Department), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0157

    Court reverses denial of petitioner's motion for pauper status because trial court did not hold a proper hearing on that motion

  • Williams v. City of Douglasville et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-04-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Wesley Woolverton, (Woolverton Law Firm), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lois Gerstenberger, (Lois W. Gerstenberger, P.C.), Douglasville, Joel Dodson, (Attorney at Law), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2087

    Certiorari Proceedings Are Amendable at Any Stage; Court Should Have Allowed Petitioner to Amend Her Petition Once She Posted a Valid Bond

  • Sexton-Johnson v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-03-30
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frances Kuo, Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Ramona Sakhanokho, (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2066

    Counsel's Failure to Challenge Open Container of Alcohol Charge Harmed Defendant; Conviction Reversed as Void Ab Initio

  • Thornton v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jad Johnson, (Office of the Public Defender), Lafayette, for appellant.
    for defendant: Herbert Franklin, (District Attorney), Lafayette, Megan Deitz, (Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Ringgold, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1237

    Court affirms obstruction and other convictions over defendant's contentions of insufficient evidence and trial court error on jury instructions

  • Gatto et al. v. City of Statesboro et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-11-25
    Practice Area: Government | Insurance Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Andrew Rogers, Gilbert Deitch, Kara Phillips, (Deitch & Rogers, LLC), Atlanta, William D'Antignac, (Deitch & Rogers LLC), Atlanta, Charles Johnson, (Law Offices of James C. McLaughlin), Atlanta, Naveen Ramachandrappa, Michael Terry Amanda Seals, (Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore LLP), Atlanta, George Spears, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Bennett, Richard Gignilliat, John Stivarius, (Elarbee, Thompson, Sapp & Wilson, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Seth Friedman, (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard and Smith), Atlanta, Rusi Patel, (Georgia Municipal Association, Inc.), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A19A1408

    City's Purchase of Liability Insurance Did Not Waive Sovereign Immunity Defense Against Personal Injury Claims

  • United Specialty Insurance Co. v. Cardona-Rodriguez

    Publication Date: 2019-11-08
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Brown
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Bryant, Kim Jackson, (Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Bruce Millar, (The Millar Law Firm), Jonesboro, Murble Wright, (The Wright Law Group), Jonesboro, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0859

    Insurer has no opportunity to seek declaratory judgment and trial court has no jurisdiction over insurer's action where there is no justiciable controversy