• Calhoun v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-04-02
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Erika Clarke Birg, Lucas Allen Westby, Brandon Oliver Moulard, Shaniqua Singleton, Elizabeth A. Falconer, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Michael Alexander Oldham, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, David Parks White, (Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Hartwell, Brian Joseph Atkinson, (Wilbanks CEASE Clinic), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1411

    State Trooper's Action in Executing PIT Maneuver on Fleeing Car Was Not Intervening Cause of Passenger's Death

  • Michael O. Mondy et al. v. Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-02
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Judges
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Oliver Mondy (Michael O. Mondy PC.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Erika Clarke Birg, Peter L. Munk (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G1478

    When a motion to recuse the trial judge is filed after the judge has orally held a party's attorney in contempt, the recusal motion must be decided before the judge may properly proceed to enter a written contempt order.

  • Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-30
    Practice Area: Government | Public Records
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Peter Crane Canfield, Brian Charles Lea (Jones Day), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thurbert E. Baker, Bryan Eugene Bates, James Randolph Evans, Nathan L. Garroway (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta; Stephen Derek Bauer, Ian Kyle Byrnside, James C. Rawls (Baker Hostetler LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. David E. Hudson, James Brian Ellington (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta; Steven Elliot Scheer (Scheer Montgomery & Call), Savannah; Sarah Renee Craig (Akerman LLP), Tampa, for amicus appellant. Lee Barrett Carter, Norman S. Fletcher (Brinson Askew Berry Seigler Richardson & Davis, LLP), Rome; Jonathan C. Peters (Peters & Monyak, LLP), Atlanta; Steven P. Gilliam, Roger Brent Hatcher, Jr. (Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A.), Gainesville; Kelly Jean Long Pridgen (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta; G. Joseph Scheuer (Assistant General Counsel), Atlanta, for amicus appellee. Annette M. Cowart, Sarah Hawkins Warren, Russell David Willard, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta, for neutral amicus. Charles T. Huddleston, S. Wade Malone, Jessica Rutledge Watson (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta; Jeremy Patrick Burnette, Sidney Summers Welch (Polsinelli, P.C.), Atlanta; Edward Charles Konieczny (Edward C. Konieczny LLC), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: S16G1463

    The trial court and Court of Appeals applied the wrong legal standard in dismissing attorney's action to compel hospital to provide him with access to certain documents in response to his request under the Georgia Open Records Act.