• Duke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-12
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Chief Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Bartkus Merchant, John B. Merchant, III, (The Merchant Law Firm, P.C.), Marietta, John Sikes Gibbs, III, (Troutman Sanders LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Clifford Paul Bowden, Jennifer Dawn Hart, (Tifton Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Tifton, Bradford Lee Rigby, (Cordele Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Cordele, for appellee. Patrick Mulvaney, (Southern Center For Human Rights), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.Robert Wright Smith, Jr., (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, Shannon Glover Wallace, (Cherokee County District Attorney's Office), Canton, Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., G. Joseph Scheuer, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. Omotayo Bayonle Alli, (Georgia Public Defender Council Appellate Division), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S20A1522

    Indigent Criminal Defendant Private Pro Bono Counsel Was Entitled to State-Funded Experts and Investigators

  • Premier Health Care Investments, LLC v. UHS of Anchor, L.P.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-04
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Health Care Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Warren
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Christopher Scott Anulewicz, Austin Alexander, (Balch & Bingham, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Charles Threlkeld, Ryan Chorkey Burke, (Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Marial Lanier Ellis, Stacey Ann Hillock, Roxana Dehnad Tatman, Rachel L King, (Georgia Department of Community Health), Atlanta, Daniel Stephen Walsh, Christopher M. Carr, Andrew Alan Pinson, Margaret Kemmerly Eckrote, Cathelynn Tio, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant. Armando Luis Basarrate, David Boone Darden, (Parker, Hudson, Ranier & Dobbs), Atlanta, Robert D. Ingram, David Patrick Conley, (Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP), Marietta, Frank B. Strickland, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee. James Cullen Evans, Robert Sparks Highsmith, Jr., (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, Jessica L. Thompson, (New Civil Liberties Alliance), Washington, for Neutral Amicus.

    Case Number: S19G1491

    Hospital Did Not Have to Obtain Additional Certificate of Need When it Reconfigured Inpatient Beds Within Its Total Licensed Capacity

  • Frett v. State Farm Employee Workers' Compensation et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-13
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation | Insurance Law
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Blackwell
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Eugene Bourne, Elliot Jackson Bourne, (Benzine Law Group), Cumming, Nicholas Dale Benzine, (Benzine Law Group), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles E. Harris, IV, Karen G. Lowell, (Swift Currie McGhee & Hiers LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Todd K. Maziar, (Morgan & Morgan, PLLC), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellant.

    Case Number: S19G0447

    Employee Who Slipped and Fell on Employer's Premises While Preparing to Eat Lunch Was Covered by Workers' Compensation

  • Cobb Hospital, Inc. d/b/a Wellstar Cobb Hospital et al. v. Department of Community Health et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-01-16
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Per Curiam
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Armando Luis Basarrate, David Boone Darden, Elizabeth M. Kitchens, (Parker Hudson Rainer & Dobbs, LLP), Atlanta, Robert D. Ingram, David Patrick Conley, (Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele, LLP), Marietta, appellant.
    for defendant: Isaac Byrd, Daniel Stephen Walsh, Forrest Geoffrey Pearce, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Roxana Dehnad Tatman, Rachel L King, (Georgia Department of Community Health), Atlanta, Frank Berry, (Department of Community), Atlanta, Robert Charles Threlkeld, Elliott Leigh Coward, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19G1007

    Hospital entity had properly preserved its constitutional challenge to an administrative body's ruling by raising it during the administrative proceedings

  • Ford v. Tate

    Publication Date: 2019-12-26
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Benham
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tayo Popoola, Sabrina Dawn Graham, Christopher M. Carr, Patricia B. Attaway Burton, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Mark Evan Olive, (Law Office of Mark E. Olive, P.A.), Tallahassee, Vanessa J. Carroll, (Georgia Resource Center), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0825

    Habeas Court Erred in Concluding That Trial Counsel Was Prejudicially Deficient in Presenting Mitigating Evidence at Sentencing Trial

  • Shaw v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-12-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Steven Mitchell Harrison, (Oconee Circuit Public Defender Oconee Cirucit), Eastman, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, Matthew David O'Brien, (Department of Law), Atlanta. Timothy Grady Vaughn, Keely Kight Pitts, (Oconee Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Eastman, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0789

    Defendant Waived Right to Counsel at Pre-Trial Hearing; Prior Violent Acts Against Witness Sufficiently Showed Course of Conduct

  • Vasquez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-07-31
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jessica Ruth Towne, (Jessica R. Towne, P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Meghan Hobbs Hill, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Richard Allen Vandever, Lee Franklin Tittsworth, (Gwinnett Circuit District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S19A0042

    Court affirms malice murder and other convictions over defendant's multiple challenges

  • Wyno v. Lowndes County et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-03-13
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government | Wrongful Death
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Bethel
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: O. Wayne Ellerbee, John Gee Edwards, (The Ellerbee Law Firm), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James L. Elliott, (Elliott, Blackburn & Gooding, P.C.), Valdosta, for appellee. Rusi Chandrashkhar Patel, Susan Janan Moore, (Georgia Municipal Association, Inc.), Atlanta, G. Joseph Scheuer, Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus appellee. Ross Warren Bergethon, Andrew Alan Pinson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18A1231

    Georgia Constitution Immunizes Government Employees From Liability Arising From Discretionary Enforcement of Dog Control Ordinances

  • Georgia Department of Human Services et al. v. Addison et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-27
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Nahmias
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ross Warren Bergethon, Annette M. Cowart, Penny Hannah, Shalen S. Nelson, Christopher M. Carr, Jameson B. Bilsborrow, (Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Charles Andrew Ferenchick, (The Law Office of Kevin S. Cauley, LLC), Cairo, Gilbert J. Murrah, (Law Office of Gilbert J. Murrah, P.C.), Bainbridge, for appellee. Charles R. Bliss, Mara Leah Block, (Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.), Decatur, Lisa Jane Krisher, Michael Joseph Tafelski, (Georgia Legal Services Program), Atlanta, David Alfred Webster, Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: S18A0803

    Court Vacates Decision Invalidating Georgia's Child Abuse Registry in Favor of Resolution by Administrative Proceedings

  • The State v. Turner

    Publication Date: 2018-09-17
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Hunstein
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Christopher M. Carr, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Emily Kathleen Richardson, (Dekalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, Ryan Reese Leonard, Bonnie Kaye Smith, A.D.A., Anna Vaughan-Upshaw, Sean Alexander Garrett, Senior A.D.A. (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Dolly M. Fairclough, (Law Offices of D. M. Fairclough), Snellville, for appellee.

    Case Number: S18A0957

    Court Affirms Suppression of Items Seized in House in Parental Infanticide Case