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Gibson v. The State, S16A1507
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/24/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's conviction for murder in connection with the fatal beating death of a man who was staying temporarily as a guest in the home defendant shared with his father.
McCoy et al. v. Bovee et al., S16A1660
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (2/6/2017, 2/24/2017)
EQUITY:
The Court affirmed the grant of an interlocutory injunction, pursuant to which the trial court removed appellant as President of the Board of Directors of a homeowners association.
Mosley v. The State, S16A1657
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/24/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The jury was free to reject defendant's contention that he stabbed the victim in self-defense, and the evidence authorized the jury to find defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of malice murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.
Henderson v. The State, S16A1658
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/24/2017)
APPEALS:
The trial court properly denied appellant's pro se motion for out-of-time appeal from the conviction entered on his guilty plea to felony murder.
Guy Lawson Philmore v. The State, S17A0723
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2007, 2/23/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
Defendant's sentence of life without parole following his 1991 murder conviction was void based upon the language of the 1991 version of the recidivist statute and the Court's holding in Funderburk v. State, 276 Ga. 554 (2003), and the trial court erred in denying his motion to modify his sentence. 
Plez v. The State, S16A1537
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/23/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for murder and other crimes in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man who was staying as a guest in the home defendant shared with his mother and sister. 
Rollins v. Rollins, S16A1449
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (2/6/2017, 2/23/2017)
CIVIL PRACTICE:
The trial court was without jurisdiction to enter a final contempt order while appellant's direct appeal from the initial contempt order still was pending.
Thomas v. Tenet Healthsystem GB, A16A2167
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (1/18/2017, 2/23/2017)
CIVIL PRACTICE:
The trial court erred in dismissing one count of plaintiff's amended complaint, because the allegations contained therein related back to the date of the original filing pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 9-11-15 subsection (c) and, thus, were not time-barred.
Smith v. The State, S16A1766
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/22/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court erred in merging defendant's conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon into his murder conviction for sentencing purposes, because the firearm possession conviction required proof of elements not included in malice murder, i.e., possession of a gun and the status of being a convicted felon. 
Allen v. The State, S16A1528
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (2/6/2017, 2/22/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions arising from the shooting deaths of two victims, whom defendant and his accomplices had planned to rob.
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