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Williams v. Heard, S17A1004
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (9/13/2017, 10/9/2017)
ELECTION LAW:
Candidate's challenge to the results of a primary election for a seat on a county board of education was moot because the general election had already taken place and she took no action to ensure that her challenge to the primary election results was considered in a timely manner.
In The Matter Of Anthony Sylvester Kerr, S17Y1623
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (9/13/2017, 10/6/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney in connection with his conduct in three disciplinary matters. 
Neely v. The State, S17A1145
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (9/13/2017, 10/6/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for malice murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and he failed to prove that his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to call a number of witnesses. 
Arnold v. The State, S17A1041
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (9/13/2017, 10/6/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
Although defendant argued on appeal that State failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was not justified in shooting the victim, questions about the existence of justification were for the jury to decide, and the evidence supported the jury's determination that State met its burden.
Taylor v. The State, A17A1043
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (9/14/2017, 10/6/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court properly denied defendant's motion to suppress evidence obtained from a search of his vehicle during a traffic stop because the officer who stopped defendant articulated a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity under the totality of circumstances sufficient to allow him to detain defendant for further investigation.
White v. The State, S17A0874
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (9/13/2017, 10/5/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court properly denied appellant's pro se "Petition for Resentencing Under the First Offenders Act" following her 1992 convictions for felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of her 3-year-old son, because the prosecuting attorney did not consent to the filing of the petition as required under O.C.G.A. § 42-8-66.
Miller v. The State, S17A1101
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (9/13/2017, 10/5/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for murder and other crimes, the trial court's inadvertent failure to poll one of the 12 jurors after the jury returned its verdict did not require automatic reversal and defendant waived his argument that the statute of limitations barred his prosecution for possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and threatening a witness. 
Saws At Seven Hills, LLC et al. v. Forestar Realty, Inc. et al., A17A0869
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (9/13/2017, 10/5/2017)
TORTS:
The trial court erred in denying defendants' motions for summary judgment on plaintiffs' claims for tortious inference with business relations because plaintiffs failed to show evidence that it suffered any damages as a result of defendants' alleged interference.
Mackey v. The State, A17A1028
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (9/13/2017, 10/5/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court properly permitted State to introduce into evidence copies of the birth certificate and social security card found in an underage prostitute's purse when she was arrested and that evidence, along with other evidence, supported defendant's convictions for pimping a person under the age of 18, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and trafficking a person for sexual servitude.
Ross v. Ross, S17A0799
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (9/13/2017, 10/4/2017)
FAMILY LAW:
The trial court erred in finding that it had jurisdiction to modify a Connecticut child support order as Connecticut had continuing, exclusive jurisdiction over the child support order because husband was still a resident of Connecticut and neither party had provided written consent for a Georgia tribunal to exercise jurisdiction over the matter.
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