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Jackson v. The State, s17a1171
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (8/28/2017, 9/22/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
In defendant's trial for murder and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony arising after he fatally stabbed his sister, the trial court did not err in declining defendant's request to instruct the jury regarding a lesser included offense of voluntary manslaughter or an insanity defense, as the evidence did not support such charges.
Leslie v. The State, s17a1313
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (8/28/2017, 9/22/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for murder and related offenses and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant's motion for discharge and acquittal on speedy trial grounds.
Lemcon USA Corporation v. Icon Technology Consulting, Inc., s17g0141
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (8/28/2017, 9/21/2017)
CIVIL PRACTICE:
The inherent power of a Georgia court to set aside a judgment within the same term of court in which it was entered does not extend to a foreign judgment domesticated under O.C.G.A. § 9-12-130 et seq., Georgia's Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Law, and the Court of Appeals properly dismissed appellant's appeal from an order denying its motion to set aside a foreign judgment against it.
New v. The State, s17g1202
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (8/28/2017, 9/21/2017)
APPEALS:
The Court of Appeals erred in rejecting defendant's application for discretionary appeal on the basis that that he should have followed the interlocutory appeal process and the Supreme Court remanded the case to the Court of Appeals for further consideration. 
In The Matter Of Gary Lanier Coulter, s17y1431
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (8/28/2017, 9/21/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court rejected an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline in which he sought a public reprimand with conditions, but stated he was willing to accept a suspension of up to two years, after he violated various Rules of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.
In The Matter Of John Dennis Duncan, s17y1532
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (8/28/2017, 9/20/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline arising out of two disciplinary matters and imposed a 6-month suspension with conditions on reinstatement.
In The Matter Of Emmanuel Lucas West, S17Y1684
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (8/28/2017, 9/20/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's third petition for voluntary discipline and imposed a Review Panel reprimand in connection with the attorney's representation of a minor in an immigration case.
Heitkamp v. The State, A17A0816
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (8/31/2017, 9/20/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The trial court erred in denying defendant's motion to suppress drug evidence police seized after a warrantless entry into defendant's apartment because the officers lacked probable cause, exigent circumstances or any other legal justification for entering the apartment.
Burdette v. Chandler Telecom, LLC et al., A15A1423
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (8/30/2017, 9/19/2017)
WORKERS COMPENSATION:
The Court of Appeals misapplied the law and improperly made its own findings in reversing the State Board of Workers' Compensation's decision concluding that claimant was barred from receiving workers' compensation because he engaged in "willful misconduct" within the meaning of O.C.G.A. § 34-9-17 subsection (a).
Smith v. The State, A17A0916
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (8/30/2017, 9/19/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
The evidence supported defendant's convictions for two counts of armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment and one count of aggravated assault and the trial court did not abuse its discretion in allowing an officer to testify as an expert regarding interviewing witnesses to a crime.
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