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Recent opinions released by Georgia's Appellate courts
In The Matter of Brenden E. Miller, S17Y1536
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/16/2017, 11/2/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for his violations of several of the Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with his abandonment of a client's matter.
In The Matter of James Edward Rambeau, Jr., S17Y1831
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/16/2017, 11/1/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney based on his violations of several of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with three underlying grievances.
In The Matter of David Wesler Fry, S17Y1980
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/16/2017, 11/1/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney following his guilty plea to two felony counts of bribery of county commissioners, noting the importance of protecting the public's confidence in the legal system.
In The Matter of Melissa M. Clyatt, S17Y2000
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/16/2017, 11/1/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court imposed a Review Panel reprimand on an attorney for her violation of Rule 1.8 (a) of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct.
In The Matter of Vincent C. Otuonye, S18Y0141
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (10/16/2017, 11/1/2017)
LEGAL PROFESSION:
The Supreme Court accepted attorney's petition seeking the voluntary suspension of his license to practice law pending the outcome of an appeal of his criminal conviction.
Burson et al. v. Milton Hall Surgical Associates, LLC, A17A1317
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (10/13/2017, 11/1/2017)
EMPLOYMENT:
The trial court partially erred in denying former employees' motion to dismiss former employer's breach of contract claims against them arising out of their employment contracts, because certain provisions of the agreements were too indefinite to be enforceable. 
Henry v. The State, A17A0999
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (10/13/2017, 10/31/2017)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE:
Although the trial court properly sentenced defendant as a recidivist to life in prison without the possibility of parole on his convictions for two counts of aggravated sodomy, the trial court erred in failing to impose a split sentence on his child molestation conviction; accordingly, the Court vacated the sentence and remanded for resentencing. 
Smith v. McTaggart, A17A0701
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (10/13/2017, 10/31/2017)
APPEALS:
Appellant failed to file a timely notice of appeal from a final order in child custody proceedings; consequently, the Court did not have jurisdiction over his case and dismissed the appeal. 
Six Flags Over Georgia II, LP et al. v. Martin; and vice versa, A15A0828
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (10/12/2017, 10/31/2017)
TORTS:
Amusement park was liable to plaintiff for injuries he sustained after gang members viciously attacked him at a bus stop outside the park, even though plaintiff suffered his injuries beyond park's premises and approaches, but the Court of Appeals erred in ruling that the case had to be retried in its entirety due to an apportionment error, because liability and the calculation of damages sustained were distinct from the apportionment of fault and the apportionment error required retrial only for the apportionment of damages.
Ivey v. McCorkle et al., A17A0796
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (10/13/2017, 10/31/2017)
GOVERNMENT:
The trial court erred in ruling that certain City ordinances did not conflict with the City's Charter in mayor's suit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against City councilmembers. 
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