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In the Matter of Michael F. Greene, S13Y1788
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (6/22/2015, 6/29/2015)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Reinstatement
The Supreme Court reinstated an attorney to the practice of law after he complied with all of the conditions for reinstatement following his suspension.
Pryor v. State, A15A0764
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/19/2015, 6/29/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Right to Counsel, Effective Assistance of Counsel, Attempted Robbery, Firearms Offense
The fact that the defendant's trial counsel worked in the same circuit public defender's office as the attorney who represented a co-defendant did not, alone, constitute a denial of the defendant's right to counsel.
Calloway v. State, A15A0601
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/14/2015, 6/29/2015)
APPEALS: Waiver of Argument
The defendant failed to preserve his ineffective assistance of trial counsel claim for appellate review, as he did not raise that claim at the earliest practicable moment, when he obtained new post-conviction counsel.
Attaway v. State, A15A0513
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/18/2015, 6/29/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Knife
The evidence did not support the defendant's conviction for armed robbery, since the State failed to show that his use of a knife occurred prior to or contemporaneously with his taking of merchandise from a store, since he already had possession of the items when employees confronted him and he wielded a knife.
U.S. Foodservice Inc. v. Gourmet Servs. Inc., A15A0254
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (5/19/2015, 6/29/2015)
CIVIL PRACTICE: Default Judgment, Answer
The trial court erred in dismissing the suit on an open account for failure to state a claim and in denying the plaintiff's motion for default judgment, as both liability and damages were established when the defendant failed to answer within 45 days of service.
State v. Jackson, A15A0240
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/14/2015, 6/26/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Statement
An officer's comments to the defendant during a custodial interview in which he encouraged the defendant to tell the truth did not constitute a hope of benefit rendering the defendant's statement involuntary.
Young v. State, A15A0471
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/14/2015, 6/26/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Aggravated Assault on a Correctional Officer, Aggravated Battery on a Correctional Officer
The evidence supported the defendant's convictions for aggravated battery on a correctional officer and aggravated assault on a correctional officer after he struck an officer in the head with his fists, rendering her unconscious.
Estrada v. State, A15A0325
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/14/2015, 6/26/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Right to Be Present at Trial, Robbery
The defendant waived his right to be present when the trial answered the jury's questions in his absence.
Armentrout v. State, A15A0093
Georgia Court of Appeals, Criminal Case (5/15/2015, 6/26/2015)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: DUI, Search & Seizure
The State failed to prove that the police department's overall checkpoint program had a legitimate primary purpose; the checkpoint was therefore unlawful and the trial court erred in denying the DUI defendant's motion to suppress.
James v. Bank of Am. NA, A14A2159
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (5/15/2015, 6/26/2015)
REAL PROPERTY: Wrongful Foreclosure
The trial court erred in dismissing the plaintiff's claims for wrongful foreclosure and breach of contract arising from the foreclosure of real property that secured a promissory note, as the allegations in the complaint sufficiently alleged that the bank failed to send notice of foreclosure, not just that the plaintiff had not received notice.
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