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Gray v. State, S16A0278
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Murder, Juror Qualification
The evidence was sufficient to authorize a rational trier of fact to find beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was guilty of murder and several other crimes related to the killing of a rival drug dealer.
In the Matter of Mary E. Franklin, S16Y0777
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Voluntary Suspension, Unauthorized Practice of Law
The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline and imposed a 3-month suspension after the attorney, seemingly unknowingly, allowed her husband, whose license to practice law had been suspended, to have interactions with a client in their law office.
Lewis v. State, S16A0389
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Murder, Armed Robbery, Burglary, False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault, Statement, Effective Assistance of Counsel
There was nothing to indicate that the defendant's confession to police was not the product of rational intellect and free will, even if he was under the influence of drugs when he confessed, and the trial court properly denied the defendant's motion to suppress the confession.
Carter v. State, S16A0673
Supreme Court of Georgia, Criminal Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
CRIMINAL PRACTICE: Murder, Burglary, Armed Robbery, Sentencing, Merger
The jury was authorized to reject the defendant's claim that he shot the victim in self-defense during a drug transaction.
In the Matter of Gayle S. Graziano, S16Y0838
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Voluntary Suspension, Leave of Absence, Attorney-Client Relationship
The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline and imposed a 6-month suspension with conditions for her admitted negligence in failing to protect a client's interests while she was on a medical leave of absence and her failure to act with reasonable diligence in the client's legal matter.
In the Matter of Morris P. Fair Jr., S16Y0917
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (4/26/2016, 4/29/2016)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Review Panel Reprimand
The Supreme Court rejected an attorney's petition for voluntary discipline in which he sought a Review Panel reprimand to resolve a disciplinary matter involving his representation of a client in a habeas corpus case.
In the Matter of David P. Hartin, S16Y0873
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (4/26/2016, 4/28/2016)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Voluntary Surrender of License
The Supreme Court accepted an attorney's petition for voluntary surrender of his license to practice law after he failed to properly disburse funds in connection with his representation of a client in a divorce action.
Lewis v. McNeely, A15A1682; A15A1683
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/15/2016, 4/28/2016)
DAMAGES: Set-off, Contract
The trial court erred in ruling that the plaintiffs had stipulated to the entire set-off it awarded against a judgment.
Dukes-Walton v. Atlanta Indep. Sch. Sys., A15A2296
Georgia Court of Appeals, Civil Case (3/11/2016, 4/28/2016)
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: Administrative Review, Professional Discipline
The evidence was sufficient to support the Georgia Board of Education's decision upholding the termination of a principal's employment contract arising from testing improprieties during the administration of the Spring 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Test.
In the Matter of Stephen B. Wallace II, S16Y0328
Supreme Court of Georgia, Civil Case (4/26/2016, 4/28/2016)
LEGAL PROFESSION: Disbarment
The Supreme Court disbarred an attorney based on his violation of several of the Georgia Rules of Profession Conduct arising out of his actions and inactions in a client's lawsuit.
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