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Capitol Vision: Beltline bill gets approval; Georgia Supreme Court rules against Chrysler. Email; Share · Share · Tweet ... The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld $40 million in legal damages against Chrysler Group LLC stemming from a Jeep fire that killed a 4-year-old boy. In a ruling March 15, the ...
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on March 5 reversed a decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals and ordered a retrial in a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit over the death of a patient. Judge Nels S.D. Peterson wrote the court's opinion. The case is Southeastern Pain ...

The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously upheld a $40 million award to the family of a 4-year-old boy killed in 2012 when the 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee in which he was riding was rear-ended and burst into flames. A lower court in 2015 reduced a jury verdict from nearly $150 million to $40 ...
"FCA welcomes the decision by the Georgia Supreme Court to hear this argument. The court was fully engaged and we are pleased with that and we are going to await the outcome," said Media Relations Manager Eric Mayne. The attorney argued that the wrongful death award is a higher value than any ...
Georgia has put to death a man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago. The office of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said 67-year-old Carlton Gary was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. Thursday at the ...
The Georgia Supreme Court Thursday upheld $40 million in legal damages against Chrysler Group LLC stemming from a Jeep fire that killed a 4-year-old boy. The justices sided with a 2016 ruling by the state Court of Appeals that rejected Chrysler's arguments that a trial judge erred in allowing evidence ...

The murder conviction of a Gwinnett County man for a crime committed in Cartersville was upheld Thursday by the Georgia Supreme Court. Ted Debaise Robinson, of Sugar Hill, was convicted by a Bartow County grand jury in 2013 of malice murder, two counts of felony murder, attempted armed robbery ...
The Latest on the scheduled execution of Georgia death row inmate Carlton Gary (all times local):. 10:35 p.m.. Georgia has put to death a man known as the "stocking strangler," who was convicted of raping and killing older women in attacks that terrorized a small city decades ago. The office of Georgia ...
Gary still had appeals pending before the Georgia Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Gary's lawyers have argued physical evidence that exonerates him wasn't available at the time of trial, either because the necessary testing wasn't yet available or because the state didn't provide it. His trial ...
Although the verdict was affirmed by a divided Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court sided with appellants in holding the trial court's instructions on general negligence lacked support. “The plaintiffs' case of medical malpractice was very strong,” Peterson wrote. “But a very strong case of case of ...
The Georgia Supreme Court has lifted a gag order imposed in the Tara Grinstead murder case. In its ruling Monday, Justice Keith R. Blackwell wrote: "A gag order like this one may be constitutionally permissible in exceptional circumstances, but the record here does not reveal circumstances sufficiently ...
This disciplinary matter is before the Court on the report and recommendation of the Review Panel, recommending that Sam Louis Levine (State Bar No. 448738) be disbarred for his neglect of matters involving two clients and his misconduct arising out of his contentious divorce proceeding. The State Bar ...
Georgia Supreme Court Justice David E. Nahmias (DAVID BARNES / DAVID.BARNES@AJC.COM) AJC FILE PHOTO. Posted: 5:24 p.m. Monday, March 05, 2018. Since Sandy Springs became a city more than 12 years ago, it's been fighting with its strip clubs. Monday, one of the disagreements — between the city and ...
After a Walker County woman's appeal took 19 years, the Georgia Supreme Court is demanding that criminal cases throughout the state move faster. In a unanimous opinion issued Monday, Associate Justice David Nahmias wrote that defendants in Georgia sometimes have to wait too long before a higher ...
Tara Faye Grinstead, a former history teacher and Miss Tifton, was reported missing on Oct. 22, 2005. A gag order related to the murder case connected to her disappearance has been vacated by the Georgia Supreme Court. (File Photo). OCILLA — The Supreme Court of Georgia has thrown out the gag ...
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday affirmed the convictions of a Savannah man in connection with the 2012 slayings of two people and an aggravated assault within four days over a $20 crack dispute. The court ruled against arguments for Dwayne Karlton Greene challenging his July 16, 2014, ...
The city has already faced a similar argument in another adult business case argued in early March before the Georgia Supreme Court, with a decision pending. In Maxim Cabaret v. Sandy Springs, local strip clubs are challenging zoning laws, but the city argues the challenges are moot due to later repeals ...

The Georgia Supreme Court denied Fiat Chrysler its appeal on Thursday in a $40 million case involving the death of 4-year-old Remington Walden, who died in a Jeep accident in 2012. The justices unanimously upheld the original ruling from the Court of Appeals in 2016, rejecting FCA's arguments that ...
Rosenbaum trial stalls while waiting on a Georgia Supreme Court decision. By Chelsea Prince. cprince@henryherald.com ... As of Monday morning, the case had not yet been docketed with the Georgia Supreme Court. Once it has, it is expected that both sides will be given the opportunity to file any briefs ...
Just this past week, the Georgia Supreme Court announced that Superior Court Judge John Flythe of the Augusta Judicial Circuit has been designated to hear arguments in the appeal of Campaign for Accountability v. Consumer Credit Research Foundation and Board of Regents v. Consumer Credit ...
South Georgia Judicial Circuit chief judge to hear Georgia Supreme Court Case. Judge J. Kevin Chason of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit to hear Supreme Court Case. By Jon Gosa. jon.gosa@albanyherald.com ...
WASHINGTON – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), announced that the Supreme Court of Georgia is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Monday in CfA's case against the Consumer Credit Research Foundation (CCRF), a payday lending nonprofit that funded a favorable academic study by a ...
Chief Judge J. Kevin Chason of the South Georgia Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Britt C. Grant in the appeal of Campaign for Accountability v. Consumer Credit Research Foundation (S17G1676) and Board of Regents v. Consumer Credit Research Foundation (S17G1677) ...
Grammy-winning Atlanta rap star “Lil Wayne” is named in the case of a Bloods street gang shooting to be argued Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court. A gangster aligned with a rival rapper is appealing convictions for violating Georgia's street gang law by firing 15 bullets into Lil Wayne's tour bus on ...
Georgia Power Co. improperly collected sales taxes on two types of monthly fees and should be required to refund those overcharges, a lawyer for several of the utility's customers said Monday. But a lawyer for Georgia Power told the Georgia Supreme Court the customers should not be allowed to bring a ...
Citing a 2011 Georgia Supreme Court ruling, Avondale Estates' Board of Mayor and Commissioners have drafted a resolution refusing to honor a severance amendment in City Manager Clai Brown's contract. The board is expected to approve the document during its regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at ...
Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge E. Trenton Brown III won't be serving in his regular capacity Monday in one of the courtrooms within the eight-county circuit. The reason: He will be in Atlanta, seated with other justices on the Supreme Court of Georgia and listening to oral arguments in a case ...
A Georgia Power field technician grounds a set of power lines in Sugar Hill after an ice storm in 2015. Georgia Power customers say the utility company overcharged them for sales taxes they were not required to pay for its nuclear power project and for municipal franchise fees. The Georgia Supreme Court ...
Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson, of Milledgeville, has received the State Bar of Georgia's highest accolade. Thompson was presented the 2017 Distinguished Service Award at a State Bar meeting earlier this month. “We are honored to show our appreciation to Justice ...
Oral arguments in a case involving a local child molestation case and the subsequent committal of the defendant were heard Jan. 8 before the Supreme Court of Georgia. The case involves Ryan L. McGouirk, 19, of 463 Martin Dairy Rd. McGouirk was arrested here on charges of aggravated child ...
A Paulding judge will sit as a member of the Georgia Supreme Court Monday and help rule on a medical malpractice case after a justice recused himself from hearing it. Superior Court Judge Dean Bucci of the Paulding Judicial Circuit has been designated to serve in place of Justice Nels S.D. Peterson of ...
Houston County Superior Court Judge Katherine K. Lumsden has been designated to serve Monday on the Georgia Supreme Court. Lumsden is serving in place of Justice Nels S.D. Peterson for arguments in a case that Peterson disqualified himself from, according to a release from the Georgia Supreme ...
With an expanded lineup of nine justices, the Georgia Supreme Court cranked out almost 400 opinions in 2017. As befits a court largely filled with jurists tapped by conservative Republican governors who have occupied the Statehouse for the past 13 years, their opinions are generally characterized by ...
The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Chatham County judge and ruled that when three young men go on trial for the highly publicized murder of a Savannah State College co-ed, the jury will hear evidence the trial judge had ruled was inadmissible. State prosecutors hope to prove at trial that on ...
Patricia Ann Brown of Sumter Co. lost the appeal of her murder conviction for robbing and killing 47-year-old Eugene Clark in 2008. Investigators say Brown and Fredrick Houston spotted Clark's cash while the three sat together in a pub. He was robbed, beaten, and strangled later that night while walking ...
Convicted Columbus “Stocking Strangler” Carlton Gary moved another step closer to execution Tuesday when the Georgia Supreme Court rejected his appeal for reconsideration and sent the case back to Muscogee Superior Court, where the judge hearing it just retired. The state Supreme Court last ...
So, what exactly will President Donald Trump do? Yes, it's the obvious question. And it's also the one that will dominate the year. There's much uncertainty about what a Trump White House will actually set out to accomplish, and how quickly he will do so. He's promised to renegotiate free deals, scrap the ...
Harold Melton, presiding justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, will speak at Auburn University's fall graduation ceremonies Saturday. Melton is a graduate of Auburn University. In 1987, he was the first African American Student Government Association president at Auburn. He received his law degree at ...
The Georgia Court of Appeals hears oral arguments at the discretion of the judges—who this year took on a sizable addition to their workload by adding divorce, property and other cases that once went straight to the Georgia Supreme Court. That's the court where Merritt recalled trying eight times before to ...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to decide whether the nation's workplace anti-bias law bars sexual orientation discrimination. The justices may soon have another opportunity to take up the closely watched question. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments Sept.
The Georgia Supreme Court's new opinion upholds the conviction of Lisa Ann Lebis in the 2012 slaying of Clayton County police officer Sean ... Attorneys often file motions asking the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider its decisions, and sometimes the court takes action based on those requests.
Georgia Supreme Court justice, first African-American SGA president to speak at commencement. During his time at ... Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton, an Auburn alumnus and former Student Government Association president, will speak to 1,683 graduates on Dec. 16 at the University's fall ...
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Monday reversed its own recent decision and restored the felony murder conviction of a woman whose husband shot and killed a police officer. The Georgia Supreme Court's new opinion upholds the conviction of Lisa Ann Lebis in the 2012 slaying of Clayton ...
This disciplinary matter is before the Court on the report of the Review Panel, which recommends rejecting the special master's recommendation of disbarment and instead imposing a two-year suspension on respondent John F. Meyers (State Bar No. 503692) for his violations of various Georgia Rules of ...
Burrell Ellis is photographed in the office of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The former DeKalb County CEO whose convictions on corruption charges were tossed out by the... (AP Photo/David Goldman) More ...
“When I researched the case law in tampering with evidence, I discovered that the Georgia Supreme Court back in 2010 rendered an opinion that if you tampered with someone else's evidence it's a felony, but if you tamper with your own evidence it's a misdemeanor and that makes absolutely no sense to ...
At a second trial in June 2015, jurors convicted him on one count of attempt to commit theft by extortion and three counts of perjury. He was given a five-year sentence, with 18 months to serve in prison and the remainder on probation. The Georgia Supreme Court in November 2016 reversed his convictions, ...
The Georgia Supreme Court has rejected convicted Columbus “Stocking Strangler” Carlton Gary's appeal for either a new trial or commuted sentence. A clerk for the justices gave notice of the decision about 4 p.m. Friday, said Jane Hansen, the court's public information officer. Their decision was ...
The Georgia Supreme Court, in what is considered a landmark decision, ruled in June that citizens of the state who believe a state law is ...
A panel created by Gov. Nathan Deal recommended a range of options to counter a landmark Georgia Supreme Court ruling that effectively ...


 

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