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Schumacher v. City of Roswell  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S16G1703

Justia Opinion Summary: The Roswell City Council enacted a new Unified Development Code to govern land use issues; the Code included a zoning map. Several Roswell property owners filed a lawsuit to challenge the process by which the City Counci...

Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Numbers: S16Y1235, S16Y1236, S16Y1237, S16Y1238, S16Y1239
Clayton County v. City of College Park  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0076

Justia Opinion Summary: Clayton County appealed the trial court’s order denying its motion for judgment on the pleadings and granting the motion for partial summary judgment filed by the City ofCollege Park. This dispute arose over the taxation...

Mancuso v. TDGA, LLC  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0803

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal stemmed from a trial court order quieting title in favor of TDGA, LLC. Appellant Peter Mancuso argued, inter alia, that he did not receive proper notice from TDGA regarding the foreclosure of his right of red...

Davis v. Georgia  
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A1152

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, a grand jury indicted Appellant Brandon Davis for malice murder and felony murder predicated on aggravated assault in connection with the April 2013 stabbing death of Chassity Lester. Pursuant to a negotiated pl...

Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17F0991
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17Y1073
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17Y1287
Date: June 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17Y1439
Jones v. Georgia  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: S16G0890

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Michael Jones was tried, convicted and sentenced for driving under the influence. He appealed on the ground that evidence of a prior DUI conviction was wrongfully admitted at trial. At the core of the dispute w...

Gaddy v. Georgia Dept. of Revenue  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Numbers: S17A0177, S17X0178.

Justia Opinion Summary: Consolidated appeals arose out of a complaint filed by four Georgia taxpayers in which they challenged the constitutionality of Georgia’s Qualified Education Tax Credit, Ga. L. 2008, p. 1108, as amended (“HB 1133” or the...

Mitchell v. Georgia  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0459

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Quinton Mitchell appealed the denial of his motion to suppress and his motions in limine. Mitchell was charged with driving under the influence (less safe) and failure to maintain lane. Because the trial court...

Scott v. Georgia  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0524

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Windy Scott challenged her convictions for malice murder and a gun crime in connection with the shooting death of William Scott. Appellant claimed she was denied the effective assistance of counsel for her tria...

Sutherlin v. Sutherlin  
Date: June 26, 2017
Docket Number: S17F0613

Justia Opinion Summary: In a post-divorce contempt action, the Georgia Supreme Court granted Appellant’s application for discretionary appeal to review the trial court’s order finding Appellant in contempt of three separate provisions of the pa...

Croy v. Whitfield County  
Date: June 19, 2017
Docket Number: S16G1452

Justia Opinion Summary: This case concerned OCGA 36-11-1 and a split of opinions in two controlling case law precedents decided by the Georgia court of Appeals. In In re Estate of Leonard, 783 SEd2 470 (2016), Joe Leonard, Jr. allegedly sustain...

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