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IN THE MATTER OF NAKATA S. SMITH FITCH
Date: May 17, 2017
Docket Number: S16Y0079
DLT List, LLC v. M7VEN Supportive Housing & Development Group  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S16G0646

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellee M7VEN Supportive Housing and Development Group (“M7”) failed to pay taxes on two properties in Carroll County, and, consequently, the Tax Commissioner conducted a tax sale. The properties were purchased by Appel...

Jackson v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S16G0888

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2004, appellant Prentiss Jackson entered a negotiated guilty plea to one count of statutory rape, registered with the sexual offender registry, and listed an address in Houston County. He was made aware of the require...

Abramyan v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0004

Justia Opinion Summary: During the 2015 General Session, the legislature amended certain statutes governing Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience (“CPNCs,” also known as taxi medallions) and created new provisions authorizing (and re...

Holmes v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0077

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Martin Holmes appealed his convictions from a multi-victim crime spree which included the shooting death of Rickey Gibson. Holmes was indicted for armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, malice murder, f...

Major v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0086

Justia Opinion Summary: The Georgia Supreme Court granted this interlocutory appeal to address whether the former version of OCGA 16-11-37(a), Georgia’s Terroristic Threats statute, was unconstitutionally overbroad and vague. Appellant Devon Ma...

Adkins v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0111

Justia Opinion Summary: Mark Adkins was convicted by jury for crimes related to the murder of Frederick Early, and the non-fatal shootings of Briona Moor and Pamphylia Baynes. Adkins appealed, arguing the trial court erred by: (1) permitting th...

Lyman v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0209

Justia Opinion Summary: Inee Lyman appeals his convictions and sentences for malice murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, all in connection with the shooting death of Christop...

Veal v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0255

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Veal challenged his convictions for numerous crimes, including malice murder, committed in the course of an armed robbery. He argued the trial court erred in failing to strike for cause potential and actual juror...

Veal v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0255

Justia Opinion Summary: Anthony Veal challenged his convictions for numerous crimes, including malice murder, committed in the course of an armed bank robbery. Veal argued that the trial court erred in failing to strike for cause potential and...

McGee v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0460

Justia Opinion Summary: Jeffrey McGee appealed the denial of his motion in arrest of judgment, which McGee filed nearly fifteen years after having pled guilty to malice murder, aggravated battery, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felo...

Ricks v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0465

Justia Opinion Summary: Otis Ricks was indicted along with three other men for murder, armed robbery, criminal street gang activity, and related crimes in connection with the 2012 shooting death of Vanessa Thrasher at a lounge in Atlanta. The S...

Wallace v. Wallace  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0528

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, following an apparent series of family disputes, Dorsey “Doss” Wallace filed a complaint for accounting and damages against his brothers Gary and Phillip Wallace, alleging that they had deprived Doss of his lawf...

Rabon v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0644

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Travis Rabon was tried and convicted of numerous offenses in connection with the 2008 murder of Keira Avant and the rape of a second victim. Rabon appealed, claiming three instances of trial court error: (1) fo...

Johnson v. Georgia  
Date: May 15, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0673

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2009, Nicholas Johnson was indicted for shooting Tremaine Cobb in a Waffle House parking lot. A jury found Johnson guilty of felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault, and Johnson appealed, arguing there was...

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