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Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc.  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S16G1463

Justia Opinion Summary: E. Kendrick Smith, an Atlanta lawyer, brought this action to compel a corporation, Northside Hospital, Inc. and its parent company, Northside Health Services, Inc., (collectively, “Northside”), to provide him with access...

Hodges v. Georgia  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0711

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Davoris Hodges was found guilty by jury of two counts of felony murder, armed robbery, and two counts of aggravated assault related to the shooting death of Khristal Wright, a Johnson County deputy sheriff. He...

Thompson v. Georgia  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0935

Justia Opinion Summary: A jury found appellant Eric Thompson guilty of two counts of malice murder in connection with the deaths of Andre Geddis and Melody Keller. On appeal, Thompson contended the trial court erred by admitting certain evidenc...

Anthony v. Georgia  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0989

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Jelani Asim Anthony was convicted of malice murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. On appeal, Anthony contended the trial court erred by: (1) refusing to suppress an identification...

Diversified Holdings, LLP v. City of Suwanee  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S17A1140

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Diversified Holdings, LLP (“Diversified”) and the City of Suwanee (“the City”) were involved in a zoning dispute regarding the status of 30 acres of undeveloped land located in the City (“Property”). On the mer...

Georgia v. Cohen  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Number: S17A1265

Justia Opinion Summary: Mye Brindle worked as a housekeeper and personal assistant to Joe Rogers, who was married. During her employment with Rogers, the two became involved sexually. In June 2012, Brindle hired attorneys David Cohen and John B...

Jones v. Medlin  
Date: November 2, 2017
Docket Numbers: S17A1291, S17A1292, S17A1293

Justia Opinion Summary: This Court granted applications for certificates of probable cause from Mark Jason Jones, Kenneth Eric Gardiner, and Dominic Brian Lucci to appeal the denials of their petitions for writs of habeas corpus. Jones, Gardine...

Lebis v. Georgia  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0948

Justia Opinion Summary: Lisa Lebis was convicted by jury of murder and other crimes related to the shooting death of a police officer. On appeal, she argued the evidence was insufficient to support the verdict with regard to a number of counts...

JONES et al. v. PEACH TRADER INC. et al.
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: S17A1314
Jones v. Peach Trader, Inc.  
Date: October 31, 2017
Docket Number: S17A1314

Justia Opinion Summary: This appeal arose from an order modifying an existing interlocutory injunction. In December 2016, appellee Peach Trader Inc., d/b/a A City Discount and A City Discount, Inc. (“Peach Trader”), filed a complaint against ap...

McBee v. Aspire at West Midtown Apartments, L.P.  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0683

Justia Opinion Summary: Thomas McBee and his wife Mary (the “McBees”) and Aspire at West Midtown Apartments, L.P. (“Aspire”) were adjoining landowners. The McBees claimed title by prescription to a rectangular strip of land measuring about 24 f...

Benton v. Georgia  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0754

Justia Opinion Summary: Matthew Benton was convicted by jury of malice murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Christopher “Black Magic” Ramsay and the wounding of several others. Benton’s motion for a new trial was den...

Community & Southern Bank v. Lovell  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0765

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Georgia Trust Bank secured a judgment against Virgil Lovell for $1.2 million. The next year, Georgia Trust failed, and its assets went into receivership with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which late...

Edwards v. City of Warner Robins  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0788

Justia Opinion Summary: This case presented challenges to a municipal zoning ordinance. Because the property owners abandoned their claim that the ordinance was unconstitutionally enacted and did not show that it was unconstitutionally vague as...

Pierce v. Georgia  
Date: October 30, 2017
Docket Number: S17A0828

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant Matthew Pierce was tried by jury and found guilty on six counts of aggravated child molestation, two counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual battery, and one count each of sexual exploitation of a chi...

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