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October

October 5, 2020

  • S19G1236. GLENN v. THE STATE
  • S19G1265. GEER v. PHOEBE PUTNEY HEALTH SYSTEM, INC.
  • S19G1491. PREMIER HEALTH CARE INVESTMENTS, LLC v. UHS OF ANCHOR, L.P.
  • S19G1619. FULTON COUNTY v. WARD-POAG
  • S20A0714. THE STATE v. STEPHENS
  • S20A0758. THE STATE v. WHEELER
  • S20A0767. SWANN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0799. HORTON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0827. LESTER v. THE STATE
  • S20A1128. COATES v. THE STATE
  • S20Y1435. IN THE MATTER OF DANIEL LEE DEAN
  • S21Y0002. IN THE MATTER OF DAVID GODLEY RIGDON

September

September 28, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19G1095. MENDEZ v. MOATS et al.
  • S19G1138, S19G1140-S19G1143. ATLANTA WOMEN’S SPECIALISTS, LLC et al. v. TRABUE et al. (five cases)
  • S19G1486. NORMAN et al. v. XYTEX CORPORATION, et al.
  • S19G1516. EDVALSON v. THE STATE 9-29-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S20G0018. MASSEY et al. v. DUKE BUILDERS, INC.
  • S20G0020, S20G0021. AULD v. FORBES (two cases)
  • S20G0472. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF LOWNDES COUNTY v. MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VALDOSTA et al.
  • S20A0597. LOWERY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0734, S20A0879. LUMPKIN v. THE STATE (two cases)
  • S20A0781. HILL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0802. LOVE V. THE STATE
  • S20A0884. GRAY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0878. SATTERFIELD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0963. MEHEUX V. THE STATE
  • S20A0967. GRIFFIN v. THE STATE
  • S20A1010. WELCH v. THE STATE
  • S20A1014. BRIDGEWATER v. THE STATE
  • S20A1258. EGGLESTON v. THE STATE
  • S21Y0081. IN THE MATTER OF PAMELA STUDIVANT STEPHENSON
  • S20Y1503. IN THE MATTER OF TIMOTHY WALTER BOYD

September

September 8, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19G1026. INNOVATIVE IMAGES, LLC v. SUMMERVILLE et al.
  • S20A0632. PEREZ v. THE STATE
  • S20A0697. MARSHALL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0719. THE STATE v. ABBOTT
  • S20A0785. LONG v. THE STATE
  • S20A0812. ROBINSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0826. PARKER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0856. HARRISON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0870. BUTLER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0880. SCOTT v. THE STATE
  • S20A0910. RUSSELL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0934. SNIPES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0941. BARTON-SMITH v. THE STATE
  • S20A0942. SUBAR v. THE STATE
  • S20A0984. ELLISON v. THE STATE
  • S20A1004. FISHER v. THE STATE
  • S20A1186. WALLACE v. THE STATE
  • S20Y0607. IN THE MATTER OF LEIGHTON REID BERRY, JR.
  • S20Y1261. IN THE MATTER OF WILLIAM LESLIE KIRBY, III
  • S20Y1352. IN THE MATTER OF DENNIS W. HARTLEY

August

August 24, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S20A0642. CAMPBELL-WILLIAMS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0709. HODGES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0727. CLAY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0855. HARRIS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0863. PERRY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0865. KIM v. THE STATE
  • S20A0873. ANDERSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0895. BROOKS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0988. ROBERTS v. THE STATE
  • S20A1005. REEVES v. THE STATE
  • S20A1024. STUDIVANT v. THE STATE
  • S20Q0843. SYNOVUS BANK d/b/a FIRST COMMUNITY BANK OF TIFTON v. KELLEY

August

August 10, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S20A0580. RINGOLD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0583. STEPHENS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0633, S20X0634. THE STATE v. GRIER (and vice versa)
  • S20A0648. THE STATE v. HINTON
  • S20A0668. STYLES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0688. CLARK v. THE STATE
  • S20A0713. BLACKSHEAR v. THE STATE
  • S20A0717. CROSS v. THE STATE   9-10-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S20A0721. THOMAS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0725. HOOD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0726. AGEE v. THE STATE 10-5-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S20A0739. McDOWELL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0766. RUTLEDGE v. THE STATE
  • S20A0780. REYES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0782. BROWN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0789. GRIFFIN V. THE STATE
  • S20A0804. HILL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0852. POWELL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0859. YOUNG v. THE STATE
  • S20A0874. RODRIGUEZ v. THE STATE
  • S20A0943. MILLER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0946. HEYWARD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0966. FINNISSEE v. THE STATE
  • S20A1006. GIBBS v. THE STATE
  • S20A1021. CLARK v. THE STATE
  • S20A1027. ARNOLD v. THE STATE
  • S20G0123. SANCHIOUS v. THE STATE
  • S20Y1265. IN THE MATTER OF VINCENT CHIDOZIE OTUONYE
  • S20Y0869. IN THE MATTER OF ELIZABETH VILA ROGAN

July

July 15, 2020

  • S20Y0637. IN THE MATTER OF NEIL RICHARD FLIT

July

July 2, 2020

  • S20A0035. DAVENPORT v. THE STATE

July

July 1, 2020

  • S19G0852. MIDDLETON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0196. LOFTON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0441. CALMER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0470. POUNDS v. THE STATE

June

June 29, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19G0494, S19G0496. BOWDEN v. THE MEDICAL CENTER (and vice versa)
  • S20A0013. NELSON v. WILKEY
  • S20A0078. WILLIAMS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0088. FRAZIER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0107. REID v. MORRIS et al.
  • S20A0119. SMITH v. THE STATE
  • S20A0167. DUNBAR v. THE STATE
  • S20A0181. RAINES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0216. BURNEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0254. STEPP-McCOMMONS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0270. STRONG v. THE STATE
  • S20A0328. FRAZEN et al. v. DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF ATLANTA et al.
  • S20A0404. BARBOZA v. THE STATE
  • S20A0444, S20X0445. PRIESTER v. THE STATE (and vice versa)
  • S20Y0957. IN THE MATTER OF DON SMART

June

June 16, 2020

  • S19G0447. FRETT v. STATE FARM EMPLOYEE WORKERS’  COMPENSATION et al.
  • S19G0931. CROWDER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0064. HEARD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0125. SCOTT v. THE STATE
  • S20A0133. GLOVER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0134. MATHIS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0161. S&S TOWING & RECOVERY, LTD et al. v. CHARNOTA
  • S20A0177. REDDING V. THE STATE
  • S20A0191. THE STATE v. PAULDO
  • S20A0227, S20X0228. GARDHIGH v. THE STATE (and vice versa)
  • S20A0402. DOBBINS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0409. NEWMAN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0505. MEDINA v. THE STATE
  • S20A1277. TUMLINSON v. DIX
  • S20Z0712. IN THE MATTER OF JAMES CALEB CLARKE III

June

June 1, 2020

  • S19G0499. DALY et al. v. BERRYHILL et al.
  • S19G0967. THE STATE v. HEATH
  • S19G1000. GLOBAL PAYMENTS, INC. v. INCOMM FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
  • S20A0185. SHEALEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0245. THOMPSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0259. NEWTON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0355. STINCHCOMB v. THE STATE
  • S20A0410. TREADAWAY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0414. ROUZAN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0483. HAMILTON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0500. NORRIS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0536. LYONS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0857. DIXON v. THE STATE

May

May 18, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19G0426. MATHENIA et al. v. BRUMBELOW
  • S19G0802. NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC et al. v. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE et al.
  • S20A0039. JACKSON et al. v. RAFFENSPERGER
  • S20A0118. MAHAFFEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0170. WALKER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0288. CARSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0309. SULLIVAN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0343. HOOD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0457. JOHNSON v. WILLIAMS
  • S20A0482. HAMPTON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0504. THE STATE v. ROWE
  • S20Q0374. SAN MIGUEL PRODUCE, INC. v. L.G. HERNDON JR. FARMS, INC.
  • S20Y1078. IN THE MATTER OF HOWARD L. SOSNIK

May

May 14, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S20A1029, S20A1031. BARROW v. RAFFENSPERGER (two cases)

May

May 4, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S20A0007. EVANS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0022. CARTER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0103. ROSSER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0171. WHITEHEAD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0195. COLLINS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0217. DAWSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0236. STYLES v. THE STATE
  • S20A0258. CLARKE v. THE STATE
  • S20A0285. HILL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0356. BURLEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0489. OLIVER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0871. SPENCER v. THE STATE
  • S20Y1015. IN THE MATTER OF TIMOTHY PAUL HEALY

April

April 20, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S20A0006. KELLER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0056. SULLIVAN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0127. RICKMAN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0158. COLLINS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0176. MORRIS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0241. WILLIAMS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0247. TURNER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0265. ROBINSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0344. MOORE v. THE STATE
  • S20A0364. MILLS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0380. VALRIE v. THE STATE
  • S20A0399. HEYWARD v. THE STATE
  • S20A0563. SANTANA v. THE STATE
  • S20A0819. HOWARD v. THE STATE
  • S20Y0754. IN THE MATTER OF D. DUSTON TAPLEY, JR.

April

April 8, 2020

  • S18Y1385. IN THE MATTER OF RICARDO L. POLK  Reinstatement issued.

April

April 6, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19C1565. HOLZHEUSER v. THE STATE
  • S19G0473. SRM GROUP, INC. v. TRAVELERS PROPERTY CASUALTY COMPANY OF AMERICA
  • S20A0082. THE STATE v. HOLLAND
  • S20A0104. McGARITY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0153. DRESBACH v. THE STATE
  • S20A0159. ROSEBORO v. THE STATE
  • S20A0202. HATNEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0218. HUDSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0226. FRAZIER v. THE STATE
  • S20A0251. WATTS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0252. ENSSLIN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0268. HALL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0273. MARTIN v. THE STATE
  • S19Y1450. IN THE MATTER OF MATTHEW A. DICKASON
  • S20Y0209. IN THE MATTER OF MUHAMMAD ABDUL-WARIT ABDUR-RAHIM
  • S20Y0312. IN THE MATTER OF JARED MICHAEL ARRINGTON
  • S20Y0814. IN THE MATTER OF BARRY WAYNE ROREX 4-6-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S20Y0815. IN THE MATTER OF ANDREW DAVID TAYLOR

March

March

March 26, 2020

  • S20Y0421. IN THE MATTER OF MARTA MARIA NORIEGA-ALLEN

March

March 13, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19A1130, S19X1131. THE STATE v. GATES (and vice versa)
  • S19A1163. WILLIAMS v. DEKALB COUNTY et al.
  • S19A1253. STUBBS v. HALL
  • S19A1410. THE STATE v. REMY
  • S19A1506. WATKINS v. BALLINGER
  • S20A0026. MATTOX v. THE STATE
  • S20A0027. WILSON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0058. GLENN v. THE STATE
  • S20A0115. MOORE v. THE STATE
  • S20A0173. BUNDEL v. THE STATE
  • S20A0214. CORLEY v. THE STATE
  • S20A0232. SIMMONS v. THE STATE
  • S20A0248. THE STATE v. GOFF
  • S20A0372. JONES v. THE STATE
  • S20Y0679. IN THE MATTER OF MARC CELELLO

February

February 28, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S18G1436. HILL, KERTSCHER & WHARTON LLP et al. v. MOODY et al.
  • S19G0278. BOWEN et al. v. SAVOY et al.
  • S19G0422. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY v. RAGSDALE
  • S19A1052, S19A1054. BAMBERG v. THE STATE
  • S19A1098. SMITH v. THE STATE
  • S19A1120. WESTBROOK v. THE STATE
  • S19A1341. SAWYER v. THE STATE
  • S19A1361. McELRATH v. THE STATE
  • S19A1363. THE STATE v. HAMILTON
  • S19A1403. WILKINS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1404. JOHNSON v. THE STATE
  • S19A1411. CALHOUN v. THE STATE
  • S19A1448. HOGAN v. THE STATE
  • S19A1474, S19A1475. DEBELBOT v. THE STATE (two cases)
  • S19A1496. HYDEN v. THE STATE
  • S19A1498. PARHAM v. STEWART
  • S19A1577. EDWARDS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1579. TOLBERT v. THE STATE
  • S19A1580. KILPATRICK v. THE STATE
  • S20Y0065, S20Y0066, S20Y0067. IN THE MATTER OF JULIANNE WESLEY HOLLIDAY

February

February 10, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S18G1549. LEE v. SMITH, II
  • S18G1638. COEN v. APTEAN, INC. et al.
  • S19G0005. THE STATE v. WILLIAMS
  • S19A1044. GITTENS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1145. THE STATE v. BRYANT
  • S19A1147. MITCHELL v. THE STATE
  • S19A1182. HOWELL v. THE STATE
  • S19A1203. CITY OF ATLANTA et al. v. ATLANTA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL SYSTEM
  • S19A1257. WHITE v. THE STATE
  • S19A1261. MORGAN v. THE STATE 2-10-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S19A1299, S19X1300. DELOACH v. THE STATE (and vice versa) 3-13-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S19A1330. MITCHELL v. THE STATE
  • S19A1424. THE STATE v. LANE
  • S19A1503. THOMAS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1520. WALKER v. THE STATE
  • S19A1571. NAPLES v. THE STATE
  • S19A1588. TAYLOR v. THE STATE
  • S19A1637. LONDON v. THE STATE
  • S20A0306. RICHARDSON v. THE STATE
  • S20Y0257. IN THE MATTER OF MELVIN T. JOHNSON

January

January 31, 2020

  • S18Y0350. IN THE MATTER OF CHRISTOPHER AARON CORLEY  Reinstatement issued.

January

January 27, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19G0125. WILLIAMS v. THE STATE
  • S19G0394. DAVIS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1148. SMITH v. THE STATE
  • S19A1250. WILLIAMS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1256. MANN v. THE STATE
  • S19A1261. MORGAN v. THE STATE 2-10-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S19A1266. ALLEN v. THE STATE
  • S19A1301. MOSLEY v. THE STATE
  • S19A1302. REDDING v. THE STATE
  • S19A1345, S19A1346. STEPHENS v. THE STATE (two cases)
  • S19A1397. MCCLUSKEY v. THE STATE
  • S19A1432. DAVIS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1476. TAYLOR v. THE STATE
  • S19A1492. RICH v. THE STATE 1-27-2020 Substitute opinion issued.
  • S19A1518. RAMMAGE v. THE STATE
  • S19A1570. JACKSON v. THE STATE
  • S19A1592. WELLS v. THE STATE

January

January 13, 2020 – SUMMARIES for NOTEWORTHY OPINIONS

  • S19A1004. WHITE v. THE STATE
  • S19A1005. DOYLE v. THE STATE
  • S19A1079. THE STATE v. STEPHENS et al.
  • S19A1151. FLOWERS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1187. DAVIS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1284. GASTON v. THE STATE
  • S19A1298. DRIVER v. THE STATE
  • S19A1427. SWIMS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1493, S19A1494. FLOYD v. THE STATE
  • S19A1551. BANKSTON v. THE STATE
  • S19A1572. HARRIS v. THE STATE
  • S19A1573. CHAVEZ v. THE STATE
  • S19A1641. PERDOMO v. THE STATE
  • S19Y1650. IN THE MATTER OF RICHARD M. COLBERT
  • S20Y0434. IN THE MATTER OF DAVID GODLEY RIGDON