Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Georgia criminal lawyers applaud new kidnapping decison by state supreme court

November 16, 2008
A recent decision in Georgia helps clarify what is required to sustain a kidnapping conviction. In Garza v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the kidnapping convictions of Joey Garza, since the movements of his two victims were not adequate to constitute kidnapping under Georgia law. According to the facts of the case, Garza […]

Inadequate security decision by Georgia appeals court upholds jury verdict against bar

November 16, 2008
In Georgia, a bar can sometimes be held liable for injuries suffered by bystanders when a fight breaks out. In Mulligan’s Bar & Grill v. Stanfield, the Court of Appeals affirmed a jury verdict in favor of Bruce Stanfield who filed suit against Mulligan’s Bar & Grill and the owner of the bar after being […]

Georgia courts require specific performance of certain shareholder agreements

November 15, 2008
The Georgia Court of Appeals has decided a case involving specific performance of a shareholder agreement that may be important to small and closely held corporations in Georgia. In Clausen v. Intercat, the Court of Appeals agreed with a trial court order which granted summary judgment to Intercat Inc. for specific performance of a shareholder […]

Prosecutor and defense attorney make closing arguments in Brian Nichols’ murder trial in Atlanta

November 5, 2008
It’s getting close to the end. The prosecutor and defense lawyer have started their closing arguments in the Brian Nichols’ murder trial in Atlanta. After the arguments, Judge Bodiford will instruct the jury on the relevant legal principles (often a point of contention among the lawyers). Then, it’s in the jury’s hands. The Atlanta Journal […]

Atlanta mortgage fraud case results in 14 year sentence for real estate agent

October 16, 2008
Another mortgage fraud conviction in Atlanta, and another lengthy sentence. In federal court last Friday, Joseph Sterling Jetton received a 14 year prison sentence and was ordered to pay over $11 million in restitution. The Macon Georgia Telegraph has the story. Our criminal defense lawyers have handled many mortgage fraud cases in Atlanta and other […]




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