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  1. Lau's Corp., Inc. v. Haskins (1991)

    Sarah and Louis Haskins were robbed by two men in the parking lot adjoining the China King Restaurant. Louis Haskins was hit in the head and Sarah Haskins' purse was snatched. The Haskinses brought an action against the China King Restaurant alleging that it failed to provide adequate warning or security for its patrons. The trial court granted summary judgment to the restaurant. The Court of Appeals reversed. Haskins v. Lau's Corporation, Inc., 198 Ga.App. 470, 402 S.E.2d 58 (1991). We granted [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S91G0720
  2. Williams v. State (1991)

    Williams was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and of escape. For the possession with intent to distribute charge, he received the mandatory life sentence required by OCGA § 16-13-30(d) for conviction of a second or subsequent offense listed in subsection (b) of that same code section.[1] Williams was also sentenced to 12 months on the escape charge, to be served concurrently with the life sentence. Williams appeals and, for the reasons set forth below, we reverse.

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S91A0941
  3. Malcolm v. State (1993)

    Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Samuel W. Lengen, Carl P. Greenberg, Assistant District Attorneys, Michael J. Bowers, Attorney General, Susan V. Boleyn, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Rachelle L. Strausner, Staff Attorney, for appellee.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S93A1015
  4. Vansant v. State (1994)

    Petitioner Vansant was charged with one count of driving under the influence of alcohol. His motion to suppress all evidence obtained subsequent to the stop of his vehicle was granted orally by the trial court just before trial. Although the State immediately filed a notice of appeal pursuant to OCGA § 5-7-1 (4), the trial court directed the prosecutor to proceed to trial and, upon the State's refusal to do so, entered a directed verdict of acquittal. The Court of Appeals reversed (State v. [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S93G1407
  5. Robinson v. Kroger Co. (1997)

    Invitee Henrietta Robinson sustained an injury to her knee in a Kroger supermarket when she slipped on a foreign substance on the store's floor and fell. The trial court granted summary judgment to Kroger in Mrs. Robinson's negligence action against the store, and the Court of Appeals affirmed, ruling that the proximate cause of Mrs. Robinson's fall was her failure to exercise ordinary care for her personal safety. Robinson v. Kroger Co., 222 Ga.App. 711, 476 S.E.2d 29 (1996). We granted [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S97G0065
  6. Tate v. State (1994)

    At approximately 1:00 a. m. on October 3, 1992, Tate was traveling north on I-75. As he crossed the Cobb/Cherokee County line into Cherokee County he passed a Cherokee County Sheriff's deputy who was parked alongside the interstate. The deputy testified that Tate's vehicle appeared to have no tag but, as he caught up to the vehicle and pulled up behind, he discovered that the vehicle had a tag but no tag light. The deputy further testified that having pulled to within 50 to 20 feet of Tate's [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S93G1057
  7. Robinson v. State (2003)

    Rico Robinson was convicted of the malice murder of Quentin Domineck, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. This Court affirmed Robinson's convictions in Robinson v. State, 275 Ga. 143, 561 S.E.2d 823 (2002), but remanded the case to the trial court for an evidentiary hearing on Robinson's claim of ineffective assistance of his trial counsel. Id. at 145(4), 561 S.E.2d 823. After an evidentiary hearing, the trial court [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S03A1002
  8. Smith v. Francis (1985)

    William Alvin Smith was convicted of the murder and armed robbery of Daniel Turner and sentenced to death. Smith v. State, 249 Ga. 228 (290 SE2d 43) (1982), cert. denied, 103 SC 182 (1982). This is his appeal from the denial of habeas corpus.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: 41276, 41504
  9. Gilbert v. Richardson (1994)

    Barnhart, O'Quinn & Williams, Michael A. O'Quinn, Leitner, Warner & Moffitt, George W. Carpenter, Stuart F. James, Strang, Fletcher, Carriger, Walker, Hodge & Smith, Larry L. Cash, for appellees.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S94G0735
  10. Jones v. State (2000)

    Paul L. Howard, Jr., District Attorney, Bettieanne C. Hart, Anna E. Green, Assistant District Attorneys, Thurbert E. Baker, Attorney General, H. Maddox Kilgor, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S00A0991
  11. Prophecy Corp. v. Charles Rossignol, Inc. (1986)

    Charles Rossignol and Charles Rossignol, Inc., former manufacturer's representatives for Prophecy Corporation, sued Prophecy for compensation allegedly due under an employment contract. Rossignol maintained that after Prophecy terminated its business relationship with him, Prophecy mailed him a check purporting to represent final commissions owed him from which Rossignol claimed excessive deductions had been made. Prophecy raised the defense of accord and satisfaction in that Rossignol had [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: 43068
  12. Wall v. State (1998)

    Daniel J. Craig, Dist. Atty., Augusta, Hon. Thurbert E. Baker, Atty. Gen., H. Maddox Kilgore, Asst. Atty. Gen., Paula K. Smith, Senior Asst. Atty. Gen., Department of Law, Atlanta, Charles R. Sheppard, Asst. Dist. Atty., Augusta, for the State.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S98A0493
  13. DeYoung v. State (1997)

    Thomas James Charron, Dist. Atty., Debra Halpern Bernes, Asst. Dist. Atty., Nancy I. Jordan, Jack E. Mallard, Asst. Dist. Attys., Cobb County District Attorney's Office, Marietta, Wesley Scott Horney, Asst. Atty. Gen., Susan V. Boleyn, Senior Asst. Atty. Gen., Department of Law, Atlanta, for State.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S97P0875
  14. Barnes v. State (1998)

    Alan A. Cook, Dist. Atty., Covington, Patricia Beth Attaway, Asst. Atty. Gen., Susan V. Boleyn, Senior Asst. Atty. Gen., Department of Law, Atlanta, W. Kendall Wynne, Jr., Asst. Dist. Atty., Covington, for State.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S97P2069
  15. Drinkard v. Walker (2006)

    Jerry Drinkard was convicted by an Elbert County jury in 1996 of rape, aggravated child molestation, statutory rape, and incest, based on a single encounter with the victim. His convictions were affirmed on appeal by unpublished opinion.[1]


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S06A1440
  16. Woodard v. State (1998)

    Appellant Jerry Woodard appeals his conviction for child molestation, arguing that the trial court erred by admitting into evidence certain hearsay statements made out-of-court by a six-year-old witness to the crime. At issue is the validity of the 1995 amendment to the Child Hearsay Statute.[1] The amendment allows hearsay declarations made by a child under the age of fourteen who witnessed an act of sexual or physical abuse inflicted on another to be introduced as substantive evidence in a [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S97A1867
  17. Suggs v. State (2000)

    A jury convicted Stephon Suggs of the murder of Richard Rackley and of armed robbery, theft by taking of a motor vehicle, concealing the death of another, and theft by taking.[1] Suggs contends that there was insufficient evidence of murder, the trial court erred in several evidentiary rulings, and trial counsel was ineffective. Because there was sufficient evidence for the jury to find Suggs guilty of malice murder, the trial court did not err in its evidentiary rulings, and trial counsel was [...]

    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S00A0084
  18. Gibbons v. State (1982)

    Clifton Edward Gibbons was indicted for the murder of Lloyd O. Agner, convicted of that offense by a jury in Burke County, Georgia, and sentenced to life imprisonment. On appeal, he presents eleven enumerations of error, the last contending that "the evidence is insufficient as proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime of murder." We reach this enumeration first. Lewis v. State, 248 Ga. 566 (285 SE2d 179) (1981).


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: 38026
  19. Earnest v. State (1992)

    Malisa Earnest, Terry Belcher, and Robert MacIntyre strangled Teresa Simmons to death. At separate jury trials, all three defendants were convicted of malice murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Earnest appeals. We affirm the conviction.[1]


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S92A0820
  20. Boseman v. State (1994)

    The appellant, Charles Boseman, has been indicted for murder and the state is seeking the death penalty. This appeal stems from the trial court's denial of Boseman's motion to dismiss for failure to provide him a speedy trial as guaranteed by Art. I, Sec. I, Par. XI (a) of the 1983 Georgia Constitution and by the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.[1] We affirm.


    Court: Supreme Court of Georgia Docket: S93A1336

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