Counties & the Law

ACCG reports on appellate decisions having an impact on local governments in Georgia. These summaries are posted on our website each Monday afternoon.


  • 2016

    August 27 – September 2, 2016

    IMMUNITY – James v. Georgia Department of Public Safety

    NEGLIGENCE – Graham v. Wellstar Health System

    August 20 - August26, 2016

    CONDEMNATION – Summerour v. City of Marietta

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Loveless v. State

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – State v. Rucker

    TAXATION – Columbus, GA Board of Tax Assessors v. The Medical Center Hospital Authority

    August 13 - August19, 2016

    IMMUNITY – Georgia Department of Labor v. RTT Associates, Inc.

    TAXATION – Montgomery County v. Hamilton

    WEAPONS – Evans v. Gwinnett County Public Schools

    August 6 - August 12, 2016

    CIVIL PRACTICE – Shoenthal v. Shoenthal

    IMMUNITY – City of Tybee Island v. Harrod

    IMMUNITY – White v. Georgia Department of Transportation

    IMMUNITY – Stone Mountain Memorial Association v. Amestoy

    NEGLIGENCE – McConnell v. Department of Labor

    July 30 - August 5, 2016

    CIVIL PRACTICE – Barnett v. Holt Builders, LLC

    IMMUNITY – Kliesrath v. Estate of Davis

    INSURANCE – Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency v. City of Sandy Springs

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Media General Operations v. St. Lawrence

    July 23 - July 29, 2016

    APPELLATE PRACTICE – Murphy v. Freeman

    APPELLATE PRACTICE – Schumacher v. City of Roswell

    COUNTY ROADS – Pass v. Forestar GA Real Estate Group, Inc.

    WHISTLEBLOWER – Franklin v. Eaves

    WHISTLEBLOWER – Fuciarelli v. McKinney

    July 9 - July 15, 2016

    No Cases

    July 2 - July 8, 2016

    No Cases

    June 18 – June 24, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – State v. Reid

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Zilke v. State

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Woodhouse v. State

    IMMUNITY – Pearce v. Tucker

    INVERSE CONMDENATION – Prigbeagu v. Gwinnett County

    June 11 – June 17, 2016

    IMMUNITY – Tricoli v. Watts

    NEGLIGENCE – Mayor & City Council of the City of Richmond Hill v. Maia

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc.

    June 4 – June 10, 2016

    ANTE LITEM NOTICE – In the Interest of the Estate of Joe Leonard, Jr.

    May 28 – June 3, 2016

    CONDEMNATION – Jones v. Sabal Trail Transmission LLC

    CONDEMNATION – Shiv Aban Inc. v. Georgia Department of Transportation

    May 21 – May 27, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Darling v. McLaughlin

    IMMUNITY – Georgia Department of Labor v. RTT Associates, Inc.

    May 7 –May 13, 2016

    WEAPONS - Georgiacarry.org v. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    OPEN MEETINGS/OPEN RECORDS – Chua v. Johnson

    TAXATION – Columbus, GA Board of Tax Assessors v. The Medical Center Hospital Authority

    April 30 – May 6, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Bynes v. State

    IMMUNITY – Kliesrath v. Estate of Davis

    IMMUNITY – Hart v. Sirmans

    IMMUNITY – Calloway v. City of Warner Robins

    WHISTLEBLOWER – McKinney v. Fuciarelli

    April 23 – April 29, 2016

    CONTEMPT ORDERS – Lewis v. City of Savannah

    IMMUNITY – Boatwright v. Copeland

    April 16 – April 22, 2016

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Andemical v. State

    April 9 – April 15, 2016

    ANNEXATION – City of Lovejoy v. Clayton County

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Anderson v. Sentinel Offender Services, LLC

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Wright v. Brown

    CRIMINAL MATTERS – Mallory v. State

    IMMUNITY – City of Hapeville v. Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation

    April 2 – April 8, 2016

    CONSTITUTION – Owens v. State

    CONSTITUTION – Spoone v. State

    March 30, 2016 – Special Edition

    OPEN MEETINGS OPEN RECORDS – Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.

    March 26 – April 1, 2016

    ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES – GA Department of Behavioral Health & Development Disabilities v. United Cerebral Palsy of GA Inc.

    ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES – Gregory v. Sexual Offender Registration Review Board

    CONSERVATION & NATURAL RESOURCES – Georgia River Network v. Turner

    CONSTITUTION – Kendrick v. State

    IMMUNITY – Rivera v. Washington

    IMMUNITY – Raw Properties, Inc. v. Lawson

    March 19 - March 25, 2016
    ORDINANCES – Gebrekidan v. City of Clarkston

    March 12 - March 18, 2016
    No Cases

    March 5 - 11, 2016
    No Cases

    February 20 - 26, 2016
    IMMUNITY - Loehle v. GA Department of Public Safety

    February 13 - 19, 2016
    IMMUNITY - Olvera v. University System of GA Board of Regents
    JUDICIAL RECUSAL - GeorgiaCarry.Org Inc v. James

    January 23 - 29, 2016(2)
    IMPACT FEES - Fairgreen Capital, LLC v. City of Canton

    January 23 - 29, 2016(1)
    RETROACTIVE APPLICATION OF LAWS - Mosley v. Lowe

    January 16 - 22, 2016
    No Cases

    January 9 - 15, 2016
    CONDEMNATION - Earl's Pearls LLC v. Cobb County

    January 2 -8, 2016
    CIVIL PRACTICE - Olympus Media LLC v. City of Dunwoody
    TAXATION - Glynn County v. Coleman

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