UGA School of Law to Host Georgia Court of Appeals

By Abby Jessen

On Oct. 14, the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from three different cases. The issues range from medical negligence to aggravated assault. The event will take place in the UGA School of Law’s Hatton Lovejoy Courtroom beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Court of Appeals judges will hold a question-and-answer session following the arguments.

Here is a list of the following cases to be heard, broken down by topic and case:

  • Medical Negligence – Iselda Moreno v. P. Yugueros, M.D. and artisan plastic surgery:  Rudy Robles appeals a court decision that found a surgeon not responsible for his wife’s death following a tummy tuck surgery.
  • Sovereign Immunity – Raw Properties Inc. v C. Lawson, tax commissioner and ex- officio sheriff of Dekalb County:  Raw Properties Inc. appeals a court decision finding Tax Commissioner Lawson entitled to sovereign immunity against damage claims arising from the sale of the real estate company’s real property, which the company says was wrongfully sold for taxes following improper statutory procedures.
  • Aggravated Assault – M. Williams v. State: Williams appeals a court decision that refused him a new trial after he was found guilty of aggravated assault.

Georgia Law grads Presiding Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes, Judge William M. Ray II and Judge Carla Wong McMillian will be on the bench for the event. This is the first time the Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments at the law school since 2007.

If you would like to read the written briefs of each case, visit

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