No. S98A1959.

510 S.E.2d 525 (1999)

270 Ga. 424


Supreme Court of Georgia.

January 11, 1999.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gresham Hughel Harrison, Harrison & Harrison, Lawrenceville, for C.W. Smith et al.

Michael V. Stephens II, Caryl Sumner, Karen G. Thomas, Lawrenceville, for Gwinnett County, Georgia.

CARLEY, Justice.

When C.W. and Grady Smith and Smith's Lake Corporation (the Smiths) began to develop their property without obtaining the requisite permits, Gwinnett County brought suit to enjoin them from further construction activity. The trial court entered a preliminary injunction. After subsequently finding that the Smiths were in criminal contempt of that order, the trial court took control of the property pursuant to its equitable powers and ordered the County...

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