• Harris et al. v. City of South Fulton et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Brackett, Robert Ashe, (Bondurant Mixson & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Winston Denmark, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Jonesboro, David Lowman, Cheryl Ringer, Patrise Perkins-Hooker, Eugene Smith, Michael Huening, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, Emilia Walker, (Fincher Denmark LLC), Atlanta, , for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1990

    Neighborhood in Previously Unincorporated Area In Fulton County Is Now Part of City of South Fulton

  • Gray v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-04-06
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Steel, (The Steel Law Firm, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Otobong Ukpong, (Attorney at Law), Decatur, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, Destiny Bryant, (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A1258

    Court rules that an order reinstating a defendant's original sentence was void because the trial court failed to give notice and an opportunity for a hearing

  • Thurman v. TCFPA Family Medical Centers, P. C. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-03-16
    Practice Area: Health Care Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Brian Wright, (The Cowan Law Firm, LLC), Dalton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Cara Weiner, Cynthia Hall, (Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams PC), Chattanooga, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1831

    Medical Patient Who Fell From Examination Table Offered No Evidence to Support Ordinary Negligence Claim Against Clinic

  • Carbonara et al. v. Fortress Group, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-29
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Richard Robbins, Heather Sharp, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eric Nathan, Philip Weener, Devin Phillips, Mathis Wilkens, (Weener Nathan Phillips LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1888

    Court dismisses an appeal where appellants were responsible for unreasonable and inexcusable delays in obtaining and filing a trial record and transcript

  • Barbara Cantrell et al. v. AU Medical Center, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-01-21
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Bush, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Anna Cross, Darren Summerville, (The Summerville Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Floyd Taylor, James Painter, Amanda Lynde, (Brennan, Wasden & Painter LLC), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2101

    Court reverses dismissal of medical negligence complaint after determining that the affidavit attached to the plaintiff's complaint met statutory requirements

  • Ford v. Carter

    Publication Date: 2021-01-07
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Harold Jones, (Law Office of Harold Jones), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Nicole Stout, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1725

    Court reverses dismissal order in a slip and fall case and remands to give plaintiff an opportunity to respond to arguments that service of process was not diligently pursued

  • Thompson et al. v. Branch Banking & Trust Company

    Publication Date: 2021-01-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Creditors' and Debtors' Rights
    Industry: Financial Services and Banking
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Hays McQueen, (James Bates Brannan Groover LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Marcia Guinyard, (The Fuller Law Group LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A2079

    Creditor's Lengthy Inaction Precluded Granting Motion for Default of Consent Order

  • Rice v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-29
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph Key, Kayci Timmons, (Miller & Key PA), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, Samuel d'Entremont, (Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1082

    Taking Photos of Sleeping, Unaware Children Did Not Constitute Child Molestation

  • Cynthia S. Barry v. Thomas S. Barry, III et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-12-11
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Blitch, (Blitch Law, PC), Atlanta, Edward Tolley, (Attorney at Law), Athens, Devin Smith, Edward Tolley, (Cook & Tolley LLP), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eddy Corn, (E A Corn, LLC), Hiawassee, James Tittle, (Attorney at Law), West Palm Beach, Daniel Duello, (Law Office of Daniel R. Duello), Blairsville, William Mercer, (William K. Mercer Jr PC), Blairsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0839

    Court affirms ruling that an heir forfeited her beneficial interests in a will and trust pursuant to in terrorem clauses as a result of her bad faith efforts to prevent probate

  • Bully v. State

    Publication Date: 2020-12-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Clifford Kurlander, (Georgia Public Defender Council - Appellate Division), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Kenemer, Herbert Poston, (Assistant District Attorney), Dalton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0882

    Court reverses convictions for sexual assault on probationers but affirms other convictions for rape and assault over defendant's multiple challenges