• Wilkins v. City of Conyers

    Publication Date: 2018-10-19
    Practice Area: Evidence | Motor Vehicle Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Johnson, (Ryan A. Johnson, P.C.), Atlanta, R. Campbell, (Shiver Hamilton LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Waldrop, (Waldrop & Bootcheck, LLC), Conyers, Mary Katz, (Chambless, Higdon & Carson ), Macon, David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1400

    Dismissal of a case is not an appropriate sanction for negligent spoliation of evidence

  • Evelyn v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randolph Frails, (Attorney at Law), Augusta, Stacy Norris, (Frails & Wilson LLC), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, (District Attorney's Office), Augusta, Henry Syms, (Office of The District Attorney), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1077

    Court Affirms Denial of Motion to Withdraw Guilty Plea by Kidnapper Who Alleged That He Failed to Understand his Ineligibility for Parole

  • In The Interest of E. M.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-08
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rodney Quarles, (Attorney At Law), Chatsworth, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Penny Hannah (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Cynthia Johnson, (Johnson Law Pc), Cohutta, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Elaine Campbell, Cohutta, Joshua Smith (Attorney At Law), Dalton, for Other party.

    Case Number: A18A1162

    Parental rights of child's biological father terminated

  • Sweet City Landfill, LLC et al. v. Elbert County et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-09-25
    Practice Area: Land Use and Planning | Regulations
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lajuana Ransaw, (Smith Welch Webb & White, LLC), McDonough, Mary Durant (Attorney At Law), Tucker, Michael Mayo, Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ansel Beacham, (Attorney At Law), Rome, Brandon Bowen, Robert Walker, (Jenkins, Bowen & Walker, P.C.), Cartersville, Billy Daughtry, (Leverett & Daughtry, LLC), Elberton, Norman Fletcher, Lee Carter, (Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigle, Richardson & Davis LLP), for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1794

    Court affirms dismissal of land fill operator's challenge to county's waste disposal ordinance

  • Lynch v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-09-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerard Kleinrock, (Attorney At Law), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, Deborah Wellborn, (Assistant District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1013

    Defendant can withdraw a guilty plea because he was denied his Sixth Amendment right to counsel

  • The State v. Williams

    Publication Date: 2018-09-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A0853

    Indictments reinstated where multiple child pornography images were all found at the same time and location.

  • In The Interest of S. M.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Katherine Mason, Amanda Monaco (Augusta Judicial Circuit Public Defender), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Joshua Smith, Henry Syms (District Attorney's Office), (Wargo & French LLP), Augusta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1221

    Informal Adjustment Valuation of Stolen Property For Restitution Purposes Was Not Appealable Final Judgment

  • Jordan v. Marriott International, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-09
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Hospitality and Lodging | Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Nichols, John Kennedy (James Bates Brannan Groover LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Moffett, Candis Jones (Gray, Rust, St.Amand, Moffett & Brieske, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0167

    Claim Against Hotel By Guest Who Forget to Remove Valuables From Room Safe Was Subject to Inkeeper Statutes

  • Harrell v. City of Griffin

    Publication Date: 2018-08-06
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lee Goldstein (McConnell & Sneed LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: G. Mobley (Lokey Mobley and Doyle LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Robert N. Katz, Decatur; Merlyn Dodson, Robert Katz (Katz Stepp Wright & Fleming LLC), Decatur, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A18A0415

    Ante Litem Notice of Claim to Municipality Must Include Specific Dollar Amount of Monetary Damages Being Sought

  • Clarence Williams v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Gerald Griggs (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Clarence Williams (Augusta State Medical Prison), Grovetown, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard (District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1650

    Time For Filing Direct Appeal Was Not Extended After Defendant Voluntarily Withdrew Motion for New Trial Before Trial Court Acted