• Mary Sheffield et al. v. Conair Corporation

    Publication Date: 2018-12-07
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Consumer Products
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Robl, (Robl Law Group LLC), Tucker, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffery Saxby, (Hall Booth Smith, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1032

    Court Affirms Order Granting Summary Judgment to Mattress Heater Manufacturer in Suit by Customer Whose Mattress Caught on Fire

  • Alfonza McKeever, Jr. v. Cathy L. Scarver as Chapter 7 Trustee for The Bankruptcy Estate Of Alfonza McKeever, Jr.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-26
    Practice Area: Bankruptcy | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfonza McKeever, Stone Mountain, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Williams, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1192

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Affirmance of Magistrate Court's Order Denying Motion to Vacate Writ of Possession Upon Finding Error in Superior Court's Construction of Statute Governing Appeals from Magistrate Court in Bankruptcy Dispute

  • Strozier v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teri Brown, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Keith Gammage, (Fulton County Solicitor General), Atlanta, Kenneth Kondritzer, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1179

    Waiver of fee for appointment of a public defender cannot be conditioned on anything other than a defendant's ability to pay the fee.

  • Chamberlain v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-21
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: N/a
    for defendant: N/a

    Case Number: A18A1256

    No trial court error or prejudice to defendant found in child molestation case.

  • Homelife On Glynco, LLC et al. v. Gateway Center Commercial Association, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-19
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Roberts, (Roberts Tate, LLC), St. Simons Island, Brad Proctor, (Blueprint Construction Counsel, LLP), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Jeffrey Lutz, (Culhane Meadows, PLLC), St. Simons Island, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0860

    Successor owner of commercial property owed assessments to a management association under the terms of the association's original declaration.

  • Diaz v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-15
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Brian Fortner, Ryan Leonard, Samantha Newman, Joseph Cusack, (Douglas County District Attorney's Office), Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1394

    No trial court error in exclusion of testimony when other evidence was sufficient to show guilt.

  • Pham v. Black

    Publication Date: 2018-10-30
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Michael Bailey, Randolph Powell, Bailey Sabulis, Arthur Cheek, (Huff, Powell & Bailey, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: LaTisha Jackson, Thomas Sampson, (Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP), Atlanta, Thomas Sampson, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellee. Wade Copeland, Stephanie Vari, (Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP), Atlanta, Hunter Allen, (Allen, McCain & O'Mahoney, P C.), Atlanta, Robert Monyak, (Peters & Monyak, LLP), Atlanta, Austin Ellis, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for Other Party.

    Case Number: A18A1360

    Court Reverses Order Denying Summary Judgment to Doctor Accused of Causing Emergency Room Patient's Death by Failing to Stabilize the Patient

  • Salinas et al. v. Atlanta Gas Light Company

    Publication Date: 2018-10-24
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry: Energy
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: W. Briggs, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daryl Clarida, Peter Golden, (Hall Bloch Garland & Meyer LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0886

    Court Reverses Trial Court's Order Directing Resolution of Energy Supplier Dispute in Arbitration

  • Carpetcare Multiservices, LLC v. Carle

    Publication Date: 2018-10-22
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ryan Isenberg, (Isenberg & Hewitt, P C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Eglin Carle, Douglasville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1094

    Court Affirms Invalidity of Non-Compete That Omits Geographical Restrictions

  • 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