• Woodrum, et al. v. Georgia Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company

    Publication Date: 2021-07-28
    Practice Area: Insurance Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: R. Sims, (R. Stephen SIms, P.C.), Springfield, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Gillis, Duke Groover, (James Bates Brannan Groover), Macon, for Appellee

    Case Number: A21A0320

    Issues of Fact Exist as to Whether Damages House's Diminution in Value Was Properly Assessed by Insurer During Appraisal Process

  • Douglas R. Wilson et al v. Redmond Construction, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2021-07-09
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Civil Procedure | Evidence
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Lovett, (FisherBroyles, LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Evans, (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0506

    Bona Fide Controversy Precluded Attorney Fees Award For Stubborn Litigiousness or Unnecessary Trouble and Expense

  • Jones v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-07-02
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Donald Samuel, (Garland, Samuel & Loeb, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lenny Krick, (Assistant District Attorney-Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit), Decatur, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0090

    Court affirms rape conviction over defendant's challenge to a jury instruction and claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.

  • McWay v. McKenney's, Inc. et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-06-17
    Practice Area: Attorney Rates and Arrangements
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Hadden, (The Hadden Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, Timothy Santelli, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Rust, David Sawyer, (Gray, Rust, St. Amand, Moffett & Brieske, L.L.P.), Atlanta, Robert Edwards, Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0341

    Court Did Not Err in Awarding Attorneys' Fees in Excess of Amount Sought in Former Attorney's Notice of Lien

  • Hutzel v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-06-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Drago Cepar, (Law Office of Drago Cepar, Jr.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patrician Burton, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Christopher Carr, Paula Smith, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Alaina Granade, Sandra Wisenbaker, John Cranford, (Coweta County Solicitor General's Office), Newnan, Peter Skandalakis, (Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia), Morrow, for appellee. Julia Stone, Sarah Brewerton-Palmer, (Caplan Cobb LLP), Atlanta, for AM.

    Case Number: A21A0209

    Court affirms misdemeanor convictions for wearing a mask to conceal identity and obstruction of an officer over defendant's multiple challenges

  • White v. Cheek

    Publication Date: 2021-06-16
    Practice Area: Contracts | Personal Injury
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Colin Delaney, Edward Wasmuth, Leah Sears, Sasha Greenberg, (Smith, Gambrell, & Russell), Atlanta, Lee Gillis, (James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP), Macon, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ben Brodhead, Ashley Fournet, John Nichols, (Brodhead Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0212

    Court affirms denial of motion to enforce a settlement agreement because recipient of offer did not accept it in writing per the terms of that offer

  • Harris v. The State

    Publication Date: 2021-05-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stanley Schoolcraft, (Circuit Public Defender's Office), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Elizabeth Baker, (Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fayette County District Attorney's Office), Fayetteville, Marie Broder, (Spalding County District Attorney's Office), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0365

    Trial Counsel Was Constitutionally Ineffective For Failing to Object to Hearsay Evidence of Shoplifting

  • Timothy Franzen, Intervenor et al. v. City of Atlanta

    Publication Date: 2021-04-23
    Practice Area: Real Estate | Tax
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Woodham, (Woodham Law, LLC), Atlanta, Carranza Pryor, (LSU Health Sciences Center – Shreveport), Shreveport, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Calvert, Laura Wagner, (Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP), Atlanta, Fani Willis, (The Law Offices of Fani T. Willis, LLC), Atlanta, Robert Highsmith, (Holland & Knight LLP), Atlanta, Paul Howard, (Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, Alvin Kendall, Douglass Selby, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Richard Sinkfield, (Rodgers & Hardin LLP), Atlanta, Keith Wiener, (Holland & Knight), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0259

    Trial Court Properly Agreed With the City's View That Redevelopment of an Area in Downtown Atlanta Serves a Beneficial Purpose

  • Nance et al. v. Houston County School District et al.

    Publication Date: 2021-04-20
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Education Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Maurice King, (Law Offices of Maurice Luther King, Jr., P.C.), Albany, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Jerles, (Daniel, Lawson, Tuggle & Jerles, LLP), Perry, for appellee. George Hartwig, Katherine Lumsden, (District Attorney Houston Judicial Circuit), Perry, Harold Melton, (Justice Supreme Court of Georgia), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A21A0367

    Appeal From School District's Disenrollment of Children Did Not Comply With Interlocutory Appeal Procedures

  • Thomas County, Georgia et al. v. WH Group 2, LLC

    Publication Date: 2021-04-19
    Practice Area: Civil Appeals | Land Use and Planning | Real Estate
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Presiding Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ronald Warren, (Whitehurst, Blackburn & Warren), Thomasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gary Hunter, (Hopping Green & Sams PA), Tallahassee, for appellee.

    Case Number: A21A0039

    County's Challenge to Order Directing Consideration of Residential Developer's Site Plan Required Application For Discretionary Appeal

  • 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