• Starwood Hotels & Resorts et al. v. Lopez

    Publication Date: 2018-06-13
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Labor Law | Personal Injury
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure | Hospitality and Lodging
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Trisha Holland (Eraclides, Gelman, Hall, Indek, Goodman, Waters & Traverso), Lawrenceville; Marion Waters (Eraclides Gelman Hall Indek Goodman & Waters LLC), Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Smith (W. Calvin Smith, II, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0552

    ALJ Erred in Determining That Injured Workers' Compensation Claimant Could Choose Her Own Treating Physician

  • Drumm, In His Capacity As City Manager For The City Of Brunswick et al. v. George et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-13
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Contractual Disputes | Employment Litigation
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick O'Connor, Patricia Paul (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah; Brian Corry (Williams Litigation Group), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Adrienne Browning (Adrienne Browning, Attorney At Law, PC.), Brunswick, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0691

    Police Officers Could Not Sue City For Alleged Failure to Pay Promised Wage Increase In Absence of Valid Written Contract

  • Lindley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-06-04
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: George Law (Whitmer and Law), Gainesville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lee Darragh (District Attorney, NEJC of GA), Gainesville; Laura Lukert (Northern Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office), Athens, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0299

    Prosecution Failed to Prove Defendant Ever Possessed or Controlled Pornographic Images Found on Tablet

  • In The Interest Of M. F., A Child (Father).

    Publication Date: 2018-05-16
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Tom Pye (Attorney at Law), Norcross, for appellant.
    for defendant: Douglas Fox (Fox Firm P.C.), Lawrenceville, for appellee. Rosalind Watkins (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0264

    Juvenile Court Erred By Trying to Retain Jurisdiction Over Case After Guardianship Was Dissolved

  • Georgiacarry.Org, Inc., et al. v. Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-24
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government | Real Estate
    Industry: Real Estate | State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Monroe (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Michael Brown (Alston & Bird LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Henry Chalmers, Andrew Stevens (Arnall Golden Gregory), Atlanta; Peter Canfield, Brian Lea (Jones Day), Atlanta, for amicus curiae.

    Case Number: A17A1639

    Private Non-Profit Organization Could Prohibit Individuals From Carrying Guns Onto Its Leased Property

  • Amguard Insurance Company v. Kerkela

    Publication Date: 2018-04-23
    Practice Area: Administrative Law | Civil Procedure | Labor Law
    Industry: Entertainment and Leisure
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Alfred Quillian (Scrudder, Bass, Quillian, Horlock, Taylor & Lazar), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Conner (Morgan & Morgan PA), Atlanta, for appellee. Jorge Flores (The Law Office of Jorge Luis Flores, LLC), Conyers; Patricia Taylor (State Board of Workers' Compensation), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1498

    Trial Court Erred in Reinterpreting Factual Findings of Workers' Compensation Board

  • Johnson v. Hauck

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Sherry Campbell (Attorney at Law), Warner Robins, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kevin Bradley (Attorney at Law), Macon, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1805

    Adoption Petition Failed to Apprise Biological Mother of Factual Allegations

  • Ya Van v. Siv Cheng Kong As Administratrix Of The Estate Of Chheng Siv Voigt et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-26
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lloyd Hedrick (Hedrick Law LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Melvin Hewitt, Hilary Hunter (Isenberg & Hewitt PC), Atlanta, for appellee. Maren Cave (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A17A1713

    The trial court erred in denying defendant's motion for summary judgment in plaintiff's suit alleging that defendant was negligent in failing to keep her home safe from known dangers and dangerous conditions on the property when she allowed her son-in-law to enter her home and he fatally stabbed her daughter, as there was no evidence from which to conclude that defendant had reason to anticipate the man's violent conduct.

  • Benning v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-03-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Teresa Doepke (Office of the Public Defender), Covington, for appellant.
    for defendant: Layla Zon (District Attorney), Covington; Tabitha Rogers (Newton County District Attorney's Office), Covington, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1761

    The Court affirmed defendant's convictions for several offenses stemming from a brutal assault on his live-in girlfriend, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting evidence of two prior sexual assaults at trial because the evidence was relevant to show defendant's intent and the probative value was not substantially outweighed by the danger of unfair prejudice.

  • Lester v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-02-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin A. Anderson, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul L. Howard, Jr., District Attorney, F. McDonald Wakeford IV, Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1007

    The Court affirmed defendant's conviction for aggravated assault for striking his former girlfriend in the face with a pool stick, ultimately resulting in the loss of her eye, as the trial court did not abuse its discretion in barring defendant's counsel from asking certain questions during voir dire and did not err in denying defendant's motion to strike the venire after State displayed demonstrative versions of a pool stick in the courtroom during voir dire.