• 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

  • Quattrocchi et al. v. State of Georgia

    Publication Date: 2020-11-30
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: John Christy, Jonathan Akins, (Schreeder Wheeler & Flint, LLP), Atlanta, Russell King, Collin Hatcher, Russell King, Collin Hatcher, (King Yaklin & Wilkins LLP), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr, (Attorney General), Atlanta, Anne Infinger, (Department of Law / Consumer Protection), Atlanta, Jacquelyn Kneidel, Andrew Chesser, (State of Georgia Attorney General’s Office), Atlanta, for appellee. Thomas Bray, Acworth, Gregory Ellis, (Lamberth Cifelli Ellis & Nason PA), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1127

    Trial Court Did Not Err in Striking Appellants' Answer in Unfair Trade Practices Case After Finding Them in Default as to Third Amended Complaint

  • Ware et al. v. Jackson et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-11-12
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Merchant, John Merchant, (The Merchant Law Firm, PC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ashley Palmer, (Office of the Fulton County Attorney), Atlanta, for appellee. Dorian Murry, (The Murry Law Group), Stone Mountain, for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1413

    Sheriff's Office Employee Who Failed to Update Inmate Records Is Not Protected by Qualified Immunity, But Is Also Not Liable for Negligence After Inmate Was Murdered by Cellmate

  • Moore v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-10-22
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Rogers, (Law Offices of James A. Rogers, LLC), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia Brooks, Winder, James Smith, (District Attorney), Jefferson, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1348

    Court affirms convictions for aggravated assault and battery over defendant's challenge to sufficiency of evidence and contentions of abuse of discretion.

  • In re Estate of Hanson

    Publication Date: 2020-10-15
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ophelia Chan, Stephanie Carman, (The Chan Law Firm, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Louis Levenson, (Louis Levenson & Associates), Atlanta, George Lott, (Stack & Associates, P.C.), Atlanta for appellee. Bertram Boley, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta for other party.

    Case Number: A20A1109

    Georgia Probate Court Erred in Concluding it Had Jurisdiction to Order a Permanent Guardianship and Conservatorship Regarding Florida Resident and His Non-Georgia Property

  • ABH Corporation et al. v. Montgomery

    Publication Date: 2020-10-13
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Luskin, (Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson LLP), Atlanta, Elissa Haynes, (Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Vicky Templeton, Powder Springs, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0854

    Court reverses denial of summary judgment in a premises liability action where property owner did not have superior knowledge of criminal activity

  • Tumlin v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-09-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Keegan Gary, Hunter Rodgers, (Paulding Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office), Dallas, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Cole, Donald Donovan, Anthony Williams, (Assistant District Attorney), Dallas, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0947

    Trial Court Erred in Finding That Child Molestation Defendant Did Not Receive Ineffective Assistance of Counsel; Trial Counsel Failed to Subpoena Favorable Evidence

  • Smart v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-08-11
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Williams, (Western Circuit Public Defender's Office), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kenneth Mauldin (District Attorney), Athens, Danielle Fargione, (Lynn Leonard & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0682

    Prosecution Never Established That Defendant Was Required to Register as Sex Offender in Another State

  • Gai Spann v. Rashida Davis et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-07-22
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Cary Wiggins, (Wiggins Law Group), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rita Cherry, Sarah Rasalam, Marlon Bull, (City of Atlanta Law Department), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A0202

    Court affirms dismissal of lawsuit against court clerks who were entitled to quasi-judicial immunity from tort claims