• Ingles Markets, Inc. v. Seymour

    Publication Date: 2020-11-03
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: James Scarbrough, Rachel Reed, Amy Buzby, (Mabry & McClelland, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Stephen Carter, (Attorney at Law), Hartwell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A20A1453

    Court affirms denial of premises owner's motion for summary judgment in a slip and fall case due to open issues of fact

  • Chestnut v. The State

    Publication Date: 2020-02-27
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Nazish Ahmed, (Ahmed Law Group), Lagrange, for appellant.
    for defendant: Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, Burke Doherty, Tristan Gillespie, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A2416

    Court rejects defendant's assertions of insufficient evidence and finds sufficient circumstantial evidence to support his convictions for attempting to enter a vehicle

  • Stelly v. WSE Property Management, LLC

    Publication Date: 2019-08-05
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Blaska, Dana Norman, Thomas Blaska, (The Blaska Law Firm, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Robert Shannon, (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP), Atlanta, Theresa Benz, Jacob Rey, (Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP), Denver, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0248

    Court reverses summary judgment in a slip-and-fall action due to outstanding issues of material fact

  • French v. Perez

    Publication Date: 2019-05-07
    Practice Area: Evidence
    Industry: Insurance
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Aaron Marks, (The Marks Law Group, LLC), Decatur, for appellant.
    for defendant: Kyle Baker, John Patton, (Taylor English Duma LLP), Atlanta, Kristie Fitzgerald, (Lynn Leonard & Associates), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1679

    Insuror Not Agent of Insured For Purposes of Claim Against Defendant For Spoliation of Evidence

  • 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

  • St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Inc. v. Gardner Sewell Hall et al.

    Publication Date: 2017-11-03
    Practice Area: Business Torts
    Industry:
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Rickman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Stephen Sparwath (Owen, Gleaton, Egan, Jones & Sweeny, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Richard Mitchell, Patrick O'Connor (Mitchell & Shapiro LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0824

    The trial court erred in denying hospital's motion to dismiss plaintiff's slip and fall suit arising after he fell on black ice in the parking lot, because there were no questions of fact remaining as to whether the hospital had superior knowledge of the patch of black ice on which plaintiff fell or whether its remedial efforts to clear the parking deck of snow and ice contributed to the icy conditions.