Ford Motor Credit Company (Ford Motor) brought this action against Gary Jarrett seeking $1,482.18, the alleged balance due on a lease contract. Jarrett filed a direct appeal from the trial court's grant of summary judgment in favor of Ford Motor for $1,482.18 principal plus $173.22 attorney fees.
(a) (6). This statute unambiguously refers to "judgments" in general and we therefore construe it to be applicable to judgments in the amount of $2,500 or less obtained by verdict following a bench or jury trial as well as by summary judgment. See generally Irwin v. Busbee, 241 Ga. 567 (247 SE2d 103) (1978)
. Thus, because the appellant failed to follow the provisions required by OCGA 5-6-35
(b) for cases in which an application for appeal is required, this direct appeal must be dismissed. Simpkins v. Minks, 175 Ga. App. 729 (334 SE2d 340) (1985)
. See also Brown v. Assoc. Fin. Svcs. Corp., 255 Ga. 457 (339 SE2d 590) (1986)