• Mobley v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-08-08
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
    Industry: Automotive
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Holly Veal (The Veal Law Firm P.C.), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Darius Pattillo (District Attorney), McDonough; Sharon Hopkins (Henry County District Attorney's Office), McDonough; Atha Pryor (Assistant District Attorney), McDonough, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0500

    A Search Warrant Is Not Required to Retrieve Data from Vehicle's Airbag Control Module

  • In The Interest of R. B. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2018-08-06
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Carolyn Altman (Altman Law Firm), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta; Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Gretchen Howard (Jahn & Associates), Atlanta; Shalen Nelson (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Talia Nurse, Robert Kunz (Attorney at Law), Douglasville; Deidre Ricks (The Ricks Law Firm LLC), Douglasville, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A0263

    Juvenile Court Erred in Removing Children From Parental Custody Without Following Guidelines, Making Findings, or Holding Hearing

  • Mullis v. Welch et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Trusts and Estates
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Edgar (Attorney at Law), Alma, for appellant.
    for defendant: C. Strickland (Attorney at Law), Waycross, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0128

    Summary Judgment for Trustees Proper Where Plaintiff Did Not Raise Disputed Issue of Material Fact Regarding Alleged Incapacity or Undue Influence

  • Beavers v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-24
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Monica Baron (Office of the Public Defender), Blairsville, for appellant.
    for defendant: T. Levins (Assistant District Attorney), Hiawassee; William Langley (District Attorney), Blairsville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0323

    Although Evidence Supported Finding of Probation Violation, Trial Court Erred In Sentencing

  • Uribe v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-07-20
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Monte Davis (Attorney at Law), Roswell, for appellant.
    for defendant: Rosanna Szabo (Solicitor-General), Lawrenceville; Samuel D'Entremont (Gwinnett County Solicitor-General's Office), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0582

    Speedy Trial Demand Was Neither Properly Filed Nor Clearly Labeled

  • Naval Store Suppliers, Inc., d/b/a Southern Builders Supply et al. v. Croft et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-06-14
    Practice Area: Premises Liability
    Industry: Distribution and Wholesale
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Watt (Coleman Talley LLP), Valdosta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Cotton (Cotton Law Firm, P.C.), Cordele; Saleem Dennis (Maniklal & Dennis, LLP), Valdosta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0366

    The trial court erred in denying defendants' motion for summary judgment in plaintiff's slip and fall suit because the uncontroverted evidence showed that plaintiff and defendants had equal knowledge of the hazard created by ice forming near an entrance door.

  • Baja Properties, LLC v. Mattera et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-04-25
    Practice Area: Business Torts | Contractual Disputes | Corporate Entities
    Industry: Construction | Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: C. Davis (Lee Davis Law LLC), Atlanta; Emma Burke (Bailey Davis LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: William Ney (William Brent Ney LLC), Atlanta; Donna-Marie Hayle (Ney Hoffecker Peacock & Hayle), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1875

    Unlicensed Contractor Could Not Enforce Contract with Property Owners to Build Home for Them

  • Johnson v. Dekalb County, Georgia

    Publication Date: 2018-04-10
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Election and Political Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Samuel Woodhouse (The Woodhouse Law Firm), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Carr (Attorney General), Atlanta; Cristina Correia (State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General), Atlanta; Phillp Friduss, Ernest Satterfield (Hall Booth Smith, PC), Atlanta; Robert Ware (Office of the County Attorney), Atlanta; Nathan Gaffney (Fried Rogers Goldberg), Atlanta; Russell Britt (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1607

    County Tax Official Who Successfully Challenged Special Election Was Entitled to Attorney Fees

  • Swallows et al. v. Adams-Pickett et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-03-30
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Health Care Law | Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Charles Cork (Attorney at Law), Decatur; Sam Nicholson (Nicholson Revell LLP), Augusta; Scott Eldredge (Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C.), Englewood, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Tucker, Thomas Tucker (Tucker Long, P.C.), Augusta; David Johnson, Kevin Race, Kristin Malcolm (Insley & Race, LLC), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A1517

    Longer Limitations Period For Medical Malpractice Actions IS Available to Minors Under Five But Not To Claims Made By Minors' Parents

  • Atwater et al. v. Tucker

    Publication Date: 2017-11-20
    Practice Area: Constitutional Law | Government
    Industry: Education | State and Local Government
    Court: Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Janet Scott, A. Welch (Smith, Welch, Webb & White, LLC), McDonough; Larry Mims, Ross Pittman (Attorney at Law), Tifton; Megan Pearson (Attorney at Law), McDonough, for appellant.
    for defendant: Craig Webster (Attorney at Law), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A17A0722

    County school officials were entitled to official immunity in teacher's suit under 42 USC § 1983 alleging that they violated her First Amendment rights by disciplining her after she posted a particular comment on a social media website and the trial court thus erred in denying their motion for judgment on the pleadings.