• Grace v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-16
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Rachel Ackley, (Rachel Ackley Law, LLC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, Deborah Wellborn, (Assistant District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1255

    Court Affirms Conviction and Sentence of Child Sex Trafficker Sentenced to Life in Prison as a Recidivist

  • Gonzalez v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Appeals | Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Arquimides Gonzalez, (Coffee Correctional Facility), Nicholls, for appellant.
    for defendant: Daniel Porter, (District Attorney Gwinnett Justice & Administrative Center), Lawrenceville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1047

    Court Reverses Denial of Motion for Out-of-Time Appeal of Third Amended Sentence on Grounds that Defendant May Not Have Received Notice of Sentence

  • Edokpolor et al. v. Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-10-02
    Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joseph King, (Joseph H. King, Jr. P.C.), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Gailya McElroy, James West, (Attorney At Law), Decatur, Austell, Gerond Lawrence, (Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, LLP) Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1031

    Court Affirms Grant of Motion for Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Dispute

  • 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