• The State v. Green

    Publication Date: 2019-06-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Paul Howard, Francis Wakeford, (Office of the Fulton County District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Meghan Callier, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0637

    Court Reverses Trial Court Order Dismissing Indictment for Various Fraud and Computer Crimes Where Trial Court Denied State Opportunity to Present Evidence That Charges Were Timely Brought

  • Spirits, Inc. v. Patel et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-12
    Practice Area: Contractual Disputes | Damages
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kelly Burke, (Burke Lasseter LLC.), Warner Robins, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Spurlin, (Spurlin & McCorvey), Tifton, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0591

    Court affirms damages award in breach of contract action

  • Doctors Hospital of Augusta, LLC v. Georgia Department of Community Health et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-04
    Practice Area: Administrative Law
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Belinfante, Kimberly Anderson, Daniel Monahan, Carey Miller, (Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield, LLC), Atlanta, Stephen Ecenia, (Rutledge Ecenia, P. A.), Tallahassee, for appellant.
    for defendant: Roxana Tatman, (Department of Community Health), Atlanta, Jeffrey Stump, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Monica Sullivan, (Department of Law), Atlanta, Robert Threlkeld, (Morris Manning & Martin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A19A0567

    Court Affirms Agency Award of Certificate of Need to Build Hospital Over Objection by Competing Bidder That Award Ignored Statutory Requirements

  • In the Interest of J. C. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2019-06-03
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jill Morris, (Morris Legal Team, P.C.), Augusta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Gary Glover, Robert Kerr, (Glover, Blount & Kerr), Augusta, Shalen Nelson, (Senior Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, for appellee. Amber Mosley, (Child Enrichment, Inc.), Augusta, Kurt Lawton, (Sarah Floyd Blake PC), Augusta, Bill Dean, Roberta Bush, Augusta, for other party.

    Case Number: A19A0540

    Court Reverses Juvenile Court Order Transferring Guardianship of Children to Paternal Grandparents Where Juvenile Court, Acting Sua Sponte, Transferred Guardianship Without First Giving Notice to Mother or Considering Statutory Factors for Transfer

  • Rogers v. Dupree et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-05-16
    Practice Area: Legal Malpractice
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: William Hill, Joseph Sharp, Alexander Bartko, (Polsinelli PC), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Cauthorn, Jason Nohr, (Cauthorn, Nohr & Owen), Marietta, John Floyd, Tiana Mykkeltvedt, (Bondurant, Mixzon & Elmore, LLP), Atlanta, J. Cauthorn, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A16A1714

    Claims referring to pre-litigation activities are not subject to dismissal under the anti-SLAPP statute

  • Llewelyn v. Bryant et al.

    Publication Date: 2019-04-30
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: Education
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Randall Farmer, (Attorney at Law), Marietta, John Steel, (Gregory, Doyle, Calhoun & Rogers, LLC), Marietta, for appellant.
    for defendant: John Steel, (Steel and Moss, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1913

    Public employee has official immunity from negligence cause of action when acting in a discretionary capacity

  • Cook v. Campbell-Cook

    Publication Date: 2019-04-26
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Family Law
    Industry: Legal Services
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Frank Hamilton, Meghan Noblett, (Hamilton Legal Services), Cumming, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thomas Rowsey, Susan Stelter, (Thomas C. Rowsey, P.C), Roswell, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2146

    Trial Court Sufficiently Stated Specific Findings of Fact As to Violations of Divorce Settlement Agreement That Supported Attorney Fees Award

  • A. Garcia Trucking & Produce, LLC et al. v. Sandoval

    Publication Date: 2019-04-25
    Practice Area: Employment Litigation
    Industry: Transportation
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kenneth Brock, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Michael Rosetti, (Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: James Janarious, (Cruz & Associates, P.C.), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A2072

    Superior Court Erred By Reviewing Workers' Compensation Board's Decision Under De Novo Standard of Review

  • Maxwell v. The State

    Publication Date: 2019-03-26
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Amy Ihrig, Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Margaret Heap, Ana-Helena Allen, (Chatham County District Attorney's Office), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1692

    Evidence That Plaintiff Applied Dangerous Choke Hold on Victim Supported Aggravated Assault Conviction

  • In the Interest of E. S. et al., children.

    Publication Date: 2019-02-28
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: V. Billingsley, (Attorney at Law), Carrollton, for appellant.
    for defendant: Calandra Harps, Christopher Carr, Shalen Nelson, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Andrea Moldovan, (Andrea R. Moldovan P.C.), Douglasville, for appellee. Keisha Hill, (Wright Hill & Associates LLC), Amber Walden, (Attorney at Law), Atlanta, Bonnie Binkley, (Binkley Law GA), Atlanta, for other party.

    Case Number: A18A1936

    Court Affirms Trial Court's Finding of Venue and Approves of State Taking Ten Children from Homeless Mother on Basis of Dependency