• The State v. Fowle

    Publication Date: 2018-11-13
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joshua Morrison, Teri Walker, (Fulton County District Attorney's Office), Atlanta, Paul Howard, (District Attorney), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lauren Shubow, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, Conntessua Walker, Atlanta, April Northcross, (Fulton County Public Defender's Office), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0077

    Court Reverses Dismissal of Indictment for Bringing Marijuana into a Correctional Facility Upon Finding That Confining Individual Did Not Force Individual to Bring Marijuana into Facility

  • Adams v. Pinetree Trail Enterprises, LLC et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-12
    Practice Area: Damages
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Ashleigh Madison, (Southeast Law, LLC), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: David Nelson, (Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP), Macon, Hugh Peterson, (Balch & Bingham LLP), Atlana, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1399

    Basis of attorney fee award following voluntary dismissal cannot be vague or unspecific.

  • Bacon v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-11-05
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Government
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Emory Greene, (Greene and Greene, Attorneys at Law, PC.), Americus, for appellant.
    for defendant: Plez Hardin, (District Attorney), Americus, Lewis Lamb, (Southwestern Circuit D.A.'s Office), Americus, Trevor Vanzant, (Office of The District Attorney, Southwestern Judicial Circuit), Americus, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1212

    Police officer has no power or authority of arrest outside of his sworn jurisdiction

  • Borgers v. Borgers

    Publication Date: 2018-11-02
    Practice Area: Family Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Joel Thornton, (IHRG), Rome, for appellant.
    for defendant: Samir Patel, (White, Choate and Watkins), Cartersville, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0910

    No modification of a custody agreement via contempt proceedings

  • King v. Georgia Department of Corrections

    Publication Date: 2018-11-01
    Practice Area: Personal Injury
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Walter Adams, (Attorney at Law), Brunswick, for appellant.
    for defendant: Ronald Boyter, Christopher Carr, William Scott, (Assistant Attorney General), Atlanta, Kathleen Turnipseed, (GA Department of Law), Atlanta, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0302

    Court Reverses Directed Verdict in Favor of Department of Corrections in Dispute with Detainee over Injury Suffered in Facility's Kitchen

  • Salem Crossing Townhomes Homeowners Association, Inc. v. Wagner et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-01
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Litigation
    Industry: Real Estate
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Jason LoMonaco, David Grossman, (NowackHoward, LLC), Atlanta, Victoria Sand, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Matthew Carlton, (Carlton Law, LLC), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1359

    Summary judgment for homeowners on the basis of collateral estoppel

  • Lee v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: David Clark, Lawrenceville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Benjamin Coker, (District Attorney), Thomaston, Elizabeth Kendrick, (Griffin Circuit Superior Court), Griffin, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A0895

    Court Affirms Conviction of Methamphetamine User Who Contested Legality of His Arrest and The Search of His Home

  • Vass v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Robert Citronberg, (Attorney At Law), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lenny Krick, (Assistant District Attorney-Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit), Decatur, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1281

    Court Affirms Conviction of Man Who Shot Girlfriend During Argument

  • Curry v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-10-25
    Practice Area: Criminal Law
    Industry:
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Judge Mercier
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Kevin Anderson, (Georgia Public Defender Council), Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Lenny Krick, (Assistant District Attorney-Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit), Decatur, Sherry Boston, (Dekalb County District Attorney), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: A18A1178

    Court Rejects Challenge to Trial Court's Failure to Instruct Jury that Statements Obtained in Violation of Miranda Were Admitted Only for Impeachment

  • 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