Georgia Court of Appeals Meeting at Mercer Law School

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action.

The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps, Chief Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard. The cases to be heard as part of the Third Division of the Court includes:

  • Eric Michael Sutton v. State of Georgia,
  • Oxmoor Portfolio, LLC v. Flooring and Title Superstore of Conyers, Inc.,
  • and God’s Hope Builders, Inc, Angela Ballard and Clayton Dial v. Mount Zion Baptist Church of Oxford Georgia, Inc.

The Georgia Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court in Georgia. It was established in 1906 and has twelve judges who serve in four divisions. The Court of Appeals has statewide appellate jurisdiction of all cases except those involving constitutional questions, land title disputes, the construction of wills, murder, election contests, habeas corpus, extraordinary remedies, divorce and alimony and cases where original appellate jurisdiction lies with the superior courts. The Court of Appeals may certify legal questions to the Supreme Court.

Click here to download briefs as submitted by the parties.