Watch Todd Merolla argue before the Georgia Supreme Court on April 6, 2011.

Reported Cases

Doscher v. Sea Port Grp. Sec., LLC, 832 F.3d 372 (2d Cir. 2016).

  • Successfully overturned 16-year precedential rule in the Second Circuit regarding the circumstances under which district courts can hear arbitration appeals.

Doscher v. Sobel & Co., LLC,, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 29063; USDC SDNY Case No. 14 CV 646 (RMB). 

  •  Successfully prevented non-party from intervening in civil suit and sealing judicial documents in contravention of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Barber, v. Arkin, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 90130; D. Ariz. Case No. CV08-1896-PHX-DGC.

  • Successfully defended and defeated motion for temporary restraining order (TRO) and injunction to stay pending arbitration case against a publicly traded company.  The arbitration then resulted in a favorable settlement in the middle of the final hearing.

Sun Micro Medical Technologies Corp. v. Passport Health Communications, Inc.,, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56686; USDC SDNY Case No. 06 CV 2083 (RWS).

  • Successfully defended motion to dismiss copyright infringement cause of action.  The case then resulted in a favorable settlement after discovery.

Smith v. Saulsbury, 286 Ga. App. 322 (2007).

  • Obtained favorable judgment after a jury trial, which was subsequently affirmed on appeal, involving federal copyright counterfeiting issues.

Young’s Trading Company, v. Fancy Import, Inc.,, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46042; USDC WD Tenn. Case No. 03-CV-2637.

  • Successfully excluded Plaintiff’s desired expert through a Daubert motion pursuant to Federal Rule 702.  Thereafter, obtained a judgment of dismissal for an internet-based business and its principals against 21 counts of alleged intentional interference and consumer protection act violations after a week-long jury trial in federal court.

Clough v. Richelo, 274 Ga. App. 129 (2005).

  • Successfully overturned a trial court decision to disqualify where serving as lead counsel, in the first case interpreting Rule 3.7 of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct – Lawyer as Witness.  Subsequently received a jury verdict against the defendant attorney for breach of fiduciary duty against his former client, which resulted in a favorable settlement.

MK Systems, Inc. v. Lifewave Products, LLC,, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3877; USDC SDNY Case No. 04 CV 8106 (RWS).

  • Successfully transferred venue of civil action from New York to Georgia, in case involving claims concerning the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act (FCDA).  After transfer to Georgia, obtained successful result through summary judgment.