Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Georgia Supreme Court Appoints New JQC Members

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The Georgia Supreme Court has appointed four members to the reconstituted Judicial Qualifications Commission, the group responsible for disciplinary oversight of judges.

Ga. High Court Dismisses Challenge to Private School Tax Credits

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Taxpayers supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Anti-Defamation League and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have lost their challenge to a tuition tax credit for private and religious schools.

Deal Drafts New EPD Boss as U.S. Supreme Court Ponders Water War Case

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Gov. Nathan Deal took a step Friday toward addressing the lingering issue in litigation water wars with Florida—what to do about exponentially increasing irrigation on big commercial farming operations in South Georgia.

Court of Appeals Judge Ellington Says He Will Run for Supreme Court

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington has confirmed that he plans to run for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court next year and has organized a campaign and plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.

Tweets, Live Stream and Bow Ties Mark '@JudgeDillard' Investiture

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Despite an invitation shared on social media for the investiture ceremony installing Judge Stephen Dillard as chief of the Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday, the outgoing chief judge confessed she was afraid it wouldn't happen.

11th Circuit Gives Geico a Redo on Damages Following $30M Verdict

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The game isn't over, but Geico scored points with an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that takes a deep look at uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and bad faith claims in Florida.

Georgia Supreme Court Says State Can't Be Sued Over Abortion Law

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The justices ruled Monday that the state cannot be sued over a controversial law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks and gives prosecutors access to women's medical records—but they leave the door open to other challenges.

High Court to Consider Legal Malpractice, Property Taxes and Workers' Comp Cases

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week over whether a retirement community for wealthy seniors should be exempt from property taxes, what should be required to sue a law firm for legal malpractice and how long to provide Workers' Compensation Act benefits after an injury.

New YLD President Challenges Young Lawyers to Bridge Justice Gap

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Nicole Leet broke with tradition when she became president of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division last weekend.

11th Circuit Green Lights Traffic Cam Class Action

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The ruling opens the road for an Alabama class action lawsuit over traffic cameras that catch drivers running red lights.

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