R. Robin McDonald

Malpractice, Fraud Claims Against Alston & Bird Can Proceed

R. Robin McDonald

A client lawsuit accusing Alston & Bird of fraud, unjust enrichment, legal malpractice and other claims will go forward after a Fulton County judge rejected arguments by Alston's counsel to throw out the bulk of the claims.

Alston & Bird Partner Brown's Path to the Georgia Federal Court Bench

R. Robin McDonald

It's been a good month for Alston & Bird partner Michael L. Brown. The Trump White House nominated Brown July 13 to fill a long-vacant post on the federal court bench in the Northern District of Georgia.

Stripper's Legal Settlement Worth Thousands of Lap Dances

R. Robin McDonald

A former exotic dancer at The Cheetah, Atlanta's iconic high-dollar strip club, settled two federal lawsuits with management for $110,000 and $18,050 in legal fees.

FBI Agent Let Lover Lure Would-Be Sexual Predators

R. Robin McDonald

Former FBI agent Kenneth W. Hillman III and a female acquaintance did a good job luring would-be sexual predators. Only problem: The woman was reportedly his lover, with no authority to access sensitive law enforcement files

Judiciary Committee Advances Newsom Nomination to Full Senate

R. Robin McDonald

Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 18-2 Thursday to send Kevin Newsom's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to the full Senate for confirmation.

Questions for Birmingham Attorney in Senate Hearing for 11th Circuit Post

R. Robin McDonald

Just 10 days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Sen. Richard Shelby's chief of staff placed a call to Kevin Newsom, Alabama's former solicitor general, to arrange a visit. The Alabama senator, she said, wanted to discuss a vacancy on the Eleventh Circuit bench.

Indictment Caps Years of Complaints Against Attorney

R. Robin McDonald

Two men who filed complaints with the State Bar of Georgia against disbarred Buckhead lawyer Robert T. Thompson Jr. say Thompson's indictment on Tuesday by a Fulton County grand jury caps years of civil and criminal complaints by an unofficial network of his former clients to recover losses stemming

Prosecutors in Reality Winner Case Push for News Reports to Be 'Classified'

R. Robin McDonald

U.S. Justice Department lawyers prosecuting former NSA contractor Reality Winner over alleged leaks of classified information regarding Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election are arguing her defense team should not be allowed to discuss any classified information, even if it

Lawyers Turn Out the Lights on Power Co-op Suits After Appellate Ruling

R. Robin McDonald

When attorneys sued Georgia's electric power cooperatives on behalf of millions of current and former power customer members, they claimed the cooperatives, known as electric membership corporations, for decades had withheld as much as $2 billion in profits that should have, by law, been distributed

Dental Clinic Manager Tagged As 'Fall Guy' Wins Acquittal

R. Robin McDonald

With her supervisors' encouragement, the manager of the Dalton office of a children's dental clinic that catered to Medicaid recipients created an overheated incentive program to recruit new patients—without knowing it likely violated federal regulations.

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