R. Robin McDonald

President Carter Has Told White House He Will Negotiate With North Koreans

R. Robin McDonald

During a conversation with Georgia Supreme Court Justice Carol Hunstein and his wife, Rosalynn, at a conference of the National Association of Women Judges in Atlanta, the former president said he's told the Trump administration he's willing to talk to the North Koreans on the government's behalf.

Sally Yates: White House Has Violated 'Important Norms'

R. Robin McDonald

In an hourlong conversation at National Association of Women Judges in Atlanta, Yates ardently defended the historic independence of the DOJ, and called on judges to ensure that it remain so.

New U.S. Attorney Asks Judges to Consider More First-Generation Citizens for Juries

R. Robin McDonald

On Day 3 in his new job as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, BJay Pak tells the National Association of Women Judges in Atlanta that "It is the role of the judiciary to challenge those assumptions that even ethnic minorities have about themselves."

Walter Jospin to Step Down as SEC's Regional Director

R. Robin McDonald

The SEC's Southeast regional director is stepping down but will remain at his post until his successor is selected.

John Horn Bids Farewell as U.S. Attorney in Atlanta

R. Robin McDonald

John Horn—U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia since 2015—makes way for former colleague BJay Pak.

Five New Watchdog Appointees Cleared Chief Judge of Ethics Violations

R. Robin McDonald

The Sept. 29 decision by Georgia's newly reconfigured Judicial Qualifications to dismiss ethics complaints against a judge and sharply criticize those who had complained was handled by five new appointees—two judges, two lawyers and a commercial real estate developer.

Both Sides Ask Panel to Consolidate Equifax Suits in Atlanta Before Judge With King & Spalding Ties

R. Robin McDonald

Equifax's King & Spalding counsel joined with some plaintiffs lawyers to ask the federal Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation to consolidate in Atlanta hundreds of cases that have been filed against the Atlanta-based credit bureau and assign them to a judge with King & Spalding ties.

Georgia Lawyer Sued by SEC for Alleged Role in Investment Ponzi Scheme

R. Robin McDonald

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday sued Roswell attorney Marc A. Celello, claiming he knowingly participated in a massive Ponzi scheme while serving as general counsel for multiple limited liability corporations owned and operated by his client—who is also at the center of a long-run

Lack of Free Speech 'Shot Clock' Dooms School Board's Public Comments Policy

R. Robin McDonald

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a permanent injunction enjoining the Walker County school board from enforcing a public comments policy that the District Court ruled was unconstitutional.

Hip Implant Maker Boosts Settlement to $340M

R. Robin McDonald

A hip implant device manufacturer that since 2011 has been a defendant in multidistrict product liability litigation on two coasts is augmenting a settlement reached last year by an additional $90 million, according to the plaintiffs' co-lead counsel.

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