The Gate City Bar Association and GABWA hosted their annual judicial reception Aug. 18 at King & Spalding.
The Gate City Bar Association and GABWA hosted their annual judicial reception Aug. 18 at King & Spalding.
The Roaring 20s was the theme of the annual event, hosted July 25 by the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the GABWA Foundation.
A survey of midlevel associates at big law firms around the country showed that 17 firms with Atlanta offices are among the top places to work.
The state Supreme Court on Friday named a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge to preside over the State Bar of Georgia's ethics complaint against the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives.
While GC Compensation Increases Haven't Been Great, Hovering Around 3 Percent, the General Feeling Toward Reimbursements Remains Optimistic
A federal judge in Atlanta has vacated his Aug. 6 order that allowed an antitrust suit over baggage fees against Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways to go forward as a class action.
A bank's acquisition of credit card debt on which a consumer already has defaulted does not subject the bank to federal rules on fair debt collection practices, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has decided.
More than 10 years after a chemical leak forced thousands of East Point residents out of their homes on a December night, a German chemical company has reached a $2.9 million class action settlement that will pay each affected resident $500.
Here are the top 10 highest compensated GCs we found in the South.
Here are the top 10 highest compensated GCs we found in Georgia.
In what is surely one of the more bizarre lawsuits of late, the state of Georgia recently filed suit against Carl Malamud for uploading the state’s official laws to the Internet and making them available for free.
A Cobb County judge scolded a special prosecutor who secured the indictment last week of a former DeKalb County judge only to ask for its dismissal in favor of a civil resolution, suggesting that the prosecutor's actions were "pretty close" to criminal.
Last week's news that Jason Carter will take a greater role with the Carter Center as his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, receives cancer treatment has created a misimpression that the younger Carter would like to correct.
New York is the proper forum for litigating a lease guarantee dispute, notwithstanding its strong connections to Georgia, the Appellate Division, First Department, found Tuesday.
Two corn refining companies that booted Squire Patton Boggs from its high stakes lawsuit against the sugar industry are claiming one of the law firm’s former attorneys is still on the case—in violation of a judge’s disqualification order.
David Kendall of Williams & Connolly told the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in a terse letter on Monday that his law firm followed guidance from the State and Justice departments in handling thumb drives containing work-related emails sent to and from the personal server of Hillary Clinton during her service as secretary of State.
After a bench trial, a Fulton County judge awarded almost $635,000 to a one-time minority partner in a home health care company who claimed she was squeezed out of the business and denied compensation.
A controversial program for helping new lawyers get off to a good start is shaping up for a January launch.
Check out our gallery of photos from four recent events for legal professionals. Represented are the BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services “mediator social", Judge Gary E. Jackson chosen as president-elect of the Council of Municipal Court Judges of Georgia and the winner of the 13th annual Lawyers for Literacy Trivia Challenge, the team from Morris, Manning & Martin.
A new survey revealed only 31 percent of respondents were confident in their organizations security posture.
While most business leaders now recognize the importance of their business data, few have taken adequate steps to properly control it and manage its inherent risk.
The newest addition to "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is best known on the dance club scene. But her husband, Thomas Girardi, is a big name in the legal world.
As Chinese markets continue to suffer, attention at Dentons—which absorbed the 310-lawyer, Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge last month—is focused on a deal with a huge Chinese firm.
Jury selection began Tuesday in Miami federal court in the negligence trial against BB&T Bank brought by six current and former NFL players—and it quickly became clear that seating a jury would take more time than usual.
Jones Day's 140-lawyer Atlanta office led the mergers and acquisitions team in the deal for Southern Co. to acquire AGL Resources for $12 billion, including $8 billion in debt.
A panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals has rejected a South Georgia judge's move dismissing a domestic violence prosecution after he learned the defendant and the victim had reconciled. The appellate judges said the trial judge's questions about the married couple's sex life and other matters were "highly inappropriate."
The Legal and Litigation Department of the Year contest recognizes Georgia's top in-house departments in distinct categories. To qualify, the departments must be led by lawyers in the state of Georgia. The deadline for submission is September 8.
Two researchers argue it’s time for the FTC to regulate the end of passwords and even mandate improved authentication.
A federal appeals court that upheld same-sex marriage bans is poised to weigh in on a new dispute over whether clerks can deny licenses altogether on religious grounds.
One week after a DeKalb jury awarded a woman rear-ended by an ambulance after she stopped to allow it to pass, her lawyers persuaded a Forsyth County jury to award another client almost $250,000 in post-apportionment damages, despite what attorney Michael Goldberg described as a highly challenging fact set.
Mincher, who became clerk of court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit earlier this year, died on Sunday of an apparent heart attack, according to Circuit Executive James Gerstenlauer.
A Savannah jury has awarded $4.8 million to a Kennesaw couple and their children against a businessman who shot at the family's sport utility vehicle on Interstate 95 as they were heading home from a vacation at Hilton Head Island.
A special prosecutor has dismissed all charges against a former DeKalb County judge four days after he procured the indictment from a Cobb County grand jury.
It is well-settled law that attorneys can only be responsible—and potentially liable—to their clients for errors or issues arising out of a representation. This simple premise is invaluable for risk-avoidance issues, in that attorneys typically only ever have to defend a claim for malpractice or breach of fiduciary duty by a client.
A jury in Hinesville has awarded $1.75 million to the widower of a woman who died of a heart attack while hospitalized for abdominal pain.
It's been a busy summer for defense litigation shop Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout. Over a period of three weeks, the 32-member firm tried nine jury cases to victory or minimal plaintiffs' awards, continuing a courtroom-heavy schedule that has seen its members handle 23 jury trials this year.
A Broward judge got an unexpected show Thursday from a porn star appearing in bond court.
The human trafficking prosecutor for Georgia's attorney general says she believes a new group of civil lawyers may be a powerful addition to the battle against the exploitation of young people for the sex trade.
Considering 80 of the 100 biggest law firms have been hacked since 2011, it stands to reason yours could be next.
Not only is there a concern about financial impact, but a breach can cause problems for the company’s brand, customer loyalty, and time spent on responding to legal issues.
A former DeKalb County Superior Court judge has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on charges that she lied to the state judicial watchdog agency about her handling of a public corruption case.
Citing client conflicts, Clay Long, one of the founders of McKenna Long & Aldridge, has started a solo practice rather than join Dentons, which swallowed his former firm last month.
Now that cybersecurity has become a hot practice area, an increasing number of large firms have been organizing conferences on the topic. But one that Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz is holding Thursday and Friday at Georgia Tech is a bit different.
A jury in Columbus returned a $9.2 million verdict—with about $6.9 million apportioned against the defendant in the case—for the widow of a 41-year-old man who died of a stroke in a hospital where he'd gone to be evaluated for stroke symptoms.
Cobb County Superior Court Judge Reuben Green on Aug. 14 visited the Atlanta Veterans Administration's homeless program at Fort McPherson to assist men and women who have served in the armed forces.
The organizers of a high school mock trial tournament slated to be held Sept. 12-14 at the Fulton County Courthouse are looking for attorneys to judge the competition.
Enmeshed in bitter post-divorce litigation that has their client facing potential jail time for contempt of court, attorneys for the ex-wife of the former Orkin CEO Glen Rollins have taken a new tack: Claiming the family court handling her case is illegally constituted.
The husband of a former DeKalb County commissioner who is serving prison time for public corruption will serve a year and a day in federal prison for conspiring to steal county money, Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn announced Wednesday.
Alston & Bird has recruited a cross-border tax partner, Scott Harty, from Smith Gambrell & Russell's Atlanta office.
Law firms now have access to a platform that allows them to share data on cybersecurity threats anonymously. Several chief information officers and data security directors said they expected wide participation, although they expressed some reservations.
The ex-wife of former Orkin CEO Glen Rollins has sued the lawyers who handled her 2013 divorce, claiming they pressured her to sign a hastily prepared, handwritten settlement agreement that gave her some $15 million—but cut her out of millions more. Kimberly Sheridan, Chris Corbett and Jeffrey Melcher, above, represent Danielle Rollins in her suit against her former divorce lawyers.
A federal jury in Atlanta has acquitted a retired hedge fund manager charged with insider trading.
A grand jury indicted two former Atlanta-area police officers on murder charges after prosecutors said they used stun guns on a man while his hands were cuffed behind his back.
The ex-wife of international gun mogul Gaston Glock Sr. may use more than 500,000 documents she secured from her former husband's North American operations in Georgia during their contentious Austrian divorce as evidence in her racketeering suit against him, the federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled.
A resolution passed by the American Bar Association's House of Delegates asking bar admissions authorities to steer away from questions about applicants' mental health does not call for a re-evaluation of Georgia's bar admissions procedures, according to Georgia Office of Bar Admissions Director Sally Lockwood.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that California judges are not entitled to both disability and regular retirement benefits, in a decision that cost one retired San Bernardino judge more than $500,000.
Hood County paid nearly $43,900 in attorney fees—half covered by insurance—to settle a lawsuit by a gay couple who sued county clerk Katie Lang for repeatedly refusing to issue them a marriage license in the week after a U.S. Supreme Court opinion legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
U.S. District Court records show 35-year-old Holly Hogue Edwards was arrested by authorities Monday. Documents unsealed following her arrest show Edwards was indicted last week on three counts of illegal distribution of oxycodone and one count on distributing oxycodone and methamphetamine.
BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services has been on a summer hiring spree, adding five experienced Atlanta lawyers to its roster of neutrals: Tom Sampson and T. "Woody" Sampson II of Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, T. Bart Gary of Freeman Mathis & Gary, C.G. "Sonny" Jester Jr. of Gleeds USA, and Chris Simon, who has a plaintiffs firm and is director of business development for CoCounselor.
Since the dramatic corporate scandals that lead to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's 2002 enactment and after the financial crisis that erupted in 2007, much has been written for the in-house legal community on best practices regarding financial risk assessments and risk audits.
The right to marry includes the right to select one's spouse, the U.S. Supreme Court said in its landmark same-sex marriage decision. And that right to choose your spouse applies to prison inmates too, a federal appellate panel says in a ruling that points to the high court's landmark decision on gay marriage.
A group of lawyers and judges led by a rabbi gathered at a synagogue Sunday to say the state of Georgia should exonerate a Jewish businessman who was lynched 100 years ago for a murder they believe he didn't commit—and for which they believe he was convicted out of fear of an anti-Semitic mob.
A DeKalb County senior judge appointed to serve as a special master in the State Bar of Georgia's ethics complaint against Georgia's speaker of the House has recused at the insistence of the speaker's lawyer, former Gov. Roy Barnes.
Former Williamson County Judge Tim Wright was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to selling firearms without a license and making a false statement to a federal agent.
The client of Atlanta lawyer Don Keenan is set to collect $6.6 million in her suit against a hotel over her being beaten and raped in its parking deck.
Being married to the right person was helpful in formulating a tip that a divorce lawyer shared on how splitting couples can bolster the sale price of their soon-to-be-liquidated home.
In recent weeks, Jake Evans and Rep. Alex Atwood have persuasively set forth arguments for and against the admissibility of evidence of a plaintiff's failure to use a seat belt. (Jake Evans, "Georgia's Paradox: Seat Belts Required, but Nonuse Is Not Admissible at Trial," Daily Report online June 8 and in print June 9, 2015; Alex Atwood, "Here's Why Georgia Law Doesn't Let Juries Consider Seat Belt Use," Daily Report online June 10 and in print June 12, 2015.)
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh Thompson has been elected to the board of directors of the Conference of Chief Justices, the court has announced.
Through the tough struggles of the civil rights movement, Julian Bond always kept his sense of humor, and it was his steady demeanor that helped him persist despite the inevitable difficulties involved, his wife recalled.
A federal district court judge was wrong to grant summary judgment to a Fulton County police officer who claimed his shooting of a suspect was an accident, an appeals court panel has ruled.
The Georgia Aquarium says a government agency's denial of its permit to import beluga whales was arbitrary and capricious, but the government argues the aquarium failed to meet the law's requirements.
Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.
Regarding comments made in "Former JQC Chairman Says Becker Charges Set 'Terrible Precedent'" (online Aug.12; in print Aug. 13):
A special prosecutor tapped by the state judicial watchdog agency to present ethics charges against a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge resigned from that assignment Thursday, the Daily Report has confirmed.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is in a pickle over its in-house judges.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to congratulate our past president, Linda A. Klein, managing shareholder in the Atlanta offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, on her recent installation as president-elect of the American Bar Association.
Last weekend I was working on an appellate brief in a case that had its origins in a claim of race discrimination. I was on the losing end in the trial court, but not yet ready to throw in the towel. Nor was my client.
Three young Georgia lawyers have been chosen for a national mentoring program run by the American Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia has announced.
A woman who was brutally assaulted at a Midtown apartment complex where she was a property manager has settled her claims against the complex's former owner, about six months after a Fulton County jury awarded her more than $2.4 million, including almost $429,000 in attorney fees.
The University of Georgia on Thursday announced the creation of a new relationship with former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss that will involve him teaching a law school class.
Almost $21 million and a simple economic concept are riding on a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision in a lending dispute: if you borrow money, you have to pay it back, and then some—even if the bank goes out of business.
Food and flame seem longingly distant from health care law, but barbecue is never that far away for one attorney in Dallas. We took a few minutes to ask BBQ law expert Cecil Kuhne III for tasty pointers about lawyering around a grill. This interview is part of an occasional NLJ summer series about diversions from Big Law.
A history of domestic violence between a couple was the theme of a murder case that concluded with a guilty plea and a life sentence in Marietta on Wednesday.
A former chairman of the state judicial watchdog commission says the criminal investigation of a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge for making allegedly false statements to commissioners and staff during a private meeting last year is "a horrible idea and a terrible precedent."
An Atlanta-based federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a young woman who claims that she was raped in a middle school bathroom in Alabama as school officials attempted to use her as bait in a sting operation.
Tony Buzbee, who represents a group of big energy investor plaintiffs, alleges that the international law firm hid a litigation demand letter from his clients and even pretended to represent them.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of former Georgia Court of Appeals Judge A. Harris Adams of Marietta on his recent and untimely passing.
The dispute between an Atlanta law firm and a former Texas-based partner who decamped with most of the Dallas office's lawyers and clients to set up his own firm has erupted in new litigation.
As Georgia kids head back to school in muggy, 90-degree weather, an Atlanta-based federal appeals court has revived a school bus driver's lawsuit that claims Clayton County school officials violated federal law by not giving her an air-conditioned bus.
Mr. S. was a 54-year-old veteran and former long-distance truck driver who was finally ready to settle down in one place. In early 2013, he found what he thought was the perfect Atlanta apartment.
Gov. Nathan Deal's Judicial Nominating Commission is gathering names of candidates to fill three new judgeships on the Georgia Court of Appeals, according to a notice sent Wednesday from the State Bar of Georgia.
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens said he knew when he walked into the room that he held the minority view, but he stood firm, arguing in support of the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision to strike down a key part of the Voting Rights Act before a gathering Monday of lawyers who had come to mark the 50th anniversary of its passage.
Lawyers marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act filled an auditorium at Emory University law school Monday night to pay tribute to Rep. John Lewis, but he turned the tables on them, crediting lawyers—especially the one sitting next to him—for helping him survive the violence and arrests he endured in the civil rights movement.
Lee Kynes has left Holland & Knight to start his own firm, Kynes Law, handling appellate matters and litigation support.
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A Fulton County jury decided that a woman who was struck by a car while crossing a road one early evening in Milton suffered nearly $281,000 in damages—but because the panel also said she was 49 percent to blame for the accident, she will receive just under $138,000.
The Gate City Bar Association has named four inductees for its 2015 Hall of Fame: Emmet Bondurant of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Alford Dempsey Jr., Sam Matchett of King & Spalding and Michael Thurmond of Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak.
King & Spalding has recruited a four-partner team of health care lawyers from DLA Piper to expand its health care practice to California.