Former Atlanta prosecutor turned "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman will make another appearance on ABC's "The Bachelor" next Monday evening.
Former Atlanta prosecutor turned "Bachelorette" Andi Dorfman will make another appearance on ABC's "The Bachelor" next Monday evening.
Former DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James has joined plaintiffs firm Moriss Shim James as a name partner after 18 years as a prosecutor.
The winning attorney said it's one of the largest verdicts seen in the county and signals a growing trend to award high-dollar verdicts outside of metro courts.
Perennially-troubled mortgage servicer Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC just can't seem to escape complaints about its lending operations. Having reached a $225 million settlement with the state of California just last week that would restore its suspended right-to-service loans in that state, Ocwen Loan Servicing is facing new claims in Georgia that for decades it has collected interest payments from homeowners after their mortgages had been paid in full.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. PurSHOEing Justice is a fundraiser designed to recognize the legal issues facing domestic violence victims and the volunteers and programs who help them. On Feb. 8, King & Spalding was hopping as friends of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation sipped and shopped the night away, raising nearly $70,000 for AVLF’s Safe Families Office. (All photos identified from left to right.)
Ruling in a suit brought by the mother of a young man murdered at the Fulton County Jail, a judge dismissed negligence claims against the jail's care contractor. The claims against Corizon Health, the judge said, were actually for medical malpractice and thus should have been accompanied by an expert's affidavit as required by law.
Noting that Georgia has the highest felony probation rate in the country, the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform submitted a report to Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday recommending changes to felony probation.
From the beginning, the Kirkland team’s strategy was to make it impossible for Florida to build its case against Georgia in an epic battle over water rights.
The Atlanta Bar Association recognized two bar leaders—for very different reasons—at a luncheon Thursday at the Piedmont Driving Club. Judge Herbert Phipps, who retired from the Court of Appeals last year, and King & Spalding partner Catherine O'Neil.
Since his election, President Donald Trump has not let go of his personal Twitter account—or his penchant for lashing out against companies on social media.
A libel case against CNN stemming from the cable network's investigation of children's deaths at a Florida hospital will go forward, after an Atlanta federal judge found that the hospital's former CEO has presented enough evidence at this early stage of the case to suggest that CNN "was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its reporting."
Several big litigation matters and a steady stream of transactional work power the firm's solid gains.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Thursday that a Florida law barring doctors from asking patients whether they have guns in their homes violates the First Amendment.
Bessen's transition comes as the court implements a new e-filing system incorporating other branches of the county's justice system.
Questions were popping Monday at the Georgia Supreme Court where a husband-and-wife law firm were trying to convince the justices that a trial judge had no authority to bar them from making a copy of a court reporter's audio recordings of courtroom proceedings.
A second city contractor is now cooperating with a federal investigation into allegations of bribery at Atlanta City Hall after he pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy count Thursday.
The firm passed the 1,000-lawyer mark in 2016, while revenue edged up and profit per partner slipped slightly due to a significant addition of equity partners.
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association held its 14th annual judicial reception on Feb. 2 at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters with more than 175 judges and lawyers in attendance. The statewide civil defense bar association has held similar events in Augusta and Savannah. The association's past presidents were honored at a luncheon on Feb. 3 at Capital City Club with 18 of them in attendance.
Billable hours from large, deep-pocket clients. Plenty of work. Randall F. Rogers reached the place most lawyers dead reckon for while doing personal injury work in Marietta, Georgia.
Spinrilla promotes itself on Twitter as "the 800-pound gorilla of free hip-hop mixtapes." But the Atlanta-based company may have met its match.
Although Tuesday's report from a U.S. Supreme Court special master doesn't conclude the epic litigation conflict known as the "water wars," it delivers a decisive victory to an army of lawyers who have labored long for Georgia on that battlefield.
What better Valentine's Day gift is there than a long-awaited marriage approval? That's exactly what Eversheds Sutherland and Singapore's Harry Elias Partnership got on Feb. 14, when the Singapore Ministry of Law granted the two firms permission to merge.
In-house legal departments regularly encourage, and in some cases require, that outside firms have some level of diversity in staffing legal work. Hewlett-Packard Inc. has taken this mandate a step further—saying the company will withhold invoiced fees from firms that do not meet diversity requirements.
Special Master Ralph Lancaster, who was appointed to oversee Florida's suit against Georgia over water from the Chattahoochee River, recommends that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida's request to cap Georgia's use.
The Eleventh Circuit had to decide which of two conflicting rulings took precedent.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Dillard’s dog, Irish, may not hunt. But she sure can tweet.
Georgia Supreme Court justices posed a pragmatic question to lawyers arguing over a $35 million verdict for a teen brutally beaten outside Six Flags Over Georgia: How far can someone flee from a menace before the liability runs out for the business where the trouble started?
A Fulton County judge has dismissed a whistleblower suit filed by a former lawyer for the Georgia ethics commission, saying that the question of whether she was permitted to sue after having left state employment should be settled by the appellate courts.
Luke and Allison Sizemore don’t want to be “that couple” at Reed Smith. The husband-and-wife duo recently became partners at the firm, marking a major milestone in their career paths that essentially have run parallel since they were first-year law students.
Tom Price, former Republican congressman from Georgia, has been sworn in as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. A longtime opponent of the Affordable Care Act, here's what health industry execs and counsel can expect from him.
Stefan C. Passantino of Dentons US LLP in Atlanta will serve as deputy assistant and deputy counsel to the president with respect to compliance and ethics matters.
Aided by advancements in technology, attorneys are increasingly able to cast a wider net for potential clients and can build practices that spread across multiple jurisdictions, but states remain vigilant in protecting against the unauthorized practice of law by attorneys not licensed to practice in the state.
When people across the country listened to the arguments regarding Trump’s immigration ban live on Feb. 7 from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and again Thursday when the decision came out, #appellatetwitter had its moment.
Although efforts to bring together a legal response have occurred in a couple different waves, technology played a major role in helping attorneys coordinate their efforts.
Under the settlement, voter registrations that are not an exact match to other government databases will be marked "pending," not canceled.
Negotiating a great deal is only half of the battle, so arm your client with a solid contract.
If there's a way to respond to a president who has taken aim at the federal judiciary, it's to speak with one voice. That's just what the Ninth Circuit did on Thursday with its per curiam opinion that struck back at the notion that a president's actions are unreviewable.
Per curiam. By the court. If there’s a way to respond to a president who has taken aim at the federal judiciary, it’s to speak with one voice. With the entire country watching, the unanimous U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday left in place a ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Appellate lawyer appreciates documentary about Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case.
Lawyers prepared for Tuesday's Ninth Circuit arguments under extreme time pressure. But the judges wouldn't cut them any breaks.
A Fulton County jury cleared a hand surgeon of liability after he was accused of cutting a dentist's nerve during an operation and leaving his left hand twisted into a "claw."
Legislation approved Thursday would increase the number of members of the Judicial Qualifications Commission from seven to 10 as of July 1. It also splits the commission into a seven-member investigative panel and a three-member hearing panel.
Frank Love Jr., Robert L. Foreman Jr., Gary D. Zweifel and Fulton County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr. are remembered for their service.
The city of Smyrna "is well on the way to resolving" a federal free speech lawsuit by repealing sections of an ordinance city police had invoked to stop Southern Christian Leadership Conference members from passing out leaflets in a downtown square, said the lawyer who filed the case.
High-profile plaintiffs firm Beasley Allen has opened an Atlanta office, the first outside of its Alabama base.
A second construction company owner has been accused of conspiring to pay bribes to get contracts with the city of Atlanta.
A DeKalb County jury awarded more than $3 million to the parents of a woman who died three days after giving birth, finding two DeKalb Medical Center nurses liable for the 2009 death of Shari Edwards but clearing a doctor named as a co-defendant of liability.
Phyllis Douglas, the Superior and State Court administrator in Clayton County, issued a press release Wednesday saying, "It is with great sadness that the State Court of Clayton County announces the passing of Retired State Court Judge Morris Eugene Braswell."
Three Ninth Circuit judges seemed prepared to the eyeballs for Tuesday’s potentially historic arguments over President Donald Trump’s travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries. But counsel for the Department of Justice and the State of Washington—albeit under the hardship of extreme time pressure—struggled to make their cases.
A contempt finding and more than $400,000 in fees assessed against an Atlanta socialite in an ugly post-divorce battle has been vacated by the state Supreme Court and sent back to Fulton County for further review.
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Fulton County Deputy Assistant District Attorney Paige Reese Whitaker to fill the post of Fulton Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter, who stepped down at the end of last year.
U.S. regulators are moving ahead with a new rule that imposes new burdens on airlines and their staffs to identify and report to federal authorities passengers who are ill and subject to quarantine, a response to the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
Cynthia Adams and Darius Pattillo each achieved milestones this year, both in their legal careers and as alumni of the Atlanta Bar Association's Summer Law Internship Program, which connects high school students with summer legal jobs and mentors.
The Georgia Supreme Court considers the case of a woman trying to hold police liable in the suicide of her 14-year-old daughter.
Even Jones Day, a firm that has seen at least a dozen of its lawyers take key posts in the Trump administration, joined the legal fight Monday, spurring acting Solicitor General Noel Francisco, a former Jones Day lawyer, to hold back from signing the Justice Department's latest brief.
Georgia employers and their in-house counsel should manage immigration-related risks and understand how future policies may impact their workforce, while identifying workers who will need visa sponsorship to remain employed in their company—and be prepared for an increase in I-9 audits and site visits by ICE agents.
Here are a few pointers that U.S. employers should consider when recruiting top talent, even when the H-1B visa category is not an option.
The Atlanta legal community, like the rest of the city, got geared up for the Falcons' appearance in the big game. Randy Kessler of Kessler & Solomiany caught up with fellow members of the bar in Houston before the Falcons fell to the Patriots in overtime. Last week, Miller & Martin staffers decked their offices in black and red
This flawed perception and analysis of potential danger from the most powerful person in the world directly impacts the way employees see each other in the workplace, leading to more discriminatory actions and hostile work environments against people from those seven countries.
The underlying suit involves comments attorney A. "Bin" Minter made to the Daily Report in a garnishment fight involving an Aflac executive.
David Green, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at credit-card processor Global Payments Inc. is profiled by reporter Kristen Rasmussen.
A constitutional amendment that abolished the old state Judicial Qualifications Commission includes "an extraordinary example of poor drafting" that a Georgia State University law professor says has led to a temporary "shadow" commission that risks leaving Georgians vulnerable to unethical judges.
The ABA’s House of Delegates on Monday approved changes to the organization’s Model Rule for Minimum Continuing Legal Education that include a required hour of substance abuse and mental health CLE every three years, as well as mandatory diversity and inclusion CLE.
Since the president signed the two executive orders of Jan. 25 and Jan. 27 relating in part to illegal immigrants, refugees and asylees, increasing DHS staff and limiting the entry of travelers from certain Muslim countries, employment-based immigration lawyers everywhere are wondering, "Will he get to our clients next? If so, how?
The Supreme Court nominee, known for his balanced approach, required students to take notes the old-fashioned way.
Plaintiffs attorneys said they would seek fees under one Georgia statute and prejudgment interest under another after a jury found the operators of an Athens convenience store liable for $1.1 million in damages for an injured gas pump patron.
A new lawsuit by CNN's former Baghdad bureau chief challenging his detention by customs agents at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the hours after President Donald Trump signed his controversial immigration order has clear international implications. But a policy of the U.S. Judicial Conference of the United States bars remote electronic access by the public to all filings in the federal court case.
A trial lawyer has made an early announcement of plans to run for what he says will be an open seat on the Georgia Court of Appeals in 2018.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has revived a trade secrets lawsuit filed by one military contractor against another, alleging corporate misdeeds that cost millions of dollars in lost business.
London-based insurance specialty firm Clyde & Co has opened new offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., after hiring 10 partners from Troutman Sanders.
Global firm Eversheds Sutherland made its formal debut on Wednesday, unveiling a new logo and website and cementing the most significant transatlantic tie-up since Norton Rose combined with Fulbright & Jaworski in 2013.
The politics surrounding Trump's firing of Yates as acting AG won't tarnish her appeal to law firms, companies and law schools, said lawyers familiar with her career.
The U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch triggered a range of responses across the legal and political spectrum Tuesday as lawyers and advocacy groups touted—and criticized—his positions on regulatory matters and civil rights.
Fulton County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Willie J. Lovett Jr.53, passed away Monday morning, according to a release from the court.
The lieutenant governor’s first appointee to the state Judicial Qualifications Commission has resigned after only one meeting in the face of a campaign by his former constituents to defeat his confirmation.
A jury awarded $525,000 to a woman injured when an Emanuel County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign and hit her SUV. The deputy was on duty but was not en route to an emergency at the time of the 2011 wreck.
In choosing Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court, President Trump opted for a candidate with traditional credentials shared by most modern-day justices. A Colorado native with a degree from Harvard Law School, Gorsuch clerked for Justice Byron White and Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. "In our legal order, it is for Congress and not the courts to write new laws. It is the role of judges to apply, not alter, the work of the people’s representatives," Gorsuch said at the White House.
Plaintiffs claim music streamer failed to pay royalties on jazz and rhythm and blues music they own.
A woman severely burned by an explosion from a grenade thrown while she was sleeping cannot sue.
A Georgia jury delivered a post-apportionment award of $7 million to a surgeon who suffered a head injury when he attempted to sit on a stool in the operating room and it shot out from under him, sending him tumbling to the floor.
Sally Yates answered questions during her 2015 confirmation hearing that seemed to herald her dramatic departure. The irony? It was Sen. Jeff Sessions doing the asking.
The Atlanta lawyer who served as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's first general counsel said he believes that President Donald Trump's executive order suspending the issuance of U.S. entry visas to citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African nations passes constitutional muster.
Patrick Sullivan notched his first win for Barnes & Cohen before even getting a desk.
Top general counsel for United Parcel Service, Coca-Cola, Home Depot and Delta Air Lines talked about their commitment to pro bono at a panel discussion sponsored by the Legal Services Corp. at Georgia State University College of Law on Friday, Jan. 27.
A federal jury in Camden has issued a verdict that would require Lockheed Martin Corp. to pay $51.5 million, including $50 million in punitive damages, in an age discrimination suit by an engineer.
J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens write that, while some attorneys, and litigators in particular, may be comfortable with the idea of testifying, attorney testimony is risky business.
Unethical conduct can result in sanctions, a deposition do-over, embarrassment and an unhappy client.
Alston & Bird did not commit malpractice against a textile company it represented in a patent infringement case, despite the company's claim that the law firm delayed using a key defense so that it could collect millions of dollars more in client fees, a New York appeals court has ruled.
The Georgia Supreme Court played a bit of musical chairs this past week as Nels Peterson and Britt Grant bowed out of matters linked to their prior work as lawyers for the state.
Ruling she did not exceed the statute of limitations, a north Alabama woman whose death sentence was commuted can proceed with her lawsuit challenging an Alabama law enacted in 2003 aimed at retroactively preventing her parole.
Four legal technologists at an Atlanta Tech Village event encouraged the city’s legal tech enthusiasts to identify potential improvements and keep pushing forward.
Members of the Georgia House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced a bill that would, for the second time in a year, dramatically reconfigure the state Judicial Qualifications Commission — expanding its membership and splitting it into two panels: one to investigate judicial ethical infractions and a second to adjudicate them.
The Communications Decency Act of 1996 shields interactive computer services from liability for third-party posts, but the edges of that protection continue to be defined.
News blackouts. Gag orders. Deleted tweets. The early days of President Donald Trump's administration swiftly raised questions about the scope of speech restrictions on federal civil servants. As the White House took control of the public messages delivered through the government's official communication channels, not uncommon for presidential transitions, whistleblower lawyers predicted they'd be busy the next four years. But they also said it was too early to gauge whether the apparent early resistance from purported agency employees would translate into litigation or other legal action that tests workplace protections in the federal bureaucracy.
"Vexing." "Broken." "Not functioning very well." Welcome to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process, in the eyes of sitting justices. As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his Supreme Court pick, the oft-criticized Senate confirmation proceedings soon will move into the public eye. The justices have had little good to say about the experience.
The Georgia Legal Services Program applauds the Jan. 20 decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals reversing the decisions of the Columbia County trial court denying the name change petitions of two transgendered Georgians.
The Daily Report is accepting nominations for a host of its award programs recognizing excellence around the bar. These include our traditional categories--Attorney of the Year; On the Rise; Lifetime Achievement; Law Firm Litigation Departments of the Year and In-House Legal Departments of the Year—and two new ones. They are GC Impact and Distinguished Leaders.
A controversial police shooting that killed an unarmed black man in 2015 has spawned a lawsuit against police by members of the SCLC, who claimed police attempted to squelch their efforts to educate the public about the shooting during a city festival last year.
After two Dentons lawyers sent a letter to CNN on behalf of Rep. Tom Price, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of Health and Human Services, demanding that the network retract an unflattering story—it turns out Dentons also represents CNN.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice P. Harris Hines' speech to a joint session of the General Assembly said more work remains when looking at the state's criminal justice reforms.
A nursing student, one of two survivors in a multivehicle accident that left five more young women dead, was awarded $15 million on Friday. A confidential high-low agreement means there will be no appeal and moots a separate trial on punitive damages.
An Atlanta lawyer who attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump writes that the chill-raising experience "reminds us of the history and greatness on which our nation was built. It reminds us that America is, and will remain, the greatest country on Earth."
The reaction of the world has eclipsed the inauguration of Donald Trump, writes an Atlanta attorney who attended Saturday's march in Atlanta.
Plaintiffs and defense lawyers tend to stick with their tribes. But blood ties can be thicker.
It was a tough day at the Georgia Supreme Court for a challenge to a private school tuition tax credit program.
Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has moved to the front of the pack among possible nominees to the Supreme Court, according to several news reports Tuesday.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit against a doctor in a small-town nursing home over the treatment of a patient who died after developing an infection there.
A federal judge in Washington on Monday blocked Aetna Inc.'s proposed $37 billion acquisition of Humana Inc., punctuating an era of antitrust enforcement under the Obama administration that broke up proposed mergers in a host of industries.
Atlanta's Taylor English Duma and one of its partners are facing a legal-malpractice action claiming damages of nearly $1 million.
The constitutional right to privacy took on the power of the state to claim immunity from legal challenge before the Georgia Supreme Court Monday.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has issued three decisions regarding lawyer discipline.
The firm now has less space, but big plans nonetheless.
The Augusta judge who denied two transgender name changes on grounds they would "confuse and mislead" the public has been reversed by the Georgia Court of Appeals and ordered to approve both requests.
From the U.S. Supreme Court’s perspective, the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday went smoothly, with no flubbed lines or dropped Bibles.
The Fulton County Commission has approved more than $6 million in spending for the county's Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a multipronged program aimed at reducing the population at the Fulton County Jail, improving behavioral health care for inmates and moving cases more quickly through the courts.
The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday on a challenge to a restrictive abortion law in which the state will claim sovereign immunity against lawsuits, as well as in a closely-watched suit over a law allowing tax credits for private school tuition.
In defining his role as chief justice, John Roberts Jr. in 2005 famously compared the job to that of an umpire, and he added, “Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.” Similarly, it is safe to say that nobody except Supreme Court nerds will be tuning in to the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 so they can see Roberts or the rest of the justices in action.
The new recruits plus a separate associate hire boost McAngus Goudelock & Courie's Atlanta lawyer headcount to 11. The office launched last summer with three partners.
The Speaker of Georgia's House of Representatives has reappointed Richard Hyde, the state Judicial Qualifications Commission's former longtime investigator, to continue serving as a commissioner on the newly-constituted agency now under the Legislature's control.
A ruling for from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit provides new guidance for handling circumstantial evidence in securities fraud cases.
A Gwinnett County prosecutor is in jail on felony racketeering and misdemeanor pandering charges related to a raid on a Dunwoody apartment in an investigation into a purported prostitution ring.
Among those President Barack Obama pardoned during his last days in office is a former U.S. Army officer who was imprisoned for having a relationship with another man while they served at different bases in Germany in 1988.
Chris Carr says he hopes for less federal overreach in his first speech as a new presidential administration prepares to step in.
Judge William Pryor of Alabama reportedly met with Trump in New York on Saturday. The president-elect said last week that he would select a candidate to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia within his first two weeks in office.
The Kardashian sisters were on the losing side of 11th Circuit Judge Ed Carnes' punny federal appellate court opinion issued Wednesday.
“Nightmare.” “Absolute disaster.” “Looked like a dummy.” President-elect Donald Trump has lobbed these insults and more at Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.—personal attacks about him, and positions he took in ruling on signature Obama administration cases.
Gwinnett County Assistant District Attorney Christopher Quinn has turned himself in to Dunwoody police on unknown charges in connection with a prostitution sting.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest has sued Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association in a case that will be heard in California, alleging they downplayed the health risks associated with its soda products.
A federal judge has tossed out a wrongful death suit based on an alleged design flaw in a seatbelt, ruling that that company's involvement in designing and testing the belt was not sufficient to maintain the claim.
A battle between phone companies and governments over a potential $100 million bill for emergency call fees ran into extra minutes at the Georgia Court of Appeals Tuesday.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stweart, one of the nation's largest labor and employment firms, is kicking off the new year with new offices in Oklahoma City and Sacramento, California.
Stefan Passantino, the head of Dentons' political law practice, told colleagues in a weekend email that he will be resigning from his Republican Party posts in Georgia in order to join the Office of White House Counsel.
Just a week after opening new offices in the U.K. and Germany and announcing plans to acquire a seven-lawyer Manhattan boutique, Smith Gambrell & Russell is continuing its growth spurt in New York.
The State Bar of Georgia's board of governors unanimously approved a list of 11 bar members to recommend to state legislators as candidates for two open seats reserved for attorneys on the newly minted state judicial watchdog agency.
The obstruction of justice charge filed against Volkswagen AG on Wednesday pertains not only to lies by employees to federal regulators, but also to actions by VW’s in-house legal team, according to statements attached to the plea agreement.
Elimination of the so-called “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy that gave Cuban immigrants an automatic path to citizenship once they reached U.S. shores will deal a heavy blow to many small and solo immigration law firms in South Florida and other places where many Cubans live.
Atlanta-based labor and employment firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete has opened a San Francisco office with the addition of partner L. Julius Turman, who joins from Reed Smith.
At the State Bar of Georgia’s board of governors meeting on Friday, DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez nominated a candidate for the bar’s executive committee with an homage to the Broadway smash hit “Hamilton.”
The Georgia Supreme Court didn't just expand this week. It warmed.
An African-American man claimed he was beaten and arrested without cause in the city of Dawson. With one of the accused cops now dead and the other fired from the force, Dawson's insurer agreed to settle.
One motion seeks to halt the sale of Diane McIver's assets under the state's slayer law; the other seeks to keep her husband, Tex, from using assets from her estate to fund his legal defense or to support himself.
Among the prefiled legislation for this year's session of the Georgia General Assembly is a bill that will mandate all superior courts in the state to require electronic civil filings by Jan. 1, 2018.
The new chairman of the state Judicial Qualifications Commission says he is urging a respected former chairman of the agency to become its new director.
Two law schools have landed on the U.S. Department of Education’s list of college programs with extremely high student loan debt compared with graduates’ earnings.
It took a lot of lawyering to acheive Georgia State University's transformative deal to buy the 68-acre Turner Field site from the city of Atlanta in a partnership with Carter & Associates and other private developers.
Very dry oral arguments at the Georgia Supreme Court Monday served up more questions than answers in a convoluted dispute over who gets to keep airport bar tab taxes.
Fulton County Sheriff Theodore "Ted" Jackson says that he has worked closely with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, and that President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. attorney general, is no racist.
Kennesaw State University president Sam Olens named Jeff Milsteen, former chief deputy attorney general of Georgia, as the school's chief legal affairs officer.
PARKatlanta and its parent company allegedly knew for years that the wireless technology it uses "causes a lack of synchronized and accurate data" that can result in mobile devices used by the company's employees showing that someone hasn't paid for parking when, in fact, they have.
State bar president writes to extend congratulations to longtime U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy on the announcement that he will retire from full-time judicial service at the end of March.
When Ted Turner wanted to bring ecotourism to his vast New Mexico ranches, he turned to an Atlanta lawyer who admits "you would not find me in a cowboy hat and boots."
The U.S. Department of Justice has a duty to enforce and defend federal laws—unless the agency can’t do so in a “reasonable way,” U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during his confirmation hearing to be U.S. attorney general.
After the troubled law school's delay in starting the spring semester, its chances for survival are slim, says an education expert.
The appeal focuses on whether a nurse should have been allowed to testify after she was left off the witness list in a medical-malpractice trial.
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Athens attorney Edward Tolley as the new chairman–and the governor's sole appointee–to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, the state's judicial watchdog.
With a March trial date approaching, a Minnesota man who broke his neck jumping from a trampoline into a foam pit has settled his claims against the trampoline park for $3 million.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a superhero to Michele Threefoot, an 8-year-old girl in Columbia, MD, who dressed as the Supreme Court justice for her school’s “Superhero Day.”
The six-man committee advising Georgia's U.S. senators on nominations for three open federal judgeships in Georgia has begun interviewing candidates for two open seats in the state's Northern District, including one that did not open up until Dec. 29—one day before the committee's application deadline.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a pioneering flight-sharing startup’s dispute with the Federal Aviation Administration. The justices, without comment, turned away Flytenow Inc.’s petition, which argued that pilots using Flytenow’s online platform to solicit passengers are not “common carriers” who must satisfy more stringent aviation rules.
Involving patent counsel early in the process allows for a more comprehensive review, and can provide the company with valuable leverage during negotiations, writes Rivka Monheit of Pabst Patent Group.
Patent cases before the Supreme Court this term, including one already decided, promise that the coming year will continue the trend of transition since enactment of the America Invents Act. The court also will decide cases concerning trademarks and copyrights.
A cold, light rain had just started to fall and the cavernous, ornate sanctuary of The Temple on Peachtree Street was at capacity as hundreds of mourners – including a Who's Who of Georgia's legal community -- gathered for a memorial service in honor Fulton County Senior Judge Stephanie Manis, who died Dec. 17 at age 76.
Rich Miller of Ballard Spahr writes that the Supreme Court increases risk of big damage awards.
It is common practice in the United States to file one or more continuation or "child" patent applications following the allowance of a first or "parent" application.
ALM GC reporter Kristin Rasmussen profiles Raymond Fortin, corporate executive vice president and general counsel at SunTrust Banks Inc.