Merger talks between Hunton & Williams and U.K.-based Addleshaw Goddard have stalled due to uncertainty caused by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, according to partners at the two firms.
Merger talks between Hunton & Williams and U.K.-based Addleshaw Goddard have stalled due to uncertainty caused by Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union, according to partners at the two firms.
In another step toward resolving its legal problems, Volkswagen A.G. has settled lawsuits brought by franchise dealers over its emissions scandal.
Warner, Bates, McGough, McGinnis & Portnoy hosted the fifth annual Warner Bates Guardian ad Litem benefit on Aug. 18 to benefit the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
A draft audit by auditors at the University of Georgia has uncovered apparent "financial irregularities" at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, according to a statement by the former president of the State Bar of Georgia who is also chairman of the institute's board of trustees.
Events include Daily Report’s Atlanta Braves night and The Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association dinner reception.
Am Law 200 firm Sedgwick on Wednesday asked a California federal judge to send to arbitration a lawsuit filed against the firm by one of its female partners alleging the firm discriminated against women.
In 2001, a panel of appeals judges in Philadelphia considered if a lawyer who told her opponent, “Go fuck yourself,” should face sanctions. As the opinion took shape, the judges paused: Should they quote the full obscenity?
As Gov. Nathan Deal prepares to seat three new justices, concerns about the court's diversity hang over the discussion.
Two descendants of one of the founding families of Atlanta's Virginia-Highlands neighborhood have joined with the neighborhood association to sue the owners of a home accused of having a historic grave marker removed after agreeing to continue to allow it to remain and be accessible to the public.
A suit filed against the state by the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta and the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department alleges that students with behavioral disabilities in one Georgia school were segregated from other students and were given no access to elective classes, school facilities and extracurricular activities such as athletics or school clubs.
Jason Lovett said he took care in gathering nearly 3,000 signatures of district voters, so he was shocked when state officials told him only 556 were valid.
Pointing to what they call a “cascade of legal errors,” Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have asked a federal appeals court to overturn last year’s verdict finding that their 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines” had infringed on a copyright for Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.”
Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators conference speaker Matt Homann of Invisible Girlfriend provides tips on dealing with risk-phobic attorneys.
The Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators held a conference Aug. 17 at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta.
An Atlanta jury convicted a Georgia man on Wednesday for throwing boiling water on a same-sex couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.
Attorneys for defendants whose traffic cases were allegedly mishandled by the now-defunct DeKalb County Recorders Court are asking a federal judge in Atlanta to certify the year-old case as a class action.
Michael Jablonski is not only one of Atlanta's most established campaign attorneys, he's also co-authored a book with Dr. Shawn Powers, an assistant professor of communication at Georgia State, called "The Real Cyber War," examining the geopolitical tug-of-war over internet governance and information technology.
A federal judge in Atlanta has awarded $7.5 million in legal fees to lawyers representing consumers in multidistrict litigation against The Home Depot over its massive 2014 data breach.
The Daily Report announces a new award and seeks nominees.
Roosh Williams has spent the past five years climbing the ranks of Houston’s rap scene, but the artist known for his lightning-fast rhymes is dropping the mic and picking up casebooks. Williams began classes on Monday as a first-year student at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.
Few outside of Texas had ever heard of Fort Worth U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor before this week when he issued a nationwide injunction preventing transgender students in public schools from using bathroom facilities that match their gender identity rather than their sex
Graduate students at Columbia University performing teaching and research roles are employees under federal law who can join labor unions, a labor panel ruled Tuesday in a decision that significantly bolsters unionization movements at other colleges and universities.
Are we entering a new era of Supreme Court literature? It certainly seems that way, given the steady flow of review copies of new books—fiction and nonfiction—that make their way to my desk. Fiction seems to be the trending new sector, with three new works that veer eerily close either to real life or to a justice’s worst nightmare, or both.
The firm guided a Russian consortium in a complex agreement to purchase 20 Boeing 747-8s, the same aircraft type used for Air Force One.
SunTrust Banks' decision at the onset of the recession to allow its employee retirement plan to continue investing in bank stock as it sustained billions in losses and the housing market collapsed is at the heart of multidistrict litigation that a federal judge has said will now proceed against the banking company as a class action.
A DeKalb County court official says Hemy Neuman has been found guilty of killing another man outside a suburban Atlanta preschool in his second trial in the case.
The parents of a Georgia teenager found dead at school inside a rolled up gym mat have filed a new wrongful death lawsuit in federal court.
A regular presence in San Francisco Bay Area courtrooms, Vicki Ellen Behringer has had plenty of blockbuster trials to render over a career as a sketch artist.
Google Inc. and other search engine sites have long argued—with success—that the First Amendment protects decisions about how websites appear in search results. But Google is struggling in a civil suit in federal court in Florida to make the argument that the First Amendment also shields decisions to remove sites from search results altogether.
Judge Adalberto Jordan said the suit contains sufficient factual allegations to survive a motion to dismiss.
Judge Stephen Dillard, aka @JudgeDillard, says he'll continue to serve on the Georgia Court of Appeals and won't pursue a high court appointment.
A Miami judge declared a mistrial in a tobacco case after a King & Spalding partner made improper comments before the jury.
Less than a week after The Masquerade threw a two-day door-closing blowout concert at its North Avenue location and promised the music would play on at new digs in northwest Atlanta, a developer building high-end homes near the new locale has asked a judge to halt plans for the venue.
Siding with a group of states, including Texas, Alabama and Wisconsin, a federal judge imposed a nationwide injunction blocking the Obama administration's rules for bathroom facilities and transgender public school students.
As law students head back to school over the coming days, we decided to rewind the clock for a group of prominent attorneys and ask them to share the courses they took that stuck with them. A common thread among their answers was how those classes shaped their mindset and focus down the road.
The city of Baltimore has fired a former DLA Piper lawyer from his position as a city contract attorney after the Southern Poverty Law Center said this week that he donated for years to a neo-Nazi group.
Atlanta lawyer Linda Klein, the new president of the American Bar Association, has appointed 42 Georgia lawyers to ABA committees.
A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
The U.S. Justice Department has joined with the American Bar Association in asking a federal appellate court in Atlanta to affirm a trial judge's finding that jailing misdemeanor defendants who were too poor to pay a cash bond is unconstitutional.
Nearly 20 mosques and Muslim organizations across Georgia are calling on the U.S. Justice Department to open a civil rights investigation of Newton County after the county commission voted Aug. 15 to block construction of a mosque.
A Columbus lawyer claims that he's being stymied by another attorney in his efforts to collect on a nearly $160,000 judgment against a former AFLAC executive.
The Georgia chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel held a continuing legal education event Aug. 16 at Turner Field.
The quartet of American swimmers accused of concocting a wild tale of armed robbery in Rio to cover up a night of drunken carousing aren’t likely to face serious legal consequences, according to law professors who have been helping the media and public unpack the ever-evolving scandal.
A few months ago it looked like Uber Technologies Inc. might be able to shut down a massive class action on behalf of California and Massachusetts drivers for the reasonable price of $84 million—reasonable by the standards of a company valued by some measures at more than $60 billion. That hope fizzled for Uber on Thursday with an order from Judge Edward Chen of the Northern District of California putting the kibosh on the deal. Here's why.
Jurors in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die will be allowed to see the SUV during the trial, a judge ruled Friday.
Prominent Atlanta lawyer Larry Thompson has joined the chorus of influential conservatives denouncing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
David Schaeffer's motto, "always aim for the highest heights," has impelled him to climb some of the tallest mountains in the world. He's using his latest expedition climbing Mount Cho Oyu in the Himalayas as a novel fundraiser to help alumni of the Atlanta Bar Association's summer law internship program reach their aspirations of becoming lawyers.
Hog. Chopper. Cruiser. Call a motorcycle what you want, but be careful how you tune it. The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice are putting the brakes on devices that regulators say increase air pollution.
ClientsFirst Consulting’s Chris Fritsch identifies some easy ways to boost your firm’s marketing performance.
Recommending that cash bail requirements that don't take into account a defendant's individual financial circumstances be abolished, the American Bar Association weighed in Thursday in a federal case challenging bond schedules imposed by the city of Calhoun.
The Atlanta-based financial technology company FactorTrust has announced the addition of Barbara Sinsley as general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Most legal marketing isn’t bad; it is just far less productive than it could be. Similarly, most business development departments aren’t ineffective; they are just reactive. Yet both functions persist, despite contributing inadequately to the success or growth of the legal practices they supposedly exist to serve.
Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer has been found guilty of perjury, false swearing and obstruction of the administration of law for leaking secret investigative information and lying about it before a grand jury. Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who announced her resignation Tuesday, has experienced a downfall more than two years in the making.
Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has reached "an agreement in principal" to settle a Georgia whistleblower case for more than $513 million in what the director of a national taxpayer watchdog organization said is the nation's largest "pay-to-play" whistleblower case involving a hospital corporation.
After repairs to ensure marble tiles won't come loose and fall on passersby, the skeletal steel scaffold and awning that the Charles L. Carnes Justice Center Building at the corner of Pryor and Mitchell streets has sported for the last six years has been removed.
K&S represented the Atlanta apartment owner in its $3.88 billion sale to Mid-America Apartments Communities, creating the Southeast's largest multifamily real estate investment trust.
Firms with 500 or more lawyers hired the largest percentage of new graduates since 2009. And the median salary for newly minted attorneys working at all law firms increased more than 5 percent to $100,000, according to the latest jobs data from the National Association for Law Placement.
Monique Pressley, the public-facing attorney who has represented Bill Cosby in his criminal case and civil matters, is no longer representing him.
The local Association of Corporate Counsel chapter hosted a panel discussion titled "Digital Business and the Internet of Things" at Turner Field on Tuesday.
Decision stemming from a car collision suit clairifies how judges must question prospective jurors about their ties to insurance firms.
An analysis reveals that the associate salary increases announced over the past two months will have drastically different impacts on the finances of different firms.
A business management company being sued for allegedly scheming with a local attorney to set up a fraudulent line of credit and hefty "loan fee" to keep from paying a $245,000 judgment has filed its own suit against lawyer and co-defendant Yehuda Smolar, saying he and his firm are in default on the loan.
British law firm Mishcon de Reya is positioning itself at the forefront of efforts to tackle the growing problem of cybercrime, with a lead role on a new police initiative in London to recover assets stolen by online fraudsters.
Global mega-firm Dentons will partner with Atlanta-based legal software company ThreadKM to roll out its Slack-like chat tool across its offices.
While firms in the Southeast far surpassed the demand growth seen across the country, they are still cautious about what the rest of 2016 will bring as a number of factors could lead to a shaky second half of the year.
As the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns keep pulling top lawyers into their spider webs of advisers, they’ve mostly netted partners from competing law firms.
Pershing Park Plaza is bought for $45 million by Franklin Street Properties, which plans $1.8 million in capital investments.
The vast majority of partners in the U.K. expect to see law firm layoffs in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union, while over half say their firms will cut back on recruitment, according to new Legal Week research.
An Aug. 24 celebration will commemorate the events—and the trailblazing attorney—credited with opening the door for women to practice law in Georgia.
An African-American teenager who was shot in the back of the head five years ago—after he had surrendered to a Fulton County police officer and knelt down on the ground—will receive $2 million to settle a federal civil rights case brought on his behalf.
Membership on a board can increase the attorney's visibility, create connections that lead to new business and help the attorney give back to the community. But it comes with some potential issues that should be addressed.
When author and screenwriter Graham Moore set out to write his next novel, he already knew he wanted to tell the story of business giant George Westinghouse’s 1880s battle with Thomas Edison over the patent for the light bulb—but he didn’t know exactly how to tell it.
The Second District Court of Appeal lines up with others on a preemption issue heading for the Florida Supreme Court in November.
Polish those resumes. We’ve matched the best places to live in the country with the largest Big Law offices in those markets. Here’s how: We took The National Law Journal’s NLJ 500 law firm branch offices info and paired it with U.S. News & World Report’s The Best Places to Live. U.S. News’ ranking was based on a strong job market and a high quality of life, among other factors. The ranking by the NLJ, a Law.com affiliate, is based on the number of full-time equivalent lawyers in each office.
A group of lawyers looking to collect an eight-year-old judgment worth more than $245,000 is suing YES Law Group partner Yehuda Smolar and his firm along with a local business management company for allegedly creating a bogus line of credit and "loan fee" arrangement to enable Smolar to avoid paying the debt.
On the night of the Super Tuesday primaries, Donald Trump stood at a podium and repeated the promise emblazoned on his campaign’s signature hats.
The mother of a young man murdered by a fellow Fulton County Jail inmate months after he should have been released is suing Sheriff Ted Jackson along with several jail staffers and its healthcare contractor.
ABA president Linda Klein, a Baker Donelson shareholder, has made 770 appointments since taking over a leader on Aug. 9.
Facing at least one formal ethics complaint for her role in the felony indictment of a North Georgia publisher and his lawyer, the judge who chairs the state Judicial Qualifications Commission resigned from the agency on Friday.
You are busy, busy. You’re negotiating two super-important matters and your clients are constantly clamoring for your attention. Then bam: You get hit with a summons to show up at 9 a.m. sharp for jury duty. Defer it for another day? Not an option; you’ve already used up your chits. In fact, the summons says that you could be hauled off to jail if you fail to show up this time.
The husband was left with permanent brain damage when his car was hit by a tractor-trailer that ran a red light.
Charles Pursley, MARTA's outside counsel for 42 years, will be the first lawyer to have a rail car named after him.
The first courtroom showdown is scheduled for Friday in the lawsuit pitting Texas and about a dozen other states against the Obama administration about the federal government’s transgender bathroom guidelines for schools.
Lead plaintiffs lawyers who crafted a $14.7 billion settlement with Volkswagen A.G. over its emissions scandal have told a federal judge that they won’t ask for more than $324 million.
An elderly Macon couple has accused the county district attorney and a special assistant DA of fabricating evidence to support criminal charges against them in order to illegally seize financial assets to bolster the DA's discretionary coffers, according to a federal suit filed Tuesday in Atlanta.
Statistics associated with domestic violence are startling, but the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Safe and Stable Families Project gives volunteer attorneys the opportunity to represent survivors of intimate partner violence, see firsthand what violence can do to a family and put legal skills to good use.
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a suit against Twitter Inc. that seeks to hold the social media platform liable for a 2015 terrorist attack in Jordan that left two Americans dead and was linked to the Islamic State, or ISIS.
If you think we live in dangerous times now, you’ve forgotten the 1970s. Jeffrey Toobin, lawyer-turned-CNN legal analyst, talks to Law.com about his new book focused on one of the defining moments of that decade: The kidnapping of Patty Hearst, granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974.
Fulton County will pay $350,000 to settle claims brought by a teenager who was shot by a police officer after exiting a stolen car as a passenger.
A metro Atlanta firm that supplies nurse anesthetists and anesthesiology services to hospitals, outpatient surgical centers and doctors' offices across the state has agreed to pay the federal government more than $1 million for what federal prosecutors say were violations of federal anti-kickback laws.
The Daily Report has extended its deadline for nominations for its annual project recognizing excellence in in-house legal departments. The new deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, August 29.
The lead author of a landmark study that found problem drinking rampant in the legal profession, Patrick Krill, has launched a consulting firm to help law firms deal with addiction and other mental health issues among partners and employees.
GlaxoSmithKline’s long-running campaign to eradicate the billable hour is paying off. An impressive 84 percent of the work GSK assigned to law firms in 2015 was done through an alternative fee arrangement, Bob Harchut, associate general counsel at the pharmaceutical company, said in an interview. In 2011, the number was 68 percent. In 2008, it was just 3 percent.
The law firm King & Spalding is suing federal health regulators and the U.S. Justice Department for information about the government's now-closed investigation of the medical device company Abiomed Inc.
In the latest lawsuit over an allegedly aggressive police response to a November 2014 march, a protester claims that he was left bloodied by law enforcement.
Fulton County has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a suit filed by a former public health worker who claimed he was fired after complaining of sexual harassment and refusing to sign a document falsely verifying that all of his work was related to a federal AIDS grant program.
Atlanta partners Ken Boehner and Ryan Walsh led the Jones Day team advising on the $429 million deal.
Partners Pamela J. Gray and Theodore S. Eittreim of Mayoue Gray Eittreim write about the recent loss of the well-known "celebrity" lawyer, who died on Aug. 2.
Using exclusive survey data, we rank 11 American cities by their populations of big-firm lawyers. Plus, check out our list of firms that dominate those markets.
A suit has been filed against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security claiming the agencies violated the federal Freedom of Information Act by ignoring repeated requests for information about January raids in which 121 women and children in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina were taken into custody.
A federal judge overseeing a copyright trial over Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit song “Stairway to Heaven” has rejected music publisher Warner/Chappell Music Inc.’s request for attorney fees but chastised the plaintiff’s attorney, Francis Malofiy, about his “tasteless courtroom antics and litigation misconduct.”
A dozen suits have been filed in four U.S. states and Canada against a Georgia sperm bank over a single donor who was allegedly described as a brilliant neuroscientist and musician, but who was actually a diagnosed schizophrenic who had served time for burglary and had no college degree.
At the close of nominations, 130 individuals have been put forth for consideration.
More than 100 individuals have had their names put forward as potential candidates for three vacancies on the state's high court.
FisherBroyles is a "virtual" firm, but the Lewis Brisbois team will have a bricks-and-mortar office.
The price of effective cybersecurity can be daunting for small and midsized law firms. But the cost of inaction could be even greater, as more clients threaten to abandon firms that don’t meet their data-privacy standards.
A Delaware federal judge has signed off on automaker Jaguar Land Rover North America’s request for more than $2 million in “exceptional case” attorney fees and expenses over a patent infringement case that was deemed “objectively baseless.”
Buckley Beal celebrated its first anniversary with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres event on July 28 at its offices in Midtown in the Promenade building.
A $3.5 billion asset forfeiture case that the U.S. Department of Justice brought last month grabbed the public’s attention for the alleged purchases involved: a luxury jet, a Beverly Hills mansion, Las Vegas casino junkets and a stake in the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Take Your Kids to Work Day was held this past Friday in the downtown newsroom of the Daily Report.
According to former GCs, Delta's in-house lawyers can help minimize the fallout from Monday's computer outage that affected tens of thousands of passengers worldwide.
Without admitting fault, Georgia resolved the Southern Poverty Law Center's litigation over a state policy that barred certain legal immigrants from obtaining or renewing their driver's licenses.
The Daily Report has extended the deadline for nominations for its "Attorney of the Year" award to Monday, Aug. 29, to honor an attorney or judge for exemplary work during 2015.
Lawyers' Committee is teaming up with the NAACP and a Latino group to challenge voting procedures for the county commission and school board.
A federal judge was right to void a multi-billion dollar environmental judgment against Chevron Corp. because it was tainted by fraud and judicial corruption in Ecuador, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday.
An estimated 900,000 times a year, law enforcement officers recite some version of the fabled “Miranda warning” to criminal suspects in Spanish.
We’re on the ground at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco Aug. 4-9, where nearly 5,000 legal professionals are expected to gather for networking, policymaking and continuing education.
The firm's current building at 880 West Peachtree was bought by Trammell Crow, which is planning to tear it down and build an apartment tower.
Insurers refuse to pay policy limits, even when the evidence shows the injury would likely be worth more. A Gwinnett County case is called "a perfect example."
A federal judge in Washington, juggling challenges to two multibillion-dollar merger deals in the health insurance industry, said Thursday he would keep only one of the cases and begin the trial in the other ahead of the U.S. Justice Department’s preferred February start date.
Sly counsel are taking advantage of the Ninth Circuit by filing last-minute requests to exceed page limits, former chief judge says.
State Bar of Georgia president extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney.
There are now 114 lawyers and judges nominated for three vacancies on the state's high court—including two newly-created seats.
With one week until the Aug. 8 deadline, more than 70 lawyers and judges have applied or been nominated for two newly-created seats.
View the complete list of 94 lawyers and judges who have been nominated to date for vacancies on the state's high court.
The Judicial Nominating Commission had received nominations of 79 judges and lawyers as of Tuesday morning.
Factions are again forming in the battle over the American Bar Association’s bar-passage standard for law schools, with diversity and consumer advocates at odds over a proposal to strengthen the rule.
Facing a dwindling number of available attorneys and reduced funding, the director of Missouri’s public defender system has appointed to represent an indigent litigation the “one attorney in the state who created this problem”—Gov. Jay Nixon.
A trailblazer in her own right as a woman in law, Atlanta lawyer Linda Klein is looking to use her newest leadership post to create a clearer path for veterans legal assistance.
Mayoue represented Jane Fonda in her divorce from billionaire businessman Ted Turner and Marianne Gingrich in her split from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Check out the updated list of lawyers and judges nominated for two new seats on the Georgia Supreme Court.
Attorney John Grubb knew when his paralegal did not return his text message on Saturday morning that something was very wrong. Holly Huckabee never failed to get back to him within minutes.
Amr Aly, Partner, at Mayer Brown in New York. At left, 1984 playing card of Amr Aly who competed for the U.S. Olympic soccer team in 1984.
Generous parental leave is a perk large law firms regularly tout. Winston & Strawn, for example, announced this spring that it was upping its policy to 20 weeks of gender-neutral parental leave. But it’s no secret that preparing for leave and returning from it are stressful times for busy Big Law attorneys, whose productivity most often is measured by hours billed.
While inviting a petition for en banc review, the panel on Tuesday upheld the ban in Sandy Springs, which has been fighting adult establishments since the suburban Atlanta city's incorporation in 2005.
The Bondurant Mixson & Elmore partner and former president of the Atlanta Bar Association and the State Bar of Georgia died July 28.
The new app is intended to help individuals mitigate the consequences that traffic citations can have, many of which people don't realize until it's too late.
Two years ago, law firms sought to capitalize on client concerns about the Ebola epidemic with a flurry of announcements touting new “task forces” to address the impact of the disease.
On top of managing litigation caseloads and expanding families, pregnant lawyers in the Miami area are figuring out how to manage the risks of living and working so close to a neighborhood the CDC has warned expectant mothers away from after an outbreak of the Zika virus.
Miami-based Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer has opened an Atlanta office with five lawyers—and it intends to grow, said Ryan Meade, the new office's managing partner.
An Atlanta doctor, ordered to reimburse his opponents' legal fees, paid up last week but isn't backing down.
A Cartersville lawyer's negotiation helped a Rome Judicial Circuit judge avoid harsh punishment after an obscenity-laced courtroom exchange with a defendant went viral.
Peter Carter discusses his job and responsibilities as general counsel for Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines.
In Part I of this article (June 13), I discussed the top mistakes that employers make that motivate employees to call a plaintiffs lawyer. In this article, I will provide my thoughts on the top mistakes employers make in litigation.
The goal of litigation is to obtain a just result in a reasonable and expeditious period of time. This article is written from the viewpoint of a lawyer that has represented three plaintiffs in 37 years, so it obviously comes from a defense perspective.
Policyholders now argue that liability carriers must cover claims arising from unauthorized recording suits because they involve "publication" that has caused a personal and advertising injury. Courts are divided, though, on the meaning of "publication."
In the wake of a restructuring that has effectively tripled its size, HoneyBaked Ham appointed its first GC in June, Adam Haigh.
Mark Dehler will leave his post Aug. 16.
A coalition of legal and social justice organizations are holding a free legal training at 6 p.m. Tuesday for lawyers, students and others who want to volunteer to help at protests.
Many lawyers at Hogan Lovells remember the week in 2004 when U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan lost his life to a suicide bomber. Then-Hogan & Hartson attorneys mourned the death because the soldier’s father, Khizr Khan, a Muslim American immigrant, was among their beloved colleagues.
The Houston Astros this week called up Alex Bregman, a 22-year-old infielder who has been called the top prospect in all of Major League Baseball. While Bregman has a chance to make history on the ball field, his grandfather already played a dramatic part in the league’s story away from the diamond.
By taking some simple steps before unplugging, attorneys and their firms can reduce any vulnerabilities associated with much-needed time off.
Jeff Bramlett, a partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore and a leader in the Atlanta legal community for more than three decades, died on July 28 of cancer. He was 62.
Since joining the bench in January, Judge Nels Peterson has drawn attention with his dramatic opening lines and other writing flourishes.
Letters from Atlanta Bar Association and Bondurant Mixson & Elmore note the attorney's passing.
When Ravil Mingazov is released from Guantánamo Bay prison, where he has been held without charges for nearly 14 years, his plans for returning to the outside world include running a marathon alongside his longtime pro bono lawyer.
A Miami rapper suing gossip site Worldstar Hip Hop over a leaked sex tape hopes to replicate wrestler Hulk Hogan’s big win against Gawker Media—but the case may turn on differences in how the law treats sites hosting user-generated content.
The discovery of $22 million in shortfalls to the escrow accounts of real estate closing firm Morris Hardwick Schneider two years ago pushed the firm into bankruptcy, led to a criminal indictment against one of its former owners, Nathan Hardwick IV, and has spawned a plethora of civil suits.
A Fulton County jury cleared two doctors of liability in the death of a man who died a few days after he went to an emergency room seeking treatment for a swelling in his throat, neck and face.
Defendants allegedly used investor funds to make purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Versace, according to a fraud case in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
More then 100 in-house lawyers and law firm practitioners gathered for The Coca-Cola Co.'s Legal Diversity Link, which connects legal departments with minority- and women-owned law firms.
When senior Judge Richard Winegarden presided over the dismissal of the indictment of a north Georgia publisher and a lawyer on July 18, he held court even though he had been thrown off the bench eight years earlier by the voters and then defeated in a subsequent campaign for another judgeship.
The former chairman of Georgia's judicial watchdog agency says that a visiting judge's treatment of the media at a hearing over whether to dismiss a controversial indictment against a north Georgia publisher and his lawyer may run afoul of a formal opinion the agency issued in 2013 warning judges that their courtrooms must, except in rare circumstances, remain open to the public.
Atlanta-based Birch Communications, Inc., which provides voice and broadband communications to small and mid-sized business customers, announced on Thursday that it's named Gordon "Chuck" Williams its new senior vice president and general counsel.
A current nonequity partner at Sedgwick has accused the firm of systemic discrimination against women in a class action suit filed Tuesday in a California state court. The suit claims that a “male-dominated culture” keeps women from earning equal pay and equal partnership status at Sedgwick.
Defiant even after resigning as the head of Fox News amid multiplying claims of sexual harassment against him, Roger Ailes’ latest court filing sharply criticizes Gretchen Carlson’s efforts to litigate her suit against her former boss in New Jersey.
After Ronnie Music Jr. won $3 million last year in the Georgia Lottery, prosecutors say he decided to use his winnings to invest in an illegal stash of crystal methamphetamine and guns and then market them across the South.
The state bar’s Law Practice Management Program held its Solo and Small Firm Institute at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters on July 15 and 16.
John Hinckley Jr., who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is free to leave the psychiatric hospital in Washington where he’s been committed since the trial, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
The roots of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s nearly 40-year political dynasty dates back to a class they took together at Yale Law School in 1971. So said Bill Clinton during a speech Tuesday at the Democratic Convention.
Election results in two races for seats on the Fulton County Superior Court.
Results of the runoff elections for the Cobb State Court race.
Judicial election resuts from around the state.
Results of two runoff elections for the Clayton County Superior Court.
Fulton County Superior Court's Business Court is expanding into a regional program aimed at allowing other courts in the metro area to offer the same complex litigation-centered services, with Gwinnett County being the first to climb aboard.
Two King & Spalding lawyers in Atlanta are leading an unusual and ambitious pro bono suit to try and force the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to speed up decisions on veterans' disability claims.
A legal malpractice suit seeking $33 million in damages from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and four of its lawyers over what the plaintiffs claimed was the mishandled sale of a Kennesaw company has apparently settled, with all claims dismissed with prejudice.
The lawyers for a woman who was injured in a car wreck said they bent over backward to give the defendant driver's insurer a chance to tender her $100,000 policy limits before taking the case to trial, extending the deadline to respond and going so far as to have the plaintiff's surgeon speak to the claims adjuster and confirm that cervical surgery would be necessary.
A federal judge on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to a more than $14 billion settlement in the litigation over Volkwagen AG’s cheating of U.S. environmental regulations.
At least nine Am Law 100 firms have landed roles on the $4.83 billion sale of Yahoo! Inc.'s core Internet business to Verizon Communications Inc.
Cole's career move poses recusal issues for his wife, Judge Nina Pillard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
John M. Moye of Kilpatrick Townsend explains how he helped a woman fight an eviction order, through his pro bono work with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Eviction Defense Program.
Hillary Clinton’s choice for presidential running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, is a Harvard Law grad who cut his teeth as a young lawyer fighting for fair housing issues, winning a $100 million jury verdict against Nationwide Insurance over allegedly discriminatory lending practices.
Small firms have smaller staffs and smaller budgets, but their cybersecurity risk may not be proportional. One small boutique recently dealt with that problem by merging with a large firm, but industry watchers said there are ways for firms to manage cyberrisk while remaining small.
A star college football player bound for Stanford Law School this fall was killed Saturday after he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.
How often do law firm partners end up with buyer’s remorse after jumping to a new firm? As the number of moves continues to climb–reaching a post-financial crisis high of nearly 2,900 moves last year—the regrets seem to be piling up faster too. Recruiters and consultants say lawyers change their minds in about 1 in 20 lateral moves. That doesn’t include partners who arrive at a new firm only to second-guess their decision, and either suffer the consequences or plan yet another move.
The U.S. Department of Justice brought a pair of blockbuster antitrust cases Thursday against proposed multibillion-dollar acquisitions in the health insurance industry, setting up a major litigation clash in Washington as the Obama administration winds down.
Kelly Lindstrom was entering a Chicago courthouse July 18 with several of the students she supervises in John Marshall Law School’s pro bono clinic when their client, a transgender women filing paperwork to legally change her name, tensed up.
A lawsuit filed by the former staff attorney for the Georgia ethics commission is headed to mediation.
The election for the seat of retiring Cobb State Court Judge Irma Glover in the July 26 runoff election may get a big boost in voter turnout because of a hotly contested battle for the office of county commission chairman.
The University System of Georgia has settled two federal cases with Georgia Institute of Technology students expelled over what they claimed were bogus allegations that they had sexually assaulted fellow students.
A lawyer who had been jailed along with his client in an open records dispute says federal investigators asked him for court financial records he had obtained.
A trio of Atlanta lawyers who are well-known in Georgia politics—Stacey Abrams, Kasim Reed and Jason Carter—will get their moment on the national stage at next week’s Democratic National Convention with roles as speakers ahead of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance of her party’s nomination for president.
A Midland landman and his companies seek $1 million or more from Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, a current shareholder, and a former shareholder for how they handled lawsuits for them in three Texas counties.
On Sunday, Kim Kardashian West posted a recording of a conversation on Snapchat between her husband Kanye West and Taylor Swift that was allegedly recorded without Swift’s consent — a potential violation of California state law requiring both parties to consent to the recording of communications.
A Georgia mother says in a federal lawsuit that her unarmed son’s civil rights were violated when he was shot and killed by an Atlanta police officer.
The demands of parenthood are intense for all working mothers and fathers, but litigators have the extra pressures of mandatory court appearances despite pregnancy or new-parent responsibilities. As Law.com reported on July 20, a rule under consideration in Florida would require judges to grant motions for continuance for parental leave, barring exceptional circumstances.
Data breach laws may drive companies away from securing their most important corporate data, says the Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Ponemon Institute study.
Georgia's largest provider of medical malpractice insurance has agreed to pay a $4.9 million judgment rendered against a metro Atlanta physician and his medical clinic, even though the clinic's insurance policies had a combined $2 million ceiling, according to the medical malpractice lawyer who secured the winning verdict.
A man attacked by a German shepherd as he fetched his mail at Alpharetta's upscale Avalon mixed-use development has sued the dog's owners as well as the select Kentucky breeding and training facility that sold the animal.
Candidates for Fulton County solicitor are not only seeking votes, but also seeking to educate voters about the arcane responsibilities of the office.
Veteran plaintiffs lawyer Bill Ballard has joined Harris Penn Lowry as of counsel from Ballard & Feagle.
With Georgia Chief Justice Hugh Thompson's impending retirement coinciding with judicial reforms, Gov. Nathan Deal could have a lasting legacy on the state's judiciary.
Lawyers with Atlanta's Southern Center for Human Rights shared stories Tuesday of their fight for justice in a case where prosecutors intentionally excluded black jurors.
Close to 150 solo and small-firm lawyers gathered last week at the State Bar of Georgia for the a symposium by the Solo and Small Firm Institute to discuss practice management and technology strategies. Among the presentations were two on digital forensics and cloud management.
In addition to naming three new Supreme Court justices this year, Governor Nathan Deal will have the opportunity to appoint another judge to the Court of Appeals: Presiding Judge Herbert Phipps will mark his 75th birthday in December, which means that under Georgia law he must step down; Phipps was last reelected to a six-year term in 2012, so the governor will need to appoint a replacement.
After nine years as a deputy district attorney heading the Gangs and Drugs Unit for the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, J. Gabriel "Gabe" Banks has joined Weathington Smith to take on med-mal defense cases.
After Yale University expelled Jack Montague, a former basketball team captain determined by school officials to have sexually assaulted a female student, his lawyers went out on the offensive.
As his wife went into labor last year, it never occurred to attorney Marc Daffner that the judge might deny his motion for continuance of a preliminary hearing. Daffner even took a humorous approach to the motion, joking that “defense counsel will be killed by his wife if he does not get to the hospital immediately.”
Chief Justice Hugh Thompson, who closes hearings with the words "Be safe as you travel home," announced his decision to retire from the high court in January.
In talking to young lawyers who went into business for themselves during the past few years, Law.com found that some had no choice:
The fight over $8 billion pest control fortune must be resolved by a jury, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled.
Same-sex couples that allowed a partner to legally share parenting rights through second-parent adoptions prior to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage can now expect all states to honor those adoptions. This assurance comes thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling March 7 that reversed the Alabama Supreme Court's refusal to recognize a second-parent adoption decree granted in Georgia.
An attorney who was the sole remaining defendant in a putative class action accusing a mortgage closing firm of violating federal and state law in conducting witness-only real estate closings has been dismissed and the suit dropped after a federal magistrate recommended that she—like the other defendants—be granted summary judgment on the claims.
The Daily Report has extended its deadlline for two annual projects, and nominations may still be made.
A visiting judge signed orders dropping felony charges against a north Georgia newspaper publisher and his attorney at a hearing Monday.
When considering whether to hire an in-house lawyer, startups should keep in mind certain benchmarks, expert says.
When Cravath, Swaine & Moore announced in June that it was increasing starting salaries for first-year associates to $180,000, firms around the country began to follow suit, either matching Cravath or increasing associate compensation by a lower amount, impacting markets across the country in unique ways. Not all firms jumped on the bandwagon, however.
In a split ruling, the Georgia Court of Appeals on Friday reversed an invasion of privacy conviction against a man who took video recordings with a cellphone camera aimed beneath a woman’s skirt while she shopped for groceries.
Welcome to the micro-economy that springs up every four years during the national political conventions, where lobbyists and well-connected lawyers become tour guides, travel agents and all-around fixers for the non-Washington bigwigs who descend on the events.
In what the presiding judge described as a "truly tragic case," the former general counsel at a Virginia utilities board was sentenced to six months in federal prison followed by six months of home confinement.
Recommendations for law firms and their attorneys to protect attorney-client privilege for communications with in-house counsel.
Following a two-and-a-half week trial, a Sebring, Florida, jury took about an hour and a half to rule for the defense in an asbestos case involving a man who died of mesothelioma in 2009, more than 40 years after he was purportedly exposed to asbestos in a cement irrigation pipe.
A plaintiffs lawyer in Honolulu. A civil litigator in Dallas. An attorney defending med-mal cases in Buffalo. They’re among the Barack Obama judicial nominees twisting in the wind as the Senate starts its summer recess and the months tick down to the November election.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Friday that the State of Florida cannot deny kosher meals to devout Jewish prisoners.
Three Atlanta firms ranked in the top 10 in The National Law Journal's annual Women in Law survey—but Atlanta's big firms were in the middle of the pack for The American Lawyer's annual Diversity Scorecard survey of racial diversity.
After sitting for a week on a prosecutor's motion to drop felony charges against a North Georgia publisher and his lawyer stemming from their efforts to obtain county bank records, the judge assigned the case has taken the rare step of setting a hearing instead of granting the request.
A divided U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Thursday restricted access to criminal defendants’ booking photos, finding that public interest in criminal cases must be weighed against individual privacy rights.
Finding that a murder suspect wasn't fully aware of his right against self-incrimination when he pleaded guilty to the crime, the Georgia Supreme Court tossed out his conviction.
The Georgia Court of Appeals upheld a Cobb County judge's disqualification of the lawyers representing the housekeeper of Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers, who is locked in litigation with the housekeeper, Mye Brindle, over what he claims were efforts to extort him with a secretly recorded video of the two engaged in a sex act. Brindle and her lawyers are also facing criminal charges in Fulton County over the incident.
An organization that works to increase racial diversity on the bench is crying foul after an anonymous flyer landed in mailboxes attacking former Fulton County Juvenile Court Chief Judge Belinda Edwards' handling of a case when she was on the bench, and asserting that Edwards was "fired" when the superior court judges declined to reappoint her at the end of 2012.
With the July 26 runoff elections approaching and early voting already underway, candidates for two pending vacancies on the Fulton County Superior Court are working to spread their messages to a traditionally small group of runoff voters, raising money and spending it as fast as possible.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday said she regretted her recent comments about the candidacy of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump and vowed to be “more circumspect” in the future.
Christopher Stewart of Stewart Seay & Felton and Glenda Hatchett of The Hatchett Law Firm are offering each other encouragement as they advise the families of shooting victims Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
"The Fannin County Superior Court true bill of indictment returned against Fannin Focus Publisher Mark Thomason and his lawyer, Russell Stookey, should never have been in the hands of Appalachian Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee," Michael Webb says in a letter to the editor.
As compelling as the videos are—and as important as they have become in the broader debate about law enforcement and race—they rarely have the same decisive impact in court that they have on the way the public perceives an event.
The Judicial Council of Georgia has awarded about $2.43 million in grants to eight Georgia nonprofits to provide civil legal services to domestic violence victims.
Viral videos of police shooting victims Philando Castile and Alton Sterling in their final moments have left much of the American public seething, saddened and convinced that deep-rooted racial bias led the officers to fire their weapons.
After more than half a decade of antitrust litigation challenging Delta and AirTran's baggage fees, a judge has allowed airline passengers to pursue their claims collectively.
Lawyers for a Georgia inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the state parole board to consider his extremely violent childhood and his transformation over more than three decades on death row.
The state's attorney general claims in a lawsuit that a medical provider has failed to provide proper services to inmates in a suburban New York City jail, where 12 have died in the past five years, including four since March.
The budding controversy over U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s remarks about presidential candidate Donald Trump and conservative rulings by the court points up the unique status of justices when it comes to judicial ethics.
Alcoholism is rampant in the legal profession. One in three lawyers struggles with a drinking problem, and that rate is worse than for physicians and other highly educated workers.