The Kardashian sisters were on the losing side of 11th Circuit Judge Ed Carnes' punny federal appellate court opinion issued Wednesday.
The Kardashian sisters were on the losing side of 11th Circuit Judge Ed Carnes' punny federal appellate court opinion issued Wednesday.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Unethical conduct can result in sanctions, a deposition do-over, embarrassment and an unhappy client.
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.
It’s easy to see why Keenan didn’t expect to cut such a path. Unlike most of the attorneys who walk the hallways at white-shoe firms, some of Keenan’s first experiences with the law came in handcuffs before he was a teenager. Now, he’s completing a round-trip of sorts, becoming a judge in the court system where he once was a juvenile defendant.
When Gov. Nathan Deal's declared winter storm state of emergency began at noon Friday, he was in the packed chambers of the Georgia House of Representatives taking care of some previously scheduled business: swearing in the new chief and presiding justices of the Georgia Supreme Court.
John Mills III has joined Seyfarth Shaw as a partner from Barnes & Thornburg. Mills has a bankruptcy and restructuring practice and he also handles litigation for clients related to real estate lending and structured financings.
In 2012, the longtime judge was interviewed by his son, King & Spalding partner Paul Murphy in this republished version of the judge as a lawyer with aspirations.
Bank compliance departments, which already contend with federal cybersecurity laws and industry-wide cybersecurity guidelines, will face the New York State Department of Financial Services' (NYDFS) expansion of regulation into cybersecurity risk management.
Attorneys due in court in metro Atlanta should take particular note.
A group of Athens bars and three University of Georgia students who were bounced from their jobs as a result of a new law forbidding anyone under 21 from entering or working in a bar is challenging the law as unconstitutional.
One of Gov. Nathan Deal's two appointees to the state Judicial Qualifications Commission has resigned as the judicial watchdog agency morphs from one that is constitutionally independent to a new, reconfigured agency under the purview of the General Assembly.
As Georgia Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton becomes presiding justice in a ceremony Friday, he also signifies a coming of age for the high court's younger generation.
Atlanta's Tech Village "villagers" push automation to the Southeast legal community. Gabrielle Orum Hernández, Legaltech News
The Atlanta-based firm picked up new offices in the United Kingdom and Germany, along with seven new lawyers in New York.
The states were given until Jan. 24 to meet, encouraged to use a mediator and ordered to file a confidential report by Jan. 26.
Georgia's lieutenant governor has named a former Forsyth County commissioner as one of his two appointments to the state's newly constituted Judicial Qualifications Commission, now under the aegis of the Georgia General Assembly.
A group of county officials, business representatives and citizen activists met Tuesday to discuss what they described as a crime wave targeting south Fulton County.
Georgia Supreme Court Justice P. Harris Hines — who will become chief justice in a ceremony Friday — is known for his gentle manners and friendly nature. But in an interview in his chambers last month, he revealed a lesser known side: He's competitive.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court's order denying a drunk-driving defendant's motion to dismiss on speedy trial grounds, ruling that the demand—tucked into an unstapled stack of more than 30 pages of filings—was sufficient.
Throwing its weight on one side of a widening circuit split, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday refused to adopt stricter standards for class certification in cases where there is no readily apparent way to identify class members.
The Georgia university system must allow immigrants to pay in-state tuition if they've been granted temporary permission by the federal government to stay in the U.S.
Gov. Nathan Deal seemed to take delight in swearing in Macon Circuit Superior Court Judge Tilman "Tripp" Self III to a new job on the Georgia Court of Appeals starting this month.
Former state senator from Dalton and now Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Charles Bethel had a simple answer to a pre-new year question of what to call him, senator or judge? "Charlie works just fine. My mother's been calling me that all my life."
Dickinson Wright recently welcomed back government contracts partner Scott MacGriff in Washington, D.C., from the U.S. Department of Justice, where he spent the past eight years as a lawyer in its national courts section. The post saw MacGriff spend more than three years as a Justice Department attaché in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of Labor steps up audits of employer health plans to make sure they are providing parity between mental health and medical benefits as required under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Kirkland & Ellis has hired an antitrust clearance expert by bringing on of counsel Donna Peel. The firm’s new recruit spent the past six years as executive director of the Chicago-based Pro Bono Network.
Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February was one of the biggest stories this year about the U.S. Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor urged mandatory pro bono for all lawyers. Richard Posner railed on "stupid" decisions by Chief Justice Roberts. And the court's microphones picked up banter on the bench. Here's a look at some of our most-read stories about the high court.
With Gov. Nathan Deal having shown his willingness to veto the so-called religious freedom legislation, which critics argue is an attempt to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, the 2017 Georgia General Assembly may get a welcome break from this divisive issue so we can focus on some long-overdue business. There are many important issues on the docket.
When Gov. Nathan Deal swore in Solicitor General Britt Grant as a Georgia Supreme Court justice in December, he noted her weighty resume—but he added with a smile that the most important item was working in a congressional office. His.
The association that represents Georgia process servers is raising the alarm over proposed new rules that, it says, will essentially allow the sheriffs to eliminate them.
Newly sworn in Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Clyde Reese II was the one to point out to the Judicial Nominating Commission that his resume was not like the other candidates.
The Atlanta libel attorney representing the surviving brother of slain beauty pageant princess JonBenet Ramsey in a $750 million defamation suit against CBS says the network's retrospective on JonBenet's still-unsolved slaying has earned it a new reputation — as a generator of fake news.
Large jury awards are always headline-grabbers—and 2016 was no exception. But there is often more to a case than just an eye-popping award. Here is a notable case from each month of 2016 in Georgia courts.
A Fulton County judge who last year tossed out a suit claiming a sperm bank had misled clients about the psychiatric, educational and criminal background of a sperm donor has dismissed the bulk of a similar suit filed this year, writing as he did before that the assertions of product liability, fraud, breach of warranty and other claims were all essentially claims for "wrongful birth"—a tort not recognized under Georgia law.
A former federal prosecutor and veteran of the U.S. Justice Department in Washington predicts that, despite trepidation in some political quarters over President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general, he anticipates few, if any, dramatic changes at the DOJ.
A four-hour retrospective on the unsolved slaying of the 6-year-old beauty princess is the basis of a $750 million defamation suit filed Wednesday.
Setting the stage for a fresh test of the Federal Trade Commission's power to police online security, a now-defunct medical laboratory on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court to overturn an agency ruling that blamed lax data-protection practices for the exposure of nearly 10,000 patients’ personal information.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Nels Peterson will have served in that position for one year when he becomes a Georgia Supreme Court justice in January.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Brian Rickman said this month that his first year on the job has been a humbling experience.
The law firm JF Legal says the foreclosed homeowner views the proceeds as "blood money."
The Delta legal department provides pro bono legal services to immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes—and even the GC is taking on a case.
Three Chinese nationals face federal charges for allegedly hacking into two major U.S. law firms in a scheme to trade on information about imminent mergers and acquisitions.
On Friday, attorney Claud "Tex" McIver walked out of the Fulton County Jail after posting a $200,000 bond; McIver, facing a felony manslaughter charge in the September shooting death of his wife, Diane, had been granted bond by a magistrate judge the day earlier. Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said McIver left the jail at about 3 p.m.
When Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs was being considered for the new job he will step into in January—Georgia Supreme Court justice—he submitted a weighty application packet.
Why not learn from winners? Texas Lawyer asked Texas litigators who won at trial in 2016 what they would each recommend as three litigation tips for 2017.
A report released this month found local supplements paid to the state's appellate and trial judges have fueled inconsistent levels of pay across the state.
When he swears in a new judge, as he has been doing at rapid pace, the governor presents gavels mounted on plaques with the recipients' names. The governor wants members of the bench to know the mementos are made by inmates in Georgia prisons.
In what at first may appear to be an oversight, there isn't a single mention of intellectual property law on the website bio of Stephanie Parker, the lawyer who led the team that achieved last week's record-breaking $2.54 billion patent infringement settlement for client Idenix Pharmaceuticals.
'Tis the season for cramped airplanes – and lawsuits. Luggage falling on heads and hot tea spilling in laps &ndash are just some of the routine incidents on today's flights that sometimes end up in injury suits.
By looking beyond the single legal crisis of the moment and searching for its underlying causes, multidisciplinary teams of lawyers and community agencies can help clients in poverty and at risk of future victimization.
Six Atlanta-based firms were among the Am Law 200 firms that achieved a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's annual Corporate Equality Index.
Fisher & Phillips Partner Claud “Tex” McIver will retire from his firm in the wake of his wife’s shooting death and news Wednesday that warrants were issued against him for his role in her death, the firm said.
A man who fell three stories when a balcony railing gave way and was shot a few months later by home invaders at the same apartment was awarded a post-apportioned verdict of $4 million by a federal jury on Friday.
A federal jury in Atlanta found a MARTA police officer liable for battery and awarded a man $500,000, including $250,000 in reimbursement of legal fees. But jury questions during deliberations and an initial verdict with damages but no liability finding had persuaded the attorneys involved to negotiate a "high-low" agreement with a $200,000 cap.
The Supreme Court of Georgia issued one disciplinary decision on December 15.
Days before her death, Fulton County Senior Superior Court Judge Stephanie Manis told her daughter, "In my obituary, I want you to state firmly that I oppose the death penalty. Will you promise me you will do that?"
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Amanda Mercier took time to reflect this month on her first year in the job, offering some insight into what goes on in the mind of the court.
In 2007, Manis chose to become a senior judge. Here is Greg Land's article in the Sept. 14, 2007, edition of the Daily Report on her decision.
While providing a legal opinion may seem like a straightforward task, there are a number of ethical considerations that can arise, including most notably where the opinion is to be shared with third parties.
For the second time this month, Gov. Nathan Deal swore in three new appellate judges during a ceremony in the House of Representatives chambers at the state Capitol Monday.
A deal approved Friday to launch Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan into the international arena wasn't something even contemplated by the firm a year ago, its managing partner said.
Senior Judge Stephanie Manis of Fulton County Superior Court died Saturday at the age of 76, according to a family-placed notice.
A former Roswell police officer fired for flying the Confederate flag at her suburban Atlanta home has filed a federal lawsuit saying her termination violates her constitutional right to free speech.
A state commission wants another round of pay raises for Georgia judges and district attorneys just a year after state lawmakers approved their last wage increase.
As Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Hugh Thompson prepared to retire in January and return to his home on the former estate of writer Flannery O'Connor near Milledgeville, he shared his own way with words.
When Georgia Supreme Court Justice Hugh Thompson leaves his chambers at the end of the day, he packs up his take-home reading in a faded cardboard box with clear tape reinforcing the worn handles. At the start of the New Year, another chief justice will take over and Thompson will carry the box out one last time.
Texas tort reformers couldn't have hoped for more favorable confluence of events. One month before Texas lawmakers are scheduled to start a new session, during which tort reformers are expected to lobby to curb hail-damage lawsuits filed against insurers, a Texas federal judge issued a stern warning to Steve Mostyn, a well-known Houston plaintiffs lawyer who files such suits and financially supports Democratic candidates. And then on Thursday the American Tort Reform Association issued its annual report on "judicial hellholes."
Piedmont's $603 million project is the largest one to date to gain a certificate of need.
Executives at the legal services company, which also operates 10 international facilities, say that expanding into the Atlanta area fits well within the company's strategy.
A former candidate for Atlanta City Council who also served as a city budget analyst has pleaded guilty to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds earmarked for job training programs from the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta announced Wednesday.
In a transaction involving lawyers in eight countries, Jones Day advised J.M. Huber Corp. on the $630 million sale of its global silica business to Evonik Industries.
A California appeals court on Tuesday ruled that CNN Inc. cannot fend off an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a former producer by invoking the state's anti-SLAPP statute.
An ad hoc advisory committee advising Georgia's two U.S. senators is seeking candidates for the state's open federal judicial and prosecutorial posts.
Find out what a case settlement is worth. Top Georgia Settlements of 2015 explores settlements covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch. Plus, top 10 case summaries and rankings by category.
Six years after his arrest by the FBI during a drug-fueled affair, disgraced former federal judge Jack T. Camp and the stripper he paid for sex spoke publicly for the first time last week about the relationship as witnesses in a federal criminal case.
Deal resolves investigation into a nationwide 2006 salmonella outbreak blamed on peanut butter produced in Sylvester, Georgia, which sickened at least 625 people in 47 states.
Rekindling a practice after eight years isn't easy, but Cass Hollis and her new firm are confident they can make it work.
For the second time in four years, a female African-American former professor at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School has sued the institution for racial discrimination.
The lawyer for 23 Auschwitz survivors in cases that led to a five-year sentence for a former Auschwitz death camp guard and a former bookkeeper convicted of accessory spoke at an Atlanta synagogue.
The post-breach strategy of lavishing customers with attention can backfire and actually make them suspicious of the company, according to new research by a group of information systems professors.
Firms place a lot of weight on lateral hiring, but many of them aren’t very good at it. That’s the conclusion of a report released Monday by ALM Intelligence. An ALI survey found that 96 percent of respondents consider hiring lateral lawyers with a client following “very important” or “moderately important” to their revenue growth strategies. But 30 percent of laterals deliver less than half their expected book of business in their first year at the new firm. Another 21 percent deliver only half to three-quarters.
The full text from the Georgia Supreme Court on discipline decisions for W. Burrell Ellis, Jr., Cameron Shahab, William D. Hentz and David Edmund Ralston.
A Georgia sperm bank is facing nearly a dozen "novel and cutting edge" lawsuits in four states and Canada that allege it misled women about a donor who turned out to be convicted on burglary and a diagnosed schizophrenic.
The same curved piece of wood now has new sections added on both ends just big enough for one person more to sit. When the court meets for the first time to hear oral arguments in January with nine justices instead of seven, it will be hard to notice the difference.
In response to a federal voting rights lawsuit, the Emanuel County school district plans to change political boundaries to give black voters a majority in not just one but two of its school board districts.
The state bar president writes in memory of Cubbedge Snow Jr. of Macon, who served as president of the state bar in 1974-75.
The State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee and Pro Bono Resource Center have presented the 2016 State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Awards.
A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court has accepted a special master's recommendation that state House Speaker David Ralston receive a public reprimand to resolve a bar grievance filed by two former clients, a married couple, over his handling of their case.
The new movie showcases Jessica Chastain's power to emote charm, ecstasy, anger and loneliness.
DeKalb County is hosting a "Records Expungement Day" on Saturday for residents with criminal arrests that did not result in convictions.
Attorney General Chris Carr picked his team Thursday, announcing his choices to fill three key roles in his new administration.
Gov. Nathan Deal said it best himself Wednesday before a crowd of legal luminaries, friends and family gathered Wednesday in the House of Representatives chambers at the Georgia Capitol: "It's a rare opportunity."
The Georgia legislator who authored a constitutional amendment to remake the state Judicial Qualifications Commission says that "a mix-up" during drafting of the amendment and "last minute" changes will result in three separate watchdog agencies overseeing judicial discipline between now and July 1, 2017.
Two judges signaled the patents claim ineligible subject matter under Section 101 of the Patent Act.
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan's proposed merger with U.K. firm Eversheds would cause another big shift in Atlanta's evolving law firm landscape, leaving only a few legacy Atlanta firms that have resisted the trend to merge.
Attorney James Potts II said he was fighting a predatory and illegal practice after his Porsche was booted in a parking complex.
A lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia says there has been a pattern of discrimination against blacks, particularly black males, in evaluations, compensation and promotions, at CNN, its parent Turner and Time Warner.
Police tell local news outlets the man who was shot Wednesday morning was at the Clayton County Courthouse annex in Jonesboro on a child support matter.
Federal prosecutor David Chaiken has joined Troutman Sanders as a partner after almost a decade trying insider trading, fraud and other white-collar crime cases at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia.
Former senator and Alston & Bird special counsel Bob Dole told The Wall Street Journal that he and his firm helped to arrange the president-elect's taboo-breaking telephone call on Friday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. "It's fair to say that we may have had some influence," Dole told the paper.
ACLU wins students at a Florida middle school the right to form a gay-straight alliance club.
The Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission has narrowed down the candidates and announced the names of 16 Atlanta lawyers who will be interviewed Monday for an opening on the Fulton County Superior Court.
A trio of lawyers seeking more than $245,000 from a fellow attorney have dropped the lawsuit they filed earlier this year accusing YES Law Group partner Yehuda Smolar and his firm of using a phony line of credit and "loan fee" with a co-defendant to avoid paying the eight-year-old debt.
Gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org has sued state Attorney General Christopher Carr, asserting that the AG's policy of refusing to recognize any Virginia concealed-carry permits because that state only recognizes Georgia permits for gun owners 21 or older is a violation of state law.
The unanimous decision by Justice Sonia Sotomayor wipes out Apple's $399 million in design patent damages and sends the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Judge Thomas Thrash said the company's executives and board of directors took steps to address data security—even if those steps turned out to be insufficient.
Eversheds has long sought a US merger partner. A combination with Sutherland certainly ticks that box. What Eversheds intends more broadly in the US, however, remains unclear.