President Donald Trump announced his choices late Friday for two new United States attorneys in Georgia—Byung J. "BJay" Pak as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and Charles Peeler for the same job in the Middle District of Georgia.
President Donald Trump announced his choices late Friday for two new United States attorneys in Georgia—Byung J. "BJay" Pak as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and Charles Peeler for the same job in the Middle District of Georgia.
A federal jury awarded $271,400 in the wake of a two-day trial in Georgia.
Georgia's Superior Court judges are set to meet Monday to consider a major overhaul of a court rule in place for decades governing the use of cameras and electronic recording devices in courtrooms across the state.
A Florida police officer who alleges he lost his job because he supported the mayor's political rival is entitled to sue over violation of his First Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled, reversing the lower court's decision.
It seems like a sad commentary on modern life that a business would need to point out that life matters outside the office. In Big Law, it's a sign of progress.
If the fallout from Congress' not-yet-determined decision on health care results in cuts to Medicaid, how will the state decide who can't receive that assistance?
Want a break from all the messy news about Donald Trump Jr. and Russiagate? Let's cut to some other topics that are roiling America.
More than 100 former U.S. atttorneys, including appointees of both Republican and Democratic presidents, have thrown their support behind Christopher Wray, the King & Spalding partner whom President Donald Trump has nominated to serve as the nation's new FBI director. Sally Yates, whom Trump fired as acting U.S. attorney general last January when she refused to defend his travel ban, is one of them.
A report finding hazardous chemicals in boxed macaroni and cheese may have alarmed fans of the inexpensive and convenient meal, but food safety lawyers say any litigation over the issue faces formidable challenges.
On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee received answers from Christopher Wray to questions that directly addressed Wray's perception of his firm King & Spalding and the legal enforcement he may do if confirmed as FBI director.
Lawyers for former NSA contractor and accused leaker Reality Winner have branded as "scary" what they say are the federal government's efforts to unfairly hobble them by casting a broad, ill-defined blanket of secrecy over information, including published news accounts, they may need for Winner's defense.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld an international arbitration award levying nearly $900,000 against an Israeli company accused of defaming its one-time Georgia business partner.
The former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Thursday joined the defense team of accused leaker Reality Winner.
The 800-lawyer full-service litigation defense firm that planted a flag in Atlanta in March has subleased 6,200 square feet of Class A Buckhead space for the next three years.
The legal backstory to an auction of a cloth bag containing lunar dust from the Apollo 11 mission, which fetched $1.8 million on Thursday, "is a pretty cool case," said the lawyer who won it.
Dan Young claims the judge retained him as campaign manager in early 2016 heading into her summer election.
The high-profile litigation in Missouri over talcum powder might be beginning to cool down, thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, but a talc-related litigation in Pennsylvania is beginning to heat up, and may set a pattern for a growing area for tort claims.
Mark Vartanyan, also known as "Kolypto," was sentenced to five years in prison for computer fraud.
Marvelay of Kennesaw, operating under the names "Spot Reservation" and "Rushcube," stands accused of selling services it doesn't actually provide, then either booking them with third parties, or failing to show up at all—leaving birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and marriage proposals without their main event.
Esquire Deposition Solutions' general counsel, Avi Stadler, says the company is offering a 50 percent discount on originals and first copies of depositions in pro bono matters to assist lawyers who've taken on more complex pro bono cases. "We want to help people have equal access to justice," he said.
A client lawsuit accusing Alston & Bird of fraud, unjust enrichment, legal malpractice and other claims will go forward after a Fulton County judge rejected arguments by Alston's counsel to throw out the bulk of the claims.
G. Scott Rafshoon has left Dentons to become a partner at Hunton & Williams, citing its public-private partnership practice as the draw.
Brian D. "Buck" Rogers, as president of the State Bar of Georgia, writes in remembrance of Senior U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley of Murrayville on his recent passing.
It's been a good month for Alston & Bird partner Michael L. Brown. The Trump White House nominated Brown July 13 to fill a long-vacant post on the federal court bench in the Northern District of Georgia.
The ticket-challenging chatbot has expanded into 1,000 areas of law, across all 50 states, but questions loom around providing legal services without attorneys.
A Savannah jury returned a verdict of $11.2 million late Monday after a six-day trial stemming from a fatal train accident on the set of "Midnight Rider"—of which CSX Railroad is required to pay $3.9 million, according to the jury's apportionment, though it has promised to appeal.
A former exotic dancer at The Cheetah, Atlanta's iconic high-dollar strip club, settled two federal lawsuits with management for $110,000 and $18,050 in legal fees.
Court concludes man did not dishonestly answer "no" to the question of whether he had been in prison because being taken into a trailer in the middle of the jungle did not constitute being confined to a prison.
Instead of driving downtown to his chambers at the high court, the justice spent the day closer to home at the Cobb County Courthouse in Marietta. It's the new building next door to the one where he served as a Cobb County Superior Court judge before moving up to the Supreme Court.
While any federal judge nominee may expect a rough time in today's hyperpartisan atmosphere, Georgia Court of Appeals Judge William "Billy" Ray II—tapped last week by President Donald Trump for the U.S. District Court for Georgia's Northern District—will come to the Senate with a reputation for working across the aisle.
A Fulton County jury found no liability for two doctors who were accused of failing to follow up on masses detected in a man's kidney several years before he ultimately developed a fatal renal cancer.
President Donald Trump's pick for an opening on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia is a bow-tie wearing, college football-officiating, turkey-hunting champion, as well as an Army veteran and third-generation judge.
The settlements are the latest example of the DOJ going after fraud in hospice facilities and nursing homes.
In light of these trends, law firms may wish to consider taking steps such as shoring up conflicts protocols, addressing technology security protocols and investigating cyber liability insurance to help avoid becoming a malpractice statistic.
Annie Caiola, partnering with bankruptcy lawyer Elizabeth Rose, has left Decatur firm Slotkin & Caiola to start a new boutique a few blocks away, Caiola & Rose, with a focus on serving franchisors.
A report Friday that Dentons partner Randy Evans is likely to be President Donald Trump's pick to be ambassador to Luxembourg means the Atlanta Big Law community could get another alumnus in the ambassador ranks.
Former FBI agent Kenneth W. Hillman III and a female acquaintance did a good job luring would-be sexual predators. Only problem: The woman was reportedly his lover, with no authority to access sensitive law enforcement files
Here's a riddle, asked and answered by a federal appeals judge. What do plea bargains and tattoos have in common?
Lawyers analyze the Supreme Court's abortion decision and seek lessons for business.
Three new federal judge picks for Georgia come with the package of nominees President Donald Trump announced Thursday.
Jerome Paul Compton, the Trump administration's pick for general counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, pulled in nearly $1.2 million between January 2016 and late March of this year from his work in the Birmingham offices of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, according to a financial disclosure form. Compton's confirmation hearing is set for July 18.
Members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 18-2 Thursday to send Kevin Newsom's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to the full Senate for confirmation.
The dangerous path Big Law is headed down and what it has to do to change course.
A $2.4 million state grant that funds legal services for domestic violence victims can mean the difference between life and death for some legal aid clients.
During this year’s annual Tony awards recognizing Broadway theater, Whoopi Goldberg took to the stage to announce that the musical revival of “Falsettos” would be hitting movie theatersnationwide starting July 12.
Miami prosecutors got a smack down with a federal appeals court reversal saying they didn't do their job. Judge Charles Wilson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that the state had not met its burden of proof and tossed a drug trafficking conviction, freeing a man from a 12-year prison sentence.
Just 10 days after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Sen. Richard Shelby's chief of staff placed a call to Kevin Newsom, Alabama's former solicitor general, to arrange a visit. The Alabama senator, she said, wanted to discuss a vacancy on the Eleventh Circuit bench.
Taylor English Duma has grown to 150 lawyers in Atlanta in 12 years. Now it's recruiting lawyers all over the country to work remotely with its "hub" of lawyers in the Peach State.
Announcing a real-time exercise to test industry assumptions and understand how to improve the legal market and relationships between law firms and clients.
In-house counsel are welcoming a new initiative that measures the interactions between legal departments and their outside attorneys.
Two men who filed complaints with the State Bar of Georgia against disbarred Buckhead lawyer Robert T. Thompson Jr. say Thompson's indictment on Tuesday by a Fulton County grand jury caps years of civil and criminal complaints by an unofficial network of his former clients to recover losses stemming from the lawyer's failure to do his job.
The DeKalb County School District has agreed to pay more than $160,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming the district illegally withheld $750 apiece from 150 teachers' final paychecks when they resigned at the end of the 2013 school year.
With an annual salary of roughly $6.3 million per year, Christopher Wray is a rarity among Big Law equity partners, particularly for partners at Atlanta-based firms.
In a chat about her new biography during a live Georgia Public Broadcasting program Tuesday, former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears recalled her second thoughts about her place in history.
The civil trial of a railroad company accused of negligence in the 2014 death of a movie worker opened Tuesday with jurors watching video of the film crew fleeing a freight train moments before the fatal crash on a Georgia railroad bridge.
SAN FRANCISCO — In the first art law case of his 50-plus year legal career, David Boies has helped convince an appellate court to revive a long-running lawsuit over a Nazi-looted painting by French impressionist Camille Pissarro.
Appalachian School of Law has fired back at a former visiting professor suing the school, arguing in a bid to dismiss that a student who the professor claims was sexually harassing her was simply “obnoxious.”
In the first art law case of his 50-plus year legal career, David Boies has helped convince an appellate court to revive a long-running lawsuit over a Nazi-looted painting by French impressionist Camille Pissarro
Appalachian School of Law has fired back at a former visiting professor suing the school, arguing in a bid to dismiss that a student who the professor claims was sexually harassing her was simply “obnoxious.”
A disbarred Buckhead lawyer was indicted Tuesday on 32 counts of theft and forgery and accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in client funds, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced.
Buyers and sellers of legal service must have prolonged and sustained discussions with each other on how to align their long-term business interests.
Three weeks after announcing plans to run for Georgia Supreme Court in 2018, Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington has reported raising more than $370,000 for his campaign.
U.S. Justice Department lawyers prosecuting former NSA contractor Reality Winner over alleged leaks of classified information regarding Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election are arguing her defense team should not be allowed to discuss any classified information, even if it was in news reports.
The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit came more than seven years after high-flying Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a scheme that defrauded hundreds of investors.
A roundup of events for CLEs, networking and conferences.
A roundup of events for CLE training, networking and mentorship.
Christopher Wray, the King & Spalding white-collar partner who was nominated to replace fired FBI director James Comey, reported earning $9.2 million in his partnership share from 2016 and so far this year, according to financial documents made available Monday. Wray, a King & Spalding partner for nearly 12 years in the firm's Washington and Atlanta offices, also revealed numerous big-name clients in the required disclosure, released by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics. Wray is set to appear Wednesday for his confirmation hearing.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has tossed a former pizza store manager's discrimination lawsuit, instead ordering up arbitration.
Here are some basics to consider when evaluating your vendors and their commitments to your cybersecurity, as well as some specific measures to employ with those suppliers whose work might present a risk to your company data.
The litigation tsunami continues as another bellwether ignition defect case against General Motors heads to trial Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before Judge Jesse Furman.
A longtime professor at Howard University School of Law has been ordered to attend sensitivity training and submit future exam questions for administrative review after several students complained about graphic test question involving a Brazilian wax.
The parents of an American student who died on a study abroad program cannot sue the Brookhaven university, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled.
In the rush to respond to a hack, the victim needs to assess whether the involvement of law enforcement is appropriate.
To mitigate damage and try to preserve the protected status of trade secrets affected by a cyberattack, businesses must act fast.
Senior U.S District Court Judge William O'Kelley of the Northern District of Georgia, who died Wednesday, was remembered by friends last week for his sharp legal mind, keen wit, strong mentoring, gregarious personality and good company on long trips.
White-collar defense litigator Paul Monnin has joined Alston & Bird as a partner from Paul Hastings.
In the age of at-your-fingertips social media, some defense attorneys are struggling with a new challenge: controlling their own clients. Just ask Martin Shkreli’s lawyer.
With one of three judges "reluctantly" concurring, a Georgia Court of Appeals panel has reversed a trial court and ruled against an inmate who was badly burned while doing maintenance work on a garbage truck.
The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a more than $8.2 million judgment against Nationwide Insurance in a contentious and closely-watched traffic fatality case.
The federal appeals court for the Southeast has started providing audio recordings of oral arguments on its website.
Marijuana is on fire. Recreational pot is now legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia. Another 20 states allow cannabis for medical purposes.
Cross-border combinations continued to propel law firm merger activity through the second quarter of 2017 as U.S. firms continue to look outside the domestic marketplace for growth opportunities, according to reports by legal consultancies Altman Weil Inc. and Fairfax Associates.
The question of whether a caterer can be sued over food poisoning suffered by wedding guests produced a 5-4 split and two strong dissents at the Georgia Court of Appeals.
David Marple and Melissa Davis Strickland have each left established family law firms to start their own shops. Both lawyers—midway through their careers with four children apiece—said it was time to try going solo.
Given the recent sharp increase in the volume and venom of President Donald Trump’s shots at the media, is the timing right for journalists to consider suing him for issuing defamatory statements?
A $1 million settlement has been reached with the survivors of a disabled veteran who strangled to death when an apartment deck railing broke loose and trapped him in his wheelchair. But the parties are continuing to litigate, as the family and estate seeks $25 million from the apartment complex owner's excess coverage policy.
When downsizing becomes necessary, it can be an extremely difficult and emotional process. However, a messy breakup benefits no one. Law firms can instead invest the time and resources to help ensure a smooth transition for the departing attorneys and staff.
Jon Eisenman is not a quitter. The appellate lawyer in Los Angeles tried five times to appear on “Jeopardy!” before he snagged a spot on the TV answer-and-question game show. So far, he’s won three games and is due to play his fourth on July 5.
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday adopted an indemnity policy that will shield lawyers and other staff from any personal liability for enforcement actions that draw a lawsuit and expose them to a monetary judgment. The new policy comes as two FTC lawyers press for immunity, in court, over their roles in a data-breach case against the now-shuttered medical device company LabMD.
A woman has filed a lawsuit against her former pastor, alleging he sexually abused her for years starting when she was 15 and told her it was her duty in service to the church.
An adult entertainment club in the Florida panhandle is being sued by the EEOC for allegedly refusing to hire a male bartender. The club, Sammy's, subsequently hired at least two female bartenders at the club's Fort Walton Beach location, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency said in a statement that "employers must realize that no person, male or female, can be denied employment based on sex." A representative for Sammy's wasn't immediately reached for comment.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has affirmed a DeKalb County judge's dismissal of a premises liability suit brought by a man stabbed repeatedly during a dustup with his ex-girlfriend.
The justices on Friday reinstated one lawyer, rejected one lawyer's petition for voluntary discipline and suspended two lawyers with conditions for reinstatement.
The Georgia Supreme Court has decided to take a look at Chrysler's appeal of a $40 million judgment, reduced from a $150 million verdict for the family of a 4-year-old boy killed when a Jeep gas tank exploded. The justices split over what questions to consider but granted the writ of certiorari Friday on two issues with which they are "particularly concerned."
The Georgia Court of Appeals has vacated and remanded a judge's order awarding nearly $50,000 in attorney fees and expenses to a lawyer sued over his work as a special prosecutor cracking down on illegal gambling on coin-operated machines.
The Daily Report handed out awards to 63 lawyers Thursday night in the following categories: Attorney of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Distinguished Leaders, Litigation Departments of the Year, In-House Legal Department of the Year/GC Impact and On the Rise.
After three days without phones and email following a cyberattack across Europe, DLA Piper's U.S. operation is back up and running.
Our special sections and events that recognize professional excellence in the law have evolved over the years. We started with one section, On the Rise, in 2002, and we have added events and other sections since then. We used to spread these out over the year, but this week we have combined them into one big event and this big web feature.
When attorneys sued Georgia's electric power cooperatives on behalf of millions of current and former power customer members, they claimed the cooperatives, known as electric membership corporations, for decades had withheld as much as $2 billion in profits that should have, by law, been distributed regularly to their members.
Judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit revealed a deep divide Wednesday over what constitutes a legal search.
The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a tort reform bill that practitioners said would limit noneconomic damages to cases across the nation at $250,000 and possibly "eviscerate" certain cases against medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
The owners of three Midtown restaurants—Hudson Grille Midtown, Joe's on Juniper and Einstein's—have sued a neighborhood couple for what they claim is a campaign of harassment that threatens to put the eateries out of business.
The doctrine of sovereign immunity has produced a hangover for Clayton County and the city of College Park over how to split taxes on alcohol sales at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This bar tab dispute is worth $2.5 million.
Stephen Bright, "the brave heart" of Atlanta's Southern Center for Human Rights, won the Attorney of the Year Award at the Daily Report's annual Professional Excellence awards dinner for his 40-year fight for the lives of indigent clients facing the death penalty.
When violence strikes the workplace, legal departments will have a big role in dealing with what comes next.
With her supervisors' encouragement, the manager of the Dalton office of a children's dental clinic that catered to Medicaid recipients created an overheated incentive program to recruit new patients—without knowing it likely violated federal regulations.
Two lawyers who have launched campaigns for Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election talk with the Daily Report about why they're running and what they bring to the race.
The effort to make Atlanta a hot spot for international commercial arbitration gains some momentum as the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation assembles an arbitrators' council with top European arbitrators to promote its reputation as an arbitral venue abroad.
Phone sex might be expensive and short-lived for consumers, but it doesn’t pay much for the workers on the other line.
The 11th Circuit ruled the shooting, while intentional, constituted an accident under the wife's insurance policy because it was unforeseen to her.
The implications of network-crippling malware may be just as damaging for a deadline-driven service industry that holds the fate of companies’ legal issues in its palm.
Management tactics that weed out older workers have pushed federal regulators and anti-discrimination groups to train an eye on hiring rather than firing when it comes to protecting against age bias, an effort advocates acknowledge is a steeper hill with increasingly narrowed protections for aging workers.
A graduation ceremony of than 2,000 Georgia prisoners earning the diploma is a show of progress for the latest phase of Gov. Nathan Deal's criminal justice reform movement. And the governor gave the keynote speech.
The litigation attorney doesn't shy away from the topic of her kind of diversity—of economic circumstances and breaking out of family educational limits.
Stacey Abrams, 43, said she's been thinking about running for governor of Georgia since around 2011, but her resume reads like she's been preparing for it her whole life.
A letter writer offers reinforcement for critic of Supreme Court's originalism.
A four-step guide to how law firms can limit their exposure to further cyber theft and legal liabilities after an attack. For legal professionals, the latest widespread ransomware attack hits close to home. DLA Piper offices across Europe and the United States were crippled by ransomware in what was the first publicly acknowledged law firm victim of the attack. It is too early to tell if DLA Piper is the only firm to be affected, but its breach speaks to a broader vulnerability law firms across the globe face against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.
One trial stands out among many for Stephanie Parker of Jones Day in Atlanta. It lasted just under two weeks. The verdict was $2.54 billion. Yes, with a B.
King & Spalding's 2016 litigation successes included products liability cases, general commercial disputes, environmental litigation and multistate consumer data privacy class actions.
Dentons won impressive litigation matters in the insurance field in 2016.
One of Greenberg Traurig's big wins for its labor practice group was its representation of Zaxby's in a putative collective action brought by Ayotunda Lovett on behalf of herself and others claiming Zaxby's didn't pay proper overtime compensation.
One of the biggest wins for Greenberg Traurig's mass torts/products liability team was a complete defense verdict for client C. R. Bard in the closely-watched pelvic mesh trial in the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri.
One specialty practice group stood out in 2016: the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) of the Georgia Department of Law.
A jury also found the Tea Party Patriots acted in bad faith or were stubbornly litigious, teeing up additional litigation by the plaintiff to recover some of his attorney fees.
The 25-year-old inmate was suffering from stage-four cirrhosis of the liver and acute alcoholic hepatitis at the time of his death.
Georgia's attorney general and both its U.S. senators are cheering President Donald Trump for what they view as the beginning of the end of the Obama administration's Waters of the United States regulations.
The letter that arrived at the State Bar of Georgia in April 2016 containing a white powdery substance contained an ominous threat. "We will kill of all you. … Have some 'anthrax,'" it said, according to federal court records. Federal authorities said Tuesday that the man who sent that letter, Travis Ball, 50, has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for mailing the threat, which did not contain actual anthrax.
Steptoe & Johnson became the latest major law firm to face accusations that it discriminates against women lawyers.
William Emanuel, a Los Angeles-based management-side attorney, will be President Donald Trump's second pick for the National Labor Relations Board, a move that would give the long incomplete five-member panel a Republican majority poised to adopt pro-employer stances.
Tom Mazziotti has left internatonal firm Greenberg Traurig, where he was a shareholder, for a partnership at Hall Booth Smith, saying the smaller, Atlanta-based litigation defense firm is a better fit for his trial practice.
Stephen Bright—for decades the brave heart of Atlanta's Southern Center for Human Rights—believes the death penalty is morally wrong, "a primitive, barbaric punishment" that he said degrades and coarsens society. He has dedicated much of his legal career to stepping between Death Row inmates and their final walk to execution. When all else fails, he bears witness to their deaths, letting them know they are not alone as they die and comforting their families afterward.
Tony Mauro highlights the best of this year's Supreme Court fiction, where justices have lives, including sex lives, and get caught up in all kinds of mayhem. In between the heart-pounding action, you might find some useful insights about the court.
The Georgia Supreme Court has appointed four members to the reconstituted Judicial Qualifications Commission, the group responsible for disciplinary oversight of judges.
The 2012 demand letter that Marietta attorney David Cohen sent to Waffle House Chairman and former CEO Joe Rogers Jr. in 2012 on behalf of Rogers' longtime housekeeper, Mye Brindle, was harsh. At issue before the state Supreme Court on Monday was whether Cohen committed a crime.
In his very original originalist thinking, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Keith Blackwell has created a whole new theory of the interpretation of the texts of statutes and Constitutional provisions.
A Georgia man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to statutory rape and avoided a potential prison sentence.
Faced with a federal court challenge by several Atlanta artists, the city of Atlanta has agreed to halt enforcement of a city ordinance that officials had cited in threatening to obliterate publicly visible murals on private property.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit sided with MLB and its lawyers at Keker, Van Nest & Peters on Monday, finding that Congress explicitly exempted minor league baseball from the federal antitrust law in the Curt Flood Act of 1998.
Fulton County's chief jailer said Monday that an emergency motion by county prosecutors claiming Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver is being afforded "preferential treatment" while incarcerated included "blatant lies."
Two years after embracing same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to deal with a repercussion from its ruling by taking up the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple.
Gov. Nathan Deal took a step Friday toward addressing the lingering issue in litigation water wars with Florida—what to do about exponentially increasing irrigation on big commercial farming operations in South Georgia.
More than 260 public television stations will begin showing the documentary "Balancing the Scales," a film that delves into why female lawyers are leaving the legal profession en masse.
Taxpayers supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Anti-Defamation League and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State have lost their challenge to a tuition tax credit for private and religious schools.
Adriana Ibarra Vazquez is the first foreign legal consultant to become a member of the State Bar of Georgia.
When the Supreme Court this week gave a green light to a rock band composed of Asian-American musicians that wanted to use the name "The Slants," it struck down a portion of the 71-year-old Lanham Act that bars disparaging trademarks. That gave a major boost to the hopes of the owners of the NFL's Washington Redskins, who have already filed to establish the case as controlling precedent in their battle to reinstate their trademark, which was suspended as racially offensive toward Native Americans. But they weren't the only ones.
The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled comments one doctor made about another in an email to patients could be construed as libel.
Like hundreds of other people ticketed for traffic infractions in DeKalb County, Bobby Schroeder showed up at court and paid his fine. But personnel with DeKalb County Recorders Court told the state Department of Driver Services that Schroeder failed to appear, never paid up, and his driver's license should be suspended.
In less than a year, Big Law has seen at least three lateral hires go seriously—even criminally—awry.
Abdi Shayesteh, a former King & Spalding associate who held several Big Law and in-house roles, has created an online platform called AltaClaro that links lawyers to top legal professionals that provide mentorship and counseling necessary to advance their legal careers.
The confidential agreement comes after years of litigation and calls for the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless shelter to close in August.
The newly-combined firm pulled off quite a feat this week, mustering 680 partners and top operations people together in London for the firm's first partners' meeting amid record-setting June heat.
Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington has confirmed that he plans to run for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court next year and has organized a campaign and plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.
Nearly three months after a UPS corporate attorney was gunned down as she crossed Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta during morning rush hour, a Fulton County grand jury on Wednesday charged her suspected assailant with murder.
Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance wants Great American Insurance to cover $425,000 in mounting costs related to two California wrongful death suits.
Despite an invitation shared on social media for the investiture ceremony installing Judge Stephen Dillard as chief of the Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday, the outgoing chief judge confessed she was afraid it wouldn't happen.
A lawsuit filed by Cornerstone Medical Center claims the hospital is losing $9,600 a month because the insurer is not honoring its contract.
A Florida county school board has won the latest round of litigation against a construction company that claimed it suffered illegal retaliation when it complained after its bid for a project failed.
A federal racketeering suit filed against Atlanta's iconic strip club The Cheetah—that the club's defense counsel denounced as "false, spurious, and baseless"—has been dismissed voluntarily by the former dancer who filed it.
Lucky associates at one law firm in Atlanta are making a whopping $180,000 in their first year on the job, according to the National Association for Law Placement Inc. But they are hardly the norm.
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that disability benefits issued pursuant to an insurance policy after the insured had been catastrophically injured were non-marital property and were not subject to equitable division when the insured and his wife divorced.
Emory University School of Law has chosen retired Alston & Bird partner Judson Graves as its interim dean, effective Aug. 1. Robert Schapiro, who's been Emory Law's dean for five years, announced in March that he will step down when his term ends in July and return to teaching
Steven Lefkoff has started his own firm, Lefkoff Law, with a unique niche representing used car dealers, along with the finance companies that make car loans.
Attorneys for Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver have accused Fulton County prosecutors of intentionally withholding exculpatory evidence generated by Atlanta police that would belie the murder charges currently pending against McIver in an emergency motion filed in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday.
A second lawyer from the U.S. solicitor general’s office has signed on to the legal team of special counsel Robert Mueller in his investigation of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The game isn't over, but Geico scored points with an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit that takes a deep look at uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage and bad faith claims in Florida.
McLain & Merritt and the president of the State Bar of Georgia write in remembrance of longtime U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Shoob.
A high-profile trademark fight centered on the Asian-American rock band The Slants ended Monday with a ruling that the Lanham Act’s prohibition against “disparaging” marks violates the First Amendment.
In an Alabama case championed by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 that an Alabama Death Row inmate was denied his right to consult with a mental health experts in his 1986 capital murder trial.
Those who clerked for the federal appeals court judge who died Thursday at age 96 or who appeared before her in court remember a woman known for her towering intellect.
The jury was weighing how much to add in punitive damages when the settlement was reached.
The legacy of Marvin Shoob, a federal judge in Atlanta for more than 35 years known as much for his fearlessness as for his compassion on the bench, should be a promise from all who knew him to "do some good," his son urged family, friends, and members of the legal community at Shoob's June 16 memorial service.
The justices ruled Monday that the state cannot be sued over a controversial law that bans most abortions after 20 weeks and gives prosecutors access to women's medical records—but they leave the door open to other challenges.
The firm has been expanding steadily beyond its Atlanta base, with the new office expected to primarily handle medical malpractice work.
Nicole Leet broke with tradition when she became president of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division last weekend.
The Justice Department submitted the manual under a provisional seal because there may be privileged or sensitive information in it.
The fifth annual event drew more than 750 guests to Midtown's Park Tavern.
The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week over whether a retirement community for wealthy seniors should be exempt from property taxes, what should be required to sue a law firm for legal malpractice and how long to provide Workers' Compensation Act benefits after an injury.
The ruling opens the road for an Alabama class action lawsuit over traffic cameras that catch drivers running red lights.
Civil litigators and corporate counsel can almost taste victory in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California, seen as the term's most important case on jurisdiction.
Roughly ten days after ditching Holland & Knight due to the firm’s alleged moratorium on challenging President Donald Trump, Tobin filed a lawsuit Thursday against the FBI on behalf of CNN.
At the Georgia Court of Appeals Thursday, state attorneys argued on behalf of the Board of Regents that a Fulton County judge got their ruling on a controversial policy wrong last year.
Judge Phyllis Kravitch, the first woman to serve on a federal appeals court in the Deep South, died Thursday morning at the age of 96.
Anyone who’s driven on the highway or watched daytime television has likely seen one: an ad, complete with a toll-free number and maybe a catchphrase or a jingle, plugging a lawyer who can help someone who’s been hurt in a slip-and-fall incident or by something more serious, like asbestos exposure.
State Attorney General Chris Carr announced Thursday that his Consumer Protection Unit is joining a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from across the U.S., investigating whether manufacturers have engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing and sale of opioids.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has revived felony false-imprisonment charges against a former Fulton County sheriff's deputy who allegedly restrained and groped two women and exposed himself while on duty at the county courthouse.
The way SunTrust's in-house legal team initially responded to the Jane Doe plaintiff plays a role in the complaint.
A Dodge County pharmacy has agreed to pay $2.175 million to settle a Medicare false-billing case in what authorities in Georgia's Southern District say is their largest civil recovery ever under the Controlled Substances Act, as well as the largest pharmacy-related False Claims Act settlement in the district's history.
The same day the State Bar of Georgia publicly reprimanded the Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives for an ethics violation involving one of his former clients, Speaker David Ralston appointed the attorney who had defended him during the course of the ethics probe as one of his two representatives to the state's judicial watchdog agency.
Philadelphia’s sweetened beverage tax, the first of its kind ever to be enacted in the nation, has been upheld by the Commonwealth Court amid the tax's projected revenue shortfall.
When an American college student was recently released from a North Korean prison and taken to a Cincinnati hospital late Tuesday night, it was a Georgia-based specialty air carrier that delivered him, according to the company's general counsel.
Like many big firm lawyers, Locke Lord's Martin Jaszczuk built a practice representing clients hit by a wave of telemarketing suits. Now that he’s on his own, what happens if that torrent turns back to a trickle?
The apps keep coming, but do most clients care?
Gov. Nathan Deal has responded to the shooting of two Georgia Department of Corrections officers Tuesday with this simple promise: "Fugitives will be brought to justice."
One company is suing over claims the courts are dragging out the processing of cases not filed through a specific vendor.
The new managing partner practices in state and local government law, particularly with regard to economic development incentives.
The lawyer for Claud "Tex" McIver releases a statement after a judge orders that his client, an attorney accused of murdering his wife, remain in jail until his trial, which is set for Oct. 30.
U.S. District Judge Marvin H. Shoob — whose fierce willingness to address institutional injustices during more than 36 years on the federal bench in Atlanta stemmed from a seminal experience as a young soldier in World War II — died Monday. He was 94.
The bar is emphasizing healthy lifestyle choices in order to help its 49,000 members avoid the all too common dangers of depression, anxiety, alcoholism and even suicide.
The choppy seas of the restaurant industry have swamped another eatery in Joe’s Crab Shack, whose Houston-based parent company owes nearly $220,000 to a pair of high-powered, Atlanta-based labor and employment firms. Ignite Restaurant Group Inc., owner of the popular seafood establishment and casual dining chain Brick House Tavern + Tap, filed for bankruptcy in Houston on June 6.
The State Bar of Georgia on May 4 presented the Commitment to Equality Awards, and 85 Swift Currie staff, clients and families packed enough food to feed 2,704 families.
A federal judge in Atlanta has barred the Trump administration, at least temporarily, from revoking the immigration status of an undocumented woman whose case helped to prompt the creation of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
In what may be a first at the U.S. Supreme Court, President Donald Trump’s Twitter account was identified Monday as an “authority” along with the cases, law review articles and news citations that lawyers typically use to bolster their arguments.
Judge Jesse Furman issued a 19-page order teeing up the case by dealing with pretrial requests. The judge dealt with four motions in limine from attorneys representing Dennis Ward, an Arizona man alleging that GM's highly-publicized ignition defect caused his crash and lasting injuries.
When the Supreme Court decided the landmark case, only 3 percent of newlyweds were intermarried.
The judge who appointed Titus Nichols of Augusta to be Reality Winner's lawyer has changed his mind -- not about the lawyer but about who pays the bill. U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian Epps has signed an order terminating his appointment of Nichols to represent Winner as court appointed counsel.
The State Bar of Georgia's Disciplinary Review Panel is slated to issue its reprimand of Georgia House Speaker David Ralston on Friday, as the bar meets for its annual convention at Jekyll Island through the weekend.
The attorney representing an Atlanta lawyer who was indicted in April on charges of malice and felony murder in his wife's death and of influencing witnesses after he shot her about how she died says the search for a second will has come up empty.
A "semi-autobiographical" essay with people from his past—and concerts they attended—mixed into composite characters and composite anecdotes captures Georgia's Southern rock heritage.
Facing trials in Missouri and Los Angeles, Johnson & Johnson has called on lawyers from Sidley Austin and Dechert to fight claims that prolonged use of its baby powder caused women to get ovarian cancer.
The attorney who landed a $700,000 award for a man who developed back pain after driving away from a low-speed, minimal damage car crash said he went into trial prepared for a defense verdict.
As Fried Rogers Goldberg partner Brian "Buck" Rogers rolled with his family toward Jekyll Island for the State Bar of Georgia annual meeting to be sworn in as president, he talked about what worries him most.
The State Bar of Georgia's outgoing president, Patrick O'Connor, reflects on his term as he prepares to deliver his final speech and hand over the gavel.
A federal judge in Atlanta is considering whether to issue an injunction that would halt, at least temporarily, the deportation of an undocumented immigrant woman brought to the U.S. when she was 11 who in 2010 became a flashpoint for the nation's ongoing political struggle over immigration.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle has gone from reversed to vindicated as a case before him moved from one arena to another on appeal.
When Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall visited Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver at the county jail where McIver —charged with the murder of his wife — was being held without bond, Schwall told him, "Hey, man, I'm with you 1,000 percent," a county prosecutor says.
On a Sunday in late April, Andrew Tauber, a Mayer Brown partner in Washington, boarded a plane for Paris, where he and his father planned to spend an hour alone with a painting that his grandparents, the original owners, had sought for so long but did not live to see again.
President Donald Trump tweeted his choice for the new FBI director Wednesday morning – former prosecutor Christopher Wray, now with Atlanta's King & Spalding.
An attorney representing the family of a boy mauled to death by dogs on his way to kindergarten in January welcomed Monday's vote by the Atlanta City Council levying more stringent requirements on the owners of dangerous and vicious dogs.
Paul D. Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general and one of the country’s foremost litigators, is working once again with the National Rifle Association in an effort to get the largest gun lobby to write an amicus brief in the lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families.
At $16,858 per year in tuition and fees for Georgia residents, the new degree costs a fraction of other top health law programs.