Verdict includes $8.7 million in punitive damages in 11-year-old case
Verdict includes $8.7 million in punitive damages in 11-year-old case
Immigration attorneys say fast-tracking means many juveniles are unrepresented
A Cobb County jury acquitted a graduate student charged in the shooting of a man he said was an intruder in his apartment.
Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds said his office has received some—but not all—of the evidence from the police in the case of Justin Ross Harris, the father being held without bond in the death of his toddler in a hot car on June 18.
Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?
A Macon man has been sentenced to life in prison in the killing of his former girlfriend.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Legal Services, the largest federally chartered entity that provides funding to 134 nonprofit law firms throughout the nation that provide legal services in civil cases.
The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said.
Nathan Hardwick IV denied Wednesday that he embezzled $30 million from his residential real estate law firm, Morris Hardwick Schneider, and its affiliated title company, Landcastle Title.
Residential real estate firm Morris Hardwick Schneider alleges that founder Nathan Hardwick IV embezzled more than $30 million from the firm and its affiliated title company, LandCastle Title.
It was about a year ago when I learned that the Jesuits—a religious order of the Catholic Church—would be opening their first school in Atlanta in August 2014.
GA. Supreme Court to consider whether malpractice plaintiff can fix problem with required affidavit by turning to a new expert
I started volunteering for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (www.pbpatl.org) many years ago as a corporate lawyer in a large firm.
On the short list of recommended candidates to fill an empty seat on the Pataula Judicial Circuit Superior Court bench are a judge, a prosecutor and a solo practitioner.
The Fulton County Sheriff's Department has announced that suspicious package alert that closed streets around the Fulton County Courthouse is over.
A suspicious package in front of the Fulton County Courthouse has shut down Pryor Street between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Mitchell Street as authorities investigate.
Plaintiffs who blame DeKalb County Recorders Court for wrongful arrrests filed a new complaint Monday alleging the county and the court violated state sunshine laws. They are seeking $167,000 in penalties.
The state's high court has suspended the law license of Buckhead attorney Robert T. Thompson Jr..
Judge rejects argument that park wasn't liable because gang attack on teen occurred off its property
Two major Alabama news organizations have called on an Alabama federal judge arrested in Atlanta earlier this month to resign.
Law firm says proposed signs for accounting firm atop the Promenade violate city ordinance and its lease agreement
It was bound to happen. Our annual On the Rise issue is now a family affair. The 2014 class includes the spouse of one past pick and a sibling of another.
Back in 1997, when Polly McNeill decided to quit Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe to help launch Summit Law Group, it didn't seem like the smartest bet.
Smith, Gambrell & Russell has sued the owner of the midtown high-rise housing its firm, The Promenade, and management company Cousins Properties
A Fulton County Superior Court judge is expected to issue a temporary restraining order that halts the state public defender system from appointing a circuit public defender in Cordele.
Peek into 11th Circuit misconduct file shows many complaints, no discipline
Ashoo Sharma has become the new general counsel for residential real estate brokerages Harry Norman Realtors and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties.
Automaker's failure to disclose insurance coverage led to retrial order
Allan Kamensky joined Georgia regional bank Synovus Financial Corp. as general counsel from Columbus-based Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford.
A law student appellate clinic at the University of Georgia has lost an appeal for a defendant seeking post-habeas review of his sentence despite prosecutors' acknowledgement that the sentencing judge erred in giving the defendant two back-to-back terms of supervised release.
Richard Hays, the managing partner of Alston & Bird, experiences the effect gravity has on cold water Monday, outside the firm’s offices at One Atlantic Center.
In an unusual ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a four-year-old bankruptcy sale, finding both U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Raymond Ray and prominent Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney Chad Pugatch acted improperly.
Hall County Superior Court judges are looking to fill an upcoming vacancy on the county's Juvenile Court bench.
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have filed criminal charges against longtime DeKalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer, who resigned Monday from the seat she has held since 1992.
Glanville is concerned that memo about alleged threats by governor's office wasn't produced
'I adore the Constitution,' he once said. 'Anyone who defies it is ipso facto my enemy'
The Southern Center for Human Rights is asking a judge to halt the state public defender system's hiring of a lead defender in Cordele, calling the process a sham.
Decline for four schools is less than the 8.2% national average; Mercer reports 18.1% drop
No one expects to have his identity stolen, but it happens every minute of every day. Attorneys and law firms never expect to get hacked either, but the data confirms that it occurs with alarming frequency.
The Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and the Gate City Bar Association held their annual Judicial Reception on Aug. 19.
Calling out the National Labor Relations Board as moving toward "serving as the litigation arm of the union" rather than enforcing federal labor law, a federal judge granted the NLRB's broad subpoenas of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, but stayed their implementation so that UPMC can seek appellate review.
After monitoring protests, lawyers expect litigation.
Ocmulgee Circuit judge was known for his intelligence and folksy style; suicide ruled in his death at home Thursday
Woman claims permanent, painful back injury from fall in Hinesville store
Corps of Engineers ban protects dam and other infrastructures as well as visitors, U.S. judge says
Equipped with a camera and basic training on how to use a gas mask, New York attorney King Downing walked the streets of Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday night.
If you are reading this, it's unlikely that you are poor. The Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation wants to raise consciousness and start a conversation in the local legal community about what poverty in America looks like today.
Some Georgia lawyers who were sworn in by the Fulton County Superior Court in 2010 are breathing a bit easier now that an apparent glitch in the court's online case-management system—indicating they had a criminal charge on their records—has been fixed.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that Ocmulgee Circuit Superior Court Judge James L. Cline Jr. died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Greensboro Thursday afternoon.
STEM Cells: To be a successful lawyer, get all the facts and build business for your firm
Discusses major rulings, law schools in sweeping Q&A.
They ask for dismissal of lawyer's suit claiming his own offer to redevelop army base was ignored
Firm's attorneys tried to 'litigate plaintiff to death' in contract dispute, judge says
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations and thanks to Attorney Randall H. Davis, vice president and general counsel of Cartersville-based Phoenix Air Group Inc., for his critical role in the extraordinary transport from Africa to the United States of missionary Nancy Writebol, who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus.
With just over a week left to get his name on the ballot, a Libertarian candidate for the state House of Representatives is set to appear in court Monday to challenge the state elections director's disqualification of nearly all of the signatures on a petition to get on the ballot.
Controversy runs in America's veins. And with good reason—it is the lifeblood of democracy.
While Page Pate and B.J. Bernstein obviously are renowned criminal defense attorneys ("Georgia lawyers weigh in on controversy and issues in Ferguson case," Daily Report, Aug. 19), their expertise does not extend to or make them knowledgeable about undisclosed facts in the Michael Brown shooting.
Talking publicly about her bodybuilding is a coming out, of sorts, for personal injury attorney Natalee Drummond-Fairley. Not until she competed earlier this year did Drummond-Fairley feel confident in sharing her story.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it had settled fraud claims arising from the sale of risky mortgage backed securities in the lead-up to the housing collapse that helped launch the Great Recession in 2007.
Find out what Georgia lawyers and firms located here charge. Plus, our annual Going Rate special issue coverage explores the art—and science—behind crafting the perfect hourly rate.
Removal isn't the only possible sanction for federal judges who misbehave
Judge Mark Fuller's lawyers decline to discuss spousal abuse charge in detail
A federal judge in Albany is allowing a suit to go forward against Grady County and a state court judge over hundreds of thousands of dollars in unauthorized administrative costs the judge allegedly billed to misdemeanor defendants in order to bolster county coffers.
Suit named Countrywide, J.P. Morgan in mortgage- backed securities case
An Alabama federal judge arrested in Atlanta last week has hired former DeKalb County district attorney Jeffrey Brickman to represent him on a pending criminal charge.
Big bond issues for the state of Georgia and MARTA made Holland & Knight the top Southeastern bond counsel for the first six months of the year, with $1.46 billion in sales.
The term "of counsel" is used to describe a wide range of associations and relationships among lawyers and law firms.
The Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators held its movie-themed Business Partner Expo on Aug. 14 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
A Philadelphia attorney who was convicted on charges related to receiving a 243-pound shipment of marijuana has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court.
Simon Bloom has become the chairman of the board of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Bloom, a partner in Bloom Sugarman Everett, called the agency the state's "unsung heroes of economic development" and said he'd like to raise its profile.
Four Georgia lawyers who have represented protesters affiliated with Atlanta's Occupy movements were headed to Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday as volunteer legal observers.
Ga. Ban on Gay Marriage: AG challenger would refuse to defend 'irresponsible' law; incumbent Olens says he's obligated
'Unacceptable' is how judge describes conduct of defendants in discovery
A Paulding County Superior Court judge who attempted last March to orchestrate his daughter's succession to his post has agreed to step down to end a second ethics investigation by the state judicial disciplinary agency.
A lawyer's lawyer. A professional of the highest standard. A respected leader in the community. A wonderful husband, father and citizen. The "Commodore" of the Savannah Bar Association's annual boat ride.
Doug Sandberg joined Worldpay US Inc. as its first general counsel in 2000. Today he also is a senior vice president, corporate secretary and member of its board of directors.
Firm adds Paul Monnin as it expands its white-collar defense practice
Lance Cooper of the Cooper Firm has landed a spot on the leadership team to steer more than 100 lawsuits against General Motors through multi-district litigation in federal court in New York.
Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Gail Tusan has threatened to jail County Manager Dwight Ferrell and Finance Director Patrick O'Connor if they don't start reimbursing the court's judges for travel and training expenses.
Jacqueline Gilbert spent 15 days in a coma after her Chevrolet Cobalt crashed in 2012. Her attorney, Nancy Winkler, doesn't want her claim against General Motors Co. to get bogged down in the massive multidistrict litigation pending against the automaker in New York.
On April 17, as counsel for plaintiffs, our law firm obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the matter of Confirmatrix Laboratory Inc. and Nue Health Consulting v. Pain Management Specialists of Atlanta, Civil Action Number 14-CV-1060 AM.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to the members of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, who received this year's Charles L. Weltner Freedom of Information Award, presented by the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.
Rapper, Viacom reach deal with family of man whose body was shown on MTV's 'T.I.'s Road to Redemption'
Georgia's legal community has been weighing in on the controversy surrounding a police killing of an unarmed, 18-year-old, African-American man in Ferguson, Mo.
The Fulton County prosecutor already has crammed so much into her 31 years that, as she lays out plans for future endeavors
Doctors have asked the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to consider their challenge to a Florida law that limits physicians' ability to talk to their patients about firearms.
Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.
The Macon Telegraph reported a disturbing story Friday about a mother who pleaded guilty to helping her boyfriend rape her daughters.
James Ralph Beaird, dean emeritus of the University of Georgia School of Law, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, after an extended illness.
Attorneys for each side predict dire results if judge rules against them in suit filed by Waffle House chairman
Our 13th annual On the Rise selections will be unveiled Monday, August 18 in print and Friday, Aug. 15 online at www.DailyReportOnline.com
Software uses in-house counsels' behavior to craft lawyers' online persona
Split Court of Appeals says plaintiff in accident may be able to recover for distress from seeing friend die
An attorney for the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless has asked a judge to reconsider or modify his order allowing dispossessory proceedings to proceed against the shelter.
Solo practitioner Carter Allen bought his first road motorcycle on his 40th birthday, although he has been riding dirt bikes since he was a teenager.
In a recent opinion column ("Georgia cracks down on ambulance chasers," Daily Report, online July 25, in print July 28), Douglas Chandler writes of Thomas C. Sinowski and Steven F. Freedman that "they fought it out with the state bar for approximately 10 years