A decade-old program that forgives the federal student loan debt of those who work in public service jobs for 10 years would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.
A decade-old program that forgives the federal student loan debt of those who work in public service jobs for 10 years would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget.
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security seeking detailed information about hunger strikes by detainees incarcerated at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers.
A jury said a man arrested for child molestation, who was awarded $472,000 for his constitutional claims against a police officer, deserved nothing for the 16 days he spent in jail.
Fox News fired back on Wednesday against the latest lawsuit brought by former show host Andrea Tantaros, filing a motion for sanctions that seeks money, a dismissal of the case and a disciplinary referral for Judd Burstein, Tantaros’ Manhattan-based lawyer.
A former Georgia Perimeter College student has beaten the Georgia Board of Regents and the attorney general on a liability ruling over a slip-and-fall lawsuit.
Johnathan Adelman said he's not exactly sure why the first couple of weeks in May were so busy for his cadre of lawyers at insurance defense firm Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout. "Maybe following spring break and before summer vacation, everybody wants to go to trial" and clear their calendar, Adelman said.
For the second time in the past week, the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled against an insurance company over uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
In a characteristically unorthodox move, the president is reportedly poised to tap commercial litigator Marc Kasowitz to lead his personal legal team amid probes into his campaign's alleged contacts with Russia.
Atlanta Bar Association president Jim Blitch passed the gavel to Maggie Vath on Tuesday at the group's annual meeting and awards luncheon at the Piedmont Driving Club.
When Georgia's attorney general weighed in this week with a "neutral" brief in the public records fight now before the Supreme Court of Georgia, he joined 11 organizations that have squared off with competing briefs warning of wide-reaching consequences regardless of which way the high court might rule.
The Am Law 200 rankings are out—and five Atlanta-based firms are again among the country's Second Hundred highest-grossing law firms.
In a case of first impression, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr asked the court to remand a case involving whether a private hospital conducted duties entrusted to it by a public agency.
The city of LaGrange is preparing to fight a civil rights lawsuit alleging discriminatory practices that deprive the homes of African-Americans and Latinos of basic utility services.
"A smart firm would be reaching out to their clients and getting ahead of the story," said one former GC.
The attorney for a sheriff arrested for public indecency in Atlanta's Piedmont Park has filed an emergency measure seeking to block the governor from investigating the incident and taking disciplinary action.
The Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network has hired a new staff attorney and traded borrowed space at King & Spalding for its own digs at Peachtree Center.
A surprising tidbit in a Georgia Court of Appeals decision on a double jeopardy appeal is the price of a trailer load of pecans: $28,240. That's what Royce Palmer and Brandon Ellerbee got for the nuts they stole from a South Georgia farm in October 2013, according to an opinion Judge Stephen Dillard wrote, with support from Judges Billy Ray and Tripp Self. But commodity pricing is only an aside for the May 18 opinion, which addresses when double jeopardy applies and when it doesn't.
A Fulton County jury has declined to hold a doctor and hospital liable after an elderly woman claimed she was rendered dangerously ill after a severe allergic reaction to the Red Dye No. 40 in an iron supplement she was prescribed.
Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for an 8-0 court in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, said “a domestic corporation ‘resides’ only in its state of incorporation for purposes of the patent venue statute.”
The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.
Avarita Hanson, who has served as the commission's executive director for 11 years, has announced that she'll retire at the end of August.
In letting Draco off the hook for the injuries he caused subduing a suspect, the court pointed to practical considerations. For instance, how would one serve a complaint on a dog? And how would the dog retain a lawyer?
When clients are dissatisfied, both lead and local counsel can face a legal malpractice claim, regardless of which counsel truly controlled the matter or even which counsel committed the alleged error. Local counsel can take steps, however, to limit malpractice exposure commensurate with their role in the representation.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled the FAA's registration rule for personal drones and model planes violates federal law.
Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who’s up, who’s down and everything in-between.
Growth slowed on average for Atlanta's 10 top-grossing law firms last year, especially for firms in the middle of the group. But nearly all weathered flat demand in the legal industry to push revenues ever higher.
Our Atlanta Firm Financials project presents a mountain of data, so here are some caveats and definitions of terms to use as grappling hooks.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a 284-page en banc opinion Thursday saying that smokers who won a class action against tobacco companies can also file individual lawsuits.
A painter who was injured falling from a ladder has reached a $4.25 million workers' compensation settlement more than five years after the accident.
The first known transgender rights lawsuit alleging Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination based on the condition of gender dysphoria can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.
The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions has announced the results of the February bar exam.
Civil rights attorneys have sued the city of LaGrange, Georgia, alleging discriminatory practices that deprive the homes of African-Americans and Latinos to basic utility services.
In a closely-watched fight between an insurance company and its policyholders over uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, GEICO's counsel wants the limit set at $25,000, but for now the courts have sided with the customers' argument that it should be $100,000.
Three years ago, Chris Carr traded in his helmet and shoulder pads for casebooks and outlines. Now, the former NFL player is set to graduate from George Washington University Law School and embark on a second career as an immigration law attorney.
The prescription drug company denied allegations that it falsely billed Medicaid and Medicare while agreeing to the settlement.
The Georgia Supreme Court has reversed a conviction for a sex offender because of what Justice Robert Benham called a flawed indictment.
The federal lawsuit against LaGrange says the city, which is the only provider of basic utilities, threatens to cut off utilities if residents don't pay outstanding municipal court fines. Another policy denies utility services to people who can't provide a Social Security number and a photo ID issued by the state or federal government, the suit says.
When the food donations are tallied, small firms do particularly well in the annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, especially because the top award is measured by pounds donated per employee.
A Hall County high school track coach who was running with a group of students when she was struck in the face by a passing truck's side mirror has settled her suit against the driver for $1 million.
A federal judge in Albany has given staff members at a Georgia immigration detention facility permission to force-feed a detainee awaiting deportation who has been on a hunger strike since April 20.
As of Monday, June 5, the Fulton County Superior Court will implement mandatory e-filing for all criminal cases, as is already the case with civil filings in the county's Superior, State and Magistrate courts.
American Bar Association president Linda Klein, senior managing shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz in Atlanta, used declining revenue, increasing need and the words of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to urge the U.S. Senate to continue funding legal aid.
Lawyers for environmental activists are cheering a federal judge's ruling transferring a logging company's lawsuit from Georgia to California, where they expect to find a friendlier venue.
The University of Chicago Law School sent a higher percentage of 2016 graduates into law jobs than any other school, according to new employment data from the American Bar Association.
WestRock, an Atlanta-based paper and packaging company, cannot avoid making shortfall contributions to a pension fund in a "dire financial condition," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
For the past few days, judges have debated a novel—although ultimately unsuccessful —argument against lethal injection posed by a Georgia death row inmate who asked to be put before a firing squad instead.
As medical cannabis continues to evolve in Georgia and nationwide, employers should assess the impact of the changing laws.
A self-described "homeschooling father and volunteer minister" who was convicted of disorderly conduct after raising his middle finger to a pastor during services and then shouting at the man for endorsing "evil public schools" sparked a debate over obscenity among Georgia Supreme Court justices that that went from the church to the highway.
Emory University is suing the independent contractor that operated the center to recoup damages and the legal costs Emory incurred while defending the case.
Two Atlanta plaintiffs lawyers, Michael Ruppersburg and Evan Jones, have joined Blasingame Burch Garrard Ashley in Athens, lured by the chance to expand their practices and to trade Atlanta's traffic for a more bucolic, college town vibe.
The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a student who posted on Facebook about taking an assault rifle to school cannot find protection in the Constitution.
A man facing the death penalty has won a challenge to the way Fulton County picks juries. The Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that Fulton County is violating the high court's Jury Composition Rule, agreeing with Otis Ricks Jr., who is accused of murdering a restaurant owner during an armed robbery.
Lawyers on both sides of a debate over the authority of the state's sheriffs to bar private process servers from working in their counties were pressed by an active Georgia Supreme Court bench.
A roundup of photos from spring events includes the Georgia Justice Project 2017 Grass Roots Justice Awards, the Atlanta Trial Lawyers Society, the Emory Law Centennial Gala and the Gate City Bar Association.
The Georgia Supreme Court delivered some good news Monday for Uber, Lyft and other ride sharing companies, tossing a lawsuit brought by cabbies seeking to block the competition.
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says he dropped criminal charges against the former chief judge of coastal Georgia's Brunswick Circuit because voters last fall passed a constitutional amendment abolishing the state judicial watchdog agency that had promulgated the allegations on which those charges were based.
Former U.S. attorneys and criminal defense lawyers on Friday criticized a new Department of Justice directive instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges that they can prove.
Longtime Fulton County Superior Court judge Cindy Wright, now a partner at Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, has found a novel way to help her former colleagues in the court's family division.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued opinions regarding three lawyer discipline cases.
Makan Delrahim, nominated to head the DOJ Antitrust Division, is a Los Angeles lawyer with ties to the film industry, stirring talk in Hollywood that the investigation may be all but dead.
Although she was well-known around the Atlanta legal community, our story from 2010 showed how she tried to stay understated.
It's been hard to look at a Facebook feed this week without seeing Sally Yates. She's trended on Twitter. And she's become instant Instagram royalty. One of her hashtags mentions not just her name but four telling digits: 2020.
The former controller of the Atlanta real estate closing firm once known as Morris Hardwick Schneider has pleaded guilty to a single fraud conspiracy charge.
A nonprofit organization that provides services to people with HIV/AIDS has sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for slashing its funding.
Citing his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server, President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey. His actions may weigh heavy on his future employment prospects, as big law firms may be wary of questions that would accompany his hiring. Still, as a prominent attorney with high-level experience in government and business, he may find a home at a law firm, as some other former FBI directors have.
In a dispute between United Healthcare and the trust that provides health insurance for retired Delta Air Lines employees—over what the trust says is more than $5 million in drug rebates it is owed—the judge overseeing the case expressed astonishment Monday at two facts.
On any given day in the larger legal scheme of things, it was easy to miss: a small, graceful homily to mortality built on a passage from Shakespeare in a federal appellate ruling on an Alabama asbestos case.
The Georgia Court of Appeals released an opinion Wednesday that offers insight on how to win a slip-and-fall case.
The removal of comments from a campaign webpage used to block Trump’s travel ban executive orders could come up during a Ninth Circuit hearing next week.
Uncertainty is a common theme among employers this year thanks, in part, to new technologies, an unpredictable Trump administration and a web of new compliance standards on every government level, according to an annual survey from the law firm Littler Mendelson.
Two deaf patients have won the right to sue a Florida hospital for failing to provide effective means of communicating their medical concerns through a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta that could have broader implications.
A $2 million judgment against a doctor for a baby's death survived scrutiny by the Georgia Court of Appeals, which turned back the doctor's challenge to being cross-examined about his patient notes
A former King & Spalding associate who said he was fired for raising ethical concerns about the conduct of two of the firm's partners has sued the firm for wrongful termination.
As the now-fired FBI Director James Comey weighs his next move, here's a look back at some of the comments companies and law firms might find compelling as they consider contacting the dispatched director about a possible return to the private sector.
During the Good Friday search of Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver's home, a prosecutor who was part of the search team spotted legal bills from McIver's lawyer and began to go through them, McIver's lawyers say.
A look at how wage history laws brewing in Texas and recently passed in NYC and Philly will and (mostly) won’t affect big law firms in those places.
Work at drone law practices is shifting as drone-related startups have come of age.
A man involved in a dispute over his efforts to collect about $160,000 by garnishing his debtor's retirement payments must wait until another lawyer—who formerly represented the debtor—has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees.
Several well-respected employment mediators describe what they'd advise inside counsel to do when managing outside counsel handling a case. Their responses were enlightening:
From the Boston Marathon to announcing plans for Atlanta the nation's women judges and, as always, mentoring young people through fundraising and awards for scholars, the legal community was out in force this spring.
Her testimony, coupled with the revelation that President Barack Obama had warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn to be national security adviser shortly after the November election, made clear that alarms about Flynn had reached the highest levels of the U.S. government.
Cotton was due in court for a judge to consider revoking a previous probation sentence on Monday based on other charges the man faces.
A decade after American Lawyer singled out Birmingham attorney Kevin Newsom, then Alabama's 34-year-old solicitor general, as one of its "Fab 50" litigators under 40, Newsom is still on the rise.
State Bar of Georgia president extends condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of former Georgia Court of Appeals Judge William LeRoy "Roy" McMurray Jr.
A final, confidential settlement with Ford Motor Co. has ended a multidefendant suit involving a woman injured when a tire that was supposed to have been recalled nearly 12 years earlier blew out.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled against a nude dancing nightclub in its effort to reverse a judgment to pay $17,000 in attorney fees and litigation costs to the city of Doraville.
Georgia's top judges are honoring the career of Sonny Seiler, the colorful Savannah business litigator famous for winning a high profile murder case, appearing in movies and breeding Georgia bulldogs.
Letter solicits any information or documentation with regard to estate planning, testamentary documentation (including wills) or other evidence relating to the wishes of Diane S. McIver.
An employee with a felony record for stealing cars and eluding police. A rental he stole while working for a downtown Atlanta Avis Rent A Car. An apparent joyride that ended when the car slammed into two women sitting on a wall in a park.
Before Atlanta lawyer Claud "Tex" McIver was charged with malice murder in the shooting death of his wife, an office bookkeeper told a county grand jury that Diane McIver had drawn up a new will and given it to her to copy.
Now in its third year, SouthEATS 2017 raises more than $20K for Asian Americans Advancing Justice from tickets and sponsors, which include local firms such as Morris Manning & Martin, and the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA).
More than five years after Amanda F. Williams, a former chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Court, resigned with felony charges over her head, the Fulton County district attorney has dropped those charges against her.
The rules do not require firms to have a well-defined document retention and disposal policy. Indeed, it is not per se error for firms to decide to keep files forever or to destroy files on an ad-hoc, case-by-case basis (as long as other obligations under the rules are considered).
"Assuming you've hired the right counsel, the key is enabling them to do their best work," says Ross Mansbach.
Five years after Dewey & LeBoeuf's spectacular collapse, five of its lawyers look back.
"Prepare for the coming emoji onslaught," warns Santa Clara University law professor Eric Goldman, who sees ramifications for contract law, criminal evidence and IP disputes.
Ford & Harrison reported $72 million in revenue for 2016, gaining 3.2 percent as net income grew 1 percent to $20 million.
Two former admissions employees at Keiser University lost their bid to boost their attorney fees award on a financial aid fraud claim from $60,000 to $1 million with an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that academic research at a public college is exempt from the state Open Records Act.
Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Polizzi, the "Jersey Shore" star better known as Snooki, and the former baksetball star Allen Iverson were among the celebrities the Federal Trade Commission recently sent letters to as part of the agency's push to promote clearer disclosures of business relationships in endorsement deals. The FTC in its announcement last month about the letters did not name any of the celebrities and stars who received them. The National Law Journal obtained the FTC letters through a records request.
A legal malpractice insurer has been found not responsible for at least $7 million in legal expenses accrued defending a bankrupt law firm sued by an investment company whose manager was also a partner at the defendant firm.
U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten ruled Thursday in favor of advocacy groups who argued that Georgia violated federal law by preventing more new voter registrations before the runoff. He ordered the state to extend the deadline to May 21.
Despite the return of funds for the current fiscal year over the weekend in Washington, the legal aid funding problem looms, key players in that arena said Wednesday. "The crisis is not averted. Quite the contrary," said Steve Gottlieb, executive director of Atlanta Legal Aid. "We will see all summer about what happens the next year."
Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) are filed to intimidate, silence or punish opponents for exercising their right to comment on matters of public concern. To protect petition and free speech rights and ensure they are not diminished out of fear of retaliatory litigation, many states, including Georgia, have adopted anti-SLAPP statutes.
The suit claims at least $10 million was siphoned from the trusts.
Brent McIntosh, the Sullivan & Cromwell partner nominated to be general counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department, reported earning nearly $2.9 million in income from the firm last year, according to his financial disclosure on file at the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
David Phillips has joined Eversheds Sutherland as a partner after a brief but eventful stint in-house, saying he was attracted by the newly-merged firm's mix of Atlanta roots and global reach.
The Daily Report will honor the award winners in special editorial sections in June and at a June 29 Professional Excellence event.
Palm Beach County Judge Richard Oftedal is the second judge to reject CNN's defense to claims it knowingly misled viewers with an investigation into pediatric deaths at a Florida hospital.
In the pursuit of justice for victims of police shootings, Atlanta civil rights lawyer L. Chris Stewart has reached two milestones for his clients in North Charleston that he hopes will shape the future.
Here's a question you don't hear at most continuing legal education classes: How many of you are carrying guns right now? At the National Rifle Association's legal seminar in Atlanta on Friday, a handful of the 255 attendees raised their hands to that query, posed by instructor Massad Ayoob. When he asked how many wouldn't say if they were carrying, about half raised their hands. "Your law school tuition wasn't wasted," said a satisfied Ayoob.
Casino surveillance technicians may have unique power to work covertly with managers to spy on other employees, or even pull off sabotage a la "Ocean's Eleven," and therefore should not be able to unionize with other workers, attorneys for major Las Vegas casinos argued recently in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart reported another year of healthy revenue gains in 2016, while continuing to add lawyers and one new international outpost.
How a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation turned the chief legal officer of Bio-Rad Laboratories into the company's chief legal adversary.
The former deputy attorney general and PepsiCo GC will be backed up a team of former prosecutors and other highly credentialed lawyers.
A Fulton County jury has awarded $867,000 to a man who suffered gastrointestinal lacerations and scarring after being served a soft drink laden with glass shards at a Kennesaw restaurant.
The case hinges on whether the makers of the podcast "Undisclosed" can copy audio files from a 2000 homicide case.
Lawyers who've pursued General Motors for years over covering up a deadly ignition switch defect are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last week allowing many more lawsuits to go forward.
Georgia's governor on Monday signed a bill that reconfigures and expands the state's judicial watchdog agency.
The tiny city of Helen—a faux Bavarian village in the North Georgia mountains—has won a victory in the Georgia Supreme Court, which held the popular tourist town could collect $17,000 for legal fees for a long-running land use dispute with a company that provides tube rides on the Chattahoochee River.
Judges who handle civil litigation and misdemeanors—through the Georgia Council of State Court Judges—challenged their own watchdog group—the Judicial Qualifications Commission—over a ruling saying judges could not file friend of the court briefs.
James Woolery, a former investment banker, hedge fund executive and M&A partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore who for a brief time worked at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, has joined King & Spalding in New York. While it's the fourth job for Woolery in six years, the Kentucky native claims he's finally found a long-term home.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Miami has standing to sue banks over alleged discriminatory lending practices of banks—but it must meet a high bar to establish causation.
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that no discipline was warranted against Demone Wyatt Lee.
In the U.S. Supreme Court term that ended last June, Justice Samuel Alito turned to books most often to bolster his opinions, while Justice Anthony Kennedy—the court's most influential voter—made least use of the wisdom embodied in books.
When investigators unexpectedly found a gun during a recent search of Atlanta lawyer Claud "Tex" McIver's residence, McIver's lawyer said they were searching for a second will his dead wife might have left behind.
Law firms and other legal organizations raised more than $190,000 in online donations for the Atlanta Community Food Bank over the two-week Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
When Drew Eckl & Farnham moved downtown to SunTrust Plaza after almost 30 years at 880 West Peachtree St. in Midtown, it didn't just change buildings. The firm modernized its offices and transformed its surroundings.
A Lowndes County jury awarded more than $5.2 million to the daughter and estate of a young man killed when he struck a tractor-trailer whose driver was attempting to turn around on a dark, foggy morning.
Steven Kaminshine will step down this summer and return to teaching after 12 years in the role, the school announced.
The Am Law 100 rankings are out—and five Atlanta-based firms are again among the country's 100 highest-grossing law firms. King & Spalding led the pack, posting 2016 revenue of $1,057,500,000. That puts it at No. 27 in the rankings, matching its placement last year.
Claud "Tex" McIver, a former law partner at Atlanta's Fisher & Phillips was indicted today by a Fulton County grand jury on a charge of malice murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Your law school is about to hit a major milestone, but how to commemorate it?
The Atlanta legal community lost an esteemed and beloved member when Judge James C. Hill passed away on March 31 at the age of 93.
In a split decision, a federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of an Alabama official for giving Mobile residents' email addresses to a mayoral candidate.
In another sign that independent monitorships are attracting top-shelf legal talent, Tenet Healthcare Corp. has tapped David Ogden and Ronald Machen to monitor its compliance under a non-prosecution agreement.
The overall campaign for the Atlanta food bank had raised $119,764—about 59 percent of the $200,000 goal set for the two-week campaign ending at 11:59 p.m. Friday.
Kelli Hogue Mauro was accused of siphoning over $35,000 from the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program during her tenure as its executive director.
Atlanta lawyer Claud "Tex" McIver had a lot of guns. No one disputes that.
Work from your house. Set your own billable rate. And keep 80 percent of the money from every matter you originate and handle.
Panelists hoped to bring clarity to risk management anxieties arising from the fast-changing cybersecurity market.
After lurking on the Food Frenzy leaderboard for more than a week, King & Spalding vaulted to the top Tuesday.
The federal judge in the Volkswagen diesel emissions litigation has denied 244 motions for attorney fees but lifted an earlier injunction which had prevented law firms from suing their own clients for payment.
When the late Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson wrote in 1953 that justices are infallible “only because we are final,” he did not have cellphones in mind.
In the small cadre of mega law firms that have used the Swiss verein corporate structure to span the globe, Hogan Lovells stands out. Call it the verein that doesn’t look like a verein.
A north Mississippi judge must pay $5,400 after he increased penalties in favor of a landlord above what was requested, without giving a tenant a chance to fight the decision.
Labor and employment lawyers at Fisher & Phillips were in demand in 2016, helping the firm boost its gross revenue to $176.5 million, a hefty 11.7 percent increase from the year before.
Attorneys with mega-firm Dentons are under fire on two fronts stemming from their representation of former Sutherland partner Bennett Kight over allegations that he spent years draining millions of dollars from trust funds he managed for a longtime Sutherland client.
Abbott and Costello heirs make a pitch for their copyright case over an unlicensed use in the Broadway play "Hand to God."
As teams scramble for the lead of the Legal Food Frenzy, let's look at who benefits from the annual fundraiser for the state's food banks.
Larry Thompson has been appointed to monitor Volkswagen AG to ensure the automobile manufacturer complies with the conditions of its criminal plea and a separate civil consent decree stemming from the company's sales of diesel vehicles with software that circumvented U.S. emissions tests.
Georgia lawmakers violated federal voting rights law by moving black voters out and white voters in to two state House districts in 2015, according to a lawsuit filed Monday that calls the mid-decade redistricting an effort to protect white Republican incumbents.
The legal profession's system of self-governance relies in part on what is effectively an "honor code" for attorneys. However, Georgia applies a permissive standard, whereby attorneys are encouraged to report but are not required to do so.
Lawyers are used to filing paperwork in a pinch. But Mayer Brown partner Russell Nance was motivated like never before when armed state police raided his bourbon business, alleging he and his partners were running an illegal moonshine operation and committing a felony. Police gave them until the end of the week to secure a permit.
Admiration for lawyers at one of Atlanta's oldest personal injury firms, Finch McCranie, helped persuade Lee Gutschenritter to switch from the defense to the plaintiffs side last fall. Now the firm has made him a partner.
Indira Talwani, during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to be United States District Judge for the District of Massachusetts. January 8, 2013.
A Mississippi judge will be suspended without pay for 30 days and have to pay a fine for threatening to use a gun against a defendant in his courtroom.
The former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama is joining the University of Alabama School of Law as a distinguished visiting lecturer in August.
Kerrie Campbell, a female litigation partner at Chadbourne & Parke in Washington, D.C., who last year filed a $100 million gender discrimination suit against the firm, has been expelled from its partnership.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced Thursday that Berry will replace the current city attorney, Cathy Hampton, who's held the post for six years.
Three weeks ago, as early voting began in the nationally-watched congressional special election in Georgia's 6th District, lawyers representing the state chapter of the NAACP notified the secretary of state that Georgia's voter registration law could bar persons from legally participating in a runoff election, in violation of federal law.
The Law School Admission Test’s 69-year stint as a pencil-and-paper exam could be coming to a close.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced today his selection for a new city attorney after announcing that Cathy Hampton will be stepping down from the job on May 19.
A great many needy clients rely on Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation to navigate difficult times in which they might otherwise be helpless. While the volunteer work needed and remuneration gained can be modest in the grand scheme, it can make all the difference between a successful result and great hardship for clients.
Arnall Golden Gregory reports strong 2016 financial results, keeping up its momentum after a blockbuster 2015.
A new study from British law firm EMW finds an enormous increase in fintech patent filings.
Day Three of the legal community's fundraiser for food banks showed a spirited fight among the top Atlanta-area teams.
The long-planned new home for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals—the brick and mortar part of Gov. Nathan Deal's vision for the state's justice system—has a summer construction start date and a $122 million price tag.
Law school administrators say concerns are growing from foreign students about how the myriad immigration and travel policies emerging from Washington could impact their plans to obtain LL.M degrees in the United States.
Netspend and its parent company Total System Services have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars lobbying on prepaid card rules and other regulatory matters. The two companies are not backing down. Netspend is pushing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to delay its new rule, and on Capitol Hill, Total System Services is jumping into an effort, sponsored by Republican lawmakers, to tear up the new regulation.
Aaron Alter, head of the legal department at Hawaiian Airlines, says there's plenty that United Airlines could have done differently with their recent passenger removal scandal.
The world’s largest law firm by head count asked several U.S.-based partners to leave after it failed to meet its 2016 budget, multiple sources said.
Atlanta City Attorney Cathy Hampton will leave her job May 19 after six years as the city's top lawyer, Mayor Kasim Reed announced Tuesday.
The Latest on Georgia's 6th Congressional District election. (all times local):
The verdict against Akorn Inc., reportedly the largest in Houston County history, defies conventional wisdom about rural juries.
Georgia's punitive damages statute requires that 75 percent of any punitive award in a product liability suit be turned over to the state. Instead, it's become an incentive to settle posttrial.
An ongoing legal fight over the massive profits generated by Drake took another turn Monday, as a young talent scout credited with discovering the hip-hop star filed suit in New York against Drake’s record label, Cash Money Records.
The Daily Report on Friday announced the honorees in its In-House Legal Department of the Year and GC Impact program.
Liz Whipple, a guiding force in the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's domestic violence program for five years, drowned on Friday at age 41.
A public records fight between one of Atlanta's largest hospitals and a Jones Day partner spilled into the Supreme Court of Georgia Monday as Jones Day battled to reverse lower court rulings that have, so far, shielded hospital business transaction records from public scrutiny.
Steve Salbu, a former dean of Georgia Tech's business school who now teaches business ethics, repeated his donation from last year that led Tech to the legal organization title in the two-week fundraiser.
A federal appeals court has reinstated a fraud lawsuit against K&L Gates and two of its former partners alleging that the attorneys exploited their past representation of a publishing executive to undermine his efforts to acquire assets from a bankruptcy sale.
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday issued three opinions regarding lawyer discipline.
The recent death of a judge in Chicago and others over the years highlight one ever-present risk for those on the bench.
Four Atlanta attorneys with broad portfolios of civil rights, social and criminal justice cases have banded together to defend — free of charge — an apparently homeless man charged as the sole perpetrator of a rush-hour inferno that caused the March 31 collapse of a well-traveled section of I-85 through the heart of Atlanta.
The firm posted increases in revenue and income as it expands in the U.S. and in the U.K.
A Trump company fighting a roughly $32,500 bill could end up paying more than 10 times as much in litigation costs.
The sixth annual competition between legal organizations raises to stock food for the summer—when children on summer break can't get reduced-price or free lunches at school.
When suspicions of employee data theft arise, it is important to engage a computer forensics expert to perform a theft-of-IP analysis in order to preserve electronic data and uncover important evidence.
The University of Florida's top legal Gator has spent the last few months wrestling a prominent Gainesville attorney in a match that includes scathing employee reviews, administrative leave and even hints of criminal wrongdoing.
“Simply not appropriate.” That’s what U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer had to say Wednesday about the $28.5 million fee request from plaintiffs firm Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro for the work it led on the diesel emissions settlement between Volkswagen AG and its franchise dealers.
This is either stigmatizing or wonderfully liberating. I’m talking about one firm’s policy of identifying lawyers who are on the work/life balance track. No ambiguity as to who’s gunning for partnership there.
United Airlines Inc. continues to face criticism Wednesday related to videos showing a passenger being dragged off one of its flights after the passenger was asked to give up his seat and he refused to leave.
Lawyers defending a Guantanamo Bay detainee facing the death penalty sued the Department of Defense in a federal court Tuesday claiming they’re forced to live and work in facilities with high levels of cancer-causing toxins.
United Airlines' reputation has taken a bruising since Sunday, when police forcibly removed a passenger from a flight in Chicago that the company initially said was overbooked. But will the airline face legal challenges as a result of the incident?
Being human, U.S. Supreme Court justices sometimes make mistakes—including the mispronunciation of words or names during oral argument.
In what could have been a one-page per curiam ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, two panel members decided to digress.
In a suit against the city, Tracy Woodard claims she was fired for complaining to superiors about the mayor's use of police funds and vehicles.
Lawyers for a 76-year-old Atlanta lawyer accused of stealing from a longtime client say he suffers from dementia and scans show a "black hole" in an area of the brain that affects judgment and personality.
Georgia's much-discussed rural lawyer shortage has not improved and is in danger of becoming much worse, lawyers and judges are saying.
Experienced, high-profile lawyers step up to represent the man pro bono in his indictment Friday on arson and criminal damage to property in the first degree charges.
When Atlanta attorney Joseph Wargo and partner David Pernini first filed a federal whistleblower case against a private, for-profit university with campuses in Atlanta's northern suburbs, they had no idea the litigation would last more than eight years.
The Daily Report announced Tuesday the winners in its annual Litigation Departments of the Year program.
Longtime Atlanta attorney James R. "Jim" Mills was an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Georgia Power Co. and Cartel Properties and an ad hoc administrative judge for DeKalb County.