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Alabama Justice Faces Possible Ouster Over Gay Marriage

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office again, this time for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, lawyers for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday.


Baker & Hostetler Lands Schiff Hardin Sports Law Partner; and Other 'On the Move' News

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00

Ron Gaither, a litigator whose clients include the Atlanta Braves, has joined Baker & Hostetler's fast-growing Atlanta office as a partner from Schiff Hardin.


Governor's Lawyer: Olens, Carr Both Good Fits for Potential Appointments

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 12:00

No one involved will confirm rumors that state Attorney General Sam Olens is about to be named president of Kennesaw State University or that Department of Economic Development Director Chris Carr will be tapped to replace him.


High Court: Murder Mistrial No Bar to Directed Verdict for Defense

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:53

A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court upheld a Fulton County judge's granting a murder defendant's motion for directed verdict—which had been filed during trial—after a hung jury spurred a mistrial.


Wife of Prominent Fisher & Phillips Partner Dies From Gunshot Wound

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:41

Diane McIver, the president of Corey Airport Services and the wife of prominent Atlanta attorney Tex McIver of Fisher & Phillips, died Sunday night from a gunshot wound she suffered while riding in a car in Midtown, according to the Atlanta Police Department.


Concessions by Secretary of State May Restore Thousands to Voter Rolls

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00

Tens of thousands of voters whose registrations were canceled will be restored to the voter rolls before the November election after the Georgia Secretary of State agreed Friday to suspend a longtime practice of canceling registrations that the state NAACP had filed suit to stop.


Troutman Lawyer Goes to Bat for Mizuno in Braves Sponsorship Deal

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00

Troutman Sanders partner Mike Hobbs had to rush to close a deal between his client, sporting-goods manufacturer Mizuno, and the Atlanta Braves.


Fulton County's Yolanda Lewis Named President of Court Administrators Council

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00

The administrator of Fulton County Superior Court has been tapped to serve a one-year term as president of Georgia's council of court administrators.


Divorce Lawyers Brace for Changes in Appellate Review

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00

Starting in January, Georgia divorce appeals will be heard by the state's intermediate appeals court rather than the state Supreme Court.


Avoid Inappropriate Relationships With Clients

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:00

The legal news continues to report on salacious tales of attorneys embarking on improper personal relationships with clients. Engaging in intimate relations with current and prospective clients threatens not only the lawyer's professional reputation and law license, but also poses significant risk to colleagues and law firm partners.


National Insurance Defense Firms Shaking Up Atlanta Market

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 12:00

As insurance carriers increasingly look to national defense firms, out-of-state firms are looking to take work away from regional Georgia shops.


Atlanta's Red Mass to Honor Leaders for Work for Peace and Justice

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00

Among those to be honored at the annual interfaith event is late Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore partner Jeff Bramlett.


Ex-Clients Sue Greenberg Traurig After Disqualification

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00

After unsuccessfully fighting disqualification rulings barring it from representing car-title loan giant TitleMax in a Fulton County lawsuit, Greenberg Traurig is now facing litigation accusing it of violating ethical rules and breaching its duties to a group of rival title lenders that the firm represented for years.


Georgia's Newest Justice Makes Trump's List of Possible SCOTUS Picks

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00

Justice Keith Blackwell, 41, had no response Friday to his name appearing on the latest list from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.


Bar Exam Error 'Came as a Surprise,' Georgia's Chief Justice Says

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 12:00

In an interview with the Daily Report, Chief Justice Hugh Thompson said he has confidence that scoring problems have been rectified.


Judge Honored for Veterans Court Work

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:46

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Todd Markle has been named the 2016 "Outstanding Veteran's Judge" by the State Bar of Georgia's military and veterans law section and military legal assistance program and the Emory Law School veterans pro bono clinic.


Watchdog Agency's Former Investigator Testifies

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00

Four members of the state's judicial watchdog agency, including the Fulton County judge who is its acting chairwoman, declined invitations Thursday to appear voluntarily at a hearing conducted by a state House legislative committee investigating the agency's operations.


Fulton County Re-Launches Justice System Reinvestment Initiative

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00

Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is hopeful that a renewed push to move cases through the courts and lower the jail population—coupled with a plan to outsource the county's mental health program to a nonprofit healthcare system—will help alleviate pressure on the county's justice system and allow resources to be shifted toward keeping people out of jail.


Five Finalists Announced for Daily Report's Attorney of the Year

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:00

The Daily Report is pleased to announce five finalists for its first "Attorney of the Year" award, honoring who had the biggest impact on the Georgia legal community or most helped to advance the cause of justice during 2015.


Screening Panel to Hear From Bar Groups and Applicants for Ga. High Court Openings

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00

Georgia's judicial nominating commission, in the midst of narrowing a list of potential candidates for spots on the state supreme court, is set to hear from nominees and interest groups.