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Facts Behind the Figures in Atlanta Firm Financials

1 hour 21 min ago

Our Atlanta Firm Financials project presents a mountain of data, so here are some caveats and definitions of terms to use as grappling hooks.

        

Atlanta Firm Financials: City's Top 10 Find Growth at the Extremes

1 hour 21 min ago

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.

        

Atlanta BigLaw Firm Financials Are Here

11 hours 13 min ago

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who’s up, who’s down and everything in between.

        

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination in Providing Utility Services

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:46

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.

        

GEICO Loses Bid to Limit UM Liability

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:13

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.

        

11th Circuit Greenlights Smokers’ Suits Against Tobacco Companies

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 03:39

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.

        

Appeals Court Grounds FAA Registration for Hobby Drones, Planes

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:46

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.

        

$4.25M Workers' Comp Settlement to Provide Lifetime Care for Injured Painter

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 02:33

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.

        

Georgia Bar Exam Results Are Released

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 01:22

The Georgia Office of Bar Admissions has announced the results of the February bar exam.

        

Environmentalists Cheer Logging Lawsuit Moving to California

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:00

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.

        

Lawsuit: City of LaGrange Illegally Restricts Utilities Access

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 03:21

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.

        

New Winners Are Recognized in Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 03:10

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.

        

Track Coach Smacked by Passing Truck's Mirror Settles for $1M

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 03:06

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.

        

Judge Issues Force-Feed Order for Detainee on Hunger Strike

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 02:40

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.

        

ABA President Urges Senate to Restore Legal Aid Funding

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 07:41

        

Judges Split Over Inmate's Plea for a Less-Painful Death

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 05:46

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.

        

Omnicare Settles 28-State Whistleblower Complaint for $8M

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 04:12

The prescription drug company denied allegations that it falsely billed Medicaid and Medicare while agreeing to the settlement.

        

Justice Said What? 'You Always Get [to Flip] One Free Bird, Don't You?'

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 03:06

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.

        

New Georgia Cannabis Law Poses Workplace Law Questions

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:35

As medical cannabis continues to evolve in Georgia and nationwide, employers should assess the impact of the changing laws.

        

Fulton Superior, Magistrate Courts to Launch Mandatory Criminal E-Filing

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 02:22

As of Monday, June 5, the Fulton County Superior and Magistrate courts 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.

        

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