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Legal Administrators Association Draws 250 to Georgia Aquarium for Training and a Trade Show

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 12:00

On Aug. 16, the Atlanta Association of Legal Administrators (AALA) hosted its second annual E2E: Where Education Meets Expertise.

        

Post-Charlottesville, Justice Roger Taney Statues Are Removed, but Not at the Supreme Court

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:14

Is it time to say goodbye to the marble bust and portrait of Chief Justice Roger Taney, who authored the 1857 Dred Scott decision endorsing slavery?

        

Private Investigators Say They Warned Lawyers Waffle House Sex Tape Was Illegal

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:22

When two lawyers asked how to secure video evidence of an alleged workplace sexual encounter between the CEO of Waffle House and his housekeeper, a pair of Atlanta-area investigators balked at the suggestion. The tape that was made has since spawned a media sensation and litigation over the legitimacy of surveillance.

        

Friends Mark the Passing of Judge Dorothy Robinson

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:50

Friends, family and most of the local bench gathered to remember retired Superior Court Judge Dorothy Robinson for a Monday evening rosary service at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home in Marietta. Robinson, 79, of Marietta died Aug. 16 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

        

Simon Property Group, NY Attorney General Settle for $945K Over 'Anti-Competitive Tactics'

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 06:01

Simon Property Group Inc., the largest mall operator in the United States, is ending decades-old practices alleged to be anti-competitive at one of its New York outlet shopping malls after reaching a $945,000 settlement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

        

Pascual Leaves Paul Hastings to Go Solo

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 05:48

After 30 years at big firms, securities and M&A lawyer Rey Pascual has gone solo, becoming outside general counsel for several longtime clients.

        

A Mere Teen, This Young Man is Heading to Law School

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:54

Thousands of new students are flocking to law campuses across the country this month to kick off their legal careers. It’s safe to say that most all of them can legally order a beer at the bar.

        

Quoting 'You're So Vain,' Judge Declines to Postpone Trial for Eclipse

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 02:46

You’re so vain, a Tampa federal judge chastised a government agent, you probably think the solar eclipse is about you.

        

Attorney Accused of Blocking Garnishment Files Defamation Suit Against Lawyer Foe, Again

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 01:56

Sarasota attorney Robert Frey, who holds emeritus status with the State Bar of Georgia, initially sued A. Binford Minter and a client in U.S. District Court in February over statements Minter made about Frey's intervention in a garnishment action.

        

Let's Talk About Charlottesville and Lawyering in the Age of Trump

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 01:29

Recent events in Charlottesville and the White House response have put the nation on edge and compelled leaders of U.S. businesses and law firms to speak out. The New York Times wrote last week that we’re witnessing a “broad recasting of the voice of business in the nation’s political and social dialogue.”

        

How Rich Are the Trump Administration’s Top Lawyers?

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 11:42

Here are some of the top billers who’ve joined the government since President Donald Trump took office in January.

        

Speedy Tobacco Trial Ends in $2.2M Verdict

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 04:00

The winning plaintiffs attorneys included a contestant on the most recent season of "The Bachelorette."

        

Let's Talk About Charlottesville and Lawyering in the Age of Trump

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:55

Recent events in Charlottesville and the White House response have put the nation on edge and compelled leaders of U.S. businesses and law firms to speak out. The New York Times wrote last week that we’re witnessing a “broad recasting of the voice of business in the nation’s political and social dialogue.”

        

ABA Grapples With Political Voice in Trump Era

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:39

President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and actions continue to test the American Bar Association as it pursues its core goals, which include upholding the rule of law, enhancing diversity and eliminating bias.

        

Gwinnett Jury Awards $1.9M in Fatal Wreck Caused by Tire Failure

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:17

After prodding by the judge to bring a holdout juror around, the panel found tire-maker Goodyear 65 percent liable for the death of Asha Nimaga, and allocated 35 percent to the driver, who was also a plaintiff.

        

In ‘Especially Unpleasant and Nasty’ Suit, Carlton Fields Client Must Pay $18.5M Legal Bill from Cooley

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 01:34

Litigation is rarely nice. But sometimes it’s so ugly that you just have to stop and gawk. The antitrust battle between pharmaceutical manufacturing and marketing companies Procaps SA and Patheon Inc. is one of those cases.

        

Taylor Swift's Lawyer Tells All

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:46

Forgive the tabloid headline. Venable partner J. Douglas Baldridge is actually quite discreet when discussing his famous client. But he spent last week litigating under a blinding media spotlight, with everyone from People Magazine and Inside Edition to The New York Times covering Taylor Swift’s six-day federal trial in Denver.

        

Look Out, University GCs, White Supremacists May Want to Speak on Your Campus

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 02:35

Public university general counsel beware—white supremacist Richard Spencer, who led the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that ended in violence last weekend, may soon try to speak in a campus building near you. But GCs seem reluctant to talk about this problem in public.

        

Total Eclipse of Liability?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:12

Leave it to lawyers to find the legal angle to Monday afternoon's long-awaited total eclipse of the sun.

        

Ex-CEO, Represented by U.S. Attorney Nominee, Gets Prison

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:39

Angelo Alleca, the former CEO of Atlanta-based Summit Wealth Management, has been ordered to pay back millions to investors and spend eight years in federal prison. But it appears things could have been worse for him without a strong defense—from the lawyer nominated to be Atlanta's next federal prosecutor.

        

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