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Lawyer in Courthouse Shooting Looks Back as Tenth Anniversary Approaches

8 hours 7 min ago

Richard Robbins saw the judge and the court reporter shot dead. When the shooter looked at him, Robbins ran. Here is the rest of his story.

        

Let's Abandon the Traditional Privilege Log

9 hours 47 min ago

Hate is a strong word. But when it comes to describing my feelings about privilege logs, other words fall short.

        

Ex-Atlantan, Ambassador Heads to Reed Smith in NY

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:30

Former U.S. ambassador to Singapore David Adelman has left Goldman Sachs for a partnership at Reed Smith to help the law firm develop its Asia practice.

        

SC Supreme Court Order Freezes James Brown Estate Case

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:20

The South Carolina Supreme Court has told Aiken County court officials to stop all proceedings in cases regarding the estate of the late soul singer James Brown.

        

Former State Democratic Party Chair Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 05:00

Former Georgia Democratic Party Chairman Michael Berlon has pleaded guilty to one count of federal wire fraud and will be sentenced on May 6.

        

New Eleventh Circuit Judges Get Official Welcome

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 04:25

Undeterred by wintry weather, federal appeals court judges gathered in Atlanta this week officially welcomed their two newest colleagues with kind words, food and drink.

        

Arnall Golden Gregory Hosts Exhibits of Builder Levy's Photos for Black History Month [SLIDESHOW]

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 02:30

As a part of Black History Month, Arnall Golden and Gregory’s Diversity, Hiring and Art committees hosted an exhibit of images by famed photographer Builder Levy at the Atlanta office of AGG.

        

Lawyer Who Won $175K in Sanctions From Sutherland Brings New Suit

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 02:00

Sutherland’s managing partner Mark Wasserman, (above), said the firm would fight “the unsupported, outrageous and defamatory allegations.”

        

Allman Film Assistant Gets Own Trial in Georgia Train Crash

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 01:40

An assistant director on an ill-fated Gregg Allman biographical movie will stand trial separately from three of her bosses charged in a deadly train crash in southeast Georgia, prosecutors told a judge Thursday.

        

Courts' Responses to Weather Vary

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:00

Courts around metro Atlanta varied in their response to predictions of a winter storm Wednesday. As of 10:30 a.m., federal trial and appeals courts were open for business, while the Georgia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals planned to close at noon.

        

Valdosta Professor's Suit Test Limits of State Whistleblower Law

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 04:00

A whistleblower lawsuit brought by a professor at Valdosta State University may test the limits of a 2012 state law letting individuals initiate claims over fraudulent use of state monies.

        

Kilpatrick Townsend's PPP Spikes Due to Change in Equity Compensation System

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:35

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton had a good 2014, posting a solid 5.9 percent revenue increase of $411.5 million. Profit per partner (PPP) shot up from $700,000 to $925,000 because the firm changed its equity partnership structure at the beginning of the year.

        

Irvin Shares Love of Scotland Through Whisky Tastings

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:40

It's an understatement to say Mac Irvin enjoys a wee dram of single-malt Scotch whisky. Obsessed may be more like it.

        

Supreme Court Drills Dentists in Teeth-Bleaching Dispute

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:20

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state regulatory board made up mostly of dentists violated federal law against unfair competition when it tried to prevent lower-cost competitors in other fields from offering teeth-whitening services.

        

Justices Appear to Favor Muslim Denied Job Over Headscarf

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:10

The Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it will side with a Muslim woman who didn't get hired by clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf that conflicted with the company's dress code to her job interview.

        

3 Make Short List for Cobb Chief Magistrate

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:00

The 10 judges of Cobb County Superior Court will choose from three lawyers out of the total of 24 who applied for the chief judge's job in Magistrate Court.

        

Watch Daily Report's Recent Videos Courtesy of Courtroom View Network

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 08:00

Within these Daily Report articles see Courtroom View Networks coverage of trials, hearings, and oral arguments.

        

Ex-AG Bowers: Religious Freedom Bills Are 'Ill-Conceived' and 'Mean-Spirited'

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:45

Gay rights groups on Wednesday introduced former Attorney General Mike Bowers as a new and unlikely ally in their fight to stop passage of legislation they say will use religion as an excuse to discriminate—a move that prompted eight legislator lawyers to dismiss Bowers' critique of the bills as "shameless."

        

Full Eleventh Circuit Hears Cellphone Privacy Case

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 04:50

Backed by groups concerned about government intrusion on privacy, a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to put the brakes on the warrantless acquisition of cellphone company records that can help identify a phone user's location.

        

Troutman Sanders Expands in California with San Francisco Office

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 03:10

Troutman Sanders is opening a San Francisco office to expand its presence in California and China.

        

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