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Court of Appeals Judge Ellington Says He Will Run for Supreme Court

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 07:28

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge John Ellington has confirmed that he plans to run for a seat on the Georgia Supreme Court next year and has organized a campaign and plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.


Indictment Handed Down in Slaying of UPS Lawyer

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 02:00

Nearly three months after a UPS corporate attorney was gunned down as she crossed Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta during morning rush hour, a Fulton County grand jury on Wednesday charged her suspected assailant with murder.


Eversheds Sutherland Leaders Talk Clients, Costs After Partner Confab

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:51

The newly-combined firm pulled off quite a feat this week, mustering 680 partners and top operations people together in London for the firm's first partners' meeting amid record-setting June heat.


Downtown Homeless Shelter to Close Following Settlement

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 01:10

The confidential agreement comes after years of litigation and calls for the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless shelter to close in August.


Disability Benefits Were Non-Marital Property Not Subject to Equitable Division in Divorce, Georgia Supreme Court Rules

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:29

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that disability benefits issued pursuant to an insurance policy after the insured had been catastrophically injured were non-marital property and were not subject to equitable division when the insured and his wife divorced.


It's Lonely at the Top for Atlanta First-Year Associates Making $180K

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:05

Lucky associates at one law firm in Atlanta are making a whopping $180,000 in their first year on the job, according to the National Association for Law Placement Inc. But they are hardly the norm.


Fatal Plane Crash in Tom Cruise Movie Leads to Insurance Fight

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 07:08

Allianz Global Risks U.S. Insurance wants Great American Insurance to cover $425,000 in mounting costs related to two California wrongful death suits.


Tweets, Live Stream and Bow Ties Mark '@JudgeDillard' Investiture

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 06:39

Despite an invitation shared on social media for the investiture ceremony installing Judge Stephen Dillard as chief of the Georgia Court of Appeals Wednesday, the outgoing chief judge confessed she was afraid it wouldn't happen.


Former Dancer Dismisses Civil Racketeering Claims Against Strip Club

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 02:36

A federal racketeering suit filed against Atlanta's iconic strip club The Cheetah—that the club's defense counsel denounced as "false, spurious, and baseless"—has been dismissed voluntarily by the former dancer who filed it.


Colleagues Remember Judge Marvin Shoob: Letters

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:55

McLain & Merritt and the president of the State Bar of Georgia write in remembrance of longtime U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Shoob.


McIver's Lawyers Accuse Prosecutors of Withholding Evidence

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:36

Attorneys for Atlanta attorney Claud "Tex" McIver have accused Fulton County prosecutors of intentionally withholding exculpatory evidence generated by Atlanta police that would belie the murder charges currently pending against McIver in an emergency motion filed in Fulton County Superior Court on Monday.


Emory Picks Alston Stalwart Graves as Interim Law Dean

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 06:11

Emory University School of Law has chosen retired Alston & Bird partner Judson Graves as its interim dean, effective Aug. 1. Robert Schapiro, who's been Emory Law's dean for five years, announced in March that he will step down when his term ends in July and return to teaching


Blue Cross Accused of Underpaying Walker County's Only Hospital

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:48

A lawsuit filed by Cornerstone Medical Center claims the hospital is losing $9,600 a month because the insurer is not honoring its contract.


A Lawyer for Every Used Car Dealer—and Other 'On the Move' News

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 04:44

Steven Lefkoff has started his own firm, Lefkoff Law, with a unique niche representing used car dealers, along with the finance companies that make car loans.


Role of School Board's GC Dooms Retaliation Claim by Construction Company

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 01:28

A Florida county school board has won the latest round of litigation against a construction company that claimed it suffered illegal retaliation when it complained after its bid for a project failed.


11th Circuit Green Lights Traffic Cam Class Action

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:00

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued a ruling that opens the road for a class action lawsuit over traffic cameras that catch drivers running red lights.


Three Tips for Avoiding Social Media Conflicts

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 11:51

While social media can be a valuable marketing tool, careless attorneys can undermine the benefits of social media in the time it takes to tweet.


Supreme Court Rules First Amendment Protects Disparaging Trademarks

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:27

A high-profile trademark fight centered on the Asian-American rock band The Slants ended Monday with a ruling that the Lanham Act’s prohibition against “disparaging” marks violates the First Amendment.