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Supreme Moment: Four Georgia Lawyers to Argue at High Court

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00

Several Georgia lawyers are preparing for cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, which in two weeks returns from its summer hiatus.

        

$3.3M Verdict in Hard-Fought Car Wreck Case

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00

The attorney for a man awarded $3.3 million for the injuries he suffered in a car wreck said he was surprised by the stiff resistance the defense put up in what he said should have been a routine case.

        

Injunction Denied, Tax Hike Foes Await Ruling on Legality

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00

The lawyer representing a group of current and former Georgia lawmakers who failed to stop a Fulton County tax increase from going into effect in court says he hopes the judge will rule quickly on the underlying issue: whether the hike is legal at all.

        

The South's General Counsels See Modest Increases in Base Pay, More Generous Gains in Overall Compensation Packages

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 05:05

The latest reported data regarding GCs at 419 Southern-based public companies reveals compensation is on the rise. We examine trends, and take a closer look at the top-paid GCs in Georgia and the South. Search our online database of nearly 2,800 compensation packages, going back to 2007, by name, industry, state and more.

        

Top Ten Georgia GC Compensation

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:00

Here are the top 10 highest compensated GCs we found in Georgia

        

The South's Top Ten GC Compensation

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 04:00

Here are the top 10 highest compensated GCs we found in the South.

        

Senate to Vote on Atlanta Attorney Leigh Martin May After Election

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:50

The U.S. Senate has decided to move ahead on consideration of one of five federal judicial nominees from Georgia—but not until after the November election.

        

Judge Won't Say if He'll Resign Over Assault Case

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:30

A lawyer for an Alabama federal judge isn't saying whether the judge will step down over his arrest in a domestic violence case.

        

Daily Report Announces 2014 Legal Department of the Year Winners

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00

Eight in-house legal departments have been selected as winners of the Daily Report's Third Annual Legal Department of the Year Awards.

        

Atlanta's Big Law Partners Average $700K, Pay Survey Says

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00

Compensation gap between equity and non-equity partners is widening, it says

        

'A Good Day to be a Lawyer'

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00

Six-year legal fight ends as Fulton jury dismisses liability for woman who said her name was forged onto loans

        

After Hours: Judge Beverly Martin Speaks at Neighbor's Pub

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00

Judge Beverly Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit spoke informally Sept. 16 with members of the American Constitution Society’s Georgia Lawyer chapter at Neighbor’s Pub on North Highland Avenue.

        

Jury Awards $12.3M to Conn. Family of Girl Who Drowned

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 09:00

A state jury has awarded $12.3 million to the family of a 5-year-old girl who drowned in a pool accident in Waterbury in 2008.

        

Jury Resumes Deliberations in Ga. Salmonella Trial

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:40

Jurors are still working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago.

        

Fake Tweets Stir Debate About Parody, Lawsuit

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:30

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

        

Ross Harris Arraignment for Hot Car Death Set But Not Confirmed

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 05:35

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley's courtroom clerk has set a Sept. 25 arraignment date in the malice murder case against Justin Ross Harris, whose toddler son died in a hot car.

        

Defunct Justin's Restaurant Settles Second Suit Over 2010 Shootings

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:55

Four years after two men were shot as they sat in a Cadillac Escalade in the parking lot of Justin's Restaurant, and more than two years after the downtown Atlanta nightspot was shuttered by its owner, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, the restaurant has settled the second of two lawsuits stemming from the shootings.

        

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to Jill Pryor on Her Confirmation by the Senate

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:45

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer congratulations to attorney Jill A. Pryor of Atlanta on her unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

        

After Hours: 2014 On the Rise Event A Night to Remember

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 03:00

The Daily Report’s 2014 On the Rise (Rising Stars) class was wined, dined and applauded at a cocktail event in their honor Sept. 18 at Olmsted Atlanta.

        

3 Found Guilty in Georgia Salmonella Trial

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 02:25

A federal jury convicted three people Friday in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths.

        

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