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GSU and UGA Top National Value Rankings for Law Schools

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 07:56

Two Georgia schools dominated the competition in a national ranking of law schools by value.

        

In Appeal, Auto Safety Group Says It Tried to Recall Jeep That Exploded

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:50

While the Georgia Supreme Court justices were reading five amicus briefs in support of Chrysler asking them to toss a $40 million judgment for an exploding

        

Business Groups Urge High Court to Toss $40M Award Against Chrysler

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 00:47

When the Georgia Supreme Court sits down for a special session at the University of Georgia law school in Athens Tuesday, the justices will have already

        

@JudgeDillard Shares Twitter Tips for Judges

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 23:19

In an article the ABA Journal published Friday, the Georgia Court of Appeals' chief judge offered a guide for judges to use his favorite platform, Twitter, in a way that engages the public without crossing lines of professional boundaries and decorum.

        

Passions Outside the Firm: An Atlanta Lawyer On the Run

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 22:49

What does it mean to be elite? The choice part; a superior group; a typewriter type providing 12 characters to the inch? That's the dictionary definition.

        

Three Key Things to Consider on Motions to Disqualify

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 21:05

While some motions to disqualify are nothing more than a litigation tactic, others raise legitimate questions regarding the ethical obligations owed by the attorney and her or his law firm to former clients.

        

AtlAS Arbitration Conference Draws International Bigwigs

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:09

Arbitrators from around the world convene for The Atlanta International Arbitration Society's conference to address a key issue affecting the field: how to cope with resurgent nationalism.

        

Welcome to the New Daily Report!

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 07:59

We've revamped the Daily Report and law.com websites to make it easier to find news from Georgia and other legal communities.

        

11th Circuit Affirms $27M in Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Judgments

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 06:33

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld nearly $27 million worth of judgments against Boston Scientific Corp. for four Florida pelvic mesh cases.

        

Carr Joins AGs Urging Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 05:04

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr joined with a bipartisan group of attorneys general from across the country Friday in another effort to fight the national epidemic of opioid addiction. Carr signed letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services, encouraging programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.

        

One Easy, One Hard: Ga. Judge Nominees Get to Full Senate in Different Ways

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:39

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves two nominees to Georgia federal courts.

        

AtlAS Arbitration Conference Draws International Bigwigs

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 02:37

Arbitrators from around the world convene for The Atlanta International Arbitration Society's conference to address a key issue affecting the field: how to cope with resurgent nationalism.

        

11th Circuit Affirms $27M in Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Judgments

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 01:49

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld nearly $27 million worth of judgments against Boston Scientific Corp. for four Florida

        

Carr Joins AGs Urging Limits on Opioid Prescriptions

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 00:00

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, joining with a bipartisan group of attorneys, signed letters to 15 health care companies that provide pharmacy benefit management services, encouraging programs to mitigate prescription opioid abuse.

        

Assistant U.S. Attorney's Affair with FBI Agent Results in Bar Suspension

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 23:15

 A federal prosecutor who had a secret romance with a married FBI agent has been barred from practicing law for six months after the Louisiana

        

One Easy, One Hard: Ga. Judge Nominees Get to Full Senate in Different Ways

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:33

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approves two nominees to Georgia federal courts.

        

Sally Yates Rules Out Run for Office as She Focuses on Teaching, for Now

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:36

The former deputy attorney general weighed in Thursday on her career and lessons learned at a conference for women in technology and law.

        

Trump Cries Foul on Judges, but He's Ahead of Obama

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:44

President Donald Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency, he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period, and his numbers aren't far off those of other recent presidents.

        

Justice Tells Why He Lurks but Never Tweets on Twitter

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:51

Justice Keith Blackwell revealed his own judicially restrained social media habits and his thoughts about the Georgia Supreme Court’s new Twitter account in a conversation in his chambers with WABE’s Rose Scott on a program called “Closer Look.”

        

Court Awards Farmworkers $1.48M in Back Pay for Packing Onions

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:44

A federal judge has ordered a Vidalia onion producer to pay nearly $1.5 million in back wages and damages to workers for overtime pay, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.

        

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