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Alston & Bird Settles $35M Ga. Malpractice Suit

Law360 (April 20, 2018, 8:45 PM EDT) -- A former confidant and employee of a widowed Coca-Cola executive’s wife and Atlanta-based Alston & Bird LLP have agreed to end that woman's $35 million Georgia state malpractice suit in a settlement, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Friday.

Attorney Andrew Beal said the deal struck between his client, Katherine Stearns, and the firm came amid a court-ordered mediation.

“It’s a resolution that is satisfactory to us and it was done by mutual agreement as a result of that mediation,” he said. Beal said the deal was struck...
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