• September 27, 2023

    Barnes & Thornburg Adds Morris Manning Real Estate Duo

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP has brought in a team of two Morris Manning & Martin LLP real estate experts as partners in its Atlanta office.

  • September 26, 2023

    Ex-Bush Admin Atty Yoo Cites Founders To Defend Eastman

    University of California, Berkeley law school professor and former Bush administration attorney John Yoo testified in John Eastman's disbarment trial on Tuesday that the historical actions of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams support Eastman's claims about the unilateral power of the vice president during the counting of electoral votes.

  • September 26, 2023

    Ga. Health System Strikes Deal To Settle ERISA Class Action

    A Georgia health care system told a federal court it has agreed to end a 4,700-member class action claiming its employee retirement plan lost millions of dollars because of poor investment options and excessive fees.

  • September 26, 2023

    Music Co. Fights Firm's Bid To End Ex-Fugees Rapper's Suit

    A Georgia entertainment company asked a federal judge to reject New York-based Davis Shapiro Lewit & Grabel LLP's bid to free itself from claims that it fraudulently helped a member of the hip-hop group the Fugees sell music catalog assets that served as security on an unpaid $6.5 million loan.

  • September 26, 2023

    Ga. Asks 11th Circ. To Back Meadows Election Case Remand

    The battle over whether former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows should be tried in federal or state court for his alleged involvement in a Georgia election interference conspiracy continued Monday, with prosecutors urging the Eleventh Circuit to uphold an order sending Meadows' case back to state court.

  • September 26, 2023

    3M And DuPont Want Ga. PFAS Pollution Suit Paused

    Manufacturers including 3M and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. want to pause a Georgia federal class action alleging they polluted local water sources with toxic "forever chemicals," claiming that pending multibillion-dollar settlements to similar nationwide suits could make the case easier to manage.

  • September 26, 2023

    Ga. Residents Say No Grounds To Toss Rivian Zoning Suit

    Georgia residents challenging a $5 billion Rivian electric vehicle plant are asking a state judge to reject Morgan County's arguments that it can't apply local zoning and land use laws to the economic development project because the state owns the site.

  • September 26, 2023

    Ga. VC Fund Beats Challenge To Black-Only Business Grants

    A Black-led venture capital firm can award its latest round of business grants for Black female entrepreneurs, as its message of uplifting those otherwise denied help is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a Georgia federal judge ruled Tuesday, rejecting a conservative group's attempt to temporarily stop the funding.

  • September 26, 2023

    BCLP Lands Ex-Dentons Real Estate Ace In Atlanta

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has strengthened its real estate department with the addition of a partner in Atlanta from Dentons who has deep experience in the industry, the firm said Tuesday.

  • September 26, 2023

    SEC Suspends Ex-Marcum Partner, Ga. CPA For Audit Failures

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposed sanctions on two accountants, including a former Marcum LLP partner, alleging violations of securities laws and agency rules with their misrepresentations about audit work at their respective firms.

  • September 26, 2023

    The 2023 Law360 Pulse Social Impact Leaders

    Check out our Social Impact Leaders ranking, analysis and interactive graphics to see which firms stand out for their engagement with social responsibility and commitment to pro bono service.

  • September 26, 2023

    Why Law Firm ESG Is Likely Here To Stay

    As backlash to institutional efforts around environmental, social and corporate governance spreads in the U.S., experts say law firms are likely to take a long-term view and continue focusing on ESG principles, even if some of the wording and messaging around those efforts may change.

  • September 26, 2023

    Correction: High Court Rejects Ala.'s Bid To Keep New Congressional Map

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Alabama's request to stay a judicial panel's order assigning a special master to oversee the drawing of a new congressional map for the state.

  • September 25, 2023

    Ga. Judge Says Juror Identities In Election Case Will Be Secret

    The identities of jurors in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and 18 others will be kept under wraps, the presiding judge ordered Monday.

  • September 25, 2023

    11th Circ. Backs Office Depot In Ex-Employee Retaliation Suit

    The Eleventh Circuit affirmed in a published opinion Monday that an Office Depot LLC analyst did not engage in retaliation-protected activity when he accused the company of polishing its sales numbers, saying the employee failed to allege that the company knowingly engaged in fraud.

  • September 25, 2023

    Lender Seeks Receiver For Property In $212M Loan Default

    Wilmington Trust NA slapped a borrower with a lawsuit in Georgia's statewide business court Monday after it defaulted on its $212.5 million mortgage, calling for the appointment of a receiver for a 12-acre Atlanta property used to secure the loan more than five years ago. 

  • September 25, 2023

    Trial Set In Ex-Ga. Insurance Chief's Fraud, Kickbacks Case

    Georgia's former insurance commissioner is set to face trial in April on criminal health care fraud and money laundering charges alleging that he participated in a $2.5 million kickbacks case involving unnecessary medical testing.

  • September 25, 2023

    OpenAI Has 'One Last Chance' To Keep Suit In Federal Court

    A Georgia federal judge on Friday gave OpenAI LLC "one last chance" to show that a talk radio show host's defamation suit over ChatGPT's "hallucinations" about him should play out in federal court, saying the artificial intelligence company's latest attempts to do so were insufficient.

  • September 25, 2023

    Equity (The Typeface) Coming To Georgia Appellate Opinions

    For the first time in two decades, the Court of Appeals of Georgia will switch the typeface it uses to write opinions from the staid Times New Roman to a style specifically designed for the legal industry.

  • September 25, 2023

    Ex-Walmart Worker Drops Harassment Suit After Firm's Flub

    A transgender Georgia woman has resolved her workplace harassment and wrongful termination suit against Walmart, following a blunder by FordHarrison LLP that led the retail giant to change counsel.

  • September 25, 2023

    Baker Donelson Brings On Atlanta Attys Across 3 Practices

    Baker Donelson said Monday that it has picked up three new attorneys across three different practice groups for its Atlanta office.

  • September 22, 2023

    Accountant, Atty Convicted In $1.3B Tax Case In Georgia

    A Georgia jury found two men guilty on Friday of conspiring to defraud the government by promoting a scheme that sold $1.3 billion in fraudulent tax deductions in connection with conservation easements, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • September 22, 2023

    Giuliani Ordered To Cough Up $237K In Ga. Poll Workers' Suit

    Rudy Giuliani owes roughly $237,000 stemming from unpaid sanctions and legal fees in a suit brought by Georgia poll workers who say he accused them of ballot fraud in the 2020 presidential election, according to an order issued Friday.

  • September 22, 2023

    Excess Insurer Balks At $22.5M Ask In Kroger Shooting Row

    An insurer for The Kroger Co. urged a Georgia state court to reject another Kroger insurer's bid to recoup $22.5 million it paid toward a $50 million settlement over a shooting in 2015, following a jury's $61.4 million verdict against the grocery giant.

  • September 22, 2023

    Ga. City Can't Escape $33M Verdict Over Yale Student's Death

    A Georgia trial court has denied the city of Milton's attempt to avoid a $33 million award over the death of a Yale University student whose car crashed into an ornamental roadside planter, saying the jury's verdict was sufficiently supported by the evidence.

Expert Analysis

  • What Large Language Models Mean For Document Review

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    Courts often subject parties using technology assisted review to greater scrutiny than parties conducting linear, manual document review, so parties using large language models for document review should expect even more attention, along with a corresponding need for quality control and validation, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Participating In Living History Makes Me A Better Lawyer

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    My role as a baron in a living history group, and my work as volunteer corporate counsel for a book series fan association, has provided me several opportunities to practice in unexpected areas of law — opening doors to experiences that have nurtured invaluable personal and professional skills, says Matthew Parker at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Opinion

    Private Equity Owners Can Remedy Law Firms' Agency Issues

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    Nonlawyer, private-equity ownership of law firms can benefit shareholders and others vulnerable to governance issues such as disparate interests, and can in turn help resolve agency problems, says Michael Di Gennaro at The Law Practice Exchange.

  • How To Protect Atty-Client Privilege While Using Generative AI

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    When using generative artificial intelligence tools, attorneys should consider several safeguards to avoid breaches or complications in attorney-client privilege, say Antonious Sadek and Christopher Campbell at DLA Piper.

  • How New Lawyers Can Leverage Feedback For Growth

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    Embracing constructive criticism as a tool for success can help new lawyers accelerate their professional growth and law firms build a culture of continuous improvement, says Katie Aldrich at Fringe Professional Development.

  • Circuit Rulings Confirm Ch. 11 Trustee Fee Refund Trend

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    Recent Ninth and Eleventh Circuit rulings that Chapter 11 debtors are entitled to refunds for unconstitutional bankruptcy trustee fees paid under the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act support a developing trend in debtors' favor, making it likely that courts considering the same question will follow suit, says Adam Herring at Nelson Mullins.

  • In Ga., Promptness Is Key To Setting Aside Default Judgments

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    The Georgia Court of Appeals' recent vacating of a lower court's decision to set aside a default judgment against Samsung Electronics America is a reminder of the processes and arguments provided by Georgia's statutes for challenging default judgments — including the importance of responding quickly, says Katy Robertson at Swift Currie.

  • Twitter Legal Fees Suit Offers Crash Course In Billing Ethics

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    X Corp.'s suit alleging that Wachtell grossly inflated its fees in the final days of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition provides a case study in how firms should protect their reputations by hewing to ethical billing practices and the high standards for professional conduct that govern attorney-client relationships, says Lourdes Fuentes at Karta Legal.

  • Ore. Warranty Ruling Complicates Insurance Classification

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    The Oregon Court of Appeals' recent TruNorth v. Department of Consumer and Business Services holding that a service contract — commonly referred to as an extended warranty — covering commercial property is subject to the state's consumer service contract laws raises regulatory questions for contract obligors, sellers and administrators, say attorneys at Locke Lord.

  • ABA's Money-Laundering Resolution Is A Balancing Act

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    While the American Bar Association’s recently passed resolution recognizes a lawyer's duty to discontinue representation that could facilitate money laundering and other fraudulent activity, it preserves, at least for now, the delicate balance of judicial, state-based regulation of the legal profession and the sanctity of the attorney-client relationship, say attorneys at Ballard Spahr.

  • Post-Mallory, Calif. Personal Jurisdiction Unlikely To Expand

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway decision, affirming that registration to do business in Pennsylvania means consenting to be sued in that state's courts, could prompt other states to experiment with similar laws — but such efforts would likely fail in California, say Virginia Milstead and Raza Rasheed at Skadden.

  • Law Firm Professional Development Steps To Thrive In AI Era

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    As generative artificial intelligence tools rapidly evolve, professional development leaders are instrumental in preparing law firms for the paradigm shifts ahead, and should consider three strategies to help empower legal talent with the skills required to succeed in an increasingly complex technological landscape, say Steve Gluckman and Anusia Gillespie at SkillBurst Interactive.

  • Lessons From High-Profile Witness Tampering Allegations

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    As demonstrated by recent developments in the cases against former President Donald Trump and FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, allegations of witness tampering can carry serious consequences — but attorneys can employ certain strategies to mitigate the risk that accusations arise, says Kenneth Notter at MoloLamken.

  • The Basics Of Being A Knowledge Management Attorney

    Excerpt from Practical Guidance
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    Michael Lehet at Ogletree Deakins discusses the role of knowledge management attorneys at law firms, the common tasks they perform and practical tips for lawyers who may be considering becoming one.

  • The 7 Most Notable FCRA Cases Of 2023 So Far

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    Both consumer reporting agencies and furnishers should take note of Fair Credit Reporting Act decisions by federal district and appellate courts so far this year, especially those concerning dispute processing and the distinction between legal and factual inaccuracies, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.

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