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The Daily Report, often referred to as the Fulton County Daily Report, is Fulton County's official legal organ and Georgia's leading source for legal news and information. The newspaper was established in 1890.

McDermott Will & Emery has entered the Atlanta market, opening an 8-lawyer office focused on merger and acquisitions, in...
05/13/2020
McDermott Opens Atlanta Office, Recruiting From DLA Piper, Kasowitz, Jones Day | Daily Report

McDermott Will & Emery has entered the Atlanta market, opening an 8-lawyer office focused on merger and acquisitions, intellectual property litigation and cybersecurity law.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/12/mcdermott-opens-atlanta-office-recruiting-from-dla-piper-kasowitz-jones-day/

M&A partner Frank Layson, a former DLA Piper attorney whose clients include The Coca-Cola Co. and other Fortune 500 companies, is leading the eight...

The Attorney Wellness Committee and the Lawyer Assistance Program of the State Bar of Georgia have collaborated to launc...
05/12/2020
In Pandemic Podcasts, Georgia Lawyers Address Mental Health | Daily Report

The Attorney Wellness Committee and the Lawyer Assistance Program of the State Bar of Georgia have collaborated to launch a new podcast series, “Lawyers Living Well.”
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/11/in-pandemic-podcasts-georgia-lawyers-address-mental-health/

One mental health expert said clients are exhausted from the myriad challenges of the pandemic, but they were also suffering from self-induced judg...

From criminal defense and personal injury to family law and business litigation, survey respondents report a slowdown in...
05/12/2020
For Solos and Small Firms, COVID-19 Impairs Business Across Range of Practices | Daily Report

From criminal defense and personal injury to family law and business litigation, survey respondents report a slowdown in cases due to court closures and clients conserving cash.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/11/for-solos-and-small-firms-covid-19-impairs-business-across-range-of-practices/

From criminal defense and personal injury to family law and business litigation, survey respondents report a slowdown in cases due to court closure...

In addition to five candidates seeking to fill the vacancy that will be created when Judge Constance Russell steps down ...
05/12/2020
Four Hopefuls Vie for Fulton Superior Court Vacancy, Two Incumbents Challenged | Daily Report

In addition to five candidates seeking to fill the vacancy that will be created when Judge Constance Russell steps down at year’s end, two of the court’s newer members—Judges Rebecca Rieder and Rachelle Carnesale—have also drawn challengers. | #gapol
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/11/four-hopefuls-vie-for-fulton-superior-court-vacancy-two-incumbents-challenged/

In addition to candidates for a seat being vacated by Judge Constance Russell, sitting Judges Rachelle Carnesale and Rebecca Rieder have also drawn...

After years of back-and-forth efforts by tort reformers and their plaintiffs bar foes, lawyers on both sides say the bat...
05/11/2020
Tort Reform Capping Nuclear Insurance Verdicts Stymied by COVID-19 | Daily Report

After years of back-and-forth efforts by tort reformers and their plaintiffs bar foes, lawyers on both sides say the battles may not be as compelling for lawmakers and the public.

After years of back-and-forth efforts by tort reformers and their plaintiffs bar foes, lawyers on both sides say the battles may not be as compelli...

So what will post-COVID workplaces look like? A recent webinar conducted by Holmes Murphy looked at some of the preparat...
05/11/2020
Return to Work: Mitigating the Risk of COVID-19 in the Workplace | Daily Report

So what will post-COVID workplaces look like? A recent webinar conducted by Holmes Murphy looked at some of the preparations essential business are currently taking, as well as factors all employers should consider as they recall employees to the workplace. Here are some areas you can proactively address BEFORE mistakes are made:

For starters, hold off on ordering that pallet of face masks.

On this #LegalSpeak podcast, Supreme Court correspondent Marcia Coyle checks in with WilmerHale partner David Bowker, wh...
05/11/2020
Hold the Phone! The Supreme Court Is in (Virtual) Session | Daily Report

On this #LegalSpeak podcast, Supreme Court correspondent Marcia Coyle checks in with WilmerHale partner David Bowker, whose May 5 argument in USAID v Alliance for Open Society International was one of the first to proceed by telephone.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/08/hold-the-phone-the-supreme-court-is-in-virtual-session/

Wilmer Hale partner David Bowker, whose case was one of the first to proceed by telephone, gives a behind-the-scenes account of preparing for and d...

A federal appeals court has denied a motion for sanctions sought by a class action critic who has appealed a  $1.4 billi...
05/11/2020
Eleventh Circuit Rejects Equifax Objector Ted Frank's Sanctions Motion | Daily Report

A federal appeals court has denied a motion for sanctions sought by a class action critic who has appealed a $1.4 billion consumer class settlement of the Equifax data breach multidistrict litigation.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/08/eleventh-circuit-rejects-equifax-objector-ted-franks-sanctions-motion/

Hamilton Lincoln Law Institute litigation director Theodore Frank's sanctions motion is part of a larger fight that class counsel for Equifax consu...

The Gwinnett County Bar Association released a members’ poll showing strong support for two Superior Court judges and on...
05/11/2020
Gwinnett Bar Poll Favors Incumbents in Three Contested Races | Daily Report

The Gwinnett County Bar Association released a members’ poll showing strong support for two Superior Court judges and one State Court judge facing challengers in the June 9 elections.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/08/gwinnett-bar-poll-favors-incumbents-in-three-contested-races/

The Gwinnett Bar Association poll showed that all three incumbents were rated well qualified by the lawyers who participated in the survey.

ICYMI: Lawyers for Ahmaud Arbery's Family Have More Questions Following Arrests for His Killinghttps://www.law.com/daily...
05/10/2020
Lawyers for Ahmaud Arbery's Family Have More Questions Following Arrests for His Killing | Daily Report

ICYMI: Lawyers for Ahmaud Arbery's Family Have More Questions Following Arrests for His Killing
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/08/lawyers-for-ahmaud-arberys-family-have-more-questions-following-arrests-for-his-killing/

“It’s because we saw the video,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. “That’s why we got an arrest finally after all these days—even though these ...

Our Most Popular Article of the Week: Chief Justice Extends State Judicial Emergency as Shelter-in-Place Orders Expireht...
05/09/2020
Chief Justice Extends State Judicial Emergency as Shelter-in-Place Orders Expire | Daily Report

Our Most Popular Article of the Week: Chief Justice Extends State Judicial Emergency as Shelter-in-Place Orders Expire
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/04/chief-justice-extends-state-judicial-emergency-as-shelter-in-place-orders-expire/

As businesses across Georgia have begun reopening, state Supreme Court Justice Harold Melton has extended the statewide judicial emergency, continu...

“It’s because we saw the video,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. “That’s why we got an arrest finally after all th...
05/08/2020
Lawyers for Ahmaud Arbery's Family Have More Questions Following Arrests for His Killing | Daily Report

“It’s because we saw the video,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. “That’s why we got an arrest finally after all these days—even though these men chased him with a shotgun and a .357 magnum and they executed Ahmaud Arbery in broad daylight.”

“It’s because we saw the video,” civil rights attorney Ben Crump said. “That’s why we got an arrest finally after all these days—even though these ...

Several law firm leaders said it's still too risky to bring people back to the office, but they are busy planning how to...
05/08/2020
From Masks to Staggered Staffing, Firm Leaders Plan Reopening—But Aren't Rushing | Daily Report

Several law firm leaders said it's still too risky to bring people back to the office, but they are busy planning how to adapt offices for maximal public safety.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/07/from-masks-to-staggered-staffing-firm-leaders-plan-reopening-but-arent-rushing/

Several law firm leaders said it's still too risky to bring people back to the office, but they are busy planning how to adapt offices for maximal ...

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer told the Daily Report on Thursday he performed solid legal work at a rea...
05/08/2020
'No One Has Ever Before Made Such Allegations Against Me': Coomer Denies Fraud Charges | Daily Report

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Christian Coomer told the Daily Report on Thursday he performed solid legal work at a reasonable rate and paid back a loan with interest for a former client who is now suing him for fraud.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/07/no-one-has-ever-before-made-such-allegations-against-me-coomer-denies-fraud-charges/

I am disappointed that he has filed this action, Judge Chris Coomer said of the former client who is suing him, but intend to defend myself vigorou...

On Tuesday, the father, Marcus Arbery, hired Ben Crump, the personal injury attorney who represented the family of Trayv...
05/07/2020
Trayvon Martin Family Lawyer Takes on Case of Ga. Man Shot Dead While Jogging | Daily Report

On Tuesday, the father, Marcus Arbery, hired Ben Crump, the personal injury attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/07/trayvon-martin-family-lawyer-takes-on-case-of-ga-man-shot-dead-while-jogging/

Ben Crump now has a national civil rights practice with offices in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, California and Washington, D.C.

Stephen Humphreys has been fighting a string of adverse trial and appellate court rulings against his client, former Geo...
05/07/2020
5 Justices Recuse in Ex-Georgia Perimeter President's RICO Case Against Regents | Daily Report

Stephen Humphreys has been fighting a string of adverse trial and appellate court rulings against his client, former Georgia Perimeter College President Anthony Tricoli, who was ousted amid claims he mishandled millions in college funds.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/06/5-justices-recuse-in-ex-georgia-perimeter-presidents-rico-case-against-regents/

Stephen Humphreys has been fighting a string of adverse trial and appellate court rulings against his client, former Georgia Perimeter College Pres...

A federal judge in Atlanta tossed out a personal injury complaint by a bicyclist who suffered a broken hip when he ran o...
05/07/2020
Judge Flips Bird Personal Injury Suit by Cyclist Who Hit Scooter Left in Street | Daily Report

A federal judge in Atlanta tossed out a personal injury complaint by a bicyclist who suffered a broken hip when he ran over a Bird scooter left in the roadway.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/06/judge-flips-bird-personal-injury-suit-by-cyclist-who-hit-scooter-left-in-street/

District Judge Michael Brown said there was no way Bird could have controlled whether someone threw one of its scooters into the street, where the ...

Eversheds Sutherland’s U.S. branch is cutting compensation for lawyers and staff and making furloughs as the firm braces...
05/07/2020
Eversheds Cuts Compensation, Furloughs Staff as Firm Prepares for Less Work Ahead | Daily Report

Eversheds Sutherland’s U.S. branch is cutting compensation for lawyers and staff and making furloughs as the firm braces for continued economic disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/06/eversheds-cuts-compensation-furloughs-staff-as-firm-prepares-for-less-work-ahead/

The firm's U.S. co-chair said demand was good in early 2020, but as we look at the economic news and listen to our clients, we are planning for fut...

It took a pandemic to do it, but a policy that for years barred visual or audio recording devices from the federal court...
05/06/2020
Northern District of Georgia Turns to Zoom as Proceedings Go Remote | Daily Report

It took a pandemic to do it, but a policy that for years barred visual or audio recording devices from the federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta without a court order and prohibited live broadcasts of court proceedings has been lifted.

It took a pandemic to do it, but a policy that for years barred visual or audio recording devices from the federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta w...

Commentary: Mediating During the Pandemic While not every virtual mediation settles, the parties appear more focused on ...
05/06/2020
Mediating During the Pandemic | Daily Report

Commentary: Mediating During the Pandemic While not every virtual mediation settles, the parties appear more focused on resolution and better prepared which enables them to focus on the key issues when the mediation starts. —By Nigel Wright

While not every virtual mediation settles, the parties appear more focused on resolution and better prepared which enables them to focus on the key...

A West Virginia judge is pushing to go forward with asbestos trials next month, suggesting that jurors and others in the...
05/06/2020
West Virginia Judge Plans Asbestos Trials Next Month, With Gloves and Masks | Daily Report

A West Virginia judge is pushing to go forward with asbestos trials next month, suggesting that jurors and others in the courtroom remain six feet apart and wear masks and gloves in order to protect them against COVID-19.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/05/west-virginia-judge-plans-asbestos-trials-next-month-with-gloves-and-masks/

“We are now in May, and we have all had so many different directions and deadlines placed upon us that many of us are wondering why we chose this p...

In an order handed down Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said that plaintiffs have not pointed to any binding ca...
05/06/2020
Judge Again Refuses to Nix State Handgun License Law During COVID-19 | Daily Report

In an order handed down Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said that plaintiffs have not pointed to any binding case law to back up their claim that the Second Amendment established a fundamental right to carry a loaded handgun in public venues.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/05/judge-again-refuses-to-nix-state-handgun-license-law-during-covid-19/

In an order handed down Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones said that plaintiffs have not pointed to any binding case law to back up their cla...

The head of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Ana Maria Martinez, is spearheading a virtual judicial internship program...
05/06/2020
Program Offers Law Students Virtual Internships With Georgia Judges | Daily Report

The head of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Ana Maria Martinez, is spearheading a virtual judicial internship program for second-year law students who’ve had their summer associate plans canceled at law firms.

Ana Maria Martinez, president of the Georgia Latino Law Foundation, said she got the idea after reading stories about canceled summer associate pro...

The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction Monday because the judge required the defendant to be shackled du...
05/05/2020
Shackling a Defendant Leads to Murder Conviction Reversal | Daily Report

The Georgia Supreme Court reversed a murder conviction Monday because the judge required the defendant to be shackled during the trial.

“Shackling is an inherently prejudicial practice that undermines the presumption of innocence in the eyes of the jury, hampers the defendant’s abil...

The Georgia COA has refused to hear an appeal by Arnall Golden Gregory of a trial judge’s ruling extending the statute o...
05/05/2020
Appeals Court Won't Hear Challenge to Order Stretching Limit on Legal-Mal Claims to 6 Years | Daily Report

The Georgia COA has refused to hear an appeal by Arnall Golden Gregory of a trial judge’s ruling extending the statute of limitations for filing a legal malpractice lawsuit based on an engagement contract from 4 to 6 years.
https://www.law.com/dailyreportonline/2020/05/04/appeals-court-wont-hear-challenge-to-order-stretching-limit-on-legal-mal-claims-to-6-years/

The Court of Appeals turned down an interlocutory appeal of a trial judge's ruling that legal malpractice claims against Arnall Golden Gregory were...

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