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July 17, 2024 | The Recorder

Federal Judge Denies Build-A-Bear Workshop's Motion to Dismiss 'Squishmallow' Copyright Infringement Suit

"We look forward to continuing to vigorously pursue our claims against those who infringe our client's intellectual property rights," said Moez M. Kaba, co-founder of Hueston Hennigan.

By Mason Lawlor

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July 17, 2024 | Daily Report Online

No Bad Faith for Denying Life Insurance Benefits Over Contradictions of 'Alcohol Abuse;' Breach-of-Contract Claim Proceeds

Upon investigating whether death benefits were owed, Pacific Life found a history of "alcohol abuse" dating 10 years prior to the representations made by the deceased in his application, which omitted alcohol struggles.

By Mason Lawlor

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July 15, 2024 | Daily Report Online

Judge Sides With Insurer's Indemnity Challenge for Atlanta Property Manager in Underlying Wrongful-Death Case

"A lawyer would not ethically be able to invoke the apportionment statute because it would result in an argument to the jury that their other client is responsible, thereby creating a 'significant risk' that the lawyer's duties to one party would materially and adversely affect representation of the other," wrote U.S. District Judge Marc T. Treadwell for the Middle District of Georgia.

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July 11, 2024 | Daily Report Online

Former United Natural Foods GM Sues for Reverse Racism Claims, Wrongful Termination Over Firing Decision

"Despite another member of management similarly rejecting that employee's request (Mr. Benjamin Bailey, African American), only Plaintiff was chastised for his handling of the incident," the complaint said.

By Mason Lawlor

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July 10, 2024 | Law.com

'Lack of Education ... and Winging It': Why Law Firms Fail at Marketing and Ways to Address Common Issues

"You've got to be realistic about where your clients are coming from and put your marketing efforts towards that," said Brendan Chard, founder and CEO of the law firm website design company The Modern Firm.

By Mason Lawlor

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July 08, 2024 | The Recorder

Los Angeles CBS Evening News Anchor Files Wrongful Termination Suit for Being an 'Older, White, Heterosexual Male'

Vaughn cited public CBS statements from 2019 in which they "said the quiet part out loud." Vaughn's complaint pointed to former CBS Executive Whitney Davis stating that CBS had a "white problem."

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July 05, 2024 | Daily Report Online

Federal Judge Finds Insurer Obligated to Defend Apartment Complex Following Fatal Fire

"Judge May's order denying summary judgment represents an accurate application of the law. The order not only follows legal precedent but also provides a clear and reasonable interpretation of the insurance policy and exclusions that Kinsale drafted," said Jeff Shiver of Shiver Hamilton Campbell.

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July 05, 2024 | Daily Report Online

Litigation Over Fatal Georgia Motorcycle Crash Reaches $18M Settlement With State Farm

"The defense's refusal to accept liability in this case for years is truly perplexing," plaintiff's attorneys Ben Brodhead and Ashley Fournet of Brodhead Law in Atlanta said in the release. "The defendant driver even pled guilty to criminal charges related to the incident, so I think their attempts to blame our client really rang hollow for the jurors."

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July 02, 2024 | Daily Report Online

Herschel Walker's 2022 Campaign for Senate Sues Media Agency for Inflated Ad Costs

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By Mason Lawlor

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June 27, 2024 | Daily Report Online

$162M Settlement Reached in One of Georgia's Deadliest Auto Accidents: Attorneys Discuss Hurdles in Litigation

"This case was very different by the time it got to the end of the case than it was at the beginning," Alan Hamilton of Shiver Hamilton Campbell in Atlanta said. "We didn't go after the easy money, we didn't go after the simple, quick settlement; we went after the hard fought settlement and we had to learn a lot about the case."

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