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    February 23, 2018

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    Ga. Supreme Court Takes Some Jabs at Bar Panel

    February 23, 2018

    Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears, now a partner with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, took issue with the look-alike nature of Gov. Nathan Deal's appointments to the state's highest court while speaking on a panel addressing the judicial system at the State Bar of Georgia.

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    Bar Tackles Sex Harassment, Fake News and Gun Control

    February 23, 2018

    “If the events of the last year have taught people anything, it's that you've got to deal with this stuff in real time,” said SunTrust GC Ellen Fitzsimmons.

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    Troutman Sanders Posts Revenue, Profit Gains

    February 23, 2018

    Building on prior years' efforts, managing partner Stephen Lewis said the firm is "on a good path forward right now."

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    Fulton Jury Serves Up $750K for 'On the Border' Restaurant Tumble

    February 23, 2018

    The injured woman's lawyers overcame defense argument that she was to blame for tripping on a step onto the sidewalk where there was no prior history of anyone tripping or falling.

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    Waffle House CEO's Wife Defends Husband in Sexual Harassment Imbroglio

    February 23, 2018

    Fran Rogers, wife of Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers Jr., says her husband's former housekeeper and the housekeeper's lawyers are defending themselves against criminal charges by falsely accusing her husband.

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    Organize Your Data to Combat Alternative Facts

    February 23, 2018

    A fact is an assertion backed by evidence. An alternative fact shows its true face as fiction when it meets the evidence.

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    Lewis Honored for Civil Rights Record

    February 23, 2018

    Lewis, 78, is among five people—including a Seattle attorney whose husband was killed in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1964—being honored for advancing civil rights.

  • Burke v. The State

    Publication Date: 2018-02-23
    Practice Area: Criminal Law | Evidence
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Peterson
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Long Dai Vo, Atlanta, for appellant.
    for defendant: Patricia B. Attaway Burton, Paula Khristian Smith, Michael Alexander Oldham, Christopher M. Carr (Department of Law), Atlanta; Anna Green Cross, Lenny I. Krick, Sherry Boston, Helen Virginia Peters (DeKalb County District Attorney's Office), Decatur, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17A1495

    Because there was no evidence to support a finding of voluntary manslaughter, the trial court did not err in limiting the jurys consideration of voluntary manslaughter to a lesser offense of only malice murder, both in its oral instructions and on the verdict form, so that the jury had no option to consider the lesser offense in relation to the felony murder charge.

  • The Mayor and Aldermen of Garden City v. Harris et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-02-23
    Practice Area: Personal Injury | Premises Liability
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    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Presiding Justice Melton
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Patrick T. O'Connor, David William Bobo Mullens, III, James Philip Gerard (Oliver Maner LLP), Savannah, for appellant.
    for defendant: Christopher Dorian Britt (Karsman, McKenzie & Hart), Savannah, for appellee.

    Case Number: S17G0692

    City was entitled to summary judgment in plaintiffs' suit to recover for injuries their daughter suffered at a City-owned and maintained football stadium because the Recreational Property Act provided immunity to City since the injured party was allowed to use City's property for recreational purposes free of charge.