• Williams v. Dekalb County, et al.

    Publication Date: 2020-05-01
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: State and Local Government
    Court: Georgia Supreme Court
    Judge: Justice Ellington
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Thomas Vernon Burch, Addison Smith, John Lex Kennerly, (UGA School of Law), Athens, for appellant.
    for defendant: Viviane H. Ernstes, Bennett Davis Bryan, Laura Karen Johnson, Terry Gerard Phillips, Shaheem Malik Williams (Dekalb County Law Department), Decatur, Kenneth Edward Jarrard, (Jarrard & Davis, LLP), Cumming, Brent William Herrin, Gus H. Small, Benjamin S. Klehr, (Small Herrin, LLP), Atlanta, for appellee. Larry Wayne Ramsey, Jr., Kelly Jean Long Pridgen, (Association County Commissioners of Georgia), Atlanta, for Amicus Appellee.

    Case Number: S19A1163

    Court reverses county resident's claims for civil penalties under the Open Meetings Act

  • Detention Watch Network v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enfrocement

    Publication Date: 2019-02-11
    Practice Area: Attorney Compensation | Public Records
    Industry: Federal Government
    Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S. - SDNY
    Judge: District Judge Lorna Schofield
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 14 Civ. 583

    Prevailing FOIA Party's Fees, Costs in Appellate Litigation Assessed Against ICE, DHS

  • Smith v. Northside Hospital, Inc., et al.

    Publication Date: 2018-11-14
    Practice Area: Public Records
    Industry: Health Care
    Court: Georgia Court of Appeals
    Judge: Chief Judge Dillard
    Attorneys: For plaintiff: Lucas Andrews, (Huff, Powell & Bailey LLC), Atlanta, Peter Canfield, Rebekah Plowman, Laura Gura, (Jones Day), Atlanta, Samantha Mandell, Daniel Conner, (Kendall Law Group, LLC), Douglasville, for appellant.
    for defendant: Thurbert Baker, Bryan Bates, Nathan Garroway, James Evans, (Dentons US LLP), Atlanta, Stephen Bauer, Ian Byrnside, James Rawls, (BakerHostetler LLP), Atlanta, Susan Sommers, (Northside Hospital, Inc.), Atlanta, Charles Huddleston, S. Malone, Jessica Watson, (Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP), Atlanta, Jeremy Burnette, Sidney Welch, (Polsinelli, P.C.), Atlanta, Geoffrey Raux, Stephen Quinlan, (Foley & Lardner LLP), Boston, Edward Konieczny, (Edward C. Konieczny LLC), Atlanta, for appellee. David Hudson, (Hull Barrett, PC), Augusta, for Americus.

    Case Number: A15A2303

    Court Adopts Judgment of Supreme Court on Challenge to Georgia Open Records Act's Scope and Affirms Entry of Protective Order to Prohibit Responding Party from Investigating Requesting Party's Identity and Motives

  • The Recorder | News

    Labor Filing Shows Sidley's Payday in Dispute Between Billy Hunter and NBPA

    October 1, 2018

    The firm received $3.43 million last year after representing Hunter in a lawsuit against the professional basketball players' union stemming from his 2013 ouster as its leader, according to the NBPA's annual financial filing with the U.S. Department of Labor.