Category: News

Fulton Tax Suits Highlight Dispute

Written by Fulton County Daily Report | Aug 10, 2014 | News

The legal showdown between the Fulton County Commission and the Georgia General Assembly over the county’s vote to raise property taxes, laid out in two suits challenging the actions, has been simmering since last year when the Legislature voted to cap the tax rate until 2015. On Wednesday, the same […]

Owners can begin Peachtree and Pine shelter eviction process

Written by Firm | Aug 8, 2014 | News

A judge has ruled the group that holds the title on the building at Peachtree and Pine Streets in Midtown Atlanta where hundreds of men, women and children bed down nightly can start the court process to evict the Task Force for the Homeless because it had not made a […]

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Written by Firm | Aug 6, 2014 | News

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress. Names of lawyers from various practice areas are sprinkled throughout the 144-page bundle, which contain documents from staff and consultants outlining the […]

Manget Way treatment home up for BZA vote

Written by Firm | Jun 3, 2014 | News

The legal saber-rattling over the attempt by Center for Discovery to convert a home on Manget Way in Dunwoody into a treatment center for girls with eating disorders ramped up in the last week. The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals was scheduled to hear the appeal Tuesday of Manget Way […]

Judge to order mediation in Ferdinand lawsuit

Written by Firm | Jun 2, 2014 | News

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has ordered Tax Commissioner Arthur Ferdinand (above) and County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, who filed a lawsuit accusing Ferdinand of abusing his authority, to try to mediate their dispute. A judge Monday said she was not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Fulton County Tax […]

Client Sues Accountant Who Suggested Thieving Lawyer

Written by Firm | Apr 11, 2014 | News

A man whose attorney went to prison after admitting she stole almost $290,000 from him has sued the lawyer’s onetime employer, a certified public accountant who allegedly recommended that he park hundreds of thousands of dollars in the lawyer’s escrow account as a tax-shelter measure. The suit Andrew Clark filed […]

Appeal Set in Dismissal of Class Action for Disabled

Written by Firm | Feb 5, 2014 | News

At issue: Whether Plaintiffs have right to file lawsuit in funding dispute or must work through state’s administrative process An appellate battle is lining up between defense counsel for the Georgia government and plaintiffs lawyers who claim that the state has illegally reduced by millions of dollars in funds for […]