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Gov. Kemp Expands Judicial Nominating Commission

Written by Fulton County Daily Report | Oct 29, 2021 | News

“To strengthen the board’s mission, diversify the representation, and ensure that the geographic makeup of representatives matches the geographic makeup of the state, we felt it would be helpful to make additional appointments,” Gov. Brian Kemp’s communications director said. Gov. Brian Kemp has reconstituted his Judicial Nominating Commission, increasing the […]

Software Co. Lobs Trade Secret Claims In $47M Monopoly Suit

Written by Rosie Manins - Law360 | Oct 15, 2021 | News

Law360 (October 15, 2021, 3:28 PM EDT) — Firing back against a $47 million lawsuit accusing it of monopolizing the market for utility data management, an Atlanta software company countersued for trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition against a startup founded by its alumni. PowerPlan Inc., a supplier of utility […]

Georgia Judge Nixes Dismissal of $47M Antitrust Suit Against Utility Servicer

Written by Greg Land - Fulton County Daily Report | Oct 5, 2021 | News

What You Need to Know Georgia-based PowerPlan provides nearly all software services for investor-owned utilities. Georgia-based Lucasys claimed PowerPlan used threats and coercion to keep it blocked from the market. A federal judge said the antitrust claims were sufficiently supported to survive a motion to dismiss. A federal judge in […]

Lin Wood Election Suit Fails Standing Test In 11th Circ.

Written by Law360 | Aug 6, 2021 | News

Law360 (August 6, 2021, 7:56 PM EDT) — Controversial pro-Trump attorney L. Lin Wood can’t challenge the constitutionality of Georgia’s runoff elections for the U.S. Senate because he suffered no particularized injury as a voter, the Eleventh Circuit ruled on Friday. A three-judge appellate panel affirmed in a per curiam […]

Kemp’s ‘unmatched’ record of diverse choices

Written by Greg Bluestein - The Atlanta Journal Constitution | Jul 23, 2021 | News

Gov. Brian Kemp has drawn praise from his political foes by carving out a record of tapping women and diverse candidates to coveted jobs in the state’s judiciary and other important positions that for decades overwhelmingly went to white men. About one-third of the Republican’s judicial appointments are people of […]