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Judge rules against delaying Georgia’s June 9 primary again

Written by Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 14, 2020 | News

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to postpone Georgia’s June 9 primary election because of the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten leaves the primary date unchanged, with in-person early voting set to begin Monday. Batten wrote that elected Georgia officials have the authority […]

Judge questions whether Georgia ballot postage is an illegal poll tax

Written by Mark Niesse - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 24, 2020 | News

A federal judge appeared skeptical Friday about ordering Georgia’s government to cover the postage cost of returning primary election ballots in a case arguing that it’s an unconstitutional poll tax. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg was deciding whether to revoke the requirement for voters to pay for a 55-cent stamp […]

Complaint claims state Rep. Vernon Jones doesn’t live in his district

Written by Tyler Estep - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Mar 26, 2020 | News

A DeKalb County woman has filed a complaint alleging that state Rep. Vernon Jones does not actually live in the legislative district he represents. Attorneys representing Lithonia resident Faye Coffield, a frequent critic of elected officials from DeKalb County, filed a formal complaint with the state this week. It alleges […]

Robbins Firm Launches Fundraiser to Aid Workers Affected by Coronavirus Fallout

Written by Meredith Hobss - Fulton County Daily Report | Mar 23, 2020 | Press

Georgia Lawyers Care makes it easy for lawyers at the Robbins Firm and beyond to contribute to Giving Kitchen, which helps Georgia food-service workers, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Robbins Firm is asking lawyers to take a quick break from their own work and child care concerns during […]

Governor Kemp Issues Executive Order Reducing Regulations

Written by Firm - Vincent Russo | Mar 20, 2020 | Covid-19

On March 20, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp issued Executive Order No. 03.20.20.02, reducing regulations to assist the State of Georgia’s response to the spread of COVID-19.  The Executive Order largely affects healthcare, real estate, and Georgia business corporations with upcoming shareholder meetings.  We will be following the agencies and boards […]

Information About Georgia Unemployment Services and Covid-19

Written by Firm - Vincent Russo | Mar 19, 2020 | Covid-19

Effective immediately, the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has temporarily suspended in-person requirements for unemployment services.  GDOL encourages individuals and employers to conduct GDOL-related business online to protect customers and staff from potential exposure to COVID-19. A complete list of available online services can be viewed at https://dol.georgia.gov/online-services. In response […]