City’s iconic buildings face wrecking ball

Written by Firm | May 12, 2013 | Press

It was a hard, bleak winter for historic preservationists in Atlanta, a city already infamous for not saving the sign posts of its past. In December, the McCord Apartments, a three-story building on Seventh Street designed in the 1920s by Atlanta neo-classicist architect Neel Reid was devoured by an excavation […]

Firm Wins Appeal 5-2 on Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

Written by Firm | Apr 13, 2013 | Results

We represented a company that has an online vendor management system for the state of Georgia.  Our client was sued by subcontractor for breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty.  The Georgia Court of Appeals concluded that the breach of fiduciary duty claim should have been […]

Bill exempts some lawyers from lobbyist registration

Written by Firm | Apr 4, 2013 | News

A change in Georgia’s laws meant to clarify who is exempt from registering as a lobbyist could make it easier for some lawyers to avoid registering, according to some lawmakers and government transparency proponents. Under House Bill 142, attorneys don’t have to register as long as they are “not compensated […]

‘This is about skin tint,’ lawyer for condo owner says of lawsuit

Written by Firm | Mar 22, 2013 | News

A case unfolding in Fulton County Superior Court adds a new twist to complaints that police officers use overly tinted windows as a pretext for traffic stops that are actually based on racial or ethnic profiling. An attorney for Deon Grant, the NFL safety who helped power the New York […]

The battles over Georgia’s school boards

Written by Firm | Feb 28, 2013 | Press

Today’s federal court hearing challenging the constitutionality of Governor Nathan Deal’s efforts to oust six members of the DeKalb County Board of Education marks the latest round in more than a decade of fighting between Georgia governors and fractious local school boards. The state’s last three governors—Roy Barnes, Sonny Perdue […]

Deal’s DeKalb dilemma provides no easy solution

Written by Firm | Feb 25, 2013 | News

Gov. Nathan Deal has suggested he’ll suspend six of the nine members of the DeKalb’s troubled school board on Monday, but whether his decision will stick is another story. Hearings are scheduled in state and federal court this week over challenges to a law that gives Deal the power to […]

Firm Wins in the Second Circuit

Written by Firm | Jan 30, 2013 | Updates

The firm represented BLD Productions, LLC, a production company which had contracted with Remote Productions, Inc. (an affiliate of VH-1) regarding a concert in VH-1’s Divas series.  BLD agreed to make Aretha Franklin available for the performance, and granted Remote Productions exclusive control over the audio and video distribution of […]