Monthly Archives: April 2014

When Do Social Media Posts Violate Employees’ Non-Solicitation Provisions?

The following is a guest post from Richard Escoffery, a partner at Elarbee Thompson, a labor, employment and complex commercial litigation law firm. Twenty years ago, while in law school at Emory, Mr. Escoffery was a research assistant in our firm. He is listed in Best Lawyers® in America, Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, AV® Peer … Continue Reading

Fiery crash as FedEx truck jumps median into bus load of students: 10 dead, 37 Injured

In my truck and bus crash practice in Atlanta, I have worked on some horrible crash cases. One was the Bluffton University baseball team bus crash several years ago. In that Atlanta case a tour bus carrying 33 members of the college baseball team en route to a spring tournament in Florida crashed off an … Continue Reading

New Georgia law seeks crack-down on use of “runners” to solicit injury victims

This year the Georgia legislature enacted a statute to make the second offense of using a runner to solicit a personal injury case a felony. It’s at least a step in the right direction. It now awaits Governor Deal’s signature.
Too many times during my career, I have been asked to take over cases that were … Continue Reading

Does the GM ignition defect cover-up fit within the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act provisions for treble damages, exemplary damages and attorney fee awards?

The news this week is filled with reports about General Motors’ cover-up of an ignition switch defect that has caused numerous deaths and serious injuries. Congressional hearings have highlighted allegations that people died because GM failed to fix a 57-cent problem that the company had known about since 2005. One might say what GM did … Continue Reading

What should Georgia’s court system look like in 20 years?

In 2011, as I prepared to take office as president of the State Bar of Georgia, this was the topic of brainstorming with lawyers and judges. After discussing it with then Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein, we decided to form the Next Generation Courts Commission. I appointed judges, court clerks, court administrators and practicing lawyers … Continue Reading