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CGL and Business Liability

FMG's CGL and Business Liability sections represent corporations and insurance companies in all aspects of general liability, professional liability and insurance coverage issues. We serve as national and coordinating counsel for a variety of carriers and corporations in their litigation matters. Our firm also is a member of PLAN (Professional Liability Attorney Network), the preeminent national organization of professional lines law firms. Our lawyers are known not only for their proactive and aggressive ability to promptly resolve claims, but also for their courtroom skills when cases proceed to trial.

CGL and Business Liability Professionals

Automotive and Transportation

We provide complete representation in claims arising from motor vehicle accidents. The Transportation Law Practice Group has extensive experience defending motor vehicle liability claims against companies and drivers involved in the trucking and transportation industry. FMG's 24/7 Emergency Response Team (ERT) provides clients, their insurers, and their claims administrators with immediate around-the-clock access to our attorneys and network of qualified investigators and experts.

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FMG is a member of The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, an alliance committed to furthering the highest standards of litigation management.

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Transportation Law

The Transportation Law Practice Group has extensive experience defending motor vehicle liability claims against companies and drivers involved in the trucking and transportation industry.

FMG's 24/7 Emergency Response Team (ERT) provides clients, their insurers, and their claims administrators with immediate around-the-clock access to our attorneys and network of qualified investigators and experts.

  • ERT attorneys are experienced in quickly assessing an incident and determining the appropriate level of response.
  • When a situation warrants, ERT members are dispatched to an accident location to coordinate and manage on-scene accident investigation; to interface with law enforcement and administrative officials; to obtain driver and witness statements; to document, collect, preserve, and analyze evidence; and to oversee vehicle and cargo recovery and salvage.
For more information about our ERT, click here.

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to handle claims from start to finish, from on-scene investigation through trial, and a track record of achieving cost-effective, positive results.

We are committed to maintaining a working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and to staying ahead of developments and trends that affect our clients, their fleets, and their employees.

Our attorneys are active members of legal and industry-specific groups, including the Defense Research Institute, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, the Trucking Industry Defense Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.

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ERT Overview

Our 24/7 Emergency Response Team

FMG's 24/7 Emergency Response Team (ERT) is there when you need it.

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Commercial General Liability

FMG's CGL Litigation Practice Group has substantial experience defending governmental and private entities, publicly traded corporations, individuals, and non-profit organizations in liability claims for bodily injury (BI) and property damage (PD) arising out of products, premises, operations and advertising, and personal injury liability. FMG's lawyers handle claims both directly through an insured's retained limit or self-insured retention (SIR) fund and also as national counsel for various insurance carriers.

Following are some of the more common claims that FMG's CGL litigation practice group handles:

  • Construction/contractor negligence in performance of work;
  • Criminal conduct resulting in personal injury;
  • Premises liability litigation;
  • Product liability and toxic tort claims for defective design, warning and manufacturing;
  • Property and casualty claims;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • Slander and libel;
  • Slip and fall claims that result in personal injury or death;
  • Transportation and automobile liability;
  • Work site accidents; and
  • Wrongful and catastrophic death.

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Life Sciences & Medical Devices

FMG's Life Sciences and Medical Devices Litigation Practice Group advises and assists clients in life sciences industries in all aspects of litigation. Our professionals have the industry knowledge, legal expertise, and tenacity to provide our clients with proactive solutions to promptly resolve claims or aggressively defend cases through trial. Our professionals have broad experience defending clients in cases involving brand-name and generic prescription drugs, medical devices, biologics, human clinical trials, genetic testing, and prosthetics. We are also experienced in defending health care organizations in government False Claims Act investigations and qui tam actions.

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Premises Liability

FMG has a substantial Premises Liability Practice Group that defends a broad range of clients who own, manage, or provide security for commercial and residential properties throughout the region. FMG's representation includes owners and operators of shopping centers, apartment complexes, office buildings, night clubs, bars and restaurants, hotels, churches, day-care centers, schools, governmental entities, parking lots and garages, property management companies, and security companies.

FMG's Premises Liability Practice Group defends actions in state and federal courts for failing to maintain the premises that result in a slip and fall, failing to provide adequate security for shootings and sexual assaults, failing to comply with building codes and failing to comply with "dram shop" laws. These cases involve catastrophic personal injury, sexual assault and wrongful death as well as complicated legal issues related to Daubert challenges, third-party contractual liability, spoliation of evidence and apportionment of fault. Not only has the FMG team built a successful trial record, but defense of these claims often have resulted in a number of published decisions from the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.

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Products Liability

Our attorneys bring their substantial litigation and trial experience to vigorously defend negligence and strict liability claims concerning the manufacture or sale of a corporation's products, including allegations of defective design and failure to warn. FMG professionals have a strong history of litigating class actions, multi-district litigation, coordinated actions, multi-plaintiff actions, and individual claims throughout the country, in both federal and state court. Our professionals aggressively defend cases to minimize liability and indemnity exposure and to achieve exceptional results at great value.

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Slander, Defamation and Libel

Slander, Defamation and Libel cases continue to escalate recreating potential liability for both businesses and individuals. Our attorneys have extensive experience providing representation at all stages of a dispute. You can rely on our attorneys to evaluate your case promptly for early resolution or try your case to verdict if needed.

We understand and design your defense to address the wide range of damages available, which include reputational damages, loss of business, financial harm, emotional distress, unfair business practices, interference with contracts and customers and loss of employment. Our attorneys have the litigation and courtroom experience to achieve the best outcome to any potential liabilities you may face.

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