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December 2010




Annual Year-End Note

For over a decade, it has been my privilege to write this annual year-end note to our clients and friends on behalf of our firm.
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New FMG Attorneys

Robert "Bobby" B. Baker, Jr., will join the firm on January 1 as a Partner. Commissioner Baker is currently finishing his third term as a statewide elected member of the Georgia Public Service Commission. At FMG, Mr. Baker's practice will focus on strategic and regulatory advice and representation of clients (both private companies and local governments) with a focus on energy and technology issues.
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Georgia Supreme Court Holds That Six-Year Statute of Limitation Applies to Professional Malpractice Claims

Bart GaryBy Bart Gary

On November 22, 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed a decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals regarding the proper statute of limitation to apply to claims for professional malpractice.

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Should Your Company Voluntarily Participate in E-Verify?

Kelly MorrisonBy Kelly Moul

E-Verify’s benefits: it is relatively simple to use, requires little training and overhead, and can help a company make a quick determination that an individual is legally authorized to work . . .

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Cyber-Liability Evolves in the Wake of Important Legal Developments

Mary Anne AckoureyBetsy Bulat TurnerBy Mary Anne Ackourey and Betsy Bulat Turner

To avoid liability for reviewing or taking action based on employees’ electronic communications, employers clearly must put employees on notice that, if they view their personal email or other accounts on company computers, their communications can and will be monitored. Some states, including Delaware and Connecticut, have even passed statutes requiring employers to notify their employees when monitoring their electronic communications.

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Trimming the Fat: The Practical Side of the Medicare Secondary Payor Statute

Matt StoneWhitfield CaughmanBy Matt Stone and C. Whitfield Caughman

Three years after its enactment, a layer of confusion still exists around the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act’s new reporting requirements for liability and self-insurers.

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