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.
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.
By 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.
By 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 . . .
By 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.
By 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.