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April 2013




FMG Creates Scholarship to Honor Bob Oliver

Bob OliverThe partners of Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, in cooperation with the Clayton State University Foundation, created and endowed the G. Robert Oliver Scholarship for Legal Studies at Clayton State University.

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Court of Appeals Breathes New Life into Joint and Several Liability in Georgia

Phil SavrinBy Phil Savrin

For many years, the rule in Georgia was that tortfeasors could be liable jointly and severally for bodily injury or death, without apportionment unless the plaintiff was found to be some part at fault. If a plaintiff was not partly at fault, then he could collect the entire judgment from any one of the tortfeasors who would then have contribution claims among them for payment of equal shares.

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Wage and Hour Issues Evolving at a Rapid Pace

Brad AdlerMarty HellerBy Brad Adler and Marty Heller

Wage and hour lawsuits continue to be some of the fastest growing civil suits in our court system. In Georgia alone, FLSA lawsuits increased 40 percent in 2012, outpacing the approximately 13 percent increase nationwide by a significant margin. 

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