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Archive for May, 2011

Flint & Adler Attorneys Join FMG

Posted on: May 16th, 2011

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to announce that the attorneys of the Atlanta litigation firm of Flint & Adler, LLP have merged with our law firm.

Founding attorneys Mike Flint and Shira Adler Crittendon have become FMG partners. Scott Rees has joined us as of counsel and Laura Broome as an associate. (more…)

OFCCP Proposes New Regulations Covering Military Veterans

Posted on: May 5th, 2011

By Ben Mathis

The OFCCP has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking recommending proposed regulations regarding the affirmative action obligations and non-discrimination rules for protected veterans.  These regulations, if finalized, would affect all employers with a single government contract valued at $100,000 or more and 50 or more employees.  (more…)

Unintended Consequences of Tort Reform – A Hidden Danger

Posted on: May 1st, 2011

By Seth Kirby

In July of 2010 the Georgia Court of Appeals held that Georgia’s Tort Reform Act of 2005 requires juries to apportion damages among responsible parties even if the plaintiff is not partly at fault.  The decision in Cavalier Convenience, Inc. v. Sarvis recognized that the Tort Reform Act changed the prior law that had allowed apportionment of damages only if the plaintiff was partially at fault.  The amended statute and the Court’s recent decision benefits defendants greatly by shifting responsibility for the plaintiff’s injury to others in proportion to their fault.  Despite this benefit, subsequent cases reveal a hidden danger as the right to shift responsibility to other parties may create an obligation to pursue apportionment.   Under these cases, a defendant may lose the right to contribution if apportionment is not pursued in the initial tort action. (more…)