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January 2013

Engagement Letters for Professional Services - A Valuable Tool That May Come with a Price

Seth KirbyBy Seth Kirby

In 2009, the Georgia Court of Appeals confirmed with resounding clarity that all professional malpractice claims sounding in contract were governed by a four-year statute of limitations.  All was right with the world.  Professionals and their insurers could rest easy that their exposure to liability for professional negligence would cease four years after a transaction was completed, absent the existence of a continuing duty, given that the time period runs from the date of the alleged error.

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Temporary Flooding May Give Rise to a Takings Claim

Dana MaineAli SabzevariBy Dana Maine and Ali Sabzevari

A fundamental part of our Takings Clause jurisprudence holds that when the Government physically takes possession of an interest in property for some public purpose, it has a duty to compensate the former owner.  There is a multitude of ways in which government actions or regulations may give rise to Takings Clause liability.

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Highlights of Fiscal Cliff Tax Changes

The American Tax Relief Act includes many changes that will affect a number of American individuals and businesses.

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