• Big Dialysis Settlement Prompts $500K Gift to UGA Law

    Plaintiffs lawyer and state representative Stacey Godfrey Evans has given her alma mater, the University of Georgia School of Law, $500,000 to fund a scholarship for law students who are first-generation college graduates.

  • As a Latino Republican, Federal Judge Nominee Has Bipartisan Connections

    Two years ago at a panel discussion on diversity at the University of Georgia, DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez?whom the White House nominated July 30 to the federal bench?talked bluntly of his surprise when he heard judges from some of the state's rural circuits be dismissive of minorities and immigrants.

  • Document in Chrysler Rollover Settlement May Affect Other Cases

    A plaintiffs lawyer in a deal resolving a $12 million claim concerning the rollover of a Dodge Durango said a key document unearthed just weeks before a trial was to begin could spur more settlements.

  • New Credit Cards Cash In on the Chips

    The subject is chips. Not potato chips or poker chips. Microchips.

  • Our 2011 Profile of Federal Judge Nominee

    Editor's note: For our 2011 "On the Rise" issue, recognizing up-and-coming lawyers under age 40, Meredith Hobbs wrote this profile of Dax Lopez, then a recently appointed DeKalb County State Court judge. On Thursday, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

  • Big Apportionment Decision Is No Longer Unanimous

    The Georgia Supreme Court's recent decision holding that a jury could assign at least some fault for an auto accident to the plaintiff's employer?which would reduce the defendant's exposure?is no longer a 7-0 win for the defendant.

  • Markle In, Downs Out and Lane to Helm Fulton's Family Court Division

    The Fulton County Superior Court's Family Division has a new judge and a newly appointed chief judge.

  • Top Georgia Verdicts 2014

    Find out what a case is worth. Top Georgia Verdicts 2014 explores cases covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch. Plus, top 15 case summaries, the top million dollar verdicts and rankings by category.

  • McGuireWoods Taps Angela Spivey as Its Atlanta Leader

    McGuireWoods has named Angela Spivey its new Atlanta managing partner. Spivey, a food and beverage lawyer, succeeds Hil Jordan as the firm's local leader on Aug. 1. Jordan has headed the Atlanta office since 2012.

  • DeKalb's Dax Lopez Tapped for Federal Judgeship

    The White House has nominated DeKalb County State Court Judge Dax Lopez, a Republican, to fill the final open slot on the federal bench in the Northern District of Georgia.

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