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Duty to Preserve Relevant Evidence

  • Friday, July 17, 2015
  • Mary Lillian Walker
A recent decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia clarifies when a potential defendant’s duty to preserve relevant evidence arises, and overrules a long line of Court of Appeals cases that su ..

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​Existence of a Contract Does Not Always Preclude a Quantum Meruit Claim

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Damon Gunnels
Construction law practitioners and construction professionals often cite the age-old axiom that existence of an express contract bars a claim for quantum meruit in denying quasi-contractual c ..

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Recapping President Obama’s “Year of Action” Executive Orders: Part II – LGBT Anti-Discrimination

  • Monday, March 02, 2015
  • Chad Hayes
On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13672 (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/21/executive-order-further-amendments-executive-order-11478-equal-employmen) ..

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Should Big Brother Be Watching? Social Media and Current Employees

  • Tuesday, February 17, 2015
  • Claire Williamson
Should Big Brother Be Watching? Social Media and Current Employees In our last employment post (/hpw-blog/to-google-or-not-to-google-weighing-the-benefits-and-detriments-of-researching-job-a ..

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​The Georgia Business Judgment Rule Will Protect Officers and Directors in the Wake of a CyberSecurity Breach

  • Monday, February 02, 2015
  • Mary Lillian Walker
The Georgia Business Judgment Rule Will Protect Officers and Directors in the Wake of a CyberSecurity Breach Serving as a director of a corporation is no easy task, and multiple aspects ..

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Are Directors and Officers Potentially Liable for CyberSecurity Breaches?

  • Monday, January 26, 2015
  • Mary Lillian Walker
Are Directors and Officers Potentially Liable for CyberSecurity Breaches? Reports of cybersecurity breaches are all too common. According to the USA Today forty-three percent of c ..

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Eleventh Circuit Finds Insured v. Insured Exclusion Ambiguous

  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Mary Lillian Walker
Eleventh Circuit Finds Insured v. Insured Exclusion Ambiguous When Community Bank & Trust of Cornelia, Georgia failed, the FDIC in its capacity as receiver for the Bank  ..

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Recapping President Obama's "Year of Action" Executive Orders: Part I - Minimum Wage for Contractors

  • Monday, December 08, 2014
  • Chad Hayes
Recapping President Obama’s “Year of Action” Executive Orders: Part I – Minimum Wage for Contractors On February 12, 2014, President Obama kicked off his “Y ..

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Banks Sue Home Depot for Damages Stemming from Credit Card Security Breach

  • Monday, December 08, 2014
  • Mary Lillian Walker
Banks Sue Home Depot for Damages Stemming from Credit Card Security Breach Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Home Depot, Inc. in the Northern District of Georgia by banks  ..

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To Google or Not To Google? Weighing the Benefits and Detriments of Researching Job Applicants Online

  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014
  • Claire Williamson
To Google or Not To Google? Weighing the Benefits and Detriments of Researching Job Applicants Online “What are your religious beliefs?” “Do you have any disabiliti ..

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