Sep 13, 2017 By Sherri Cook
Posted September 5, 2017 IMO Trust Created Under the Will of Harold S. Schutt C.A. #10574-MZ (July 17, 2017) In this case, the testator’s trust, which was created under his will, contained language that left his estate to the more distant of his...
Aug 15, 2017 By nwatson@helsell.com
From Berman Fink Van Horn This blog has periodically highlighted the consequences of destroying evidence and the role forensics play in litigation.  Last week’s blog entry discussed the contours of third parties’ obligations to preserve relevant evidence. For this week’s spoliation lesson, we turn to a dispute...
Aug 9, 2017 By nwatson@helsell.com
From Berman Fink Van Horn Whether a matter involves divorce, criminal matters, contracts or anything in-between, the strength of a case or defense is largely dependent on the evidence presented by each party.  Yet, in some situations, a party does not possess...
Jul 25, 2017 By nwatson@helsell.com
From Berman Fink Van Horn Under Georgia law, certain relationships give rise to fiduciary duties on the part of individuals.  An individual with a fiduciary duty must exercise loyalty and utmost good faith towards the person to whom the duty is owed.  Certain employees...
Jul 14, 2017 By jberman@bfvlaw.com
Although drones (aka unmanned aircraft systems) can come in small sizes (e.g., https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/micro-drone-3-0-flight-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-drones-gadgets–4#/), the propellers on drones and flying drone parts can inflict serious, sometimes irreparable damage.  The eyes seem particularly vulnerable. Below is a list of some known injuries and the legal consequences.
Mar 13, 2017 By nwatson@helsell.com
The Georgia Supreme Court recently held that the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act (“GCSPA”) does not authorize an award of punitive damages. The GCSPA is a criminal statute that also allows for civil remedies for computer theft, computer trespass and other computer related...
Mar 13, 2017 By nwatson@helsell.com
If you receive an Offer of judgment and you are not inclined to accept it, what should you do?  It is important that you timely object, if there are any grounds to object.  This will allow the Court to deny a motion...