The #metoo movement strikes again, this time against Fox News. Fox has faced its share of sexual harassment scandals over the last few years, involving those at the top of the network, such as CEO Roger Ailes and former talk-show host Bill O’Reilly. Those scandals caught the attention of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, which levied... Read More
Imagine you were injured in a car accident. You have significant medical costs, and the other driver was at fault.
If your case goes to court, your lawyer’s job is to find as much insurance money for you as possible. Since the other driver caused the accident, it’s their insurance that should pay the bill.
But what if that driver doesn’t... Read More
Do you have a kid heading to college? Once he or she arrives on campus, the student will hear a lot from the school administration about Title IX. But there is one thing the school will not emphasize or likely even say: tell your parents if you are a victim of, or are accused of committing, sexual assault. I... Read More
So you’ve been in a car wreck and the other guy clearly is at fault. The police officer cited the at-fault driver and he paid the ticket. All that is left is for the other guy’s insurance to pay for the damage to your car and for your injuries. You make a claim against his insurance company and then,... Read More
In a recent decision, the Georgia Supreme Court wrote that food poisoning cases do not impose a heavier burden on the plaintiff to show proximate cause at the summary judgment stage than other types of negligence cases. The defendant, Big Kev’s BBQ, argued for a standard that basically required foodborne illness plaintiffs to exclude every other reasonable hypothesis regarding... Read More
Traffic in Atlanta is crazy. Day and night, auto accidents happen all over the city. I’ve been in a wreck, and I have practiced personal injury law for years. I know that making mistakes after an accident and when dealing with the other driver’s insurance company can be very costly. I’d like to share some tips on what to... Read More
You can tell a lot about a school by how it investigates sexual harassment and Title IX claims. If you are the basketball coach at Georgia Tech and are accused of sexual harassment, the president of the university will retain a specialized team of attorneys from out of state who conduct a thorough investigation of the allegations on the... Read More
“Old white guys”, the EEOC has your back: Seasons 52 restaurants have agreed to settle a class action age bias case to the tune of $3M. According to its press release, the EEOC is particularly focused on age discrimination:
“Although ageism is among the most common forms of employment discrimination, applicants who are turned down rarely know the reason why,”... Read More
Schools beware – you may not be able to hide behind the actions of sexual misconduct investigators when the investigation goes awry. That is the hard lesson handed down by the Georgia Court of Appeals in Agnes Scott College, Inc. v. Hartley, A18A0084. That case involved a charge of sexual assault by one student against another student. The charge was... Read More