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Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

On August 6th, 2020 Governor Kemp signed into law the “Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act.” Here are the key points of the act: 1. Goes into effect August 7, 2020 2. Expires July 14, 2021, unless otherwise extended by lawmakers. 3. Covers all businesses and healthcare facilities and those related. 4. Receipt or proof […]


Can I Be Sued If a Customer Visits My Business and Later Tests Positive for COVID-19?

The uncertain landscape faced by thousands of small business owners in Georgia got a new wrinkle last week when Georgia’s governor announced that many “non-essential” businesses ordered shuttered during the pendency of the shelter-in-place order would be permitted to reopen. Along with questions regarding best practices to protect employees and staff when businesses reopen their […]


$4 Million Arbitration Award

Jeff Horst and Josh McLaurin represented a former CEO of a large industrial manufacturing company after the board changed his termination from “not for cause”  to “with cause” to avoid paying out his multi-million dollar severance package. After a multi-day arbitration, the arbitrator awarded $4 million plus equity in the company to our client. Read […]


International Copyright Dispute Over Curtis Mayfield’s Work

Jeff Horst and Michael Boutros represent Curtis Mayfield’s widow through Curtom Classics, LLC in this copyright dispute over the Superfly soundtrack. The dispute will first be heard in the UK and then depending on the resolution could be heard in the Northern District of Georgia.


$5 Million Judgment in Breach of Fiduciary Duty Lawsuit

Joyce Gist Lewis served as lead trial counsel representing the receiver of a failed community bank in the first case tried to a jury following the Georgia Supreme Court ruling in Fed. Deposit Ins. Corp. v. Loudermilk, which outlined the limits of Georgia’s business judgment rule as a defense to claims of director and officer […]


8-figure Pre-Suit Settlement Against Directors and Officers of Failed Bank

Joyce Gist Lewis secured a $14 million settlement against the former officers of a community bank in Puerto Rico after demonstrating that the officers breached their fiduciary duties and failed to comply with representations made to regulators as a condition of being permitted to transfer mortgage servicing from the bank’s holding company to the bank.


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