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Bankruptcy and Judicial Estoppel

Judicial estoppel “protect[s] the integrity of the judicial process by prohibiting parties from changing positions according to the exigencies of the moment.” New Hampshire v. Maine, 532 U.S. 742, 749 (2001).  Specifically, the doctrine “prevent[s] a party from asserting … Read the rest

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11th Circuit Finds Rational Basis for Georgia’s Refusal to Toll Medical Malpractice Claims of the Mentally Incompetent

The most vulnerable of Georgians suffered a significant defeat last week that will make it more difficult for them to recover for injuries that they suffer as a result of a medical professional’s negligence.  Under Georgia law, the mentally incompetent … Read the rest

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Georgia Supreme Court Recognizes “Holder” Claims

In response to a Certified Question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Georgia Supreme Court recently concluded in Holmes v. Grubman (opinion available here) that the common law of Georgia recognizes … Read the rest

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Business Torts in Georgia

Orr Brown Johnson LLP Senior Partner Wyc Orr was asked to speak at the 2009 GTLA Holiday Seminar in Atlanta, Georgia, on the issue of business torts in Georgia.  The paper that he drafted for the seminar identifies and discusses … Read the rest

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