In the consolidated cases of Warren v. Fulton County and Colon v. Fulton County, the Georgia Supreme Court today issued an order that strengthens our state’s whistleblower statute, by clarifying whether employees of local and county governments have the same protections afforded to state employees.
The Georgia Court of Appeals had previously [...]
I am proud to be representing Angela Stanton in defending against spurious claims of defamation surrounding her 2012 book, Lies of a Real Housewife. Lies is a detailed account of Ms. Stanton’s relationship with Phaedra Parks, a notable Atlanta attorney and star of the Bravo series “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In September 2012, Ms. Parks [...]
The University of Pennsylvania School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic and James Radford, LLC recently submitted to the United States Supreme Court a petition for certiorari in connection with the matter of Underwood v. Harkins. The Underwood matter involves important questions of First Amendment jurisprudence; namely, the degree to which public employees who run for [...]
We are proud to announce the judgment totaling $226,658 for back pay, front pay, emotional distress, and pre-judgment interest, entered by the Court on July 5, 2013, after a jury verdict in the case of Lisa Karas v. New NGC, Inc.. This case was tried in January 2013 before a jury in the U.S. District Court [...]
Beginning January 1, 2013, James Radford, LLC will be moving its offices to the historic Trust Building in the downtown square of Decatur, Georgia. Our new address will be:
James Radford, LLC
545 North McDonough Street
Decatur, GA 30030
We will also be welcoming some new members to the team [...]
In 2011, James and the lawyers of Parks, Chesin & Walbert, negotiated a significant settlement for a young man who was assaulted while performing court-ordered community service. According to the Complaint filed in the case of Roszina v. YMCA, et al., the youths had been left unsupervised for a period of time. While unsupervised, two [...]
I was fortunate to be able to accompany fellow members of Clairmont Presbyterian Church on a Habitat for Humanity sponsored trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Many residents of Tuscaloosa are still rebuilding from last year’s tornadoes, which destroyed or damaged a number of homes. Our pastor asked me to write a reflection on the trip [...]
If you have been terminated or laid off from your employer, you may have been asked to sign a general release agreement in exchange for some severance payment. You may be asking yourself, is this a fair offer? Should I accept this? Should I sign these papers?
If you believe you may have some valid [...]
I try to maintain a highly useful resource for those seeking information about appealing their unemployment benefits in Georgia. I now have a new web form to allow me to more quickly evaluate unemployment inquiries. If you are seeking legal representation for your unemployment benefits appeal, please complete the web form by clicking [...]
The City of Lakeland, Georgia, has agreed to pay $250,000 to two former Chiefs of Police who brought suit under the Georgia Whistleblower Act, O.C.G.A. § 45-1-4. This is the largest reported settlement of a case brought against a municipality under the Georgia Whistleblower Act.
The complaint, brought by former Lakeland Chief of Police Robbie [...]
Latest NewsOctober 15th, 2012