The Worst “Ex” of All: Supreme Court Issues New Rules on Ex-Employees in Business Litigation

By Edward "Ward" Pankowski September 27, 2022 Articles

It’s a business’s worst nightmare: months or years into litigation over an important case, it comes out that attorneys for the other side have found and spoken with ex-employees of the business about information critical to that very case. In May of this year, the Supreme Court of Georgia laid out crucial new information for businesses and other organizations seeking to avoid that danger within the pages of Advisory Opinion No. 20-1.

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ELEVENTH CIRCUIT RULED THERE ARE TIES IN CIVIL SUITS

By Greg Veal July 7, 2022 News/Events/Seminars

A civil suit is like a regular-season NFL game, according to a panel of the 11th Circuit.  That is, unlike playoff games, the end result can be a tie.  Specifically, where neither party receives substantial relief and the court leaves them where it finds them, there is no “prevailing party.”

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CMS UPDATE - NEW LIFE TABLE

By Rahul Sheth June 30, 2022 News/Events/Seminars

 

On May 31, 2022, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning June 4, 2022, it will utilize the CDC’s “Table 1: Life Table for the total population: United States, 2019” for all Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) life expectancy calculations.

The life table links an injured worker’s age with their anticipated life expectancy based on CDC estimations. CMS uses this table to estimate how long the injured worker will require medical treatment for their work injury.

A link to CMS’ announcement can be found here.

A link to the current 2019 Life Table can be found here.

For questions regarding using the Life Table, please contact one of our workers' compensation attorneys.

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Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin Raised Equivalent of Over 9,000 Meals for Atlanta Community Food Bank

By Rahul Sheth June 28, 2022 News/Events/Seminars

Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin again participated in the 11th Annual Legal Food Frenzy Competition, organized by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, and Feeding Georgia (formerly Georgia Food Bank Association). This yearly event is for law firms, legal departments, and law schools to collect food and raise money to benefit the local community food banks. Our firm’s donations benefited the Atlanta Community Food Banks, and the Bovis Kyle family raised enough to provide 9,321.4 meals to our neighbors and those in our community who are experiencing food insecurity.

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