Georgia

Georgia was the fourth state admitted to statehood of the United States. The state was admitted on January 2, 1788. In terms of population, the state is the eighth largest in the US, with nearly 10.5 million residents in the state.  The state’s Capital City is Atlanta, and it is nicknamed “The Peach State,” as it is highly cultivated in the state. Its largest cities are: Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Savannah, and Athens. The Airport in Atlanta, GA has been the busiest in the world since 2000, since it is a major-hub and connecting destination for flights from the US and internationally.

 

Today, Georgia is extremely diverse. With over 10 non-English languages spoken in the state, several inhabitants come from different regions of the world. Residents of English, Irish, and German-ancestry is highly found in the state as well. Today, the state’s economy namely revolves around the Black Sea tourism, the cultivation of citrus fruits, mining, metal, production of wine, chemicals, and textile industries. Since 2014 GA has also been part of the Free Trade EU region, and is a major trading partner with European nations.

 

The state government of Georgia is modeled after the federal government, with an executive, legislative and judicial branch. 

  • The executive branch consists of the governor, who can serve two terms.  The lieutenant governor runs on a separate ticket, and can be from a different political party, and the lieutenant governor can serve multiple terms.
  • The Legislative branch features a bicameral house known as the Georgia General Assembly, which includes The State Senate (56 members) and The House of Representatives (180 members).
  • The Judicial branch features a court system with six separate courts.  The courts are the Municipal Court (Ordinance violations, traffic citations), the Magistrate Court (Warrants, minor offenses), the Probate Court (Wills, estates and marriage licenses), Juvenile Court (Crimes and cases involving juveniles), the State Court (Civil cases and misdemeanors) and the Superior Court (Civil cases, divorce, felonies).  There are two courts that hear appeals in the state:  The Court of Appeals, and the Georgia Supreme Court.

Georgia has several popular colleges and law schools including University of Georgia School of Law, Emory College, and Georgia State University School of Law. The state is also home to the Georgia Aquarium which houses over 120,000 animals, the CNN Center, Forsyth Park, Centennial Olympic Park, and the World of Coca-Cola, among other historical points of interest.

The National Law Review covers several cases which have gone through Georgia’s court system. From the lifting of same-sex marriage ban, to bankruptcy proceedings, administrative agency appointments, or tax cases, the site offers readers various rulings which have come from the state. NLR visitors can also read about the latest state actions, legislation, federal ruling, or general information about Georgia.

 

Date Title Organization
26
Feb
Gold Dome Report - Legislative Day 26 (2024) Nelson Mullins
22
Feb
Gold Dome Report - Legislative Day 25 (2024) Nelson Mullins
21
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 24 (2024) Nelson Mullins
20
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 23 (2024) Nelson Mullins
16
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 22 (2024) Nelson Mullins
15
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 21 (2024) Nelson Mullins
14
Feb
Uniform Law Commission to Draft Uniform or Model Act Addressing Disclosure Requirements in Commercial Financing Transactions Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
13
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 20 (2024) Nelson Mullins
12
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 19 (2024) Nelson Mullins
9
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 18 (2024) Nelson Mullins
9
Feb
Bank Partnership Moves to Dismiss Class Action Asserting Violations of Georgia Rate Cap Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
8
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 17 (2024) Nelson Mullins
7
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 16 (2024) Nelson Mullins
6
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 15 (2024) Nelson Mullins
1
Feb
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 14 (2024) Nelson Mullins
31
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 13 (2024) Nelson Mullins
31
Jan
USDA Awarding $19 Million in Grants to U.S. Business Owners to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
30
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 12 (2024) Nelson Mullins
30
Jan
Bid Protests in Georgia Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
29
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 11 (2024) Nelson Mullins
29
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 10 (2024) Nelson Mullins
25
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 9 (2024) Nelson Mullins
24
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 8 (2024) Nelson Mullins
23
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 7 (2024) Nelson Mullins
22
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 6 (2024) Nelson Mullins
12
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 5 (2024) Nelson Mullins
11
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 4 (2024) Nelson Mullins
10
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 3 (2024) Nelson Mullins
10
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 2 (2024) Nelson Mullins
8
Jan
Gold Dome Report – Legislative Day 1 (2024) Nelson Mullins
19
Dec
Year in Review: Laws Impacting Employee Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Disclosure Agreements – What to Know, What to Do and What to Expect in 2024 Mintz
14
Dec
USPTO to Open Regional Office in Atlanta Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
2
Dec
Highlighting Key Economic Development Actions from Across the U.S. Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
26
Oct
Gold Dome Alert – Court Tosses Legislative Maps, Special Legislative Session Likely Nelson Mullins
24
Oct
Recent Georgia Settlement of 79 Cases Proves That The 2022 Willowbrook Settlement May Be Just The Beginning CMBG3 Law
10
Oct
Sunshine May Be Among the Best Disinfectants but These PFAS Defendants Are Fighting to Keep their Settlement with Rome, Georgia Confidential. Why? Mintz
15
Sep
Employers, Are Your Employee Non-Solicitation Agreements Still Valid in Georgia? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
22
Aug
Concurrence Raises Questions Regarding the Application of Primary Jurisdiction in State Court Keller and Heckman LLP
22
Aug
Georgia Court of Appeals Upholds Mirror Image Acceptance Rule at Insurers' Peril Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
4
Aug
Overcoming Challenges to Voting Rights Proskauer Rose LLP
2
Aug
TCPA QUICK HITTER: Court Dismissed Claim for Lack of Standing Where Plaintiff Consented and Tried to Manufacture Harm Troutman Amin, LLP
25
Jul
Eleventh Circuit Rejects Implicit Right to Reimbursement of Defense Costs Under Georgia Law Hunton Andrews Kurth
14
Jul
Georgia Appellate Court Says Employee Nonsolicitation Covenant Not Enforceable Without Express Geographic Limitation Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
Jul
Georgia Court of Appeals Decision on "Mirror-Image" von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
10
Jul
CFPB Analyzes the Financial Health of Rural Borrowers in the South Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
21
Jun
Labor Board Sings an Aria against Independent Contractors Foley & Lardner LLP
13
Jun
AI “Hallucinations” Can Inflict Real-World Pain Vedder Price
8
Jun
Under-Whelmed by an ‘Under-Ride’ Hazard: 11th Circuit Vacates General Duty Clause Violation on Preemption Ground Greenberg Traurig, LLP
7
Jun
Game On: Mid-Year Update on U.S. Gaming Industry's Expanding Regulations, Legislation, and Launches Blank Rome LLP
3
Jun
Georgia Introduces New Commercial Financing Disclosure Requirements Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
 

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