When Do The Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Social Media Postings?
Marc Zimet 5/8/2013
In today’s connected society, it’s difficult to escape the necessity of joining the world of social media networking. For attorneys, social media may provide fast, easy, and economical means of reaching clients and potential clients and advertising their services. “Victory in court today! Contact me for a free consultation,” and “Just won a million dollar verdict! Tell your friends to check me out,” are examples of common social media postings utilized by attorneys to spread the word of their success and appeal to clients. view more
GEORGIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY TAKES ON HOLT - YET AGAIN!
Susan J. Levy and H. Lee Pruett 4/16/2013
In almost every case that crosses our desks these days, plaintiffs make an offer of settlement and set a time limit for acceptance, striking fear in the heart of my clients who then ask: will a court find that we acted in bad faith by refusing to settle within the time limit? The seminal case on this issue is Southern General Ins. Co. v. Holt, 262 Ga. 267, 416 S.E.2d 274 (1992). view more
Insurer May Rely on Him Who Would Be Insured For Accurate Information
Barry Zalma 4/2/2013
It should be axiomatic that an insurance company is entitled to determine for itself what risks it will accept, and therefore to know all the facts relative to the applicant’s physical condition. “It has the unquestioned right to select those whom it will insure and to rely upon him who would be insured for such information as it desires as a basis for its determination to the end that a wise discrimination may be exercised in selecting its risks.” (Robinson v. Occidental Life Ins. Co. (1955) 131 Cal. App. 2d 581, 586 [281 P.2d 39]. view more