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Defendant Breached Physician’s Contract

Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorney Matt Maguire obtained a jury award that included attorneys’ fees after convincing the jury that the Defendant breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing implied in all contracts when it terminated a physician’s contract with cause in order to avoid having to continue paying her salary.

Fulton County Guilty of Race and Gender Discrimination

Some long overdue justice was delivered after a five day jury trial in the Northern District of Georgia. In a case handled by Parks, Chesin & Walbert attorneys, a federal court entered judgment totaling just over $1,650,000 for the plaintiff in the case of Douglas Carl v. Fulton County and Thomas Andrews (former County Manager). The jury found that Mr. Carl had been passed over for a promotion because he is a white male, in violation of Title VII and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Judge rules Pike County Can’t Balance Budget by Slashing Salaries, Staff of County Magistrates

Greg Land,gland@alm.com, Special to the Fulton County Daily ReportPARKS_pcw14_parks_5523_b

“A little case with big implications,” said Parks, Chesin & Walbert partner Lee Parks in describing a Superior Court judge’s ruling that the Pike County Commission illegally slashed the salary, staff and budget of Pike County Chief Magistrate Marcia Callaway-Ingram shortly after she was appointed to fill the position in 2010.

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Kingsland Recycling Center Will Remain Open

Matt Maguire obtained a preliminary injuncton which allowed a recycling center in Kingsland, Georgia remain in operation.  The City of Kingsland notified the client that it had to cease its operations because the City had made an error in its interpretation of its zoning code when it had approved the recycling center’s zoning application years before.  Matt was able to convince the superior court judge that the operaton of the recycling center was a permissive use under the code.