Dec 7, 2012

Hemingway Cats Visit the Eleventh Circuit

Sometimes in the law the arcane intersects with the familiar. If you look at the recent decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, you would find a boringly-titled case:  907 Whitehead Street, Inc. v. Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, Case No. 11-14217 (decided December 7, 2012).  Reading the first paragraph of the Opinion tells you that the case is an administrative dispute over whether or not an institution fits within the definition of an “animal exhibitor” under the federal Animal Welfare Act.  Hardly page-turning stuff.  However, the underlying subject is much more… Read more

Nov 29, 2012

Georgia Appellate Developments Blog Launches

Today, we launch a new blog, Georgia Appellate Developments.  Our aim is to provide a weekly update of new decisions issued in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.  The focus will be on decisions that may be of significance to Georgia businesses and practitioners or those wrestling with issues of Georgia law.  The blog will also address developments in appellate procedure in those courts that may impact Georgia practitioners.  On November 5, 2012, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a decision in A… Read more