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Firm wins appeal on silicosis case

UPDATE: In September 2014, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled they were not going to review the Court of Appeals' decision.The case will go back to trial as the trial court's summary judgment was overturned. 

Frank Beacham, Lee Carter, Sam Lucas and Hon. Normal Fletcher won their appeal on behalf of a former sandblaster diagnosed with silicosis. 

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Samuel L. Lucas, A. Franklin Beacham III, Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Appellate Litigation, Personal Injury/Tort Litigation, Products Liability Litigation

Frank Beacham, Lee Carter, Sam Lucas and Hon. Normal Fletcher won their appeal on behalf of a former sandblaster diagnosed with silicosis. 

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Samuel L. Lucas, A. Franklin Beacham III, Personal Injury/Tort Litigation, Products Liability Litigation, Appellate Litigation

Norman Fletcher, Bob Brinson, and Lee Carter recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court of Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Bankers Association in Reliance Trust Co. v. Candler, et al., Supreme Court Case No. S12C1390—a pivotal trust case that challenges the appropriate standard for those trustees that are granted sole or absolute ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Robert M. Brinson, business

On June 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled unanimously against a challenge to the use of school taxes used by the City of Atlanta to fund redevelopment projects. The decision found that challenges brought by John Sherman of the Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation to halt the spending of the school tax revenue “lack merit.” The case ... read more

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Lee B. Carter, Norman S. Fletcher, Education

Justice Norman Fletcher will address the Darlington School Rome Class of 2013 at Commencement on May 18. Fletcher, former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, is a member of Darlington’s Board of Trustees. He holds a B.A. and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia as well as a Master of Law from the University of Virginia. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Mercer University.

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Norman S. Fletcher, general, News

On September 30, 2011, the Superior Court of Dougherty County granted a new trial in favor of Defendants Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Thomas Ungarino, M.D. At trial, the plaintiff claimed that the defendants were liable for the alleged wrongful death of her mother and obtained a verdict of $3 million against both defendants. Along with trial counsel, ... read more

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A. Franklin Beacham III, Norman S. Fletcher, Robert M. Brinson, Samuel L. Lucas, Medical

Norman Fletcher, former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and an attorney with Brinson, Askew, Berry, Siegler, Richardson and Davis in Rome, will discuss "The First Under Fire: Contemporary Challenges to the First Amendment," at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Berry College Science Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Fletcher is the ... read more

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Norman S. Fletcher, general

Former Chief Justice Fletcher and Partner Andy Davis assisted Edward Tolley of Athens and Newton County Attorney Tommy Craig to successfully uphold the Newton county Impact Fee. The Newton County Homebuilders Association and the Homebuilders Association of Georgia sued Newton County in December 2005, alleging that the Newton County Impact Fee was ... read more

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J. Anderson Davis, Norman S. Fletcher, Municipal

Norman S. Fletcher has joined the Board of Trustees of Darlington School located in Rome, Georgia. Fletcher was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1989 and served as chief justice from 2001 until his retirement in the year 2005. He is now with the Rome law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Seigler, Richardson and Davis LLP. The Darlington School, is a ... read more

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Norman S. Fletcher, general

Rome's Norman Fletcher, retired chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, will be the new chairman of the board of trustees of the Arch Foundation for the University of Georgia, the private organization that assists UGA in raising funds to support academic programs. Fletcher, who received a bachelor’s degree from UGA in 1956 and a law degree in ... read more

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Norman S. Fletcher, general