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Invest Atlanta Sues City Ethics Board Over Decision Barring ‘Free’ Stadium Tickets

Written by Greg Land - Daily Report Online | Nov 17, 2017 | News

Atlanta’s development arm, Invest Atlanta, has sued the city Board of Ethics over its refusal to reverse a ruling declaring that tickets to events at the soon-to-open Mercedes-Benz Stadium are an illegal gratuity barred by city ordinance. Barred from getting free tickets to sporting events at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, […]

Runoff, recount or winner? Atlanta council race not settled

Written by Vanessa McCray and Arielle Kass - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Nov 16, 2017 | News

At first, the Atlanta City Council race between Courtney English and incumbent Michael Julian Bond was headed to a recount. But late Thursday, the outcome was still unclear: Bond claimed victory while English dropped his recount request and contended instead that a runoff election is required. An incredibly close race […]

Fulton County Daily Report – In the News

Written by Fulton County Daily Report | Oct 6, 2017 | News

Robbins Ross Alloy Belinfante Littlefield has hired two associates—the top aide for Secretary of State Brian Kemp and a former law clerk for a federal judge. David Dove had been chief of staff and legal counsel for Kemp after earning his law degree from the University of Georgia in 2014. […]

Georgia ethics panel follows cash raised by funds tied to candidates

Written by James Salzer - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Oct 5, 2017 | News

In the final days leading up to the state’s 2017 legislative session, a political fund with ties to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle collected about $120,000 in checks, mostly from businesses with a keen interest in what was going on at the Capitol. Most donors to the Georgia Conservatives Fund had […]

Brian Kemp’s top aide is leaving…

Written by Jim Galloway - Atlanta Journal-Constitution (The Morning Jolt) | Sep 19, 2017 | News

State government for a gig with one of the state’s most prominent regulatory law firms. David Dove is headed to the Robbins Firm in October, where he plans to focus on municipal and election law litigation. He was Kemp’s chief of staff for nearly two years, and previously served as […]

Georgia video games spawn charges of payoffs, bribery and betrayal

Written by Dan Klepal - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Aug 31, 2017 | News

An envelope stuffed with cash. Under-the-table payoffs. Backstabbing treachery over contracts worth millions. Welcome to the underbelly of Georgia’s $675 million-a-year video gaming industry, which produces enough accusations of fraud and corruption to fill a season of “The Sopranos.” Three years ago the Georgia Lottery Corporation began regulating the 22,000 coin-operated […]

Losing Tenants To ‘Loud Screeching Noises,’ Worthing Files $25M Suit

Written by Jarred Schenke - Bisnow, Atlanta | Aug 4, 2017 | News

Developers of a $52M West Atlanta luxury apartment complex are suing contractors of a tunneling project at Bellwood Quarry for millions of dollars in potentially lost rent as some of its residents flee from round-the-clock drilling. Westside Ventures LLC — an entity of The Worthing Cos. and a majority partner — sued H.J. Russell […]