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“Shannan Oliver Elected to Board of March of Dimes,” Public Now

In a recent article published in Public Now, Shannan Oliver, counsel with Bloom Parham, was mentioned for her recent election to March of Dimes’ Atlanta board.  The nonprofit’s mission is to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  For the full announcement, you may click here.

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Supreme Court Denies Certiorari and Ends Bid to Vacate Arbitration Award

On January 8, 2018, the United States Supreme Court denied Bamberger-Rosenheim, Ltd.’s (also known as “Profimex”) petition for a writ of certiorari.  The Supreme Court declined to review the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirming the confirmation of an arbitration award in favor of OA Development, Inc. (“OAD”).  […]

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Obtained Summary Judgment in Favor of Defendant in Wrongful Termination Suit

Represented metro-Atlanta municipality in a suit by a former employee alleging violations of federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, in her termination.  Bloom Sugarman moved for summary judgment on all counts, arguing the motion before a magistrate judge in the Northern District of Atlanta.  After argument, […]

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“Arbitrator Nixes Waitresses’ Tip-Sharing Class Action,” Daily Report

In an article published on September 5, 2017, on the website of the Daily Report, Bloom Sugarman partner Simon Bloom provides insight into the firm’s victory in an arbitration case for client CentraArchy Restaurant Management, the parent company of the restaurant company California Dreaming. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, two waitresses had filed a […]

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Bloom Sugarman Prevails at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

On July 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed Simon Bloom and Troy Covington’s victory at the U.S. District Court where Judge Eleanor Ross confirmed the arbitration award in favor of our client OA Development, Inc. against Bamberger-Rosenheim, Ltd.  Bamberger argued that OAD’s claims should not have been arbitrated […]

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Bloom Sugarman Obtains Precedent-Setting Reversal From Georgia Court of Appeals on Undue Influence Case

On June 6, 2017, the Georgia Court of Appeals issued a decision which clarifies the standard that Georgia courts should apply when examining alleged evidence of undue influence.  The opinion almost completely reverses retired Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob’s order granting summary judgment based on the erroneous conclusion that a fact finder may only look […]

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Bloom Argues in the Eleventh Circuit

Simon Bloom argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday, May 17 in Atlanta.  Bloom Sugarman represents OA Development, Inc. (“OAD”), the Appellee in the matter.  In April 2014, Appellant Bamberger-Rosenheim, Ltd. (also known as “Profimex”) filed an arbitration against OAD through the International Chamber of Commerce, seeking the […]

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Successfully Obtained Variance to Reduce On-Site Parking Space Requirement

Represented local business owners seeking a special exception from the City of Atlanta zoning ordinance to reduce the required on-site parking spaces.  We were able to alleviate the concerns of the neighborhood and Neighborhood Planning Unit by working with adjacent property owners, as well as encouraging alternative transportation options.  The Zoning Board’s unanimous vote in […]

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Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Summary Judgment Regarding Interpretation of Loan Agreement

Successfully obtained reversal of grant of summary judgment in favor of lender regarding interpretation of loan agreement. The lender agreed to limit its remedies upon the maturity of the loan to taking the real estate, which served as collateral, and giving the borrowers credit equal to the greater of the fair market value for the […]

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Georgia Court of Appeals Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling on Rezoning Claims

Defended appeal of trial court’s grant of summary judgment and $45,000 of attorneys’ fees to Bloom Sugarman. Trial court property granted summary judgment in favor of Bloom Sugarman’s client on claims related to the rezoning of an adjacent property. Trial court subsequently awarded attorneys’ fees and costs in favor of client. The Georgia Court of Appeals […]

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