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Man Injured by 'Potato Cannon' Collects $2.58M

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:30

A Clayton County firm that services railroad yards across the country has paid $2.58 million to a Kansas rail yard worker who sued after he suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by a makeshift cannon fired by fellow employees.

        

E-Discovery: Don't Hate It, Embrace It

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:00

I often hear litigators claim that e-discovery is killing litigation: "This stuff is too expensive. Who needs a database? Just give me a banker's box full of emails, a highlighter and some sticky notes!"

        

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Attorney Guy Davis

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to offer condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of attorney Guy E. Davis Jr. of Sandy Springs on his recent passing.

        

Football Player, Partner Hit With $9.5M Judgment in Failed Development Bid

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00

Two courts ruled simultaneously that a pair of would-be real estate developers, including National Football League player Charles Woodson, must pay more than $9.5 million for defaulting on a loan for a failed development they planned near the Georgia Dome.

        

2 La. Attorneys Indicted on Public Intimidation Charge

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:40

Crowley husband and wife, who are both attorneys, have been charged with allegedly threatening and arguing with police after the officers responded to a 911 call.

        

2 States Challenge Colorado Marijuana Legalization

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:20

Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into the neighboring states.

        

Jury Awards NYC Man $100,000 in Police Incident

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:00

A federal jury has awarded $100,000 to a dishwasher who had his finger broken during a Brooklyn police struggle in 2012.

        

Ex-Cub Scout Leader Sent to Prison in Child Molestation Case

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 09:40

A former Cub Scout leader in suburban Atlanta has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of child molestation in a case authorities say involved more than a dozen children.

        

Deal Naming Gainesville Attorney to JNC

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:20

Gainesville attorney John Breakfield says he has accepted an appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to the governor's Judicial Nominating Commission.

        

Memorial Celebration for GSU Law Librarian Nancy Johnson Set for Dec. 21

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:15

Nancy Johnson, the longtime law librarian for Georgia State University College of Law, died on Dec. 13 after a seven-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 65.

        

Hey New Partners: Take Our Annual Survey

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 05:00

So, you're a new partner. You've worked hard and achieved that once-in-a-career milestone. The Daily Report wants to know more.

        

Senator-elect's Speech Prompts Passionate Debate Among Readers

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:45

Our article about a Dec. 16 speech by Republican Sen.-elect David Perdue drew fierce comments from readers who criticized and defended Perdue's remarks to the Federalist Society.

        

Zoning Lawyer Invoked First Amendment in Kennesaw Mosque Case

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:30

G. Douglas Dillard is a zoning lawyer, not a civil rights lawyer, but he is no stranger to First Amendment controversy.

        

Ga. Congressmen Ask President Not to Renominate Boggs

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 04:20

Two of Georgia's Democratic congressmen have written President Barack Obama asking him not to renominate Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, whom they called "unfit to serve," to the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

        

Murder Trial Surprise: Witness Claimed to Be the Killer

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:30

A Floyd County prosecutor said she encountered in a murder trial this week a situation she'd never faced in 22 years of practice: a witness claiming responsibility for the crime instead of the defendant.

        

Prosecutor Replaces Military Adrenaline With Mud Racing

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:40

When attorney Parks White came back from serving in Iraq in 2010, the pace of life appeared different to him.

        

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:00

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on www.dailyreportonline.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 18.

        

Daily Report Releases Online 2014 Georgia Legal Almanac

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 06:00

Data on the legal profession, the business of law, case results, the lawyers and the bench are included in this free product.

        

Law Schools Are Awakening to the Need to Teach ADR

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 05:00

In a report called "The Vanishing Trial," The American Bar Association struck a nerve when it asked if cases that went before a judge or jury were on the endangered list.

        

11th Circuit: No Offer in 'Million-Dollar Challenge'

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 04:45

Law students should be careful putting their new knowledge to work, a federal appeals court suggested on Thursday.

        

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