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Defense Wins Against $6 Million Med-Mal Claim

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00

A Fayette County jury has returned a defense verdict in the case of a man who claimed he was disabled by a doctor's failure to diagnose a spinal problem in time for a surgical procedure to prevent permanent damage.


Michael Dunn Gets Life in Prison in Loud Music Killing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:50

A Florida man convicted of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager in an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole.


Florida High Court Puts Limits on Phone Tracking

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:30

In a sweeping ruling, Florida's highest court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant.


Court, Sheriff Warn of Jury Duty Scammers Demanding Money

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:25

The Fulton County Superior Court and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office are warning of a scam involving fraudsters pretending to be court officials or deputies calling citizens


Ga. Man Accused in Hot Car Death Pleads Not Guilty

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:20

A Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler in a hot vehicle to die has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.


Deadline Set for Arrested Judge's Resignation

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:15

An Alabama congresswoman said she will begin impeachment proceedings against a federal judge arrested after a fight with his wife at a hotel unless he resigns before Congress returns next month.


Lawyers Swap Jury Stories, Wisdom as Wait for Ellis Verdict Grows

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:40

As the jury weighing the fate of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis entered its ninth day of deliberations on Friday, criminal defense lawyers not involved in the case shared stories and wisdom about long waits for a verdict.


Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:30

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.


Health Law Speaker: Ebola Czar Is 'Wicked Smart'

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:30

Ebola discussion broke in again at a public health law conference on Friday.


CDC Lawyer Urges Looking at the Law as Ebola Emotion Swirls

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:15

Several attendees at a public health law conference in Atlanta gathered early Friday to drink coffee and talk about responses to the Ebola outbreak.


Obama's Man on Ebola is Former Biden Staff Chief

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:00

He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date.


Charleston Jury Awards Slain Mayor's Family $97 Million

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:45

A federal jury in Charleston has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death.


AG Incumbent Out-Raises, Out-Spends Challenger

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00

With less than three weeks left in the race for state attorney general, incumbent Sam Olens has a war chest nearly four times as large as that of opponent Greg Hecht, according to the latest round of campaign finance disclosures released this week.


Could You Write a Novel in 30 Days? Mary Palma Did

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:45

Lawyer Mary Palma and her five siblings have long enjoyed writing stories and sharing them with each other. So when Palma stumbled upon a book called "No Plot? No Problem!," it struck a chord with her.


Report: Atlanta U.S. Attorney Could Replace Departing Deputy AG

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 04:20

U.S. Attorney Sally Yates is being mentioned as a possible replacement to fill the second highest post at the U.S. Justice Department, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.


Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:30

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.


Lawyer Mom Files Complaint Against Immigration Judge Who Refused to Delay Hearing for Maternity Leave

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 03:00

A Lawrenceville immigration attorney has filed a complaint alleging sexism against an Atlanta immigration court judge who denied her request for a continuance in a case for maternity leave.


Ebola Is a Hot Topic at Atlanta Public Health Law Conference

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 02:45

Obesity, tobacco and vaccination policy were on the agenda at a national gathering of lawyers, professors and other public health professionals this week in Atlanta—but attendees keep coming back to Ebola.


Pa. Justice Sorry for Porn Email, Blasts Colleague

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 01:45

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal apologized Thursday for a "lapse in judgment" but said he believes the court's chief justice is out to get him.


Hard Work Doesn't Guarantee Success, but It Improves the Odds

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:00

By any measure, education, work ethic and ambition are essential to success. Having the right education, being willing to work hard, and dreaming big, while essential to success, do not (individually or collectively) guarantee success.