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Trump's Trial Lawyers Want Campaign Comments Excluded

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 06:12


Spurned Client Might Get Last Laugh in Legal-Mal Suit

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 05:02

Terry Hodges is accusing Gordon & Rees of mishandling his case against Chris Tucker and Netflix.


Political Debates Show the Pull of Frames

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 01:18

Savannah mediator Wendy Williamson writes that, in a world of sound bites, 24-hour news and increasing divisiveness, "frames" must be managed thoughtfully—especially by attorneys and mediators.


Justice Dept. Will Send Fewer Election Observers to the Polls

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:00

Fewer trained observers will be sent in the first election since the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder invalidated a cornerstone of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.


Senator Claims House 'Personal Animus' Behind Constitutional Amendment

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 12:00

State Sen. Josh McKoon, R-Columbus, and other panelists discussed the legislative process behind the proposed amendment to abolish the state Judicial Qualifications Commission at a panel sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of the American Constitution Society Tuesday night


High Court Replaces Judge on Watchdog Agency

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 11:01

The Supreme Court of Georgia has appointed Tilman "Tripp" Self III, chief judge of the Macon Judicial Circuit, to one of its two seats at the state judicial watchdog agency.


Women Lawyers' Group Opposes Amendment to Abolish JQC

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:45

The president of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers said Thursday that the organization will oppose passage of an amendment on the November ballot to abolish the state Judicial Qualifications Commission as a constitutionally independent judicial watchdog and, instead, give the General Assembly sole authority to remake and govern it.


Running Shoe Shooter to Receive New Trial Due to Juror Misconduct

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 05:09

A juror's internet and other extraneous research tainted the conviction of Marcus Lloyd, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled.


Witness to an Execution: Quiet End to a Case That Began With Gunfire

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 01:41

Nineteen years after killing Atlanta Police Officer John Sowa and leaving fellow Officer Patricia Cocciolone permanently brain-damaged with a hail of gunfire, Gregory Paul Lawler met his end late Wednesday night.


Jailed 96 Days on Bogus Charge: It Is No One's Fault?

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 11:22

Civil liberties advocates in have been waging legal battles to reform Mississippi's criminal justice system, which provides almost no state funding for public defenders. Similar lawsuits have been filed across the country.


Autopsy Report Released in McIver Shooting

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 02:06

The Fulton County Medical Examiner has released the autopsy report for Diane McIver, who was fatally shot in the back Sept. 25 when a gun discharged through the back seat of the vehicle she was riding in.


Justice Jam Raises $15K for Legal Aid, Cobb Foundation

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:00


Carlock Copeland Veteran Takes Med-Mal Team to Weathington Firm—And Other 'On the Move' News

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:48

Dan McGrew has left Carlock, Copeland & Stair after 32 years to join medical-malpractice boutique Weathington Smith—now renamed Weathington McGrew—bringing a six-person litigation team of three lawyers and three staff.


Jury Awards $9.7M to Family of Driver in Wreck on Rainy I-16

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 03:45

A Twiggs County jury awarded more than $9.7 million to the family of a man killed on a rain-slicked Middle Georgia interstate, finding the state Department of Transportation liable for $7.3 million of the judgment.


ACLU Sues for Voter Registration Extension in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 02:49

The civil rights group said racial minorities and young people in Georgia are most likely to register right before the deadline.


Remembering Nick Chilivis, Atlanta Litigation Firm Founder

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 02:39

Colleagues write in tribute to the man who founded Atlanta litigation firm Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever.


Verdict: Albany, Ga. Liable for $10.6M in Illegal Club Murder

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 09:18

A Dougherty County jury awarded $15.2 million to the parents of a young man murdered at a recording studio that actually functioned as an unlicensed nightclub, apportioning 70 percent of the liability—more than $10.6 million—to the only defendant participating in the trial: the city of Albany.


Spouses at Separate Law Firms Launch Haiti Fundraising Challenge

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 06:10

Ichter Davis and HPB challenge the rest of the Atlanta legal community to match them—or even do more to ease hunger in Haiti and help them rebuild from earthquake and hurricane.


Autism Diagnosis Cited in Appeal to Halt Ga. Execution

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 03:50

A Georgia death row inmate's recent autism diagnosis helps explain his actions the night he killed one police officer and wounded another, his lawyers argued in a clemency application declassified Monday.


High Court Suspends 2; Votes 6-1 Against Voluntary Discipline

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 01:54

On Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued discipline decisions involving three attorneys.