Lawyers representing the city of Calhoun appeared Thursday before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit seeking to overturn a preliminary injunction that bars the city from detaining indigent defendants in misdemeanor or minor traffic cases for as long as a week simply because they cannot afford a cash bond.
One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. PurSHOEing Justice is a fundraiser designed to recognize the legal issues facing domestic violence victims and the volunteers and programs who help them. On Feb. 8, King & Spalding was hopping as friends of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation sipped and shopped the night away, raising nearly $70,000 for AVLF’s Safe Families Office. (All photos identified from left to right.)
After a Walton County woman discovered that a private investigator hired by her boss's wife had surreptitiously placed a tracking device under her car in order to trail her, her lawyer was certain a jury would view it as an illegal invasion of privacy. Not in Cobb County. After a two-day trial this month that Atlanta attorney Charles Bachman said devolved into a character assassination of plaintiff Melissa Atkins over allegations of an ultimately unproven affair, a Cobb County jury cleared Marietta private eye firm TFP Co. of all liability.
Perennially-troubled mortgage servicer Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC just can't seem to escape complaints about its lending operations. Having reached a $225 million settlement with the state of California just last week that would restore its suspended right-to-service loans in that state, Ocwen Loan Servicing is facing new claims in Georgia that for decades it has collected interest payments from homeowners after their mortgages had been paid in full.
Ruling in a suit brought by the mother of a young man murdered at the Fulton County Jail, a judge dismissed negligence claims against the jail's care contractor. The claims against Corizon Health, the judge said, were actually for medical malpractice and thus should have been accompanied by an expert's affidavit as required by law.
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association held its 14th annual judicial reception on Feb. 2 at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters with more than 175 judges and lawyers in attendance. The statewide civil defense bar association has held similar events in Augusta and Savannah. The association's past presidents were honored at a luncheon on Feb. 3 at Capital City Club with 18 of them in attendance.