Georgia

762 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Memphis Powerhouse Ups Atlanta Ante

A 500-lawyer Memphis, Tenn., firm is adding a 36-lawyer Atlanta firm to its roster, expanding its existing 14-attorney intellectual property and patent focused practice there.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell &…

Benoit Doc: ‘Roid Rage an Unknown

Professional wrestler Chris Benoit had 10 times the normal level of testosterone in his blood when he killed his wife and 7-year-old son and committed suicide at their suburban Atlanta…

Innocence Claim Delays Execution

Georgia’s parole board has granted a 90-day stay of execution for Troy Anthony Davis, who says he is innocent.

Davis’ scheduled execution for shooting a policeman was less than 24…

Celebrities Support Convicted Killer

The upcoming execution of a man who says he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer has drawn international attention.

Courts have refused to allow death-row inmate Troy Anthony…

Atlanta Foreclosures Up, Values Down

In the latest chapter of a sad story that could soon be commonly told throughout the country, an increasing rate of mortgage foreclosures in and around Atlanta is creating a…

Lawyer Accused in Escape Plot

A Georgia lawyer is accused of giving a 14-inch pruning saw blade to a jailed client.

The indictment charges William Keenan with furnishing a dangerous weapon to an inmate and…

Text Message Saves Kidnapped Lawyers

Atlanta police rescued two lawyers who had been abducted at gunpoint after one of the victims sent a text message to his brother.

“We’ve been kidnapped. Please call the police…

Affidavit: Wrestler Got ‘Excessive’ Steroids

Before murdering his wife and 7-year-old son and committing suicide at his suburban Atlanta home late last month, professional wrestler Chris Benoit reportedly got “excessive” amounts of steroids using prescriptions…

Wrestler’s Doc Charged in Drug Case

A personal physician for a professional wrestler who recently committed a double murder-suicide was charged today in a federal drug probe.

Phil Astin is accused of having improperly dispensed painkillers…

DEA Raids Office of Dead Wrestler’s Doc

A doctor who prescribed testosterone to pro wrestler Chris Benoit is under investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, following a double murder-suicide by Benoit in his suburban Atlanta home…

Steroid Link in Wrestler’s Murder-Suicide?

Authorities are investigating possible illegal steroid use in case of a well-known professional wrestler who strangled his wife, smothered his son and then hanged himself in the weight room of…

Strangers Offer $1 M Bond to GA Teen

Eleven entrepreneurs have offered to pay a $1 million cash bond to free a Georgia teen who has been serving a 10-year sentence in a controversial child sex case.

Due…

Activist Backs Plea in Teen-Sex Case

The attorney for a youth sentenced to 10 years in prison for consensual teen sex is battling with a community activist over defense tactics.

The Rev. Markel Hutchins told reporters…

Georgia Supremes Accept Teen-Sex Case

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear prosecutors’ appeal of a tossed sentence in a teen-sex case.

On June 11, a state judge overturned a…

Precedent Favors State in Teen-Sex Case

The youth whose 10-year sentence for consensual oral sex was tossed out may face an uphill battle on appeal.

A Georgia judge granted a…

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