Georgia

798 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Judge, Former ‘Thug’ Who Kicked Whites Out of Courtroom, Teams Up With Bill Cosby

The black Atlanta-area judge who sparked controversy when he asked all whites to leave his courtroom so he could lecture the black defendants last month is partnering with comedian Bill…

‘No Deal’ For Ga. Couple in NBC Illegal Gambling Suit

In a victory for NBC Universal, the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a couple cannot recover the cost of text messages they sent in order to play along…

McKenna’s Roadmap to Partnership and Rainmaking

A midsize Atlanta law firm has created a new professional development structure that not only serves as a roadmap to partnership for associates but may help Apr 14, 2008 7:05 PM CDT

Defamation Suit Over Realistic Fictional Character Allowed

A woman can sue novelist Haywood Smith for defamation based on allegations a hard-drinking, promiscuous character in his book bears a striking resemblance to the plaintiff, a Georgia appeals court…

Former DA on Mission to Eliminate Closed-Door Sentencing Review Panels

Bolstered by support from the legislature, prosecutors in Georgia are mounting a full assault against the state’s system of judicial review panels that, in some cases, reduced prison terms.

The…

Paul Hastings’ Apparent $4.25M Settlement of Ponzi Scheme Liability Suit Is Approved

A federal judge has approved an apparent $4.25 million settlement by Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in a lawsuit by a bankruptcy receiver. The suit had targeted the law firm…

Lawsuit Lender’s Suit Against Disbarred Lawyer Reveals ‘Hefty’ Interest Charges

A lawsuit loan company that advanced $25,000 to an Atlanta lawyer and his law firm in exchange for a stake in the litigation has filed a lawsuit that shines a…

T-shirt Maker Wins Wal-Mart Legal Battle

A federal judge has sided with a T-shirt maker in a trademark battle with Wal-Mart.

U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten Sr. has ruled that T-shirts and other paraphernalia with…

Several Atlanta Law Offices Damaged in Tornado

Lawyers were dealing with broken windows and debris after a tornado Friday damaged several downtown law offices.

Stephanie Dyer, managing partner of The Bloom Law Firm, returned to the office…

Ga. Chief Judge is Unindicted Co-Conspirator

Updated: Under fire last year for his alleged role in imposing unauthorized fees on criminal defendants, the chief judge of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit in Georgia has now reportedly been…

Landfill Searched for Missing Ga. Lawyer

Although there’s no proof that a missing Georgia lawyer and her husband are dead, authorities from five law enforcement agencies are searching a landfill for their bodies with the help…

Dead Man Admitted Stealing from Missing Ga. Lawyer

A “person of interest” admitted in what authorities think are suicide notes that he stole from a missing Georgia lawyer and her husband.

Dennis Ray Gerwing, 54, who was found…

Person of Interest re Missing Ga. Lawyer Commits Suicide

A man who was described as a “person of interest” in the case of a Georgia lawyer who has been missing, along with her husband, for more than a week…

Fla. Lawyer Willie Gary Wins Contempt Battle in Child Support Dispute

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that Florida trial lawyer Willie Gary isn’t responsible for $462,000 in back child support and he can’t be held in contempt for failing to…

Top Ga. Judge: ‘Obvious Deficiencies’ in Judicial Pay Study

A consultant’s study of the compensation paid to Georgia judges had “obvious deficiencies,” the president of the Council of Superior Court Judges told legislators at a state senate subcommittee hearing…

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