Georgia

796 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Law Grad Writes Book on Fellow Muslims

Individuals Melody Moezzi contacted about publishing her first book wanted the Emory University law graduate to interview a terrorist.

But for Moezzi, that was just one more reason to write…

Insurer Says It’s Not Responsible for TB Lawyer Tort Claims

The company that provided homeowners’ insurance for Andrew Speaker, the Atlanta lawyer who traveled despite a tuberculosis diagnosis, claims in a lawsuit it…

Powell Goldstein in Serious Merger Talks With Womble Carlyle

Powell Goldstein’s merger talks with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice are getting serious, sources tell Legal Times.

The Atlanta-based Powell Goldstein has been plagued…

Georgia Supremes Consider Practical Problems of Banishment

A Georgia Supreme Court justice asked lawyers how a defendant banished from all but one county could travel to that location upon his release from prison.

If you’re banished to…

Firm Takes Client Entertainment Cue from Boston Legal

When you try to picture the new rooftop deck at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough’s Atlanta office, think Boston. More specifically, Boston Legal, the hit ABC drama featuring William Shatner…

Disbarred Lawyer Woos Women, Gets Up to $1M—and 5 Years

Law practice didn’t work out for Hillard Quint, who gave up his Georgia license in 1997 to resolve a disciplinary matter. So the enterprising ex-attorney apparently found another way to…

Chitwood Wins Motley Face-Off; Former Lawyers Spin Off Again

A year-and-a-half after Chitwood Harley Harnes settled claims against four former lawyers who set up a rival securities litigation shop at a new Atlanta office of Motley Rice, the Chitwood…

Pregnant Lawyer May Have Been Kidnapped Due to Dad’s Case

A pregnant Ohio lawyer’s kidnapping and release may have involved a case involving her father, who is a municipal court judge, the lawyer’s husband said.

Karyn McConnell Hancock was released…

Police Informant Sues Over Job Loss

A confidential police informant in Atlanta who lost his job after his identity was revealed because of a furor of publicity over a botched drug raid has sued the city…

Court Rules Against State in Tax Federalism Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal courts may consider challenges to state accounting formulas used to value railroad property for tax purposes.

Fox News describes…

Tests Reveal Lawyer’s Fellow Air Travelers Free of TB

Tests reveal no one was sickened with tuberculosis while flying alongside an Atlanta trial lawyer in May.

About 250 passengers from the Atlanta-to-Paris Air France flight were tested, the

Youth Accepts Plea Deal in Teen Sex Case

A Georgia teen who received a mandatory 10-year sentence for consensual sex with a 14-year-old girl will be released from prison within days under a plea deal.

A Georgia judge…

Rape Defendants: 3 Boys, 8, 9 and 9

In a case that is sure to be controversial, three boys in from a working-class Acworth, Ga., neighborhood have been charged in the alleged kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old…

Sheriff Charged With Ordering Inmates to Pay for Jailing

Some justice officials in a southern Georgia county are accused of hitting criminal defendants with improper court fees and then requiring those who were jailed to pay for room and…

Beleaguered Ga. Judge Won’t Respond to Prosecutors’ Filing in Nichols Case

A respected Georgia judge under fire for requiring the state to pay defense costs it says it can’t afford in a complex capital murder trial won’t contest a state supreme…

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