Georgia

796 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

No Address Means Life Sentence

A homeless man who is unable to register his address as a sex offender faces a life sentence under a Georgia law.

The lawyer for Larry Moore Jr. of Augusta…

Backup Saved Bar Exam Answers

A backup system preserved the essays of those who ran into software glitches when they tried to upload answers to the New York bar exam.

Douglas M. Winneg, president of…

Unlicensed Gen’l Counsels are Unusual

Does a general counsel of a corporation have to be a licensed lawyer? To many, the answer to that question would seem to be a no-brainer: Yes.

But a small…

Mistaken IDs Spur Most Bad Convictions

A study of 200 wrongful convictions has found that most were the result of mistaken eyewitness identifications.

Bad witness IDs occurred in 79 percent of the cases studied, Adam Liptak…

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…

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