24, Apr 2014 - Cobb, GA Georgia Man Sentenced In Kidnapping, Carjacking
A metro Atlanta man convicted of kidnapping a woman from a local CVS store has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.
23, Apr 2014 - 3 Atlanta couples challenge Ga. gay marriage ban
Three same-sex couples and one widow are taking on Georgia’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Lambda Legal plans to file the lawsuit on behalf of seven people and seeks class-action status. They plan to sue the state registrar and clerks of the Gwinnett and Fulton county probate courts. Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh spoke to the couples about the reason they wanted to be the face of this ...
23, Apr 2014 - Marietta, GA Georgia State University College of Law student organization names metro Atlanta Attorney, Michael
Local Attorney, Michael Manely, recognized for public service. (PRWeb April 07, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11717181.htm
23, Apr 2014 - Savannah, GA US man pleads guilty to armed bank robbery
Atlanta, Apr 8 : Charles Johnson, III, 27, of Savannah, Georgia, pled guilty last week before United States District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield to the armed bank robbery of the Savannah Bank branch located at 100 Chatham Parkway on July 11, 2013.
22, Apr 2014 - Atlanta couple to challenge Ga. gay marriage ban
A gay rights group says it plans to file a federal lawsuit in Atlanta to challenge the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Lambda Legal plans to file the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of seven people and seeks class action status. They plan to sue the state registrar and clerks of the Gwinnett and Fulton county probate courts. The case was filed on behalf of Christopher ...
22, Apr 2014 - Georgia joins other U.S. states facing gay marriage lawsuits
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A federal lawsuit was filed in Atlanta on Tuesday, challenging the constitutionality of a Georgia law banning same sex marriage, the first such case in the southern U.S. state. Georgia state Attorney General Sam Olens will "fulfill his constitutional obligation to defend Georgia law," said spokeswoman Lauren Kane. The Georgia case, however, could take years ...
22, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Judge: Ga. Agriculture Head Can't Change Rules On Vidalias
A judge says Georgia's agriculture commissioner overstepped his authority when he changed rules so he could determine when Vidalia onions can be harvested and shipped.
22, Apr 2014 - SCOGA upholds murder conviction of Gainesville man
ATLANTA - A Tuesday morning ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court means a murder conviction will stand for a Gainesville man who killed his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter in June 2011.
22, Apr 2014 - Lawsuit challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on gay marriage to be filed in federal court
ATLANTA — A gay rights group says it plans to file a federal lawsuit in Atlanta to challenge the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages.
21, Apr 2014 - Attorney: Family Of Camera Assistant Killed In 'Midnight Rider' Train Shoot Preparing Lawsu
A lawyer for the family of a camera assistant killed by a train while working on a movie set in coastal Georgia says he’s preparing a lawsuit. Sarah Jones, 27, of Atlanta, died Feb. 20 while working on the set of the Allman Brothers biopic “Midnight Rider.” Jeff Harris of the Savannah law firm...
21, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Alan Hamilton of Shiver Hamilton Addresses Georgia Trial Lawyers on Jury-Trial Strategies
Alan Hamilton shared his insights and expertise in trial strategy and tactics during the New Lawyers Division of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association "Lunch and Learn" seminar. (PRWeb April 16, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ShiverHamilton/04/prweb11762191.htm
21, Apr 2014 - Law school graduate in Macon, Georgia, admits killing classmate
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 28-year-old law school graduate in Georgia pleaded guilty on Monday to killing and dismembering a fellow graduate and disposing of her remains in a trash dumpster outside an apartment building where they both lived. Prosecutors said Stephen Mark McDaniel faces life in prison for killing 27-year-old Lauren Giddings in Macon in central Georgia in June 2011 ...
21, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Georgia governor outlines alternative plan for medical marijuana
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is working on a way to legalize medical marijuana for treatment of children with seizure disorders after a bill to do so died in the Georgia legislature last month, he said on Thursday. Deal said he is discussing with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration how the state can launch legal clinical trials of liquid cannabis for child ...
21, Apr 2014 - Forsyth County, GA State Supreme Court to hear fired FCSO officers' case
ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court Monday is scheduled to hear the case of eleven law enforcement officers, who were fired by Forsyth County Sheriff Duane Piper shortly after he took office last year.
21, Apr 2014 - Turner, GA Families testify at Hays State Prison hearing
ATLANTA — At the first legislative hearing to tackle the spike in violence in Georgia prisons, two state senators called on corrections officials to answer for how prisoners in many cases were able to predict their own deaths.
05, Apr 2014 - Norcross, GA Georgia Defense Attorney, Kevin J. Pratt, Successfully Defends Client against Multiple Civil and Cr
Georgia defense attorney, Kevin J. Pratt, successfully defends Robbie Sowash against multiple civil and criminal charges that were brought against him for losses incurred as a result of the collapse of the real estate market. (PRWeb March 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/atlanta-attorney/kevin-pratt/prweb11642743.htm
05, Apr 2014 - Barrow, GA Supreme Court upholds convictions, sentences in Barrow murder
ATLANTA - In an appeal brought before the Georgia Supreme Court last fall, the justices have unanimously upheld murder convictions and life sentences against two men involved in a drug deal that went wrong in Barrow County in 2006.
05, Apr 2014 - Burke, GA East Ga. coroners sending bodies to metro Atlanta
Eastern Georgia coroners say they've been struggling to send bodies to suburban Atlanta since the Georgia Bureau of Investigation failed to replace a retired medical examiner at its local crime lab.
04, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Court Invalidates New Rules on Vidalia Sweet Onion Ship Date
On March 19, 2014, Judge Cynthia D. Wright of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit of the Superior Court of Fulton County ruled in favor of Bland Farms’ challenge of the legality of the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s mandatory uniform start date for the shipping of Vidalia Sweet Onions. (PRWeb March 25, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11701322.htm
04, Apr 2014 - Heard, GA Bostick closing first major CSH real estate transaction
The Central State Hospital Local Redevelopment Authority (CSHLRA) announced the sale of the former Bostick State Prison facility closed Thursday. CorrectHealth LLP, an Atlanta based correctional health care company, will create a continuing geriatric care facility for a large parolee population not currently served by Georgia prisons tabbed for a late 2015 opening.
04, Apr 2014 - Ga. Catholic groups win fight over contraception
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has ruled certain non-profit organizations in Georgia affiliated with the Catholic Church are not subject to a contraception mandate included in the president's health care law.
03, Apr 2014 - Farmer trumps Georgia in legal battle over Vidalia onion
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - With Georgia's famed Vidalia onions soon to hit grocery store shelves nationwide, the brand's largest grower is celebrating a court victory against state regulators in a fight over when he can ship his sweet crop. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black exceeded his legal authority when he delayed this spring's shipping date by several weeks to late April ...
03, Apr 2014 - Ga. high court disbars former congresswoman
ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred a former U.S. representative who previously served as a state court judge in DeKalb County. In a 4-to-2 decision published Friday, the high court concluded Denise Majette violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Ga. tax credit scholarships targeted by lawsuit
ATLANTA (AP) - A scholarship program meant to help low-income families afford private education violates the Georgia Constitution by sending tax dollars to unregulated schools, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court. The suit against the Georgia Department of Revenue and Commissioner Douglas J. ...
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Judge: Balfour can have state reimburse legal fees
ATLANTA (AP) - A judge has ruled that a Georgia state senator acquitted of illegally claiming mileage and expense reimbursement is entitled to have the state pay his legal bills. The Daily Report (http://bit.ly/1igXQVn ) writes that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk signed an order Monday ...
03, Apr 2014 - Atlanta, GA Ag Commissioner defends onion curfew
ATLANTA - A Fulton County Superior Court judge and the Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture have differing views on how the DOA can influence the Vidalia onion market.
02, Apr 2014 - Thomas, GA Georgia man sentenced in tax fraud, identity theft
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a metro Atlanta man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for filing false tax returns using identities he stole from prison inmates. Authorities say 47-year-old Bradford Thomas of Acworth filed more than 1,200 fraudulent tax returns using the identities of inmates who were locked up across the country. Prosecutors say he claimed more than $5.5 ...
02, Apr 2014 - Thomas, GA Sham Marriage Broker Loses Freedom for Six Years, Citizenship Forever
A federal judge in Atlanta has sentenced a Lithia Springs man to nearly six years in prison for brokering more than 100 sham marriages that allowed foreigners lacking documentation to remain in the country, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia announced Wednesday.
25, Aug 2013 - Atlanta, GA Sneiderman transferred to prison in NE Georgia
Andrea Sneiderman has begun serving her five-year prison sentence at Arrendale State Prison in northeast Georgia.
26, Jan 2012 - Atlanta, GA Georgia judge orders president to appear at hearing
ATLANTA - A judge has ordered President Barack Obama to appear in court in Atlanta for a hearing on a complaint...
21, Jan 2012 - Woman Arrested, Charged for Taking 10-Year-Old Son to Get Tattoo - msnbc.com
According to Atlanta television station WSB-TV, a Georgia woman was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cruelty and being party to a crime this week for taking her 10-year-old son to get a tattoo. According to the WSB-TV report, the woman said ...