While such a plaintiff may be attempting to "manipulate the judicial process," the opinion said, a trial court should weigh the party's "level of sophistication," explanation for the omission and efforts to correct it before barring the civil litigation.
According to the petition, state authorities seized over $50 million in "museum quality weapons" to resolve a tax debt of less than $150,000.
A 2015 plane crash in Colombia during the filming of the Tom Cruise movie "American Made," already the subject of at least five lawsuits in California and Georgia, has spawned more litigation in federal court in Atlanta.
Patrick O'Connor was the county's chief financial officer and finance director from 1996 until late 2014, when he was appointed interim county manager.
Dan Young claimed he was recruited to serve as Edwards' campaign manager last year, and agreed to accept a lower rate than his usual pay in return for the $5,000 bonus if Edwards won.
The complaint said Dr. James Chappuis, founder and CEO of Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery of Atlanta, and his practice were stiffed for more than $200,000 for nearly two years of treatment following a car accident.
The 2017 Empire Atlanta Mock Trial series will host students from 13 states arguing complex mock cases, including local students from Jonesboro High School and DeKalb Early College Academy.
That novelty was not enough to sway the judges in a case that involved the bitcoin sale of weapons on the "dark web" in the U.S. and internationally.
Judge Elizabeth "Lisa" Branch was nominated by President Donald Trump to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to fill the spot vacated by Judge Frank Hull, who is taking senior status.
Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale notched a new cover credit when he was quoted by U.S. District Judge Mark Cohen.