Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Gag Order in Beauty Queen Murder Case Goes to Ga. Supreme Court

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

A long-running fight over a media gag order in a small town murder trial will go before the Georgia Supreme Court when it meets in Athens on Oct. 24 at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Stage Is Set at UGA Law School for Heated Arguments in Chrysler Case

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

Oral arguments on Chrysler's appeal have been set for a special session of the Georgia Supreme Court to be held at the University of Georgia School of Law.

SCOTUS to Hear Oral Arguments in Florida-Georgia Water War

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The high court's order list included a brief note: "The exceptions to the Special Master Report are set for oral argument in due course." The order refers to a February report that favored Georgia, to which Florida has objected. The due course will likely be in the current term, which began last wee

Jurors Can Be Asked About Anti-Gay Bias, Eleventh Circuit Rules

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The court ruled a district judge was wrong to prevent potential jurors from being asked questions about bias toward homosexuals.

Reversal by Appeals Court Highlights Right to Choose Counsel

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The Georgia Court of Appeals stepped into a battle between lawyers Wednesday, reversing a trial judge's disqualification of counsel and providing guidance on the right to choose lawyers.

Eleventh Circuit Revives SCAD's Patent Lawsuit

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

SCAD is asserting a number of claims against Sportswear, including service mark infringement, unfair competition and false designation.

Gov. Deal Names a New Top Lawyer—Again

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

David Werner, executive counsel to the governor, will leave the Capitol Nov. 1 to become director of state and local government relations for Delta Air Lines, Deal announced Monday.

Destroyed Court Reporter Notes Gets Murder Conviction Tossed

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

For want of a trial transcript, the Georgia Supreme Court reversed the murder conviction Monday of a man the justices agreed appeared to be "clearly guilty" of murdering his girlfriend nine years ago by stabbing her 36 times.

Former Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Discusses Path to the Bench, New Book

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

At a time when the country is engaged in an intense dialogue on race relations, a recently released biography tells the story of the first African-American woman to serve as a chief justice on any state supreme court.

Business Group Doesn't Like Its Odds in Georgia Litigation

Katheryn Hayes Tucker

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform sent out a scathing review Monday of Georgia as a litigation venue.

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