A week of bickering between a DeKalb County judge and the district attorney ended with another DeKalb judge saying he would rule in his colleague's favor - and then recusing from the case. DeKalb Superior Court Judge Daniel Coursey (above) listens during Friday's hearing on a suit against a fellow judge. Later, Coursey recused, citing a JQC regulation on not ruling on a colleague's case.
Following a series of judicial rulings that dramatically reduced the scope of a multicount legal malpractice case down to a single claim, a Fulton County jury found no liability against Atlanta attorney Louis Cohan and his former firm, now-defunct Weinstock & Scavo.
Atlanta Public Schools don't have to respond to prosecutors' subpoena for students' records related to criminal allegations of school officials cheating on standardized tests - at least not for now.
Back in February, President Barack Obama indicated in his State of the Union address that 3-D printing may be the next big thing in manufacturing. What he didn't say is that 3-D printing may also be the next big thing in intellectual property disputes.
Harvard University undergraduates who aspire to be attorneys will have a head start on admission to that law school across the way at starting in 2015.
A panel of the Georgia Court of Appeals was asked Thursday to rule on the validity of a Clayton County grand jury's public corruption investigation of Morrow's former city manager and his subsequent indictment. The defendant's lawyer (above), Brian Steel, said the DA's conduct was "egregious."
Danny Carter shocked colleagues when the Hampton, Va., jailer posted a picture of his boss's opponent in the sheriff's race on his Facebook page along with a link to the contender's website.
The beginning of 2013 has seen overall confidence in the state of the legal industry dip slightly among law firm managing partners, despite the same group's growing optimism about which way the U.S. economy is headed.
A federal appeals panel sitting in Atlanta on Thursday wrestled with what appears to be a new kind of case: a school district being sued over claims that a student was bullied because of his disability.
DeKalb County's district attorney has responded to a judge's claims that the DA's investigator harassed him by saying it's the judge who is doing the harassing.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to congratulate Justice Hugh P. Thompson of the Supreme Court of Georgia on being elected by his colleagues to serve as Chief Justice beginning Aug. 15, succeeding current Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein.
More than 200 attorneys and staff at Legal Services NYC walked off their jobs Wednesday after voting overwhelmingly to reject management offers for a new contract.
The state Supreme Court has ruled in an ex-NFL player's case that Connecticut lawyers can't be sued for fraud for their conduct in court cases because of a centuries-old legal doctrine.
A judge has rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to allow them to take periodic photos of him in prison.
At the age of three, Brianica Kirsch was diagnosed with brain cancer. Her parents, desperate to find alternative measures for their daughter who had undergone surgeries and chemotherapy, turned to Dr. Christine Daniel, who offered an herbal supplement with a success rate she claimed was between 60 and 80 percent.
Authorities in the Turks and Caicos Islands have decided not to prosecute two Americans accused of having one bullet each in their luggage at the airport in the British territory.
In one photo, a woman is on all fours, presumably picking something up, her posterior pressed against a glass window. Another photo shows a couple in bathrobes, their feet touching beneath a table. And there is one of a man, in jeans and a T-shirt, lying on his side as he takes a nap.
A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner is calling on the U.S. Justice Department to release photos of wounds the man suffered when struck with non-lethal rounds at a recent clash with guards at the prison.
Real estate closing attorneys around the state are battling companies that hire Georgia lawyers to preside over closings just long enough to see that the documents are signed and witnessed. Meredith Ragains, left, Simon Bloom and Stephanie Everett have filed proposed class actions against closing vendors and their lawyers on behalf of more than 3,000 property buyers.
Georgia's legal community donated money and food equating to 840,958 pounds of goods to the state's food banks, a 38 percent increase from last year's effort, in the annual Legal Food Frenzy.
The chief investigator for the DeKalb County district attorney interrupted jury selection this week to serve a subpoena on a Superior Court judge with whom the DA is sparring.
Search Engine Optimization?or SEO?is the art or science of search. Google, Bing, Yahoo and the others attempt to do the same thing: Match questions with answers. The point of SEO is to make what you post online line up with the questions your intended audience is asking.
A Harvard Medical School research assistant who went on to serve as a U.S. judge for 23 years now finds herself at the center of the Boston Marathon bombing case, and by extension the post 9-11 issue of whether, and when, suspected terrorists should benefit from constitutional rights.
The focus of lawsuits stemming from the April 17 explosion at the West, Texas, fertilizer plant may change, after news that Adair Grain Inc., doing business as West Fertilizer Co., holds only a $1 million liability insurance policy.
Hong Kong-based Oron.com says it's just an ordinary cloud storage company, like Dropbox or Apple's iCloud. So why, it asks, should an American pornography distributor get an order freezing all of its assets and effectively shutting down its business?
A solo practitioner sometimes looks at networking events as a chance to be social and relax with friends. After all, working on your own, often behind closed doors, can be isolating. Perhaps, but you could be missing out on a great opportunity to make contacts that will help you build your business.
Atlanta Public Schools is notifying parents that it will have to turn over students' education information in response to a subpoena.
The Army's top officer acknowledged on Thursday that his service is failing in its effort to stop sexual assaults, as he and the nation's other top defense leaders were summoned to the White House to discuss the militarywide problem.
Investigators have not ruled out criminal activity as the cause of a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed at least 14 people and flattened part of a tiny Texas town, two officials familiar with the findings said Thursday.
A bill forbidding employers and universities from accessing private email or social media accounts of workers and students has passed the North Carolina House.
A federal grand jury has indicted state Rep. Tyrone Brooks over allegations claiming he misappropriated more than $1 million in charitable funds.
A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting that injured 20 people at a parade on Mother's Day, police said Thursday afternoon.
A woman and her lawyer claiming the CEO of Waffle House Inc. sexually abused her will have to pay the CEO's attorney fees for filing sealed documents in the open, a Fulton County judge decided on Monday.
Atlanta lawyer Thomas Byrne (above) is claiming victory in his first outing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
For years, a local subsidiary of international medical technology company C.R. Bard dominated the market for cancer-fighting radioactive seeds by paying kickbacks to medical centers, according to a federal whistleblower suit unsealed Monday in Atlanta.
States should lower the definition of drunken driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended Tuesday, saying the U.S. is too tolerant of impairment behind the wheel.
The Supreme Court's running feud with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit resumed Monday with the justices' decision to grant review in a Tennessee case involving civil rights complaints filed by prison inmates.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I am writing to express condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Atlanta attorney L. Jack Swertfeger Jr. on his recent passing.
A growing controversy in Washington involving the Internal Revenue Service could mean big changes in the way the agency regulates the political activity of tax-exempt organizations, according to election law experts.
Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress Wednesday that a serious national security leak required the secret gathering of telephone records at The Associated Press as he stood by an investigation in which he insisted he had no involvement.
Leaders of two conservative political groups in Georgia say they say faced invasive questioning from the Internal Revenue Service.
U.S. Attorney's officials say a south Georgia man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for distributing child pornography.
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A water projects bill approved by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor.
Abortion rights activists on Wednesday filed the first of what they expect will be several legal challenges to laws recently approved in North Dakota that would make that state the most restrictive in the country for women to terminate their pregnancies.
The Obama administration's record on transparency once again faces criticismthis time from both Republicans and Democratsfollowing the revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly obtained and reviewed Associated Press telephone records during a criminal investigation into a suspected leak of classified information.
It remains to be seen how far a recent state Supreme Court decision will go in limiting the ability of companies to stop their employees from jumping ship to competitors. Greenberg Traurig's David Long-Daniels (above), who represented the executive sued by his ex-employer: the high court correctly balanced mobility and trade secret protection.
The Georgia attorney general and a private lawyer are asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that prohibits public defenders within the same circuit from representing co-defendants, arguing it would place large law firms in jeopardy.
The Supreme Court said Monday that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto Co.'s patents on soybean seeds resistant to its weed-killer by growing the beans without buying new seeds from the corporation.
Justice David Souter chose 50 years after his retirement. For Justice Thurgood Marshall, it was two years after his death, and Justice Harry Blackmun settled on five years after his own death. Justice Byron White destroyed a good bit of his own.
Shareholder activists are flexing their muscles with a new exuberance this proxy season, running more insurgent slates in proxy contests, stalking larger targets and enjoying a higher rate of success.
While I greatly appreciate [State Bar of Georgia] President Robin Frazer Clark drawing attention to the important issue of the Constitutional requirement for indigent defense in her recent column ("Marking Gideon's half-century," Daily Report, May 10), it is necessary to clarify a point of confusion.
Much of the discussion in the media on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should have been given Miranda warnings when he was arrested appears to be based on a misconception: that law enforcement officers are required to give suspects the warnings set forth in Miranda v. Arizona and that failure to do so is a violation of the law, at least if the public-safety exception doesn't apply. That is not correct.
The trial of executive recruiter David Nosal for computer hacking and theft of trade secrets drew attention from many quarters.
The U.S. Supreme Court fight over California's Proposition 8, viewed by gay-rights advocates as a historic opportunity to establish same-sex marriage nationwide, may not even settle the issue in the state.
The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.
A gang member convicted of working as an enforcer for a violent Memphis-based drug ring with ties to Mexican cartels was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday.
A couple is suing the state of South Carolina for what they say was unnecessary sexual assignment surgery on a toddler they adopted.
Police say a man has been indicted in a series of rapes from the mid-1980s in the metro Atlanta area.
U.S. Attorney's officials say a former pharmacist has pleaded guilty to exchanging prescription drugs for sex for more than two years.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology can black out the names of university officials when releasing documents related to the investigation into free-information activist Aaron Swartz, a federal judge has ruled.