Georgia

724 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Former lawyer is charged with stealing client identities to apply for litigation advances

A former lawyer has been charged with stealing the identities of 36 ex-clients to apply for litigation funding advances that he kept.

Chalmer “Chuck” Detling II, 42, of Marietta, Georgia,…

Divorce lawyer is shot and killed by his client’s former husband, police say
Updated: A 41-year-old divorce lawyer in Cartersville, Georgia, was shot and killed Wednesday.
New suit is filed against dancing cosmetic surgeon, this time for alleged privacy violation

An Atlanta-area dermatologist who posted videos of herself singing and dancing during cosmetic surgery has settled four malpractice suits, including one by a woman who suffered permanent brain damage following…

Former Fisher & Phillips partner is convicted of felony murder in wife’s death

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was found guilty of felony murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of his wife, Diane McIver, while they were riding in…

Lawyer had sleep disorder that could possibly explain why he fatally shot his wife, doctor testifies

An Atlanta lawyer had a sleep disorder that could possibly explain why he fatally shot his wife while riding in the back seat of an SUV, the research director of…

2 lawyers and their client are acquitted in Waffle House CEO sex-tape trial

Two Georgia lawyers and their client have been acquitted on charges that they violated a state eavesdropping law when the client secretly recorded a video showing her engaged in a…

ABA brief supports procedural rights of lawyer denied military spouse waiver for bar admission

The Georgia Board of Bar Examiners may have violated the procedural due process rights of a lawyer licensed in Louisiana when it offered no explanation for its denial of her…

Despite plans to close, Savannah Law School will allow students to complete education in same city

Savannah Law School has sold its building and announced its decision to close, but that doesn’t mean its current students will have to travel to another city to complete…

Class action claims closing of Savannah Law School is intended to benefit parent school’s finances
A would-be class action lawsuit filed on behalf of Savannah Law School students claims the school is being closed to financially benefit its parent school and to improve the parent school's position before the ABA's accreditation body.
Lawyer asked his ‘darlin’ ’ for a gun before falling asleep and fatally shooting her, defense says

Prominent Atlanta lawyer Claud “Tex” McIver had a loving relationship with his wife before he fatally shot her, defense lawyer Bruce Harvey stressed in court on Tuesday during a cross-examination…

Lawyers argue over apportionment after $1M verdict in BigLaw malpractice case

Lawyers were arguing over how to apportion damages and fees after jurors awarded more than $1 million on Wednesday in a malpractice suit against Alston & Bird.

Jurors in Atlanta…

Former publisher and lawyer accuse judge of malicious prosecution in federal lawsuit

The publisher of a now-shuttered weekly newspaper and his lawyer have filed a federal lawsuit against a Georgia judge that alleges she “sought revenge” for their requests for court spending…

Computer refurbisher appeals for freedom after trying to prolong lives of PCs

Updated and corrected: Eric Lundgren, an electronics recycling advocate and computer refurbisher from California, faces more than a year in prison for creating tens of thousands of discs meant to…

Title VII protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, en banc 2nd Circuit says
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Georgia capital defendant has right to appeal based on racist statements from juror, SCOTUS says
Keith Tharpe, a black Georgia death row inmate who was found guilty of killing his sister-in-law and kidnapping his estranged wife in 1990, may be entitled to a certificate of appealability due to racist statements made by a white juror during deliberations, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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