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Dec. 30

December 30, 2011 --

Lawyers: Brunswick judge Williams presided through fear Grand jury calls for investigation into DeKalb school board Gingrich divorce records pose question for Carroll County court clerk Lobbying: Where right and rules can clash Feds scrutinize Georgia’s early Race to the Top work Outgoing DNR board member criticizes Deal

After 10 years, Supremes disbar two ATL ambulance chasers

November 30, 2011 --

Two Atlanta attorneys who paid runners at least $276,000 over several years to bring them personal-injury clients were stripped of their right to practice law today by the Supreme Court of Georgia. Lawyers Steven C. Freedman and Thomas C. Sinowski, who had “zealously” litigated the case against them for 10 years, argued that even a one-year suspension was too much.

March 23

March 23, 2011 --

Lottery gives larger share to jackpots, less to HOPE, pre-K Campaign cash accompanies bid for corporate tax breaks Lawyers ask for review of ex-judge Camp’s rulings, sentences Judge orders mediation in costly DeKalb school suit DeKalb educator charged with altering attendance records Class action demands attorneys for indigent parents jailed over child support Ex-Villa Rica […]

Nov. 2

November 2, 2010 --

APS board actions draw serious scrutiny Court revives Fulton taxpayer foundation’s lawsuit Atlanta Eagle’s lawyers want city fined over destruction of records Defender agency seeks special session for funds MCG, foundation set aside their differences Delay continues for Cobb EMC directors’ vote Bishop Eddie Long responds to lawsuits

Evidence flimsy in probe of ethics attorneys

Evidence flimsy in probe of ethics attorneys
August 16, 2010 --

Headlines trumpeted state Inspector General Elizabeth Archer‘s latest findings a few weeks back: “State’s ethics lawyers blasted for outside work.” “State attorneys ran private firm on public time.” “Moonlighting Ethics Commission lawyers violated state policies.” But look closer at Archer’s investigative files, as I did, and you’ll find fairly flimsy evidence behind some of her conclusions. Some “findings” are artfully worded to suggest impropriety without explicitly saying so. Not only that, there’s no sign that her office informed one of the attorneys of a key issue or asked for an explanation.

July 23

July 23, 2010 --

Troy Davis lawyers ask judge to weigh rejected evidence Foster care abuse & neglect up in Fulton & DeKalb SunTrust arm fined for unsuitable trades Port Wentworth official on probation for saying heckler ‘should have been aborted’ Facing elimination, ex-Clayton police chief retires Forsyth ethics complaint stirs candidate changes Ex-cop convicted in connection to Polk […]

July 20

July 20, 2010 --

Ex-airport manager claims mayoral cronyism influenced contract DeKalb schools overspent on lawyers USDA official resigns after bias claim Ethics Commission pushes forward with Oxendine subpoenas Leaders of failed banks could face lawsuits Cobb school board member wants $41K recall reimbursement Missing equipment added to Gwinnett police narcotics probe Did UGA commit NCAA violations at ‘Dawg […]

July 14

July 14, 2010 --

ATL-Macon flights draw light loads, federal $$$ Corey lawyers: ATL broke own rules n airport contract deal With court approval, court continues to verify voters Ethics panel investigating Handel complaints Clayton Co. judge allows lawsuit against Scotts to continue Evans documents include e-mail from Courtney Fuhrmann

July 8

July 8, 2010 --

Lawyers file final arguments in Troy Davis case 80 educators could face discipline in CRCT cheating probe Why YOU should vote for John Oxendine! Cobb grand jury criticizes transcript fees, urges further probe Columbia Co. commissioner questioned on alleged affair with county employee Report: Illegal immigration costs Ga. $2.4B Savannah alderman to join mayor on […]

Gwinnett judge must assess ‘systemic breakdown’ in defender system

Gwinnett judge must assess 'systemic breakdown' in defender system
June 28, 2010 --

A Gwinnett County judge must decide whether “an actual breakdown in the entire public defender system” has denied an accused murderer a speedy trial, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled today. District Attorney Danny Porter indicted Khanh Dinh Phan in 2005, but the state has never paid lawyers hired to represent him in the killing of a Lilburn man and his 2-year-old son.

May 13

May 13, 2010 --

Sheriff obtains warrant for illegal KSU student Ga. chancellor resists call to check students’ immigrant status Homeowners sue to halt Fulton property tax bills DeKalb school offices include $2,000 chairs DeKalb investigating ambulance delays Fayette schools awarded technology sale to highest bidder Judge reinstates $3.6M libel judgment against former Forsyth sheriff Acquitted kindergarten teacher’s lawyers pushing […]

April 16

April 16, 2010 --

DeKalb terminates superintendent GBI: Accused claims Roethlisberger forced her to have sex SCLC accused of misspending more funds Senate panel removes review from death-penalty statute Ray McBerry saga: Victim’s mom’s story Lawyers in bias case want DeKalb to pay $2M in fees UGA research funding is drying up APD, Citizen Review Board continue to disagree […]