Georgia

Death Penalty

Inmate is executed after SCOTUS stay denial in litigation over mental-disability proof

Criminal Justice

Man is ticketed for eating double quarter-pounder with cheese while driving

Trials & Litigation

Judge commits lawyer who tried to back out of agreed mental evaluation

Legal Ethics

Lawyer shows up late to his own contempt hearing, scolds judge

Trials & Litigation

Judge dismisses lawyer’s suit against courthouse deputy over cellphone tussle

Criminal Justice

Man who falsely claimed to have Ebola gets 10-year suspended sentence

Consumer Law

Feds cite ‘epidemic’ of debt-collection abuse, charge 7 individuals and company in ongoing probe

Obituaries

Founder of Troutman Sanders, a former governor, dies at 89

Trials & Litigation

Stuck in traffic en route to court, Georgia lawyer is told to pay $200 to charity when she arrives

Trials & Litigation

PGA star claims law firm stole $3M to help cover shortfall after managing partner embezzlement

Real Estate & Property Law

Woman’s condo is sold at auction because of $95 overdue tax bill; she says she never received notice

Tort Law

Parents could be liable for 7th-grader’s fake Facebook page about classmate, appeals court says

Criminal Justice

Arrested on misdemeanor, man now faces felony case over claimed false Ebola statements at jail

Criminal Justice

Judge says lawyer appeared unsteady and disheveled in court, orders drug test and jailing

Legal Ethics

11th Circuit cites Bible, labels lawyer’s action a ‘textbook example of bad faith’

Judiciary

Obama judicial nominee can’t win confirmation, Leahy says

Criminal Justice

Court reporters accused of stealing $485K by billing for bogus pages

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer fights judge’s order calling her ineffective and removing her from murder case defense

Criminal Justice

Ex-lawyer and former state Democratic party chief is federally charged in claimed $1.8M client fraud

Criminal Justice

Federal judge takes plea in domestic battery case, will not be convicted if he completes treatment