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Rape victim's lawsuit against hospital revived

An Augusta woman's lawsuit against the hospital where she was raped by a nursing assistant can proceed to trial because of a recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals.
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...after a Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in was hit from behind and burst into flames.The Jeep's gas tank was mounted behind the rear axle, leaving it vulnerable in a rear crash.The case now heads to the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Retrial underway in 2009 hospital attack

...this week in Richmond County Superior Court.Roger Bettis, 34, was granted a new trial in July 2014 when the Georgia Court of Appeals agreed that he should have been allowed to represent himself if he still wanted to after being fully informed...
Georgia agriculture commissioner can set Vidalia onion packing date, court rules

Georgia's agriculture commissioner can set a packing date for the state's famed Vidalia onions, an appeals court has ruled.
Augustan sits on Georgia Supreme Court bench for case

...first Asian-American state appellate judge in the Southeast, when appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal in 2013 to the Georgia Court of Appeals. And when elected to that seat in 2014, she became the first Asian-American to be elected to a statewide Georgia...
Can KKK 'adopt a highway'? State of Georgia says no; appellate court considers the issue

ATLANTA - A Georgia court heard arguments Thursday about whether the state violated a Ku Klux Klan group's constitutional rights by refusing its application to a highway cleanup program.
Man granted request to represent himself at trial

A man accused of attempting to rape a woman in a hospital restroom in 2009 will be allowed to represent himself at trial.
Georgia eyes probation reform

...Transparency and oversight are probably the two key catch phrases that are driving what we're doing," said Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, co-chair of the governor's Criminal Justice Reform Council.A highly critical state...
Scott Dean's daughter recants sex allegation on witness stand

...I got confused and I didn't know what to do."Blanchard denied a motion for a new trial June 2012 and the Georgia Court of Appeals upheld that decision in May."We know it is not easy to come in and get a new trial after the fact," Theodocion...
Appeals court hears Ga. pothole case

SPRINGFIELD, Ga. -- The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by an Effingham County judge in a lawsuit over a pothole.Theron and Dana Davis sued the Effingham County...