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State Court Judges' Council chooses to ignore ethical opinion to stay out of pending litigation

...a series of civil lawsuits filed against Sentinel, which has dozens of contracts to provide probation services to Georgia courts, including Richmond County State Court.Sentinel has appealed the September 2013 rulings by Augusta Judicial Circuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-09/state-court-judges-cou
4 jailed for throwing rocks off overpass

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/4-jailed-throwing-rocks-over
Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court

DETROIT - A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court.Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-18/federal-judge-sends-key-gm
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-07-03/appeals-court-hears-ga
Judge disqualifies MLK estate lawyer

...King's lawyer, Eric Barnum, told the newspaper the order "speaks for itself." McBurney noted in his order that Georgia courts have long stressed the importance of a party's right to be represented by the attorney of its choosing. For that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-04-07/judge-disqualifies-mlk-estat
Probation bill clarified

...state Rep. Mark Hamilton and carried by state Sen. Hunter Hill. H.B. 837 deals with misdemeanor probation in Georgia courts. Problems with private misdemeanor probation in Richmond and Columbia counties have been a topic of discussion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-02/probation-bill-clarified
Unity preached by mayoral candidates

...new judicial center courthouse named in honor of Judge John H. Ruffin Jr., the first black chief justice of the Georgia Court of Appeals.State Senate District 22 candidate Harold Jones spoke of his courage when he was Richmond County State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-04-19/unity-preached-
Scott Dean's daughter recants sex allegation on witness stand

...testified. "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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-10-04/scott-deans-daughter-r
King siblings spar over lawyers in court

...judge agreed that seeking the disqualification of an opponent's lawyers is very unusual and generally not favored in Georgia courts. But in this case, lawyers for both sides have taken that step.McBurney said he would also schedule a hearing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-14/king-siblings-spar-over-lawye
Macon murder trial may shift toward Atlanta

MACON, Ga. - Court officials in central Georgia are considering McDonough as a possible venue for the trial of Stephen McDaniel. He's accused of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-21/macon-murder-trial-may