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...will be admitted at no charge. For more information, call (706) 951-6877. Essay competition open for entriesThe Georgia Trial Lawyers is accepting entries into its 7th Amendment Scholarship Essay Competition.Students will be asked to apply...

Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

...December 2010 report, which listed prior contributions as zero. The same year, political action committees for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Georgia Dental Association reported in their filings they'd each given Smith $250.In 2011...

Jury won't consider 9 deaths linked to salmonella in Georgia trial of peanut plant owner

The jury ended its first full day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict in the trial of former Peanut Corp. of America owner Stewart Parnell and two others.

Plane crash suits could bankrupt, Thomson mayor says

...be able to hold our cities and counties accountable for the harm they do," said Jason Rooks, a lobbyist for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.The subcommittee sent the bill to the full House Judiciary Committee, along with House Bill...

Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day

...studied the measure over the summer but it has not moved out of committee. The Medical Association of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association oppose the reform, saying it will increase costs. Associated Press writers Kate Brumback and...

George Fryhofer

...record for the largest personal injury verdicts in the state at that time. In 1968, he was elected President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. In 1978, he was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization limited...

Reduce health-care costs by replacing broken malpractice system

...malpractice carriers earned an average of 47 percent profit. No wonder MAG Mutual Insurance Company has joined the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association in opposing any meaningful changes to our current system.Since trial lawyers only pursue the...

Juror in Ga. trial sent texts to dead teen's family

Less than two months after a juror helped convict a Georgia man in the death of the man's stepson, the juror testified at a hearing that he sent text messages to the victim's family during the trial.

'Tort reform' a clever distraction

...fault of their own, does nothing to improve our health care system, nor does it increase patient safety. And it is, simply, un-American. (The writer is a lawyer in Marietta and past president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.)

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...cocaine within half a mile of a school, Lt. Turno said. Mr. Robinson is also being held on a fugitive warrant in Georgia. Trial date is set in Augusta murder case A tentative Oct. 12 trial date has been scheduled in an Augusta death penalty...

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