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Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion complaints rank fifth in Army

...battalion, with a command sergeant major saying at one time that he didn't care if soldiers reported him because he was "a lawyer and above the law."Walker said her administration uses complaints to "coach, train or mentor" officers, and if necessary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-28/fort-gordon-warrior-tran
Smallbiz Small Talk: Bosses can't get even when staffers gripe on social media

...the boss on Facebook last year, the publicist consulted his lawyer, who said the staffer couldn't be fired."The first lesson...examples of what's acceptable.- Review the policy with a lawyer or HR specialist to be sure it wouldn't violate federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-27/smallbiz-small-talk-bosses
Police dogs questionable

...have to be frequently recalibrated for their readings to hold up even in Columbia County's courts, and until someone with a lawyer shows up, that's the exception rather than the norm. Why cut into the police and courts' revenue stream? Alcohol-testing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-26/police-dogs-questionable
Family of man killed by Georgia police wants investigation

...findings."How can you have Cobb County doing the investigation when you invited them in to participate in the arrest?" asked lawyer Mawuli Mel Davis, an attorney for Thomas' family.Davis said his law firm has asked Smyrna's police chief to request the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-03-26/family-man-killed-georgia-police-wa
Cubs, rooftop owners battle in court over Wrigley renovation

A lawyer for rooftop clubs around Wrigley Field says the Cubs are illegally trying...construction of the right-field sign that would block several rooftop views.Lawyer Thomas Lombardo says the Cubs have tried to "bully" his clients into raising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-23/cubs-rooftop-owners-batt
DeKalb County agrees to policy changes to protect rights of people who can't pay court fines

...within 30 days. Kevin Thompson's constitutional rights to a lawyer and a hearing to demonstrate his inability to pay were violated...people charged with probation violations about their right to a lawyer and their right to request a waiver of public defender fees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-19/dekalb-county-agrees-p
Darren Sharper reaches plea agreement to settle rape charges

...Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints in an All-Pro season, Darren Sharper is looking at a long stretch in prison after his lawyer said Friday the former safety reached a plea agreement that will settle rape charges involving at least nine women in four states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2015-03-20/darren-sharper-reaches-plea-a
Commercials intolerable

...wheelchair, or on a crutch. No, they're jumping around bragging on their windfall. But I thought I had seen it all, until the lawyer arrives on the accident scene as they are loading the patient in the ambulance. When I was younger, we referred to all lawyers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-20/commercials-intolerable
South Carolina State trustees release letters to justify Elzey's firing

...threatened to cut off power to the school.A lawyer for the trustees released two letters...placed on administrative leave.Elzey's lawyer filed an amended breach of trust lawsuit...problems," trustees wrote.Elzey's lawyer pointed out that trustees passed most...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-17/south-carolina-state-trustees
Biz Bits

LELAND MALCHOW Award/honor: Named in the 2015 edition of Georgia Super Lawyers.Details: He is a lawyer for Nimmons & Malchow PC. CHRISTINA CHAPPELLAward/honor: Received the Sales Achieve ment Award from Weichert Real Estate Affiliates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-07/biz-bits