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Georgia Settles Inmate Wrongful Death Lawsuits for $350,000

State of Georgia Pays Inmate’s Family $350,000 to Settle Wrongful Death Lawsuit After an inmate in Hays Prison was strangled and beaten to death in his cell, the family sued the state of Georgia for failing to protect him while he served his sentence. Now, Georgia has offered the family a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of … [Read more...]

Hot Car Death Trial Should Have Some Charges Removed, Defense Says

Harris Defense Attorneys Want Hot Car Death and Other Charges in Separate Trials In October, defendant Justin Ross Harris pleaded not guilty to hot car death criminal charges involving the death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper, where Harris left him all day. In early September, Harris was officially indicted on Georgia murder charges  for the … [Read more...]

Teachers Testify in Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal

Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal Testimony Paints Damning Picture Monday, October 20th, and Tuesday, October 21st, saw testimony from former Atlanta Public Schools teachers, who backed up the racketeering and cheating charges in the federal trial against 12 former teachers and administrators. On Monday, former teacher Margaret Merkerson … [Read more...]

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Star with Assault Charges

“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” Reunion Show Brawl Leads to Assault Charges The New York-hosted “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” show turned ugly in July when the party erupted into a massive fight between several of the former cast mates, and now one of the former stars faces assault charges. One of the former stars, Joseline Hernandez, is now … [Read more...]

Georgia Dept of Transportation Stops Using Faulty Guardrails

After Guardrail Company Settles Lawsuit, Georgia DOT Will Stop Using Product The Georgia Department of Transportation has ordered its contractors to stop using faulty guardrails after the manufacturer recently settled a whistleblower lawsuit and agreed to stop manufacturing the defective product. The defective guardrails, manufactured by Trinity … [Read more...]

Former Georgia Banker Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme and Other Federal Charges

Former Georgia Banker Who Faked Death Over Ponzi Scheme Failure Sentenced for Federal Charges On Thursday, June 5th of this year, a former Georgia banker, who created an elaborate Ponzi scheme then faked his own death pleaded, guilty to 17 federal charges, including bank and securities fraud. On October 29th, the 48-year-old fraudster was … [Read more...]

Two Dekalb County Schools Racketeering Charges Overturned

Two Racketeering Convictions in Dekalb County Schools Scandal Overturned After two people were convicted on racketeering charges for their involvement in the Dekalb County public schools construction scandal last year, court investigations led the judge to believe that there was a “lack of complete and truthful evidence” in some of the … [Read more...]

Not Guilty Plea to Murder Charges in Hot Car Death Trial

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges for Son’s Hot Car Death A Georgia man whose 22-month-old son died after spending a whole day in a hot car in June this year has officially pleaded not guilty to murder charges. In early September, Justin Ross Harris was officially indicted on murder charges for the death of his toddler son, Cooper, in … [Read more...]

Georgia Kicks Off Teen Driver Safety Week

Georgia Department of Driver Services Kicks Off October Teen Driver Safety Week Car accidents, whether from distracted driving, DUI, or simple random occurrence, are a regular problem in the state of Georgia and much of the country. It is important for teenagers to learn safe driving techniques early, so Georgia has created Teen Driver Safety … [Read more...]

Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal Federal Trial Continues

Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal Continues Federal Trial In April 2013, 35 educators were to report to the Fulton County Jail after being indicted as major players in the now infamous Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal. A year later, 12 of those suspects in the Atlanta Public School Cheating Scandal have gone to court on federal … [Read more...]