Georgia lawyer wins false arrest trial in federal court

Another victory in a false arrest trial in federal court. The verdict was $1.3 million, but the judge may add $300,000 to that amount for the plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees. The arrest that led to this case happened in Athens, Georgia. The allegation was that a UGA employee lied when obtaining an arrest warrant for a…

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Georgia dentist charged with assaulting patients while sedated

A dentist in Carrollton Georgia was indicted this week and charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, battery and child cruelty. The indictment is based on allegations that he assaulted several of his patients during treatment. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. Apparently, the criminal investigation started when 8 of Dr. Austin’s patients claimed…

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Another innocent man released from prison in Georgia

Yet another man wrongfully convicted on the basis of eyewitness testimony was released from a Georgia prison this week. John White was convicted in 1980 of raping a 74 year old woman in West Georgia. The Athens Banner-Herald has the story. The dedicated criminal defense lawyers at the Georgia Innocence Project did it again. I…

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Criminal arrest warrants and business litigation

In the past few months, we have been fortunate to convince district attorneys in two different Georgia counties to dismiss serious felony charges against our clients that had arisen out of business disputes. In one case, it was a former employer charging his employee with computer trespass and theft charges to avoid paying severance pursuant…

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