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Georgia Supreme Court Rules That Internet Posts About Someone Don’t Constitute “Stalking”

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously overturned a lower court’s permanent protective order against a Columbus, Georgia businessman named Matthew Chan; Chan had been hit with the order back in 2013 when a woman named Linda Ellis claimed she feared for her safety after reading 9 posts on Chan’s website, called ExtortionLetterInfo.com (“ELI”). [Disclaimer: Since […]

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Constitutional Law Litigation

Error or Message in Supreme Court Decision?

So I go away on a cruise for a week and the Supreme Court of the United States decides to put out a series of major decisions that shows the division among the justices and the deepening politicization of the Court. But this is not a Constitutional Law blog. If you want heady analysis about […]

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Copyright Law Litigation

Artists and Record Companies To Wage War Over Song Rights

In the Mid-1970s, Congress changed the Copyright Act to allow songwriters and composers to file claims to “reclaim” their music from the recording companies and publishing houses that owned the rights to them. The law was made effective on January 1, 1978 and required artists to wait 35 years before they could file for reclamation […]

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Litigation

Improving Nassau County’s Arraignment Practices

Awhile ago I wrote an article for “The Attorney” Magazine about the inequities of the arraignment process in Nassau County.  The article resulted in the re-construction and re-alignment of the courtroom where arraignments are held with the moving of the District Attorney’s desk from the front of the courtroom at the right hand of the […]

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General Litigation

Top 10 Tips for Young Trial Lawyers

At this time of year, I always think about the new class of lawyers coming to their new jobs at the end of the summer, which also means that those who are already in their legal jobs for a few years will get slowly pushed up the ladder. When I was at Corporation Counsel (The […]

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General

Lindsay Lohan Needs Damage Control ASAP! She Just Asked Chanel to Decorate her DWI Bracelet!

Someone needs to speak with Shawn Chapman Holley,  Lindsay Lohan’s criminal defense attorney out in LaLa Land.  Now Holley, is an experienced high-profile lawyer at  one of California’s most powerful entertainment firms.  But apparently Lindsay Lohan is on auto-pilot.    On Monday, May 24, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge ordered her to wear a […]