Lawyers for singer Gregg Allman and the producers of biopic “Midnight Rider” Tuesday asked a Chatham County judge to dismiss Allman’s lawsuit to block the film. They say they are on a “path to resolution” outside court. The lawyers on both sides of the case reportedly stayed late at the courthouse last night hammering out an agreement. The negotiations came after an initial hearing Monday that focused on a fatal train accident on the set of the film about Allman’s life.
Harry Belafonte has sued the estate of Martin Luther King Jr. in New York over the fate of three documents he tried to sell at auction. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and a court declaration Belafonte is the rightful owner.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced Tuesday his state has filed suit against Georgia in the U. S. Supreme Court over water consumption. “Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgia’s unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgia’s over-consumption of water threatens the existence of Apalachicola Bay and the future economic development of the region,” Scott said in a written news release.
The mother of a Georgia inmate killed during a fight in a prison cell has filed a federal lawsuit accusing prison officials of civil rights violations. Damion MacClain died Dec. 26 at Hays State Prison in northwest Georgia. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by RaHonda MacClain.
Opponents of a state college system policy are still waiting for a response to their lawsuit challenging Georgia’s treatment of undocumented students. But they say the state has already granted some rights to the students who are suing.
A federal judge has approved a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen. U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. in Savannah signed an order Monday officially closing the case.
Governor Nathan Deal responded firmly Wednesday morning to the news that Florida officials plan to file a lawsuit in the ongoing water war between the states. Georgia, Florida and Alabama have been fighting for decades over how much water each is entitled to from their shared river networks.
A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen has already cost the celebrity cook a valuable chunk of her culinary empire.
Undocumented students suing the University System of Georgia say their lives are on hold. An Obama administration order allows some to work legally. But state rules still bar them from Georgia’s top colleges.