Fri., May 10, 2013 9:00am
The state Department of Corrections has agreed to give the Southern Center for Human Rights 1,000 pages of documents after the group sued during their probe into a northwest Georgia prison. The lawsuit had been dismissed and aside from providing the documents, the Georgia Department of Corrections has agreed to pay the organization's legal fees.
Thu., April 18, 2013 7:44pm
A group of farmworkers has sued one of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions, saying they were paid less than minimum wage and were paid less than foreign guest workers who worked alongside them. The federal lawsuit was filed by four American farmworkers and 16 of their former co-workers against Stanley Farms, LLC and its managers.
Wed., February 27, 2013 7:19pm
A state lawsuit by six members of the DeKalb County School board challenging Governor Nathan Deal's power to suspend them has been dismissed. The six were suspended Monday by the Governor after a reccommendation by the State Board of Education.
Mon., October 29, 2012 2:03pm
A Dalton teacher and a Baptist minister from Atlanta have filed suit over the language of the constitutional amendment regarding charter schools. Beverly Hodges and Reverend Timothy McDonald are asking a Fulton County Superior Court to declare the language of the amendment misleading.
Thu., October 25, 2012 6:33pm
A judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing Gwinnett County school authorities and the Georgia School Boards Association of illegally campaigning against the proposed constitutional amendment to affirm the state's power to create independent charter schools.
Wed., October 10, 2012 6:18pm
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta along with other religious institutions have filed lawsuits seeking to overturn the birth control mandate.
Wed., October 10, 2012 5:57pm
A lawsuit alleging illegal campaigning by public education authorities opposed to a constitutional amendment on charter schools unraveled Wednesday in a Fulton County courtroom. Five plaintiffs filed the case against every Georgia school district over some officials' actions regarding a Nov. 6 referendum that would grant the state more power to select private operators for independent public schools.
Mon., October 8, 2012 6:22pm
A group of five Georgia residents is accusing the state's 180 local school districts of illegally using taxpayer money to campaign against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools. The proposal would allow the state to create a new board that could pick private entities to run independent schools financed by taxpayers. Local boards currently control charters.
Thu., September 13, 2012 6:50pm
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on behalf of the Ku Klux Klan, which had tried unsuccessfully to join the state's Adopt-a-Highway program.
Mon., August 27, 2012 2:20pm
The state of Georgia has asked a federal judge to dismiss a federal government lawsuit that claimed the state's schedule for runoff elections violates federal law on military and overseas absentee ballots.