A federal judge says that both the Georgia Ports Authority and a South Carolina agency overseeing activities in the Savannah River may take part in a $650 million lawsuit challenging the deepening of the river shipping channel. But U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel also denied a motion Tuesday to expand the lawsuit to deal with what South Carolina environmental laws pertain to the project.
Two contractors working on the expansion of Plant Vogtle in east Georgia are suing Georgia Power and its partners over the project. The contractors want more than $28 million, about half what they said they’re owed for site-preparation work at the plant.
The father of a girl who suffered brain injuries from a foul ball at a 2010 Atlanta Braves game is suing the team and Major League Baseball. He says the team didn’t provide proper protection to keep the accident from occurring.
he South Carolina agency charged with reviewing activities in the Savannah River wants to enter a federal lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the shipping channel. The Savannah River Maritime Commission filed court documents Tuesday asking to enter the case brought by conservation groups in South Carolina and Georgia.
The American Civil Liberties Union will help the Ku Klux Klan in its bid to join Georgia's highway cleanup program as a legal fight looms. ACLU of Georgia Executive Director Debbie Seagraves tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the civil rights group will assist the Klan in its battle with the state. The International Keystone Knights of the KKK applied to join the "Adopt-A-Highway" program along part of Route 515 in the north Georgia mountains.
The Southern Center for Human Rights says a settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit involving appeals by indigent Georgia defendants. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in 2009 were calling for the state to make changes to make sure hundreds of defendants have lawyers to represent them in their appeals.
The estate of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit against a television news anchor in Mississippi claiming that he has documents taken from the slain civil rights leader by a former employee, the anchor's mother.
Lawyers for a Georgia man set to be put to death on Wednesday have filed a lawsuit seeking to halt his execution, saying the drug authorities plan to use caused "needless suffering" when it was administered to another death row inmate. Andrew DeYoung is scheduled to die after being convicted of the 1993 slayings of his parents and 14-year-old sister.