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How Can a Lawyer Help You Fight Police Misconduct?

Anyone in the United States, whether citizens or non-citizens, has the right to take legal action if subjected to police misconduct.  Police misconduct can include a number of abusive actions ranging from discriminatory traffic stops and use of excessive force to coercive sexual conduct.  If you experience Atlanta police misconduct, consult an experienced police misconduct […]

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What is America’s Newest Driving Campaign to Prevent Accidents?

Just as buckle up was the catchphrase in the 1980s for promoting seat belt use, the no phone zone is the slogan for today’s driving generation.  Statistics show that cell phone use and texting while driving can lead to auto accidents.  Consequently, more and more states are joining the text ban roster.  If you suffer […]

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What is the Greatest Cause of Teenage Deaths?

Teenage driver safety is a pressing concern for parents, and reasonably so.  More teenagers die as a result of car accidents than from any other cause.  By seeking Atlanta auto accident legal help, parents can help defray medical bill expenses and receive compensation for other damages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides […]

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What Can You Do about Nursing Home Abuse?

When the elderly no longer have the physical or mental capability to fight nursing home abuse, their safety depends on family and friends.  If your loved one suffers from inexplicable bruises, bed sores or malnourishment, these are signs of abuse.  Consult a lawyer about Atlanta nursing home neglect and find out about taking legal action. […]

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How Can You Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Case?

Sometimes criminal investigations begin far in advance of indictment, especially in white collar crime federal cases.  However, in any criminal case, as soon as you believe you are a target for indictment, you should consult Atlanta criminal defense attorneys to protect your rights. Many people do not have a good understanding of their right to […]

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How Can Red Light Cameras Help Lawyers in Car Crash Cases?

To win an accident case for a client, car accident lawyers in Atlanta, GA often must prove that the other driver was at fault.  This can be challenging when no witnesses were present.  It is also rare that a police officer happens to be at the scene to observe and corroborate what occurred during an […]

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City Ordinance Criminalizes Feeding Homeless

Jennifer Hector, Intern The Cochran Firm Arnold Abbott, 90, first made national news when he and two other men—Pastor Dwayne Black, of The Sanctuary Church and Pastor Mark Sims of St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church—were charged for violating a Ft. Lauderdale city ordinance that criminalized feeding the homeless in public areas. All three men face […]

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The Rise of Ebola in the U.S. and Government Response

By Jennifer Hector, Intern The Cochran Firm It was not until September 2014 that mainstream America started reporting on the Ebola pandemic that has affected thousands of West Africans. On September 30th, Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian National, was diagnosed with Ebola. He was the first person to test positive for the deadly disease on […]

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Talcum Powder May Increase Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder is often used as a feminine hygiene product to stay cool and prevent vaginal odors. In mid-2014, 65 women filed a class-action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly knowing that talcum powder contained toxic properties and publicized misleading information about the safety of their products, specifically Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and […]

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Atlanta Rollover Truck Accident Attorneys

One of the most common types of trucking accidents in Atlanta is a truck roll over. This happens when the driver loses control of the vehicle, causing the truck to literally roll over, landing on its side or even it’s roof. This usually results in the truck colliding with, pinning down or even landing on […]

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