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Hb 239 - Business Courts, Laura A. Shoop, L. Whitney Woodward Dec 2019

Hb 239 - Business Courts, Laura A. Shoop, L. Whitney Woodward

Georgia State University Law Review

Georgia voters passed a constitutional amendment in November 2018, endorsing the establishment of a state-wide business court. The Act serves as the enabling legislation for the state-wide business court’s creation and implementation. Among other provisions, the Act provides the court’s location alternatives, jurisdictional limitations, filing fee, amount in controversy requirements, filing and transfer procedures, consent and objection rights for parties with cases and controversies slated for adjudication in state-wide business court, and minimum experience requirements for the presiding judge.


Injustice Under Law: Perpetuating And Criminalizing Poverty Through The Courts, Judge Lisa Foster May 2017

Injustice Under Law: Perpetuating And Criminalizing Poverty Through The Courts, Judge Lisa Foster

Georgia State University Law Review

Money matters in the justice system. If you can afford to purchase your freedom pretrial, if you can afford to immediately pay fines and fees for minor traffic offenses and municipal code violations, if you can afford to hire an attorney, your experience of the justice system both procedurally and substantively will be qualitatively different than the experience of someone who is poor. More disturbingly, through a variety of policies and practices—some of them blatantly unconstitutional—our courts are perpetuating and criminalizing poverty. And when we talk about poverty in the United States, we are still talking about race ...


Fulton County Business Court: A Specialized Solution For The Modern Business Community, Megan K. Johnson Jun 2014

Fulton County Business Court: A Specialized Solution For The Modern Business Community, Megan K. Johnson

Georgia State University Law Review

Business courts or complex commercial divisions are growing in popularity as an effective tool to channel the most complex civil cases into one place before experienced judges with the background and training necessary to resolve the sophisticated issues often presented in those cases. According to North Carolina Business Court Judge Ben F. Tennille, one of the first judicial advocates of the business court model, the evolution of specialty business courts is a necessary response to “‘the rapidly increasing complexity, rate of change and globalization of business.’”

In 2005, Fulton County Superior Court launched a Business Case Division (“Fulton Business Court ...


Courts Proceedings, Incompetency And Dependency: Authorize The Photographing Of Children Who Have Absconded And Subsequently Returned To The Custody Of The Department Of Juvenile Justice, Barbara S. Murphy Sep 2002

Courts Proceedings, Incompetency And Dependency: Authorize The Photographing Of Children Who Have Absconded And Subsequently Returned To The Custody Of The Department Of Juvenile Justice, Barbara S. Murphy

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act authorizes the photographing of every child who has absconded and subsequently returned to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.


Courts Demand Of Jury Panels From Which To Select Jury In Civil Actions In The State Courts And The Superior Courts: Raise The Minimum Damages Claim Amount Whereby Parties May Demand A Jury Of Twelve, Mark D. Meliski Sep 2002

Courts Demand Of Jury Panels From Which To Select Jury In Civil Actions In The State Courts And The Superior Courts: Raise The Minimum Damages Claim Amount Whereby Parties May Demand A Jury Of Twelve, Mark D. Meliski

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act increases the minimum claim for damages to twenty-five thousand dollars in order to have a jury of twelve members in civil actions in state court.


Courts Juveniles: Redefine Designated Felony Act, H. Woodall Mar 1987

Courts Juveniles: Redefine Designated Felony Act, H. Woodall

Georgia State University Law Review

The Act amends Georgia's Designated Felony Law by providing that a juvenile will be subject to the provisions of the Designated Felony Law if the juvenile commits an act which would be a felony if committed by an adult and the juvenile has been adjudicated three times previously for acts which, if done by an adult, would have been felonies. July 1, 1987


Courts Juveniles: Provide For Court Placement Of Deprived, Abused, Or Neglected Children, J. Brenner Mar 1987

Courts Juveniles: Provide For Court Placement Of Deprived, Abused, Or Neglected Children, J. Brenner

Georgia State University Law Review

The Code is amended so that when a juvenile who is allegedly abused, deprived, or neglected is removed from the home, the juvenile court judge or the judge's designee must approve the specific placement of the child. July 1, 1987