Georgia

Litigation threat must be real to close board meeting

Freedom of Information | Feature | July 6, 2001
Feature
July 6, 2001

State agency must determine if trade secrets exist in public records

Freedom of Information | Feature | May 11, 2001
Feature
May 11, 2001

Judge halts publication of “Gone with the Wind” parody

Content Regulation | Feature | April 24, 2001
Feature
April 24, 2001

Bill requires family consent before media can publish victim photos

Newsgathering | Feature | March 6, 2001
Feature
March 6, 2001

"Rogue lawyer" label may be libelous in context of article, court finds

Libel | Feature | January 31, 2001
Feature
January 31, 2001

Judge puts photographer in jail for violating a 'no flash' rule

Content Regulation | Feature | October 31, 2000
Feature
October 31, 2000

Libel case against Atlanta Journal-Constitution reinstated

Libel | Feature | October 26, 2000
Feature
October 26, 2000

Sheriff ordered to give newspaper incident reports

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29

From the Summer 2000 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 29.

Access to records cannot be denied over general 'embarrassment'

Feature
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34

From the Fall 1999 issue of The News Media & The Law, page 34.


Holding that a trial court could not seal a court record merely because of the “invasion of privacy and resulting embarrassment” that accompanies every lawsuit, the state Supreme Court in Atlanta reversed in mid-September an order sealing court records in a case filed by a woman who claims that she is an illegitimate child of Rankin Smith Sr., the late owner of the Atlanta Falcons football team.