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June 2013 Archives

Georgia officers take part in annual Zero Tolerance campaign

Law enforcement agencies across Georgia have once again joined a nationwide crackdown against drunk driving for the July 4 holiday. According to CBS Atlanta, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety says that this widely-celebrated holiday means getting out on the roads is more dangerous. With this in mind, police agencies across Georgia have launched their annual Operation Zero Tolerance campaign, which runs through July 7.

Parents file wrongful-death lawsuit against city official

After a 9-year-old boy drowned in June 2011 while swimming in a man-made pond on private property, the parents decided to file a lawsuit against the property owner, a city official in Georgia. The wrongful death lawsuit claimed that he should have enclosed the property so that this type of accident wouldn't happen.

How much is a Georgia human life worth?

There are various ways to calculate how much a life is worth in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to a recent article in Hawaii Business. Wrongful death lawsuits are designed to give monetary damages to a victim's family members and dependents for their economic loss. Typically, tort law calculates the value of a person's life. However, the law may do it differently based on an individual's career.

Woman killed in car crash involving former Hawks player

Sports fans in Georgia may have heard about the wreck involving a former Atlanta Hawks player and a couple near the intersection of Tara Avenue and North Boulevard in Jonesboro. According to police, the former Hawk crossed the median of Tara Avenue at around 1:15 p.m. and collided head-on with the other vehicle. The car crash resulted in injuries to the two drivers and the death of a third occupant.

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