Is a Presidential Candidate Allowed to Suggest that Someone Shoot Another Presidential Candidate?

September 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

For anyone keeping track of the Trump vs. Clinton presidential race, you know there has been no shortage of entertaining and disturbing quips, accusations, and statements made so far. Both candidates have put their best mudslinging foot forward, trading barbs on an almost daily basis.

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Topics: first ammendment, politics

What Rights Do You Have in Images of Yourself?

September 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

I was recently interviewed on Fox 28 about the reasonable expectation of privacy when Councilwoman Johnson filed a legal action after being photographed in public. This article gives some a more detailed explanation of a person’s right to his or her likeness when photographed in public.

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Topics: trademarks, Copyright Law

Recorder's Court Lawsuit Exposes City's Illegality

August 26, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Below you will find documents related to the lawsuit filed by the City of Savannah against The Recorder's Court of Chatham County and Chief Judge Tammy Stokes.

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Topics: Chatham County Recorder's Court Litigation

Savannah Film Alliance Publishes eBook to Boost the Entertainment Industry in Savannah

July 27, 2016 | Charles Bowen

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance is pleased to announce it will launch an eBook that will be a comprehensive guide specifically designed to boost the film and television industry in Savannah. The publication is intended to provide movie and television producers with all of the information needed when considering the Savannah area as a location for filming, and provides additional resources that address complex questions which routinely arise in the entertainment field. It will be unveiled at the group’s quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 3.

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Topics: Georgia Entertainment Law

The Benefits of Hiring a Mediator to Resolve a Legal Dispute

July 27, 2016 | Charles Bowen

There are many options available to those involved in a legal dispute with another party. They may take the other party to court to present their legal challenge. If the issue is a criminal matter, they may involve the police. But more often than not, most disputes can be resolved through the use of legal mediation. Within this article, we’ll look at the benefits of hiring a mediator to resolve a legal dispute.

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Topics: Savannah Georgia Mediation Services

What Constitutes Wrongful Termination in the State of Georgia?

June 30, 2016 | Charles Bowen

When an employee has been fired from his or her job, they may be under the impression that they have been subject to wrongful termination. But there is a significant amount of misunderstanding within this legal area, and so if your business has been accused of wrongful termination, it is important to work with a legal professional to determine the parameters of a wrongful termination lawsuit.

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Topics: Georgia Employment Law

How to Know if Your Trademark or Copyright Has Been Violated

June 30, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Whether you own a small business or a large multinational corporation, when your company is the subject of copyright infringement, it is critical that you are proactive in analyzing your legal options and protecting your rights under the law. However, it’s not always simple to determine when a trademark or copyright status has been violated by another party. The purpose of this article is to highlight how a business can determine if their trademark or copyright has been violated.

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Topics: Copyright Law

The Legal Risks of Live Streaming

June 29, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Over the past year, live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat have become extremely popular. Now even Facebook has gotten into the live streaming game. These apps allow users to broadcast any event live using their smartphone. Not surprisingly, this technology has raised a host of legal issues, primarily in the areas of copyright infringement and privacy concerns.

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Topics: Law and Social Media

Does Georgia Employment Law Require Gender Neutral Bathrooms?

June 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

The controversy surrounding the use of gender-neutral bathrooms in schools has been widely publicized in recent months, as schools in several states have challenged the federal directive to provide gender-neutral bathrooms to their students.

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Topics: Georgia Employment Law

What are Some of the Basics of Georgia Manufacturing Law?

May 16, 2016 | Charles Bowen

Manufacturing has long been a thriving industry in the State of Georgia. If you are a business owner in Georgia, you are lucky to be in the number one state to conduct production under business-friendly policies and manufacturing laws according to a 2014 study by CNBC. Part of the reason why Georgia is a great place to open a business is due to its location between Europe and Asia and easy access to the Port of Savannah, one of the top shipping ports in the United States.

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Topics: Georgia Manufacturing Law