Police: Teacher’s Ex Sets Car On Fire With Her Inside

KENNESAW, Ga. — A man set his ex-girlfriend on fire while she was in a car at a Kennesaw gas station early Wednesday, Cobb County police said.

Police: Teacher’s Ex Sets Car On Fire With Her Inside
Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt confirmed that the victim i…

PDF/A-Whaaaat? Preparing for the Mandatory Change in Electronic Case Filing

Last year, the federal judiciary announced that it was planning to "change the technical standard for filing documents in the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system from PDF to PDF/A." At the time, no target date for the change was provided, but it appears that the change may be coming soon in some jurisdictions. Each federal court is responsible for setting its own deadline for requiring documents to be filed in the PDF/A format. In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, for example, the court will start posting documents in PDF/A format beginning June 1, 2011, and all court ECF filings uploaded on or after Jan. 1, 2012, must be in PDF/A format. For those of you reading this and thinking, "PDF/A-whaaat!?," here is a primer, courtesy of the PIT IP Tech Blog. In short, PDF/A is an International Standards Organization (ISO) approved version of the popular Adobe PDF format designed for archival purposes. It is a self-contained file, which means that it does not rely on external media players or hyperlinks outside of the documents. In addition, it embeds all of the fonts used in the document inside the file, so the recipient…

Police: Intruder Killed After Confronting Woman In Shower

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — An intruder was shot and killed after a confrontation with a Duluth woman in her shower Wednesday morning, Gwinnett police said.Police said the woman was alone at the time of the attack. She lives on East Mount Tabor Circle in D…

5-Year-Old Attacked By Pit Bull

ATLANTA — A 5-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull Monday night, Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones confirmed.It happened in the 700 block of Lexington Avenue in southwest Atlanta.Jones said the boy suffered severe lacerations to face and head.He…

Fire Department: Woman Killed As House Torn Down

ATLANTA — A woman was killed Saturday afternoon in southeast Atlanta as a demolition team tore down a house.Witnesses said the woman was inside the home when the building began crumbling around her.Residents in the area told Channel 2’s Tony Thomas t…

How You Can Help Tornado Victims

ATLANTA —

There are a wide variety of resources available to metro Atlanta residents who would like to contribute supplies or cash to the victims of the April tornadoes. The list below includes organizations working to help storm victims in north G…

Woman Accused Of Trying To Rent Foreclosed Home

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A Channel 2 Action News investigation has put a north Georgia woman under the spotlight for allegations that she tried to steal a $1 million Decatur home. The woman now faces a criminal investigation by the DeKalb County District …

Using Social Media to Support Navy SEALs … Pass It On!

Bradley Shear, an attorney in Washington, D.C., who writes the excellent Shear on Social Media Law blog, is trying to use social media in a different way this week. On the heels of the historic mission by the U.S. Navy SEa Air Land (SEAL) team that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, Shear wishes to draw attention to the Navy SEAL Foundation. The Navy SEAL Foundation’s mission is to "provide educational and motivational support, promote health and welfare programs for the Naval Special Warfare Community, and perpetuate the history and heritage of the U.S. Naval Commandos." Specifically, it describes its role as including the following: We provide tragedy assistance for families who have lost a loved one in training or combat. We support family events to uphold morale and camaraderie. We award scholarships and provide educational assistance to active duty personnel, their spouses, and children. As Shear notes, "the brave men and women who worked tirelessly day in and day out tracking down public enemy number #1 are our neighbors next door, our friends around the corner, and the people whom we see at the mall and ballpark. They may even be our professors and/or mentors." Through the Navy SEAL…

Police Shoot Man In Vacant Home

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A man was shot by a Fulton County police officer Thursday morning, Fulton County police said.

Police Shoot Man At Vacant Home
The shooting happened on Jerome Road in south Fulton County shortly before 10 a.m. Police said they wer…

Tattoo Law: Can ‘Hangover 2′ Use Tyson Tattoo on Ed Helms’ Character?

In April 2010 I pointed out some examples of tattoo law jurisprudence and asked, "[t]here are blawgs out there on everything from "Law and Magic" to "Mixed Martial Arts Law" so how can there not be a blawg about Tattoo Law? Is there not an ink-loving lawyer out there who will step up here?" I have yet to see any tattoo law blogs, but it is not too late for any of you wannabe tattoo bloggers, as the tattoo lawsuits continue to pile up. Most recently, an interesting lawsuit was filed by the tattoo artist who created the now-famous "tribal” tattoo around Mike Tyson’s left eye against Warner Bros., the studio responsible for “Hangover 2.” OnPointNews reports that artist Victor Whitmill, who owns the intellectual property rights to the design, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Warner Bros. alleging that the tattoo cannot be reproduced on anyone’s body other than Mike Tyson without his permission. In "Hangover 2," Ed Helms’ character wakes up to find what appears to be the Tyson tattoo inked on his face. Whitmill reportedly registered his copyright in April 2011 and is seeking damages and an injunction on the Memorial Day weekend release of "Hangover…