A local jury this week delivered one of the largest personal injury awards in Hall County State Court history – $11.5 million – in a DUI case that severely injured a husband, wife and their 12-year-old daughter who were hit by a truck while walking outside a Wal-Mart store....read more
Technology has changed the courts in a lot of ways. One area that is being addressed now is the rules governing civil trials.
Employers want to protect their customer and company information. To do this many employers require their employees to sign restrictive covenant or non-compete agreements when they join the company....read more
The State of Georgia’s ban on texting and driving has been in effect nearly five years. Surveys have shown nearly 40 percent of drivers in Georgia admitted they text while driving. With the New Year, we wanted to have a refresher on the law....read more
In a recent Legal Briefs’ question and answer, Mark Alexander is an experienced litigator specializing in personal injury law talked about what punitive damages are in civil lawsuits and how we often get a distorted, negative view of punitive damages. One of the most famous cases involving punitive damages was the McDonald’s coffee case. Many people have only heard the side of the case that painted the plaintiff in a negative light but there is a side that helps show why punitive damages are important in civil cases....read more
In reading or hearing stories about court juries delivering big dollar verdicts in civil lawsuits, we often get a distorted, negative view of punitive damages. Are there any restrictions to what a jury can award? And where do you draw the line between simply reimbursing an accident victim for their medical expenses and punishing the defendant who caused the accident?...read more
Mark Alexander is a partner and trial attorney with Stewart Melvin & Frost – one of Northeast Georgia’s oldest and largest law firms. Based upon his work with numerous victims of tragic accidents through the years, Mark has developed a crisis tool kit, called a Crisis Navigation Guide, that provides advice on important personal and legal steps in the aftermath of a crisis....read more
Mark Alexander, a partner and trial attorney with Stewart Melvin & Frost, has developed expertise in Crisis Navigation. It’s a special role that he plays in helping families navigate through difficult times resulting from a serious injury or death. Using his two decades of experience, Mark has developed a crisis tool kit, called a Crisis Navigation Guide that provides important personal and legal steps to take in the aftermath of a crisis....read more
Faced with a personal or family tragedy, what would you do? Where would you turn for help?
Every driver should have car insurance, and wants to be protected. But from what? One of the most important sections of any auto policy is something called Uninsured Motorist Insurance.
Stewart Melvin & Frost partner Mark Alexander and his family recently took part in a Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia....read more
With popularity of Facebook, Twitter and other social media, a disturbing trend known as cyberbullying, which particularly affects young people and sometimes involves damaging criminal acts, has come to the forefront....read more
Many people think of lawyers in adversarial roles, arguing one side or the other in a courtroom dispute. But there are times when a lawyer can play a more personal hand-holding role, simply helping someone get through a major crisis in their life....read more
A decade after the terrorism attacks of September 11 on American soil, many aspects of our lives are much different today. But with the perspective of 10 years later, how has 911 really affected our civil liberties?
The summer of 2011 marked a sharp increase in drownings in Lake Lanier. Mark Alexander, a personal injury attorney with the Gainesville, Ga. law firm Stewart Melvin & Frost has dealt with numerous unfortunate cases involving serious accidents, injuries, and death....read more