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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.

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Published Monday, July 14, 2014

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? 

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Published Monday, May 19, 2014

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.         

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Published Monday, July 1, 2013

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.       

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Published Monday, June 3, 2013

Faced with a personal or family tragedy, what would you do? Where would you turn for help?

 

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Published Monday, May 20, 2013

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.

 

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Published Monday, November 19, 2012

Stewart Melvin & Frost partner Mark Alexander and his family recently took part in a Medical Mission Trip to Bolivia.

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Published Monday, November 12, 2012

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.

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Published Monday, June 4, 2012

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.

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Published Monday, April 23, 2012

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?

 

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Published Sunday, September 11, 2011

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.

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Published Monday, August 8, 2011

Two new laws affecting Georgia motorists recently went into effect. One deals with child booster seats and the other involves new guidelines for sharing the road with bicyclists.

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Published Monday, July 18, 2011

Whether it's the holiday season or that summer cookout around the pool, party host need to know their responsibilities when alcoholic beverages are served. You should already know that it's important to practice moderation. But what about the other guy? How far should you go to make sure that a friend or fellow party-goer doesn't' drink too much and gets behind the wheel of a car?

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Published Monday, December 6, 2010

Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment to what is known as Georgia’s Restrictive Covenant Act in 2010. Mark Alexander, a partner and trial attorney with the Stewart Melvin & Frost law firm in Gainesville, Ga., offers advice on what both employers and employees should consider when they set up or review a restrictive covenant in their company.

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Published Monday, November 8, 2010

With the down economy and record high unemployment, workers are desperate for any job – so much so that they tend to overlook the fine print of their employment agreements, including the “non-compete” clause.

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Published Monday, September 20, 2010