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  • September 28, 2011

    Sarah Palin may have threatened to sue the publisher and author of a scathing book about her life, but her rise to fame and public prominence since her failed 2008 vice presidential bid could make her case difficult to prove, according to attorneys who deal with similar cases. Palin’s attorney sent a letter to Crown…

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  • July 19, 2011

    Next week marks the 15th anniversary of the bomb explosion at Centennial Olympic Park, and lawyers for Richard Jewell, who died four years ago, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution are still fighting. A Georgia Court of Appeals ruling last week, which affirmed the dismissal of the libel case against the newspaper, could finally put the matter…

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  • July 01, 2007

    Sometimes you just have to dig your heels in and fight. Such was the case in 2005 when two heirs of a prominent Atlanta family sued SunTrust Banks, Inc. for a staggering $165 million, claiming the bank lost them millions of dollars by mismanaging trust funds established by their late grandfather.

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  • August 20, 2006

    The woman who accused Kobe Bryant of rape. Olympic security guard Richard Jewell. John and Patsy Ramsey. Their common thread? Lin Wood, the attorney who specializes in defending people who say they were scorned by the media.  The Ramseys’ attorney is in the spotlight again after John Mark Karr was arrested in Thailand last week…

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  • March 17, 2006

    On March 14, 2005, Gary A. Condit settled a high-profile, $11 million defamation1 lawsuit2 against celebrity author Dominick Dunne based upon accusations by Dunne that the former U.S. Congressman from California was responsible for the death of intern Chandra Levy in Washington, D.C. Dunne, a Vanity Fair correspondent who is, as Professor Jonathan Turley of George…

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  • November 06, 2004

    Fourteen months after she accused Kobe Bryant of raping her, a young Colorado woman sat on the witness stand testifying about the encounter, answering probing personal questions and trying to explain sketchy details. But the scene did not play out in this tiny mountain community, where the national media already were gathering to cover the…

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  • September 29, 2004

    DENVER — The Kobe Bryant defense team that saw rape charges against the NBA star thrown out three weeks ago faces a tough new challenge in civil court: L. Lin Wood, a fearless, media-savvy Atlanta lawyer once called the “attorney for the damned.” Wood is representing Bryant’s 20-year-old accuser in a lawsuit in which the…

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  • September 03, 2004

    Just after 3 p.m., as reporters began streaming back into the Eagle County Justice Center on Wednesday, he appeared at the back entrance to the courthouse. There was L. Lin Wood, big-time attorney of notorious clients, dressed down in a navy jacket, crisp white shirt, pleated jeans and glossy deep-brown cowboy boots.

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  • April 07, 2003

    Through the prism of a defamation suit, a federal judge in Atlanta has examined the 1996 murder case of 6-year-old Colorado beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey and determined there is “virtually no evidence” to support theories that her parents killed her. U.S. District Judge Julie E. Carnes, a former federal prosecutor, ruled that there is “abundant…

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  • January 02, 2002

    In any high-profile federal investigation into a terrorist act, like the Sept. 11 attack on America, there are bound to be successes and failures. Some promising leads will pan out, but also some innocent people may be swept up in the dragnet. One American who knows all about that is Richard Jewell, who in 1996…

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  • January 01, 2002

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