Articles by Kate Brumback

Atlanta’s Computer Network Hit by Cyber Attack

City officials worked around the clock Friday to get things up and running again after a ransomware cyberattack that hobbled the city of Atlanta’s computer network last week. The city’s information security team noticed that something was amiss with the …

Mother of “The Walking Dead” Stuntman Killed on Georgia Set Files Wrongful Death Suit

The mother of a stuntman who fell to his death on the set of “The Walking Dead” in Georgia has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the show’s network and other parties, saying unreasonably low budgets led to inadequate safety …

Film Company Fined For Death of ‘The Walking Dead’ Stuntman in Georgia

A film company faces a citation and fine after a stuntman for “The Walking Dead” fell to his death last year during filming on the hit show’s Georgia set, federal authorities said Friday. John Bernecker, 33, died July 12 from …

Stuntman For TV’s ‘The Walking Dead’ Dies On Set in Georgia

A stuntman for “The Walking Dead” has died from injuries suffered in a fall on the Georgia set of the hit television show, the first on-set death in the U.S. in three years. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirmed Friday …

Court Rules Gay Employees Not Protected Under Civil Rights Law

In a setback for gay rights advocates hoping for an expansion of workplace discrimination protections, a federal appeals court in Atlanta has ruled that employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees because of sexual orientation. A three-judge panel of the …

Georgia High Court: Negligent Kennel Owes Dog Owner for Death of Animal

To its owner, a pet dog may be priceless – and even though Georgia’s highest court didn’t go quite that far Monday, it did say that under some circumstances, an owner whose pet is hurt or dies at the hands …

Atlanta Judge Dismisses Sperm Donor Misrepresentation Suit

A judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit accusing a sperm bank and sperm donor of misrepresenting the medical and social history of the donor. Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson, who live in Canada, filed the lawsuit in …

Georgia Tackles Changing Behavior of Repeat DUI Offenders

In courtrooms around the country, judges are teaming up with prosecutors, defense attorneys, parole officers and substance abuse counselors to make long-term changes in the behavior of people with multiple arrests for impaired driving. DWI or DUI courts are among …

Georgia Sperm Bank Responds to ‘Baseless’ Donor Misrepresentation Lawsuit

A Georgia-based sperm bank said in a court filing this week that a lawsuit accusing it of misrepresenting the medical and social history of a sperm donor is baseless. Xytex Corp. responded to the lawsuit filed in Fulton County Superior …

Parents Sue Georgia Sperm Bank, Claiming It Misrepresented Donor

He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot. That’s why Angela Collins and Margaret Elizabeth Hanson say they chose Donor 9623 to be the biological father of their child. Then last June, almost seven years after …