Alexandra “Sachi” Cole Named to “2020 On the Rise” List by Daily Report

We at Penn Law would like to congratulate Alexandra “Sachi” Cole for her recognition as one of Georgia’s most promising lawyers under 40. Sachi is one of 21 attorneys named in the Daily Report’s “2020 On The Rise.”

The honor recognizes attorneys who are innovators not only in their practice and litigation but also in their communities with pro bono and charitable work. Sachi specializes in products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, civil rights and complex civil litigation.

She is very active in her community, serving on the board of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy which provides no cost services to childhood victims of sexual abuse in the Atlanta area.

Congratulations Sachi, and thank you for your hard work and dedication to being a voice for victims.

USA Swimming Latest Organization to be Sued Citing New Legislation Created to Protect Victims

In the first major filing under California’s Assembly Bill 218 — which allows victims to confront their accused abusers in court — six women have filed suit against USA Swimming, alleging the organization failed to protect them from coaches who were known sexual predators. In the lawsuit, three coaches are accused of abusing the women during the early 1980s when they were between the ages of 12 and 17.

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Tort Reform Isn’t Right for Georgians

Chris Clark, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, recently wrote a letter to members claiming lawsuit reform is essential to business growth in Georgia. Not only is this false, but it is also a scare tactic which will only hurt Georgians. As a small business owner and long-time Chamber member, I feel compelled to respond to these falsities.

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E-Scooters: The Law, Liability and Lessons

Photo Credit: Curbed Atlanta

Electric scooters or “e-scooters” have been a hot topic since they started hitting our streets in 2017. They are all the rage … the positive definition but also the “angry rage” around their safety and how they have taken over our sidewalks and streets. They’ve provided challenges since the day they launched.

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