Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who defaulted on allegations that she abandoned a civil client and made misrepresentation to a trial court.
The attorney's spouse received a significant amount of publicity in 2007 (see this post here) when he was quarantined with a case of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
NPR reported on the fallout from the spouse's situation
Officials were summoned to two separate hearings on Capitol Hill Wednesday to explain how Atlanta attorney Andrew Speaker was able to leave and re-enter the United States despite a diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Speaker, 31, was placed under a federal isolation order on May 28 after traveling to Europe against the recommendations of public health officials.