Atlanta Injury Attorneys Fight Cyberbullies

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Andrew B. Margolis has devoted his entire legal career to the handling of criminal matters. Originally from Smithtown, New York, Mr. Margolis graduated from Smithtown High School in 1993 and attended Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he graduated Cum Laude, receiving a B.A. in Politics and Legal Studies in 1997. While still in college, Mr. Margolis was part of a legal team that successfully sued the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and forced it to provide better access for people with disabilities.

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Atlanta Injury Attorneys Fight Cyberbullies A Cobb County middle school student is taking a stand against bullies, employing the help of Atlanta injury lawyers to fight back and bring about justice. When she first learned of a fake Facebook page that her classmates had created in her name, fourteen-year-old Alexandria Boston of Acworth, Georgia, was devastated and hurt by the harsh posts and rude allegations that her peers were making. The page contained numerous lies about drug use, sexual misconduct and racism, accusing Alex of the worst kinds of behavior. The fake page even offered a distorted likeness of Alex for a profile picture, digitally manipulated to make the girl appear overweight and unattractive. Although local police told Alex and her parents that no criminal activity had occurred, and nothing could be done, the Bostons did not give up. They brought the slanderous page to the school’s attention, but the most school officials could do to punish the suspected bullies was a two-day suspension for cell phone use during school hours, which did little to resolve the issue. Alex and her family immediately began asking to have the girl’s classmates defriend the fake Alex, and to report the page as spam to Facebook, hoping to remove the offensive page entirely. But now, one year later, the bullies’ fake page is still online, and the Bostons have turned to Atlanta injury attorneys for advice and legal counsel. Georgia law does not give schools the authority to discipline students in cases of online bullying, and the Bostons have not named Alex’s school in their suit. However, Natalie Woodward, the Atlanta injury attorney representing Alex’s case, hopes that this suit will bring Georgia’s law into question, and provide a way to give schools more responsibility and authority in dealing with online bullying. As for Alexandria, she is about to finish her eighth grade year surrounded by her true friends, and hopes that she can stop the spread of online bullying by telling her story. It is possible that her case can set a precedent in Georgia for prosecuting cyberbullies, and sparing other kids her age the pain of online teasing and cruelty. By raising awareness of this common problem, the Bostons and their Atlanta injury attorneys hope to put an end to cyberbullying and ensure that schools are safe havens for their children. The Atlanta injury attorneys of Margolis Legal Group provide personalized and aggressive representation to injured parties. Contact the attorneys at Margolis Legal Group today for a free initial consultation.

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