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King V. State

Case Conclusion Date: 10.02.2000

Practice Area: DUI and DWI

Outcome: Victory in the Georgia Supreme Court

Description: In 2000, the Georgia Supreme Court decided one of William D. Healan, III's cases. In King v. State, the Supreme Court held a Georgia statute unconstitutional as it applied to Mr. Healan's client. The Court held that a District Attorney's office had violated Mr. Healan's client's right to privacy when it subpoenaed her medical records to charge her with DUI based on her hospital blood test. The King case changed the way that hospitals throughout Georgia responded to medical records requests and subpoenas.

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