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Georgia Supreme Court rules timing is key in settling cases according to 2013 statute

Dee Thompson Mar. 12, 2017, 9:49pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — A recently-enacted Georgia law regarding the timing of deadlines in settlement offers has resulted in the Georgia Supreme Court siding with a couple whose daughter died in a car wreck, and against an insurance company.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of arbitration in wrongful-death case

David Hutton Mar. 12, 2017, 8:31pm

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court recently ruled that a man suing a nursing home over the alleged wrongful death of his wife must first take his case to arbitration.

Ga. SC overturns $3.7M verdict of girl sexually assaulted at dentist's office

Dee Thompson Mar. 3, 2017, 10:24am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Is a dental practice liable if a patient is sexually assaulted by a contractor while under anesthesia? The Georgia Supreme Court recently decided, in the case of Goldstein Garber & Salama v. J.B., that it is not.

Georgia high court says no punitive damages under state’s Computer Systems Protection Act

Richard Jones Feb. 24, 2017, 8:29am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Georgia’s highest court last month weighed in on whether a plaintiff can be awarded punitive damages as compensation for losses under the Georgia Computer Systems Protection Act. 

Georgia Supreme Court rejects new trial in wrongful death plastic surgery suit

Michelle de Leon Dec. 23, 2016, 9:19am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A wrongful death lawsuit filed against a plastic surgeon failed to get a new trial following a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court affirming the exclusion of evidence that would have supposedly been helpful to the petitioner.

CashCall to suspend collections on $6.5 million in payday loans

Mark Iandolo Nov. 11, 2016, 10:55am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — CashCall Inc. and related entity Western Sky Financial Inc. have agreed to suspend collections on roughly $6.5 million in payday loans made to consumers in Georgia between 2009 and 2013.

Georgia SC: Class action over SunTrust’s overdraft fees can continue

Jessica Karmasek Aug. 2, 2016, 2:56pm

Two lower courts previously agreed with SunTrust that the class action lawsuit wasn’t possible because the plaintiff couldn’t opt out on behalf of others. The Atlanta bank claims its arbitration rejection clause is drafted in such a manner as to make it impossible for a class representative to act on behalf of class members.