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Georgia secures nearly $200,000 for consumers harmed in predatory title lending scheme

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Nov. 15 that First American Title Lending of Georgia LLC (First American) agreed to pay $196,573.69 in consumer restitution and $25,000 in penalties after allegations of violating the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the Georgia laws governing title pawns.

Georgia comments on court decision to invalidate U.S. overtime rule case

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced a statement Sept. 5 following the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas summary judgment in the United States Department of Labor (DOL) Overtime Rule case.

Georgia targets automobile dealer that allegedly deceived customers about vehicle titles

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Aug. 18 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the Momentum Group Inc., doing business as Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnett Suzuki, for allegations of deceptive advertising and sales practices.

Georgia medical center to pay $2.55 million after alleged false claims violations

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia G.F. “Pete” Peterman announced Aug. 4 that the Medical Center of Central Georgia Inc., more commonly known as the Medical Center, Navicent Health (Navicent), will pay $2,549,742 after allegations of violating the False Claims Act.

Georgia targets adventure activity company, alleging misleading advertising, sales practices

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced July 19 that he has filed an action to stop Marvelay LLC, which operates under the names “Spot Reservation” and “Rushcube,” from defrauding consumers through allegedly misleading internet advertising and unfair and deceptive sales practices.

Georgia leads coalition defending constitutionality of Congressional Review Act

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced July 5 that he has joined with Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel to lead a coalition of attorneys general who are intervening in Center for Biological Diversity v. Ryan Zinke and Department of the Interior.

Georgia joins 20-state coalition urging the EPA to review its 2015 WOTUS Rule

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced June 20 that he joined a 19-state coalition urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule and protect states’ rights in protection the water resources in the country.

Tobacco product manufacturer claims Georgia's regulations hurt business

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Virginia corporation alleges regulations in Georgia are violating its rights to do business in that state.

Tenet Healthcare to pay more than $513 million over illegal kickback scheme allegations

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens recently announced Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet) and many of its subsidiaries will pay more than $513 million over allegations of an illegal kickback scheme. Georgia will receive $110 million as its share of the settlement.

Georgia, FTC target alleged deception scheme involving Laptop & Desktop Repair

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have charged Laptop & Desktop Repair LLC (LDR) and owner Vadim Olegovich Kruchinin with allegations of violating the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the FTC Act through a long-running scam.

Plumbing business to pay more than $27,000 after allegedly violating Georgia law

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Aames Heating and Plumbing Inc., which does business as the Pink Plumber, and its owner Geoffrey Gillon entered an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance after allegations of violating the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced.

Georgia reaches deal with Family Dermatology over alleged violations of Fair Business Act

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has announced his office has reached a settlement with Family Dermatology PC after allegations the company violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Ga. eye doctor to pay $790,000 for alleged Medicaid fraud

Doraville doctor allegedly billed state for unnecessary procedures.