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Supreme Court of Georgia reverses summary judgment in wrongful death case

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Dec. 11 said lower courts erred when they awarded summary judgment to Grady Memorial Hospital Corp. in a wrongful death lawsuit.

FTC targets alleged Florida credit card interest-rate reduction scam

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 4 that it has filed a complaint in federal district court in Orlando to stop to an alleged credit card interest rate reduction scam.

FTC announces defendants posing as lawyers are banned from debt collecting

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Dec. 6 that after a settlement, three defendants posing as lawyers that falsely threatened consumers into paying debts they did not owe will be banned from the debt collection business.

FTC: Federal court halts Georgia debt collection scam

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Nov. 8 that a federal court temporarily halted a Georgia-based debt collection business from allegedly tricking people into paying for debts they actually did not owe.

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 Supreme Court upholds trial court's ruling in legal malpractice case

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on Oct. 30 ruled that a trial court did not err when it upheld the dismissal of a legal malpractice case filed by RES-GA McDonough LLC against Taylor English Duma LLP.

Dancers at Georgia club allege they were not paid wages

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – Former dancers/entertainers at a gentlemen's club in Sandy Springs, Georgia, allege they were not paid wages or compensation.

Georgia drivers claim parking operators illegally immobilize vehicles

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia citizens have filed a class action lawsuit against Castle Parking Solutions LLC and Beacon Management Services LLC, alleging that they immobilized vehicles in violation of city statutes.

FTC to hold workshop on 'informational injury' from data breaches

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will hold a workshop later this fall to explore the harm done when consumer information is misused, as can happen after data breaches.

Chemtall Inc. seeks trial over patent dispute with BASF SE

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia company alleges that a competitor is damaging its business with a civil lawsuit filed in Texas.

Cop wins pregnancy discrimination case against Tuscaloosa

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The city of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has lost its appeal against a former police officer who claimed she was discriminated against because of her pregnancy.

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.

Ga. courts won't set aside St. Louis default judgment against company

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled against Lemcon USA Corp. as it fights against a default judgment entered against it in another state.

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.

EEOC secures $2 million for former, current disabled UPS employees

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Aug. 8 that United Parcel Service (UPS) will pay $2 million to roughly 90 current and former employees after allegations of nationwide disability discrimination.

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.

Hormozdi Law Firm alleges GKIC sent unwanted junk fax

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Norcross, Georgia, law firm alleges that a Chicago company specializing in small business marketing sent it a junk fax.

Woman files suit against Petland, others after puppy allegedly dies from parvovirus

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a pet store chain misrepresents the health of its animals.

City of Hollywood Police Officers' Retirement System alleges HD Supply Holdings inflated stock prices

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A purchaser of stock in an Atlanta company alleges that the company artificially inflated the stock price.

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.