NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – The maker of floor tiles sued for a man’s asbestos-caused disease says all exposures to the deadly substance are not equal, using a 2015 state court decision that favored companies sued in the long-running mass tort.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Funding provided to plaintiffs while their lawsuit is pending is not a loan under Georgia law, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, and therefore regulations setting maximum interest rates that can be charged won't apply.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – An Atlanta resident alleges a debt collector harassed her with dozens of calls.
A settlement binding all potential plaintiffs may be the only practical way of ending nearly 2,000 lawsuits against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of addictive opioid painkillers, said plaintiff lawyers attending a conference on opioid litigation this week.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against a national provider of indirect industrial supplies, alleging an employee was fired after requesting medical leave for prostate cancer treatment.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, alleging a Golden Corral restaurant franchisee in Augusta fired a server for not being able to control her epilepsy.
ATLANTA — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has chosen a legal team of outside counsel to assist the state's investigation and litigation relating to prescription opioid manufacturing, marketing, sale and distribution in Georgia.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Florida broker-dealer and its president/owner are alleged to have aided in a breach of fiduciary duty by assisting in a fraudulent asset transfer.
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed “sharply divided” trial and appeals courts’ orders on Aug. 20 regarding summary judgment arguments made by the defendant caterer in a food poisoning case.
DENVER — Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. has reached a $2.25 million settlement with the federal government to resolve nine charges of discrimination, alleging the company did not provide accommodations for employees with disabilities.
ATLANTA — A Georgia title pawn business has reached a settlement with the state resolving allegations that it sued customers for outstanding loan principal, interest and fees in violation of state law.
ATLANTA — The federal government has filed a lawsuit against a Georgia restaurant and bar over allegations the establishment demoted a worker due to her pregnancy.
GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Carr Reaches Settlement with Title Pawn Company to Resolve Allegations of Unlawful Practices
Attorney General Chris Carr announced that Complete Cash Holdings LLC and its owner Kent Popham (together, “Complete Cash”) have entered into a settlement with the State of Georgia in response to allegations that it engaged in unlawful practices that violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act and the Georgia Pawn Shop Act.
ATLANTA — The state of Georgia has settled with a New Jersey mortgage serving and originating business over allegations the company charged unauthorized fees to consumers throughout Georgia.
Several Pennsylvania counties are fighting to keep control of their opioid lawsuits as the national law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, with the active support of the companies it is suing, seeks to create what a rival attorney calls a litigation "cesspool."
ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia-based law firm alleges it was not paid for its legal services provided on a personal injury case.
Attorney General Chris Carr announced indictments in two identity fraud cases.
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.
If woman doesn't consider herself disabled, how can it be sued for disability discrimination, Dollar General wonders
STATESBORO, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A woman who alleges she was discriminated against and denied a job because of her disability is asking a Georgia court to deny the operator of Dollar General store's motion for summary judgment in her discrimination case.