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Floor maker says lawyers' theories fall short in NYC asbestos case

By John O'Brien | Nov 2, 2018

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.

Litigation funding not subject to Georgia's interest rate laws, state Supreme Court rules

By John Breslin | Oct 22, 2018

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.

A&T alleged to have called Atlanta woman more than 100 times to collect alleged debt

By Bree Gonzales | Oct 1, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – An Atlanta resident alleges a debt collector harassed her with dozens of calls.

Opioid lawyers say settlement may hinge on forcing plaintiffs into class action

By Dan Fisher | Sep 28, 2018

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.

EEOC: Worker fired after requesting medical leave to treat prostate cancer

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

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.

EEOC alleges Golden Corral franchisee fired server for having epilepsy

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

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.

Outside counsel to aid Georgia's litigation, investigation of state opioid sales, distribution

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

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.

Georgia SC takes on case of fired firefighter

By Charmaine Little | Sep 11, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed and remanded a case for a former College Park firefighter who claimed one of the officials that fired her wasn’t legally permitted to be in the role.

Kovack Securities aided in breach of fiduciary duty, consumers allege

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

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.

Georgia Supreme Court rules in favor of newlyweds who alleged rehearsal dinner food caused illness

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 30, 2018

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.

Coca-Cola reaches $2.25 million settlement over 9 discrimination charges

By Marian Johns | Aug 29, 2018

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.

Georgia reaches deal with title pawn business that allegedly illegally sued customers

By Marian Johns | Aug 24, 2018

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.

EEOC alleges Georgia pub demoted worker for being pregnant

By Marian Johns | Aug 22, 2018

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

By Press release submission | Aug 16, 2018

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.

New Jersey mortgage company settles allegations it charged unauthorized fees

By Marian Johns | Aug 10, 2018

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.

From Pennsylvania Record

Opioid lawyer trying to avoid 'cesspool' asked for by major national firm

By Dan Fisher | Aug 9, 2018

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."

Georgia law firm alleges it is owed more than $100,000 for services on personal injury case

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 31, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia-based law firm alleges it was not paid for its legal services provided on a personal injury case.

Fla. court keeps TCPA case alive; Texting a 'risky venture' for companies

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

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

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

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.

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