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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.

National group honors Georgia Office of Attorney General

By Marian Johns | Jul 11, 2018

ATLANTA — The Georgia Office of Attorney General has been recognized by The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) with the association's "Best Brief Award."

High-low settlement cancels $36M Ga. verdict, but plaintiffs can relitigate pain and suffering claims

By Erianne Leatherman | Jul 10, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit against Toyota Motor Co. are limited by a rule against double recovery.

Georgia corporations alleged to have submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 10, 2018

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Three Georgia corporations are alleged to have submitted false Medicaid claims.

GEORGIA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Carr: Georgia Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Participates in National Healthcare Fraud Takedown

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

The United States Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services just announced the largest ever healthcare fraud enforcement action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, involving 601 charged defendants and more than $2 billion.

11-state coalition wins legal victory in fight to regulate land, water

By Marian Johns | Jun 27, 2018

ATLANTA — A coalition of 11 states that is fighting the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule has gained a legal victory as the Southern District of Georgia granted a preliminary injunction blocking the WOTUS Rule for Georgia as well as 10 other states.

Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.

Individuals allege fraudulent charges appeared on their cards after Tempur Sealy data breach

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 22, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Washington State man and a Georgia man allege their personal information was stolen in a data breach.

LabMD alleges attorney with Missouri law firm unlawfully represented whistleblower

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 11, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia cancer detection laboratory is seeking a trial by jury over the outcome of a whistleblower suit.

NYC asbestos firm hopes to continue $117M hot streak, again seeks punitives from J&J

By Daniel Fisher | May 9, 2018

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Johnson & Johnson, fresh from losing a $117 million asbestos verdict in New Jersey, is opposing plaintiff lawyers who are trying to obtain punitive damages against it in a specialized New York court for asbestos lawsuits.

FCC named in suit by South Dakota Native American tribe over fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 3, 2018

ABERDEEN, N.D. (Legal Newsline) – A federally recognized sovereign Native American tribe has filed a suit against the Federal Communications Commission and individuals regarding fees to the telecommunications industry.

Digital technology company alleges AT&T did not perform agreed services

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 27, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Colorado digital technology company alleges AT&T made false representations to it to induce it to contract for professional services.

Savannah Law School students file suit after school closes doors

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 26, 2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – Third-year law school students of Savannah Law School allege the school failed to remain financially viable and is American Bar Association accreditation was placed in danger of revocation.

Georgia secures major consumer protection settlement with debt collection company

By Mark Iandolo | Apr 16, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced April 4 that National Check Resolution Inc. will pay $8.5 million to resolve allegations it violated the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act.

Georgia Supreme Court says employer can be liable for accidental shooting; Employee had gun in violation of company policy

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 3, 2018

ATLANTA (Georgia) – The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a Court of Appeals decision that protected an employer from being held liable for a gun-related injury caused by an employee.

Georgia Supreme Court orders retrial in $22 million medical malpractice case

By Kristin Emery | Mar 22, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – The Georgia Supreme Court on March 5 reversed a decision of the Georgia Court of Appeals and ordered a retrial in a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit over the death of a patient.

Home Depot settles hazardous waste allegations in California for $27.84 million

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced March 8 that Home Depot U.S.A. (Home Depot) will pay $27.84 million for allegedly allowing the disposal of hazardous waste at many of its stores and facilities in California.

Uber customer alleges he was subjected to risk of identity theft because of data breach

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 8, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia man alleges that he and other consumers were subjected to injury from the risk of identity theft, credit and reputational injury as a result of an Uber data security breach.

Virginia joins coalition urging FCC to block Sinclair-Tribune merger

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 6, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Feb 26 that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to not allow the proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Media Group and Tribune Media Company.

Georgia seeks lead role in national Equifax data breach case

By Mark Iandolo | Mar 5, 2018

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced March 1 that his office plans to take a lead role in the national Equifax data breach case.

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