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Georgia AG Announces $8.8 Million Settlement With Debt Collector
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2018

On January 9, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced a settlement with a debt collector that will wipe out $8.8 million in consumer debt. "It

2018 Georgia Legislative Session Preview
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • January 8 2018

After clearing the cobwebs from the General Assembly's levers of power, Georgia lawmakers arriving in Atlanta today will find no shortage of thorny

Georgia Court of Appeals Holds That Sovereign Immunity Shields County From Contractor’s Claims Based Upon Unwritten Change Orders
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2017

Fulton County contracted with SOCO Construction Company (“SOCO”) to build a cultural center near the Fulton County Airport. The contract specified

The 2017 Judicial Hellholes Report Is Out And Makes For An Interesting Read
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2017

The ATRA identified 8 jurisdictions on its 2017 hellholes list - including, in order, (1) Florida (particularly in the Florida Supreme Court and trial

Georgia 2017 Special Election Recap
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2017

Voters in two Senate and seven House districts went to the polls Nov. 7 to cast their ballots in special elections for the Georgia General Assembly

Out-of-State Contractors and Design Professionals Beware: The Georgia Removal Statute Does Not Apply to You
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2017

Out-of-state contractors and design professionals working on projects in Georgia should consider including venue selection clauses in their contracts

Georgia Update: The 2018 Legislative Session
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2017

Looking ahead to the 2018 legislative session, two key dynamics will drive much of the activity. First, it will be Gov. Nathan Deal’s last session to

Non-Compete News: Georgia Court of Appeals Confirms Lack of Geographic or Material Contact Limitation Does Not Invalidate Non-Solicitation of Employees Covenant
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2017

Georgia’s recent Restrictive Covenant Act, enacted in 2011, does not directly address non-solicitation of employees aka

Sword or Shield? Divided Georgia Court of Appeals Ruling Allows Non-Broker to Use Real Estate Brokerage Statute to Sue for Referral Fee
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2017

A recent split-decision opinion from the Georgia Court of Appeals held that an individual without a real estate license could sue for the collection

Georgia Appellate Court Makes Carrier Pay Dearly for Bad Faith Failure to Settle
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2017

In a recent insurer’s failure-to-settle case, Hughes v. First Acceptance Ins. Co. of Ga., the Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed that there is no