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DirectTV agrees to $13.25M settlement, restitution

December 16, 2010 --

DirectTV customers in Georgia could qualify for a financial settlement or other restitution under a deal announced Wednesday. The satellite-TV provider and 49 states settled claims of deceptive and unfair sales practices, including renewing sports packages without customers’ knowledge, failing to properly disclose contract terms and substituting cash-back deals with bill credits.

Sept. 25

September 25, 2010 --

Campaign paid $135K to lease aircraft from firm Deal co-owns Tech professor, 2 others face $2M racketeering charge 4th lawsuit filed against bishop; Long tells followers ‘we will arise’ Has Oxendine unleashed an army of loan companies on consumers?

Study: Metro hospitals fall short on affordable health care

Study: Metro hospitals fall short on affordable health care
June 25, 2010 --

Many metro Atlanta hospitals should do more to improve access to health care for the low-income and uninsured, a new study has concluded. The hospitals mark up costs by as much as 700 percent. Some barely meet state standards for providing free medical care. And only half post legally required signs to let uninsured patients know about financial-aid programs.

Feb. 20

February 20, 2010 --

Athens Navy school commander ousted over response to party Audit: Security Bank’s failure tied to risky loan unit Advocates: Consumers lack voice at PSC as big utility rate cases loom Macon TV station denies staging story of River Edge medical records An endless free feast fuels state lawmakers