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No fiscal accountability coming for state board members

No fiscal accountability coming for state board members
August 30, 2010 --

Joe Frank Harris served on the boards of both AFLAC and the state University System while the two were negotiating  to let the insurer sell policies on campus. Lasa Joiner lobbied for health care interests while chairing the state Board of Human Resources. And Kenneth Cronan, while sitting on a board regulating auto parts dealers, […]

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. 11

February 11, 2010 --

FBI removes computer, boxes from home of SCLC chairman Ex-lawmaker, judge traveled to Italy on troubled insurer’s dime Georgia docs paid big bucks by drug companies GBI admits mistakes in ATL murder case Six years later, Augusta hasn’t cleaned up ‘excessive’ mold in law enforcement building Alpharetta councilman played key role in deal for $100K […]

Feb. 3

February 3, 2010 --

Congressman: Not sure of his role, still collected $1,500 per meeting by defunct insurer Ga. mental health agency warns of ‘quagmire’ if taken over DeKalb superintendent’s spending questioned Carrollton mayor amends disclosures following complaint Recording details firefighters’ response to deadly blaze Ethics panel’s tough task: Reconcile reality, idealism Dougherty school board violated law, attorney says

Nov. 24

November 24, 2009 --

Lawyers’, underwriters’ fees questioned for Douglas Co. school bonds Lawyer, insurer penalized for bringing appeal Pennington apologizes for Johnston slaying, says hurt lingers OSHA fines horse-bedding maker after part of worker’s feet cut off Bill takes aim at lottery bonuses

Nov. 17

November 17, 2009 --

America’s newset land baron: FDIC Longtime collections firm dissolves amid client lawsuits Some say Broun mailing misleading Family searching for help after insurer files bankruptcy Hotel-motel tax misuse by Buford triggers scrutiny ATL officials win ruling on airport ad deal Former officer is third to sue Pendergrass

Nov. 13

November 13, 2009 --

Driving to Macon: $10.60; flying to Macon with Michael Adams, $1,363.64 Liquidated Ga. insurer pulled coverage at expense of badly injured customers Money questions plague fired Fulton housing director Juveniles caught and released within minutes Judge holds Fulton DA Howard in contempt Probe launched into Cobb school calendar change Whistleblower: Ambulance breakdowns happen often Taxpayers […]

Nov. 10

November 10, 2009 --

Ga. insurer loaned $10M to CEO before being liquidated Imperial Sugar won’t discuss yearlong probe of 2008 refinery disaster N. Ga. judge charged with misconduct Former midstate judge charged with sexual battery Winder teacher sues, forced to resign over Facebook page Grand jury selected for Gwinnett land deals Judge tosses suit against Fulton Development Authority […]

Federal jury to get reverse-bias case, could cost College Park big bucks

Federal jury to get reverse-bias case, could cost College Park big bucks
September 3, 2009 --

(UPDATE: Jurors got the case Thursday and deliberated for three hours or so. They’ll resume at 9:30 a.m. Friday.)

More than a year ago, the city of College Park rejected settling a fired employee’s reverse-discrimination lawsuit for $740,000. Now the city is in federal court, where a jury’s pending decision will determine whether that was a good call. Christopher Jones, the city’s former director of economic development, sued in 2005 after a three-member majority of the City Council voted to let him go.

DeKalb legislator told to pay $635,000 for legal malpractice

DeKalb legislator told to pay $635,000 for legal malpractice
May 6, 2009 --

By JIM WALLS State Rep. Randal Mangham (right) should pay $625,000 in damages for legal malpractice, a DeKalb County jury concluded today. The jury awarded $435,000 in compensatory damages to plaintiff Karen Smith, a former client of Mangham’s, and $190,000 to her lawyers for attorney’s fees. That’s more than double the $293,000 Smith was awarded […]