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Bank Accounts, And Beneficiary Designations- A Tool To Avoid Probate
It is important to remember that time and expense can be saved regarding passing on to your heirs or loved ones bank accounts, savings accounts, brokerage accounts, and other similar accounts by filling out the beneficiary designation at the time the account is opened. This is a form provided by your bank or brokerage firm […]
What Does The Second Amendment To The U.S Constitution Actually State?
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The reader should note that the U.S. constitutional guarantee set forth above does not include the right to possess any specific type of firearm.
2020 Update On The Ante Litem Notice: A Potential Legal Pitfall for Injury Claims Against A City
In a March 2020 opinion, the Georgia Court of Appeals clarified for attorneys with injury claims against Georgia municipalities what is required in the ante litem notice that has to be received by the city within the 6 month period after the date of injury in order to preserve injury victim’s claims against a city. Unlike a personal injury claim against a private company or individual, a claim […]
2020 Coronavirus Pandemic and Business Interruption Insurance Coverage: It’s Worth A Review
The 2020 coronavirus pandemic is now causing businesses across the country to suspend operations and lay off employees. Business owners whose businesses are being financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, through government imposed closures or other restrictions, may want to have their existing business insurance coverages reviewed by an attorney. Business interruption coverage, which may have been one of the […]
Encouraging Negligent Conduct Through Technology: Snapchat’s Speed Filter And Potential Liability For Encouraging Unsafe Driving
In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals decision, the Court reversed the trial court’s grant of Snapchat’s motion to dismiss an injured victim’s claims. The trial court ruled that the claims against Snapchat were subject to the immunity provisions of the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Accordingly, the trial court dismissed the injured victim’s claims. The Court of Appeals […]
Trespass and Punitive Damages: Landowners And Their Often Overlooked Rights
In a most recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling involving land, the Court ruled that trespass is an intentional act that will authorize the award of attorneys’ fees and punitive damages against the wrongdoer. Although this ruling relied on established case law, it is a current reminder that cases involving the intentional encroachment or going upon the land […]
The Ante Litem Notice: A Potential Legal Pitfall for Injury Claims Against the State of Georgia
A prerequisite that has to be satisfied before a lawsuit can be filed against the State of Georgia for personal injuries due to the State’s negligence is to provide the State of Georgia written notice of the particulars of the claim within twelve months after the incident that your claim is based against the State of Georgia. The notice is referred to as an ante […]
A POTENTIAL LEGAL PITFALL: PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST GEORGIA COUNTIES MUST BE PRESENTED IN WRITING TO THE COUNTY WITHIN 12 MONTHS AFTER THE INJURY DATE.
A recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling made it clear that persons with potential personal injury claims against a county in the State of Georgia must present their claims in writing to the county in the manner prescribed by law within 12 months of the injury date. The statute of limitations or time limit for personal injury lawsuits in […]
GEORGIA AMUSEMENT PARK FOUND RESPONSIBLE FOR ASSAULT TO A PATRON OFF PARK PREMISES
A Georgia amusement park was found liable for injuries that a patron incurred as a result of an assault that occurred off park premises. The Georgia Supreme Court recently upheld a jury verdict against an Atlanta area amusement park for an assault of one of its patrons that occurred at a nearby bus stop. The Supreme Court found that responsibility in this […]
FULTON COUNTY, GA RETIREES’ HEALTH INSURANCE RIGHTS
Fulton County, Georgia retired employees who were employed by Fulton County in 1991 and who thereafter retired, your rights to health insurance coverage may be affected by the attached Consent Orders entered in a class action brought on behalf of retired Fulton County employees. In short, Fulton County retired employees that worked for Fulton County in 1991 and who thereafter retired from Fulton […]