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September 2011 Archives

Commercial litigation names several in offense

Georgia homebuilder Beazer Homes USA Inc. is being accused by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for falsely reporting on income statements, to give the appearance that they are making more money than they actually are. The former Chief Financial Officer of the company is facing arbitration that will force him to reimburse Beazer Homes for nearly $1.5 million. It is believed that he received those funds after filing the fraudulent reports for the 2006 fiscal year. The business litigation is still pending in Atlanta.

Business litigation pits cities against online travel firms

Business litigation can have a significant impact on the consumer, in the form of higher costs in order to offset the expense of litigating and any potential adverse consequences. For example, take the Georgia hotel and occupancy tax.

Ten business owners claim fraud over dashed American dreams

A sprawling case of alleged fraud, breach of contract, accusations and counter-accusations now ties Nevada in the West to our very own Georgia. A property-management company is at the eye of the storm, having been accused of a raft of commercial malpractices, including fraud. Many of the victims involved, who were allegedly defrauded of considerable sums, including their life savings, are recent immigrants to our country.

Ms. Goodall's new business venture goes south

Primatologist Jane Goodall, renowned for her study of primates, may not be a Hollywood celebrity but she is a scientific celebrity. Goodall has recently become involved in a lawsuit. She is the plaintiff in a business litigation case against a Georgia baby food company.

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