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Georgia Supreme Court ruling could effect business litigation

In 2008, nearly 43,000 people applied for positions at the Kia plant in Fulton County, but were not hired. Among those applicants were several union autoworkers. Those union members filed business litigation against Kia alleging that the automaker designed its hiring and screening process that unfairly blacklisted them from employment at the Georgia plant.

Atlanta strip club named in federal wage and hour complaint

An exotic dancer has filed a class action suit on behalf of herself and approximately 50 other dancers. The federal wage and hour complaint is filed against Pleasers, which is located in the southern part of Atlanta. The lawsuit is worded in order to allow additional dancers to join the suit if they so desire.

Georgia benefit contract could lead to business litigation

The state of Georgia has some 650,000 people that are covered by the state's health benefits. This includes teachers, state employees, retirees, school staff and dependents. Therefore, it may not surprise anyone that there could be business litigation over what company or companies get the state's benefits contract.

Was Georgia company guilty of tortious interference?

A worker at an Iron Mountain facility here in Georgia claims that he was fired for being part of workers' efforts to unionize and that managers at the business were engaged in a campaign to intimidate employees into not forming a union. If a court determines that the company and/or its managers were purposely trying to keep employees from organizing a union, they could be found liable for tortious interference. Many people may think of contractual relationships when they hear tortious interference, but it may also apply to any party that interferes with another in forming business relationships.

$900 million Georgia Power business litigation dispute

Business litigation covers a wide area of legal conflicts, and when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, the battle over who has a right to what can be exceedingly difficult to resolve. Recently, a nuclear power plant in Georgia found itself in a business litigation dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co. The dispute stems from disagreements about cost overruns and delays relating to the first nuclear power plant to be constructed in the United States in the last 30 years.

$900 million Georgia Power business litigation dispute

Business litigation covers a wide area of legal conflicts, and when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake, the battle over who has a right to what can be exceedingly difficult to resolve. Recently, a nuclear power plant in Georgia found itself in a business litigation dispute with Westinghouse Electric Co. The dispute stems from disagreements about cost overruns and delays relating to the first nuclear power plant to be constructed in the United States in the last 30 years.

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