Georgia News

Judges Weigh HIV-Positive Man’s Job Bias Claim Against Atlanta Police

A panel of federal judges appeared skeptical Wednesday of the Atlanta police department’s decision to reject a job application from an HIV-infected man. The 40-year-old man sued the city in 2010, claiming he was denied a police officer job solely …

French Broker Gras Savoye Receives License to Operate in Georgia

France’s Gras Savoye, which is closely associated with Willis, announced that it has received a license to commence brokerage operations in Georgia (the country – not the state), as part of its initiative to expand its business from Turkey into …

Georgia to Get Earthquake Monitors

Researchers in a nationwide study of earthquakes will soon place instruments beneath the Georgia red clay and in other eastern states as they seek to learn more about what causes them and where they might strike. Scientists say an August …

Georgia Factory Worker Sues After Being Fired for Refusal to Wear ’666′

A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after he refused to wear a `666′ sticker he feared would doom him to eternal damnation. Billy E. Hyatt claims he was fired from Pliant Corp., a …

Georgia Allowed to Phase-In Healthcare Law’s Medical Loss Ratio

Health insurers in Georgia have been granted a waiver to a new federal requirement that they spend certain minimums on patient care and quality. U.S. officials on Tuesday announced that Georgia is the eighth state to get such an exemption …

Florida, Georgia Agree on Catastrophe Cooperation Plan

Florida and Georgia have renewed their partnership to provide services in the event a catastrophe compromises their ability to respond to a disaster. First drafted in 2009, the updated plan is designed to ensure a continuity of operations so that …

Construction Workers Settle in Collapse of Georgia Walkway

An attorney for workers who sued over the collapse of an elevated walkway under construction in the treetops at the Atlanta Botanical Garden said settlements totaling more than $15 million have been reached in the case. A portion of the …

Ex-NBA Player Loses Discrimination Claim Against Georgia Bar

A federal jury on Friday found that an upscale Atlanta restaurant did not violate the civil rights of an ex-NBA All Star and a friend who claimed they were expelled from the bar because they were black. A panel of …

Georgia Tornado Damage Estimated at $15M

Authorities estimate that a recent tornado and strong storms in north Georgia inflicted at least $15 million in damage. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said that the damage estimate was preliminary and could grow as homeowners and insurers continue to assess …

Man Sentenced to Life in Louisiana for Death of Insurance Agent

Calling the crime a “despicable act,” a Louisiana judge has sentenced a 22-year-old man to life in prison in the killing of a Georgia insurance agent during an armed robbery at the Waffle House. The Advocate reports state District Judge …