Georgia News

People: Georgia Agents Elect Iverson President

The Independent Insurance Association of Georgia has installed longtime member Michael Iverson as president of the organization. Iverson is CEO of the M.D. Iverson Group, an insurance agency in Fairburn, Georgia. He has previously served as chairman of the IIAG, …

Georgia Doc Sentenced in Scheme That Implicated Former Insurance Commissioner

An Atlanta-area physician and owner of medical clinics has been sentenced to 36 months in prison for defrauding health insurance companies, a scheme that also has led to the indictment of former Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine. Dr. Jeffrey Gallups …

OSHA Fines Georgia Pillow Maker $191,000 after Repeated Amputations

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Georgia pillow manufacturer for repeat violations after four accidents that left workers with amputated fingers.. Place Vendome Holding Co., operating as R&F Marketing, with a factory in Swainsboro, Georgia, has …

Seven Die on Georgia Waterways over Memorial Day Weekend

Searchers recovered the bodies of three missing boaters Sunday after two vessels collided on a Georgia river, bringing the crash’s death toll to five people. One of the surviving boaters was charged with boating under the influence. Two people were …

Black Neighborhood Lost $5M When Homes Taken by Georgia Authorities in 1960s

Residents of a Black neighborhood in north Georgia lost more than $5 million on their properties when their homes were destroyed and replaced with university dorms and parking lots more than 50 years ago, according to an analysis by University …

Georgia Tree Company Supervisor Pleads Guilty in Murder of Whistleblowing Worker

A man who helped supply undocumented and uninsured immigrant labor to a tree removal company in Georgia has pleaded guilty to aiding in the 2017 murder of a worker who tried to blow the whistle on the practices. Federal prosecutors …

Georgia Commissioner Directs Insurers to Pay Full Amount of Taxes on Totaled Vehicles

Georgia’s insurance commissioner has issued a directive to auto insurers to include the full amount of sales tax when settling a total-loss vehicle claim. “When calculating taxes to be paid to an insured on a first-party auto claim, insurers should …

Georgia Insurance Commish Candidates Want Different Solutions to Elevator Inspections

Candidates for the office of Georgia insurance commissioner have offered differing solutions to faulty elevators and inspections, six months after an 18-year-old football player was killed when he was pinned in an elevator in an Atlanta apartment complex. State Rep. …

Six Years After Deadly Police Chase, Georgia High Court Limits Insurer’s Obligation

The headlines in 2016 provoked an outcry across Georgia: A man stole a car near the Atlanta airport, fled from police in a high-speed chase, then crashed into another vehicle, killing a woman and her two grandchildren. Six years later, …

Georgia Theft Ring Taking Entire Moving Vans and Their Belongings

Georgia authorities are investigating what may be an Atlanta-based theft ring that has stolen more than two dozen moving trucks, swiping families’ entire belongings in the process. Some of the victims were en route to new homes and reported that …