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February 2015




FMG Adds New Attorneys

FMG is pleased to announce the newest additions to the Atlanta offices.
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Supreme Court Rules TCA Requires Timely Written Reasons for Denial of Cell Tower Permit

By: Kevin Stone and Dana Maine

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court, in T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell, Georgia, clarified the rules for what a local government must do when it denies an application for a telecommunications tower. In an exercise of statutory interpretation, the Supreme Court concluded that the federal Telecommunications Act requires local governments to provide written reasons when they deny these applications.

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Retaliation Claims Keep Expanding: Flight Attendants Bring OSHA Claim for Reporting "Security Threat"

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By: Amy Combs Bender

Earlier this month, thirteen flight attendants filed a complaint with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) against their former employer, United Airlines, claiming they were terminated in retaliation for reporting a security and safety threat.

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Court Expands TCPA Unsolicited Fax Liability

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By: Matt Foree

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) has been criticized for its severe penalties and its failure to apply common sense. In previous discussion, members of Congress submitted correspondence to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) urging the FCC to revise the TCPA., which they describe as an “outdated federal law.

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