Hospital Lien and Apportionment Issues Decided by Georgia Courts
By Matt Stone The Georgia appellate courts handed down two important decisions last week. On March 20, 2012, the Court of Appeals issued an opinion holding that an insurer can create a “safe harbor” where a plaintiff who sends a time-limited settlement demand trying to set-up a bad faith claim unreasonably refuses to assure satisfaction of…
Court Invalidates Portions of NLRB Notice Posting Rule
By Ben Mathis and La’Vonda McLean After several postponements, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) was moving forward with its posting requirements (“Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act”), regarding employee union rights with a compliance date of April 30, 2012.
Georgia Utility Update
By Robert Baker Commission Approves 3.2% Increase in Georgia Power Base Rates At its March 20, 2012, Administrative Session the Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power Company’s base rate increase for all customers. The average tariff increase is 3.2% and will be included in the April billing. The base rate increase was due to the…