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August 2012

The “Stigma” of Repair – Georgia Supreme Court Requires Consideration Of Diminution In Value For All Property Damage Claims

Seth KirbyBy Seth Kirby

Since 2001, Georgia has required automobile insurers to not only repair the damage that a covered vehicle sustains, but also to compensate the owner for the loss in value that the car suffers as a result of its involvement in an accident.  The logic behind this requirement is that a car that has been in an accident, even if it has been expertly repaired, is worth less than an identical car that has remained accident free.

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ADA Lawsuits Plaguing Property Owners

Ben MathisMarty Heller

By Ben Mathis and Marty Heller

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which covers "public accommodations," is not widely known to the general public.  Property owners, however, are becoming too familiar with its requirements as they confront an avalanche of lawsuits for non-compliance.

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Using the Common Interest Doctrine to Protect Information from Disclosure

Kamy MolaviBy Kamy Molavi

Various methods are used in litigation to limit the disclosure of information and documents to opposing parties.  One is to invoke a privilege.  The most common privileges are the work product doctrine and the attorney-client privilege. 

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Construction & Surety Law;

Employment Law;

Government Law;

Insurance Law; and

Medical & Health Care.

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