Category: Press

BizJet Can’t Exit Suit Over ‘Shoddy’ Engine Repairs

Written by Nathan Hale - Law360, Miami | Feb 27, 2017 | News

Law360, Miami (February 27, 2017, 9:45 PM EST) — A Florida federal judge on Monday pared down a multimillion-dollar lawsuit accusing aircraft maintenance company BizJet of lying about its ability to service an aircraft engine on a corporate jet and performing “shoddy,” life-endangering repairs, but left intact core contractual claims. […]

Gwinnett board doing best to conduct business amid ‘racist pig’ fallout

Written by Tyler Estep - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 10, 2017 | News

The well-timed chorus of coughing, meant to overwhelm whatever Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter was saying, reached a crescendo, then died down as his voice trailed off. When he tried to resume talking, it happened again. And again. And again. All four times during that Tuesday afternoon meeting, commission Chairman […]

Cobb con man gets prison time in Kentucky scam, must return $500K

Written by Ben Brasch - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Feb 8, 2017 | News

A man who ran a fraudulent Cobb County business was sentenced to almost two years in prison by a Kentucky federal judge Monday. Eric Charlton Claxton, the 30-year-old self-described “real estate whiz kid,” will spend 21 months in prison for three charges of wire fraud, the Courier-Journal in Louisville reported.  He must […]

Deal announces City of South Fulton and City of Stonecrest commissions

Written by Office of the Governor - Press Release | Dec 13, 2016 | News

Gov. Nathan Deal today named the Governor’s Commission on South Fulton and the Governor’s Commission on Stonecrest. The General Assembly passed HB 514 and SB 208 in the 2016 legislative session, which created referendums to establish the City of South Fulton and the City of Stonecrest. Following approval, the governor […]

All About the Governor’ 13 Choices for New Supreme Court Justices

Written by Katheryn Hayes Tucker, Daily Report | Nov 8, 2016 | News

As the country votes for a new president after a bitter campaign that focused heavily on the power to fill an opening on the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Nathan Deal is about to fill three positions on the Georgia Supreme Court. The governor will soon appoint justices to fill two […]

Judge won’t block South Fulton residents from voting on cityhood

Written by Arielle Kass - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Oct 27, 2016 | News

A federal judge on Thursday ruled that a referendum to create the City of South Fulton can stay on the ballot, denying a request for a temporary restraining order that would have put a stop to the election. Eleanor Ross, a judge in Georgia’s Northern District, said John Davis, the […]

Roswell mayor sues his city, council over personal property renovation

Written by Geoffrey A. Cooper - Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Oct 17, 2016 | News

  Roswell Mayor Jere Wood has been involved in lawsuits before, but this time he’s suing his own city.  Wood filed a lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court last month against the city and council members over whether he’s allowed to renovate his property in the city’s historic district.  Earlier this […]