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Georgia Nurse Practitioner Charged with Healthcare Fraud

Georgia Nurse Practitioner Faces Healthcare Fraud and Identity Theft Charges A Stone Mountain, Georgia nurse practitioner practitioner faces charges for healthcare fraud, false billings, and identity theft. Daphne Patterson was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of healthcare fraud and identity theft related to false billings to … [Read more...]

House Members Approve Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill

GA House of Representatives Approve Georgia Medical Marijuana Bill In a sweeping vote on Wednesday, February 25th, the Georgia House of Representatives approved a Georgia medical marijuana bill to allow the state’s residents access to marijuana prescriptions for select disorders. The vote was an astounding victory of 158-2 in favor of the … [Read more...]

Georgia Takes Second Look at Medical Marijuana Bill

New Medical Marijuana Bill Officially Filed in Georgia House After failing to pass last year, a new version of Georgia’s medical marijuana legislation has been formally submitted to the House Chamber on Monday, January 26th. According to Representative Allen Peake, there are at least 17 “medical refugees” from Georgia – families who feel they … [Read more...]

Georgia Woman Files Federal Injury Lawsuit on Behalf of Son

Macon Mother Files Federal Injury Lawsuit Against Georgia Police Officer A Macon, Georgia woman and her young son have filed a federal injury lawsuit against a Georgia police officer because, according to the mother, her son’s constitutional rights were violated. In January 2013, according to the federal injury lawsuit, 8-year-old Ethan Devon … [Read more...]

Georgia Woman Files Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Megabus

Another Megabus Crash Leads to Personal Injury Lawsuit from Georgia Resident Megabus has suffered several bus crashes in the last few years, which have, in many cases, led to personal injury lawsuits. The latest Megabus crash occurred in Indiana, when a bus full of passengers bound to Chicago from Atlanta rolled over injuring many of the 70 … [Read more...]

Georgia Clinic Owner Sentenced for Healthcare Fraud

Clinic Owner in Norcross, Georgia Sentenced for Federal Healthcare Fraud Charges On Monday, December 22nd, a clinic owner whose business was based in Norcross, Georgia, was sentenced to federal prison for three years for healthcare fraud. Shinkweon Park, 43, a resident of Suwanee, was convicted in January for submitting false claims to Medicare … [Read more...]

Augusta Caretaker Faces Financial Elder Abuse Charges

Augusta, GA Caretaker Charged With Financial Elder Abuse for Theft of $22,000 A caretaker in Augusta, Georgia has been charged with felony exploitation for the financial elder abuse of a 96-year-old woman with dementia, amounting to $22,000. The victim was a Georgia nursing home resident, according to Georgia State Attorney General Samuel … [Read more...]

Principal Admits to Role in APS Cheating Scandal as Trial Continues

Trial Continues as Key Witness Testifies That He Orchestrated the APS Cheating Scandal On Monday, December 1st, the Atlanta Public Schools (APS) trial continued with testimony from a former principal of Parks Middle School who candidly discussed his role in the APS cheating scandal that rocked the city’s school system. Christopher Waller became … [Read more...]

Georgia State Senator Calls for Full Marijuana Legalization

State Senator for Georgia Calls for Colorado-Style Marijuana Legalization A Georgia state senator has called for full “Colorado-style” marijuana legalization, from recreational to medical use. State Senator Curt Thompson, D-Norcross, filed joint proposals for both medical and recreational marijuana operations to become legal in the state of … [Read more...]

Georgia Lawmakers Continue to Consider Medical Marijuana Bill

Georgia Lawmakers Find Bipartisan Support for Medical Marijuana Bill Although Georgia did not pass medical marijuana legislation during this past midterm election, lawmakers in the state are pressing ahead to propose a medical marijuana bill with bipartisan support for next year. A series of committee meetings on the subject included testimony … [Read more...]