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Beware of Pre-Settlement Funding

We often encounter clients strapped for cash due to an injury or sudden change in economic conditions. Waiting on the results of a settlement can be frustrating as the process can take a long time. But the bills keep coming, and short-term loans to get them through a loss of income or pay medical bills are an attractive solution. While Medpay, PIP or health [ MORE » ]
Beware of Pre-Settlement Funding
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McGahren Law & Lisa Miller featured on the Dr. Oz Show

Last December, I flew to New York City to appear on the Doctor Oz show with my courageous client Ms. Lisa Miller. Unfortunately, it was only hours before the episode “Evil Doctors Caught On Tape” originally aired on January 3rd 2019 that we were able to let others know how they might be able to see it. Fortunately, however, the episode can now be [ MORE » ]
McGahren Law & Lisa Miller featured on the Dr. Oz Show
Posted in Sexual Harassment, News, Civil Litigation
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Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process

For many situations, government is immune from suit. There are a few exceptions such as state worker’s torts (causing harm) while on the job. Section 50-21-23 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) Limited waiver of sovereign immunity: (a) The state waives its sovereign immunity for the torts of state officers and employees while acting within the scope of their official duties or [ MORE » ]
Suing a City or Government is a Tricky Process
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Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City

You might assume that if there is a problem that causes injuries that are widespread, it would be addressed and the problem solved. You’d think that it can cost more money to undergo lawsuits and simple thing like covering a water meter is less costly than repairing a person. It doesn’t always work out that way. When a local government and/or business is not [ MORE » ]
Broken Water Meter Covers & How to Sue a City
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Sexual Harassment

There are two types of sexual harassment; quid pro quo and hostile workplace. Quid pro quo harassment entails complying with a harasser to affect your employment situation. In this case, the harasser enjoys a position of influence. In this situation, on incident can form a case for sexual harassment. Receiving a benefit or a loss from the incident proves the abuse. The second; hostile [ MORE » ]
Sexual Harassment
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CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT

According to the CDC “Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 51 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” All 50 states in the US and Puerto Rico now apply two statutory offenses to driving under the influence of alcohol. Known as Driving [ MORE » ]
CONSIDERING A DUI LAWSUIT
Posted in Uncategorized, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Car Accidents
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Liability Of Cities For Injuries On Streets And Sidewalks

As a general rule, it is very difficult, though not impossible, to sue the government. This difficulty arises from the doctrine of sovereign immunity, which prevents suits against governmental entities, unless an exception is specifically provided. One of those exceptions relates to the obligation of a city to properly maintain its streets and sidewalks, and allows for the recovery of damages by those injured [ MORE » ]
Liability Of Cities For Injuries On Streets And Sidewalks
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McGahren Law Firm Obtains Full Defense Verdict In Wrongful Eviction Trespass Conversion And Negligent Misrepresentation Matter In Gwinnett County Superior Court

On November 18, 2015, after a three day jury trial in Gwinnett Superior Court, attorneys Christopher J. York and Daniel H. Park of McGahren, Gaskill & York obtained a full defense verdict on behalf of their clients in the Superior Court of Gwinnett County. This matter concerned a foreclosure sale of the Plaintiff’s home, which was sold at the foreclosure sale of August 5, [ MORE » ]
McGahren Law Firm Obtains Full Defense Verdict In Wrongful Eviction Trespass Conversion And Negligent Misrepresentation Matter In Gwinnett County Superior Court
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Recovery Of Emotional Distress Damages For Negligent Acts

The following is quoted from Presiding Judge Doyles opinion in Oliver v. McDade, 328 Ga.App. 368 (2014): John McDade was riding as a passenger in his own truck, which was being driven by his close friend Matthew Wood on I-16 in Dublin, Georgia. McDade, Wood, and others were returning home late at night from a dirt car race in which Wood had competed, and [ MORE » ]
Recovery Of Emotional Distress Damages For Negligent Acts
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Does Title Vii Apply To Your Business Considering The Numerosity Threshold For Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

The number of employees your business has determines whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to your business. This is because of the numerosity threshold that determines the applicability of Title VII to an employer. An employer with fewer employees than the numerosity threshold is not subject to Title VII. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against any individual with [ MORE » ]
Does Title Vii Apply To Your Business Considering The Numerosity Threshold For Title Vii Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964
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