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Business Judgment Rule Formally Recognized in Georgia

By Scott L. Bonder The business judgment rule requires that courts defer to good faith decisions of corporate officers concerning the running of their businesses. The issue is commonly raised by shareholders (directly or derivatively) suing an officer or director for a perceived bad decision. Provided that the decision was made in good faith, even […]
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Georgia Legislature Enacts Law Providing Greater Protection for Whistleblowers

Georgia lawmakers recently enacted the Georgia Taxpayer Protection False Claims Act (“Georgia FCA”). The Georgia FCA seeks to prevent fraud against the state government by (a) empowering citizens to file lawsuits against perpetrators of fraud on the government’s behalf; and (b) protecting employee whistleblowers from retaliation by their employers. The Georgia FCA permits citizens to […]
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Company Social Media Accounts: Ownership of Accounts and Followers

By David S. Fried It has not taken long for social media accounts to overtake traditional web pages in the customer awareness and marketing space.   Social media providers, like Facebook and Twitter, provide their platforms to users free of charge. Nevertheless, companies spend significant resources crafting their messages and building awareness around their brand through […]
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California Attorney General Sues For-Profit College

On Thursday, October 10, 2013, California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a civil lawsuit against for-profit educational company Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (“Corinthian”). The lawsuit follows a ten-month investigation by the California AG’s Office and it accuses Corinthian of false advertising, lying to students, and defrauding investors. The for-profit education sector has come under increased scrutiny […]
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