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Making It Right for hard-working DeKalb County Teachers

BLG, on behalf of two DeKalb County educators, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the school district and board for failing to make contributions over the last two years to a district employee retirement fund. “This is about keeping promises the board made to employees”…

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Roy Barnes works with new Governor to Make It Right for slain trooper’s widow

When former Georgia Governor and BLG founding partner Roy Barnes heard about the way Georgia’s insurance laws were treating the recent widow of a Georgia State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty, he decided to do something about it. He immediately agreed…

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BLG and Gov. Deal Win Benefits for Slain Trooper’s Family

BLG founding partner and former Governor Roy E. Barnes didn’t let politics stand in the way of achieving justice for slain Georgia State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy’s widow and son. When he heard how the state was effectively ending medical benefits for the trooper’s widow and…

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Congratulations to BLG founding partner Charles B. Tanksley, who was recognized as one of Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine this month. Tanksley was recognized as one of the best lawyers in Georgia for governmental affairs.

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BLG Named to 2010 US News & World Report Best Law Firms

Congratulations to the BLG team.  In their inaugural Best Law Firms publication, US News & World Report ranked BLG a “National Tier 1” and “Atlanta Tier 1” law firm. This is the first year US News has ranked law firms, and they reviewed nearly 9,000 law firms across the…

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BLG Files Suit in Drowning of Cobb Police Officer

Today, the widow of Thomas “Brent” Stephens filed a civil lawsuit against Kenneth Paul Reda arising from Brent’s death in a boating collision on Lake Allatoona on the night of April 22, 2010.  The suit was filed by Lori Stephens in the Superior Court of…

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Barnes Law Group Wins Final Approval For $14 Million Insurance Suit

A Fulton County Georgia state court judge has given final approval for the settlement of a suit challenging the unlawful health insurance renewal premiums charged to more than 3,000 Georgians. BLG attorney John Bevis, one of the lead attorneys for the class, says “This is…

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BLG Wins $825,000 for Motorcycle Accident Victim with Brain Damage

BLG founding partner Charles B. Tanksley recently obtained a settlement in the amount of $825,000.00 in a case pending in the Superior Court of Paulding County.  The case involves a 56 year-old motorcyclist injured when he was forced to lay his bike down to avoid a motorist…

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BLG Wins Appeal In Medical Malpractice Case

When a child is injured during the birthing process, Georgia law requires parents to bring a claim to recover the future medical expenses within two years of the negligent act, even though the child has seven years to file suit.  But what happens when you…

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$11M Class Action Settlement Against Fortis

A Fulton County State Court Judge has given preliminary approval for the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Fortis Benefits Insurance Company (FBIC) and others. The case alleges that FBIC improperly raised health insurance premiums based on length of time the policy was in…

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