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DON'T TELECOMMUTE WITHOUT A NET: COVID-19 and the importance of a Telecommuting Policy

May 29, 2020 BY Robert Welch | Corporate and Transactional

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, businesses were warming up to the benefits of remote working, or "telecommuting." Allowing employees to telecommute can benefit the employer and the employee alike. Some of the benefits include: ... Continue Reading

Recent Court of Appeals Case Regarding Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act a Win for Plaintiffs

May 29, 2020 BY Bartlett Benton | General Liability

On March 16, 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals entered a ruling in the case of Star Residential, LLC vs. Hernandez for plaintiffs who bring claims under the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. ... Continue Reading

A Catch 22: The Interplay Between Bad Faith and Removal

May 29, 2020 BY Shayla Bivins | General Liability

Federal diversity jurisdiction is established where 1) the opposing parties to a lawsuit are citizens of different states and 2) the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000.1 To successfully remove a state court action to federal court based on diversity jurisdiction, defendants must prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional amount where plaintiffs have failed to plead the specific amount of damages and represents to a court that the amount in controversy does not exceed $75,000.2 ... Continue Reading

To Accept or Deny: That is the Question (Factors to Consider)

May 29, 2020 BY Thomas Cauthen | Workers Compensation

Employers, human resources professionals, claims representatives, and their attorneys have much to consider upon receiving notice of an alleged on-the-job injury. There are many factors to examine during the initial investigation of the claim before the decision to accept or deny the claim should be reached. This article will discuss several of these considerations in detail with the goal of providing some suggestions as to possible avenues of investigation prior to the acceptance or denial of the claim. ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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