October 6, 2016
MSP partner Virginia Barrow Harman participated as a panelist at a recent community meeting on issues surrounding potential hydrological fracking and other mining activity in Northwest Georgia. A veteran of both public and private litigation over environmental issues including those related to pollutant migration from one property to adjoin properties, Harman noted that while legal remedies may exist, litigation is prolonged and expensive. Harman thanked Berry Synovus Scholar Maddie Bess and her advisor Berry College Associate Professor of Geology Tamie Jovanelly for organizing the program. In summary Virginia stated, “Georgia has antiquated laws, outdated regulatory structures and underfunded oversight of mining in general and of fracking in particular. It is a community problem and we should seek community solutions.”
September 28, 2016
MSP Partner Robert T. Monroe recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of a motorcycle dealership in Douglas County, in a case in which the plaintiff claimed that the dealership negligently repaired his motorcycle, resulting in personal injuries. The court dismissed the case after finding that the plaintiff had failed to establish proof of negligent repairs. The case is Speach v. Lithia Springs Motorcycles, Inc., Douglas Superior Court, Civil Action File No.15-CV-0434.
September 23, 2016
Heart of the Community board member (and MSP associate attorney) Chris R. Jackson, and Chairman, Harry Brock, and EMS Representatives Marty Robinson and Brady Rogers present an AED Defibrillator machine to Cave Spring Fire Chief Randy Lacey. The Heart of the Community Board provides these life-saving AED defibrillator units to public agencies in Rome and Floyd county who don’t otherwise have access to such a tool.