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What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

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By: Ollena Bennett, Esq. When you hear that someone has been charged of a crime, the first thing most people wonder is, “Was it a felony or misdemeanor?” Well, let’s briefly explore the difference between the two. MISDEMEANOR While it is best to stay out of trouble altogether, you would rather be charged with a […]

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Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act Protects Businesses from Coronavirus Liability

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By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq. Governor Brian Kemp recently signed new legislation, S.B. 359, known as the “Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act” limiting liability claims brought by customers, employees, or members of the public who contract or allege exposure to the virus. The new law took effect immediately and is set to expire in […]

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Last Will and Testament: What is a Self-Proving Affidavit?

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By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq. When you have your Last Will and Testament drafted, you may think you only need a couple of witnesses for it to be valid, however, there’s another document that you SHOULD have drafted. The self-proving affidavit. The self-proving affidavit (the “Affidavit”) is a document that allows your Will to be […]

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Your Constitutional Right to an Attorney

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By: Ollena Bennett, Esq. A criminal defendant’s right to an attorney is found in both the Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. So, it is good for everyone to familiarize themselves with their constitutional rights to have an attorney present. Here is a brief explanation of your rights to an attorney. Fifth Amendment […]

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5 Reasons Not to Use LegalZoom (or other DIY legal document preparing services)

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July 3, 2020 By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq.   Although it can be tempting, do it yourself (“DIY”) legal document preparing services can create more problems and headaches and end up costing you more than if you would have just hired an attorney to draft the documents for you in the first place. There are […]

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U.S. Supreme Court bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity: 5 Tips for Employers

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June 16, 2020 By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq.   The U.S. Supreme Court on recently ruled that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited under federal civil rights law.   Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, religion, […]

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Business Court: Bennett Law Submits Comment to Georgia Supreme Court

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June 15, 2020 By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq. On November 6, 2018, voters in Georgia approved Georgia Amendment 2, which established a state business court and procedures and rules for judicial selection, term length, and judge qualifications for the court. In 2019, the Georgia State Legislature approved HB 239, laying out the details of the […]

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COVID-19—INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION

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By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq. Business interruption claims stemming from COVID-19 are currently an intense legal and political issue. However, blanket denials of business interruption claims could be problematic for insurance carriers, which have a duty of good faith and fair dealing. The duty of good faith requires insurance carriers to: investigate claims in a […]

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Trump Administration Enters into EEOC Supreme Court Case– What Could this Mean for Employers?

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By: Brittany E. Bennett, Esq.  The Trump administration last week filed an amicus brief in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “EEOC” case pending at the Supreme Court based on alleged sexual orientation discrimination. The administration’s brief in the joint cases of Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. and Altitude Express v. Zarda argues that Title VII […]

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