Elderly may be blocked from suing nursing homes for neglect, abuse

6:45 am Aug. 9, 2017

The Roswell woman’s plea was hand-written. Please, she wrote to federal officials, ban mandatory binding arbitration clauses in nursing home contracts.

The woman wrote that she wanted to file a lawsuit after her husband died in January in a skilled nursing facility. “He died from sepsis caused by a bedsore that was discovered too late and then improperly managed,” her letter says.

But an attorney she consulted told her she couldn’t have

Atlanta wealth adviser defrauded investors, federal agency says

2:14 pm Jul. 20, 2017

How do you get wealthy? Atlanta resident Arthur Toole III said he knew the way. His burning desire, his website says, is to “destroy the barriers between you and your wealth.”

What he destroyed, a federal agency says, were investments by people who followed his advice. They are out more than $293,000, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday.

Through his companies Billionaire Investor Group, The Toole Group and Catalyst

$2.4 million settlement ends Atlanta hospice lawsuit

2:50 pm Jul. 6, 2017

Another hospice serving Georgia patients has agreed to a multi-million-dollar settlement as a result of a lawsuit filed by whistleblowers.

In the latest case, Compassionate Care Hospice Group agreed to pay $2.4 million to resolve allegations that its subsidiary, Compassionate Care of Atlanta, paid kickbacks to five physicians to get them to refer patients and certify them as eligible for hospice services. The company then billed Medicare and Medicaid for

Foreigners own 1 million+ acres of Georgia ag land

9:48 am Jul. 4, 2017

Georgia is among nine states where foreign interests own more than 1 million acres of land deemed agricultural, But the report also lists land owned by French mining company Imery’s. Imery’s Clays, Imery’s Kaolin and