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

Auto insurance: Which Georgia companies hiked your bill the most?

5:30 am Jul. 25, 2017

Georgia led the nation in 2016 for increases in auto insurance rates.

But which insurers hit their customers the hardest?

The AJC scoured the rate filings at the Georgia insurance commissioner’s office to study how rates have changed and to find out which companies were imposing the biggest — and smallest — increases.

AllState took the cake with an average 25 percent increase imposed on many of its customers last year. AllState

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