Georgia certificate of need law upheld by Supreme Court

11:37 am Oct. 16, 2017

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the state’s “Certificate of Need” law in an opinion issued Monday that said a surgical center could not expand without state approval.

Two doctors who own The Georgia Advanced Surgery Center for

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

Why are Georgia judges suddenly camera-shy?

1:06 pm Jul. 21, 2017

The Council of Superior Court Judges is considering changes to the rule allowing news cameras in the state’s courtrooms, raising alarms among transparency advocates.

The council is attempting to rewrite a courtroom rule known as “Rule 22,” which governs how and when news organizations and others can shoot photos and roll cameras during trials.

The council, of which most people have never heard, is meeting Monday to discuss the proposed new