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Money Tree Trial: The Verdicts Are In

After a three week trial, the jury ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, the Post Confirmation for Small Loans, Inc, on several counts.  This committee represented the debtors of the Money Tree, Inc and alleged that the defendants (listed here) profited from the Money Tree, Inc and its investors, even at the expense of the company’s health.  According… Read More »

Money Tree Trial: What’s Going On? (Days 1-9)

ALBANY, GA — Several former decision makers affiliated with the Money Tree, Inc are standing trial in federal court in Albany. The trial is being held in the federal courthouse of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia in Albany.  Information for this article was obtained from the Court. The defendants are: Derek Martin… Read More »

City of Bainbridge agrees to settle probation lawsuit; plantiffs to receive money

The City of Bainbridge has agreed to settle a lawsuit containing allegations related to treatment of probationers in the city’s municipal court. The lawsuit, filed in April 2015 by the Southern Center for Human Rights, which has filed similar lawsuits against for-profit, private probation companies operating across the Southeast United States. The lawsuit filed in Decatur County accused… Read More »

Bainbridge, Cairo and Pelham to fight lawsuits alleging unfair probation practices

The City of Bainbridge and the City of Cairo plan to fight two lawsuits filed against a private probation company that both cities’ municipal courts have contracts with, attorneys representing the defendants said. Case #1 – Federal Court The first lawsuit was filed April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Albany Division.… Read More »

U.S. jury awards $150 million for Jeep fuel-tank fire death

From Reuters News Agency A U.S. jury in Georgia on Thursday awarded $150 million to a family that sued Chrysler Group LLC for the 2012 death of their 4-year-old in a fiery crash involving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a rear fuel tank. Following a nearly two-week trial in Decatur County, Georgia, jurors said Chrysler, a unit… Read More »

Decatur County asks for jury trial in response to City of Bainbridge’s petition for mediation

Decatur County commissioners have requested a jury trial in response to the City of Bainbridge’s petition that a judge appoint a mediator to resolve service delivery issues. The City of Bainbridge filed its petition on November 14, and Decatur County Commissioners filed their response on December 18. The service delivery agreements essentially spell out how core local government… Read More »