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Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis is leading a class action lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturers and distributors on behalf of several cities and counties in the state of Georgia. Davis is teaming statewide with attorneys Robert Smalley, John Crongeyer, Bill Bird and Bob Finnell on the lawsuit that was filed March 3 of this year. Among ... read more

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The Floyd County Board of Commissioners agreed to join a multijurisdictional lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors being prepared by Andy Davis and his law firm of Brinson, Askew, Berry, Siegler, Richardson and Davis LLP, the Rome News-Tribune reported. Local attorney Bob Finnell is also working on the case. Davis said it would be filed in ... read more

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Floyd County Commissioners and representatives of local hospitals spent more time Monday talking about addressing the local opioid epidemic than suing the pharmaceutical companies. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, mirroring a steep increase in the opioid prescribing rate since 2006. The national rate peaked in 2012, according to the Centers for ... read more

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Five Brinson Askew Berry attorneys were selected by the Super Lawyers Magazine for its 2018 list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Bob Brinson and Andy Davis were recognized as Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, while King Askew was recognized for his work in Business/Corporate and Bob Berry for his work in Civil Litigation: Defense. Brinson, Davis, ... read more

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The State Properties Commission is having complete appraisals for the property and buildings at the old Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital property done to determine a fair market value for the property. Members of the Rome-Floyd County Development Authority learned Tuesday that the SPC has offered the community the same deal for local control of the ... read more

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The Floyd County Board of Education met Tuesday morning to discuss possible measures aimed at strengthening school security, among them allowing specific educators access to firearms securely kept on campuses should an active shooter situation arise. The discussion — which followed the deadly shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school last week ... read more

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As reported by various news outlets, the Floyd County School District was the victim of a multi-million-dollar theft related to facilities contracts. The discovery prompted a multi-year investigation by the Floyd County Police Department, the Floyd County District Attorney’s office, and other investigative bodies that was completed in 2017. The ... read more

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The Rome City Commission is poised to buy 4.22 acres of an abandoned Norfolk-Southern rail line, clearing the way for construction of the long-deferred Redmond Trail project to Summerville Park. Also, the City approved an air rights easement for Ira Levy’s downtown condominium project The Lofts at Third & Broad, which is under construction. The ... read more

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A Superior Court judge has blocked an out-of-state newspaper from taking over The Catoosa County News' (CCN) legal notices. Senior Judge Adele Grubbs, in a ruling filed Feb. 8, in Catoosa County Superior Court, said the Chattanooga Times Free Press (TFP) of Tennessee does not meet the requirements to become Catoosa's legal organ newspaper. Under Georgia ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis is working with another Rome attorney Bob Finnell to represent Floyd County as part of a class-action lawsuit against manufacturers of pain medications. “It’s a crisis, and we do believe Rome and Floyd County ought to be in the forefront leading the state,” said Davis in Rome News-Tribune article. ... read more

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