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A Oct. 30 Rome News-Tribune article highlighted drug overdose crisis being fought by leaders Rome and Floyd County. The newspapers said that Rome police reportedly saved two residents from opioid overdoses over the weekend by administering the NARCAN nasal spray they now routinely carry. Between 2012 and 2016, 68 people in Floyd County died of overdoses, ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry attorney William Richardson attended the 2018 American Bar Association Affordable Housing Fall Boot Camp on Oct. 4-5 in Boston. The conference was comprised of a combination of workshops, panels, and simulations that focused on the core and emerging areas in affordable housing and community development law, including sessions on topics ... read more

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Brinson Askew Berry team of Andy Davis, Sam Lucas and Frank Beacham earned a win in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals for the City of Calhoun in a case challenging the city’s Standing Bail Order policy for misdemeanors. The federal appeals court upheld Calhoun's policy on bail for misdemeanor offenses which clears the way for resolution of a lawsuit ... read more

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Villa Rica may become the latest municipality in Georgia to join a class-action lawsuit against the makers and distributors of opioids. Brinson Askew Berry partner J. Anderson Davis, who serves as Rome city attorney, is one of the attorneys spearheading the lawsuit. Anderson says the purpose of the law suit is to “eliminate the hazard to public ... read more

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The U.S Supreme Court recently heard arguments on whether companies that do business online be forced to collect sales taxes based on sales directed to states where they do not have a brick and mortar location. Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis played a lead role in a successful court case that required online hotel room brokers to remit hotel/motel ... read more

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The Woodstock City Council has voted to join a growing class-action lawsuit against more than 20 manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioid drugs which is being led by Brinson Askew Berry partner Andy Davis. Davis is the lead attorney in the litigation. Davis said the class action and others like it are only the first step in a process of ... read more

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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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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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