Wade H. Tomlinson

Commercial Carrier Insurance Minimums Need to be Raised

The minimum liability-insurance-coverage amount for commercial truckers has not been raised in some thirty-five (35) years. The minimum-coverage amount currently stands at $750,000 – an amount set in 1980 that, according to the Trucking Alliance, is inadequate to cover 42% – nearing half – of all crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA) […]

Settlement Talks Delay BP Oil Trial

Less than 24 hours before the first day of trial was scheduled to begin in the BP Oil Spill lawsuits, the parties filed a joint statement requesting a delay in the start of trial to allow for continued settlement talks. News agencies have reported rumors of settlement sums that could amount to a $14 billion-dollar […]

Class Action Settlement Reached in Consumer Class Action against Wellnx

Lawyers at Pope, McGlamry, Kilpatrick, Morrison, & Norwood LLP, have helped settle a national class-action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased the products SLIMQUICK, NV and Liquid Hoodia Extreme and several other products manufactured by Wellnx. Around the winter of 2007, several Plaintiffs filed a series of sixteen class action lawsuits in various states […]

TURMOIL IN THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT OVER CAFA

It has indeed been a turbulent three months in the Eleventh Circuit over the jurisdictional requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act (“CAFA”).  On July 19, 2010, an Eleventh Circuit panel issued an opinion in Cappuccitti v. Directv, Inc., 611 F.3d 1252 (11th Cir. 2010) (“Cappuccitti I”) in which the panel concluded that either the […]

Columbus and Atlanta Litigation Against On-line Travel Companies Discussed in USA Today

An article in today’s USA Today discusses the ongoing litigation between municipalities and the on-line travel companies, such as Expedia, Travelocity, and Hotels.com, relating to the proper remittance of hotel occupancy taxes collected by these companies. The article directly addresses the lawsuits brought by Pope McGlamry on behalf of the cities of Columbus and Atlanta. […]

Schorr v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc

On July 12, 2010, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a new opinion that impacts class action practice in Georgia. In Schorr v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., 697 S.E.2d 827 (Ga. 2010), the plaintiffs filed a putative class action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. The plaintiffs paid their mortgage […]

POPE McGLAMRY SETTLES HOTEL OCCUPANCY TAX CASE

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA – Online Travel Company Orbitz agreed to settle a case brought by Pope, McGlamry on behalf of the Columbus, Georgia to collect unpaid hotel occupancy taxes.  This is the first such settlement in Georgia and one of only a few such cases settled in the United States.