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There Are Multiple Ways That You Can Defeat a Georgia Rico Claim Launched Against You
Poole Huffman, LLC

While Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act is modeled upon the federal RICO Act, it has some very clear differences that make Georgia’s RICO law more expansive than its federal counterpart. Even still, Georgia’s RICO law is limited in scope and, in many cases where it’s asserted as a claim, the alleged wrongdoing doesn’t…

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How Your Corporation Can Successfully Stop a Disgruntled Shareholder’s Direct Lawsuit in Georgia
Poole Huffman, LLC

As a businessperson, you must face many challenges. One of the challenges your corporate entity may encounter is the disgruntled shareholder. Fortunately, the law limits what disgruntled shareholders can do by prohibiting them from undertaking a direct lawsuit (limiting them only to shareholder derivative suits) in many, though not all, situations. Whether you are a…

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Ways in Which You Can Defeat a Civil Racketeering Claim Launched Against Your Business in Georgia
Poole Huffman, LLC

Most people associate the word ”racketeering” with the Mafia or other organized crime entities. However, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO), both the federal and Georgia versions, span more than just situations involving organized crime. People can bring civil RICO lawsuits for a variety of reasons. The law is often overused, but any…

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