Property Owners Take Legal Action Against Athens-Clarke Commissioners’ Regulations on Short-term Rentals

Athens, Georgia – A group of short-term rental property owners in Athens-Clarke County have taken legal action against the county commissioners. The property owners filed a lawsuit on Monday, alleging that the new regulations imposed by the commissioners are unconstitutional and violate their property rights. The controversy stems from new rules that were implemented to address concerns about the impact of short-term rentals on residential neighborhoods. The regulations include restrictions on the number of guests allowed, parking requirements, and licensing fees. According to the lawsuit, the property owners argue that the regulations are overly burdensome … Read more

Bradley County Commissioners Deliberate Insulin Litigation Options

Cleveland, Tennessee – Bradley County commissioners are taking their time to thoroughly research and consider their options before making a decision about insulin litigation. The commissioners recently held a meeting with County Attorney Crystal Freiberg to discuss the fairness of the proposed litigation and its potential impact on the county. Attorney James Logan of Logan-Thompson, PC, would represent the county in the litigation, which aims to recover losses incurred by county residents due to alleged price fixing, kickbacks, and antitrust violations by pharmacy benefit managers and other entities. The county would join a multi-county class … Read more

Federal Judge Allows Punitive Damages in Lawsuit Against Trumbull County Commissioners and Sheriff’s Office

Warren, Ohio – Trumbull County commissioners and members of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office may face individual liability for punitive damages in a lawsuit brought by Commissioner Niki Frenchko, according to U.S. District Judge Philip Calabrese’s recent order. The judge’s ruling stated that if the case goes to trial, a jury could find that Sheriff Paul Monroe, county Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa, former Commissioner Frank Fuda, and two sheriff’s office sergeants conspired to have Frenchko arrested during a commissioners meeting in July 2022. The lawsuit, filed on Frenchko’s behalf by attorneys David Betras and Matt Miller-Novak, … Read more

Jury Selection Begins as Trial Proceeds in Case of Former Lakeland Commissioner’s Murder

LAKELAND, Florida – The trial of a man accused of killing a former Lakeland commissioner and her husband is progressing as jury selection moves forward. The courtroom was filled with anticipation as the process began, aiming to assemble a panel of impartial jurors who will weigh the evidence and determine the outcome of the case. The defendant is charged with the heinous crimes that shook the community. The victims, a former Lakeland commissioner and her husband, were tragically taken from their loved ones in a horrifying act of violence. Their deaths sent shockwaves through the … Read more