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...ALLGOODAward/honor: Named in Best Lawyers in America 2016, based on a peer-review surveyDetails: He is CEO and General Counsel for Allgood Professional Services ANN MARIE MCMANUSAward/honor: Earned the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist...

Who knew about it and who directed it? 'Tsunami' of legal trouble for VW in emissions scandal

...William Carter, a former federal prosecutor in Los Angeles who specialized in environmental crimes and served as general counsel of the California Environmental Protection Agency.The problems at VW come as the Justice Department faces growing...

Interviews start for Augusta recreation director

...director. City Administrator Janice Allen Jackson said she would not release their names unless they consented.General Counsel Andrew Mac Kenzie said the Georgia Open Records Act requires only that the names of three finalists for an agency...

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

...out their phones and record, but that is often met with a very bad response from police."Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel of the National Press Photographers Association, said he hears of "almost four incidents a week" in which police...

Some Dish channels go dark due to spat with their owner

...channels are available "over the air" - you can watch them with an antenna.In an email, Barry Faber, Sinclair's general counsel, declined to comment further on details of the dispute.

Push to cancel Augusta EMS contract continues

...Lockett said they wouldn't allow the discussion to be kept behind closed doors at a noon executive session, although General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie said the city's ongoing appeal made it a privileged information not subject to public discussion...

Fire marshal put on leave during investigation

Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard has been placed on paid leave pending the results of an external investigation, General Counsel Andrew Mackenzie confirmed.Fire department spokeswoman Dee Griffin said Thursday that she couldn't comment on...

Augusta settlements top $1 million in past year

...acknowledgement of liability, it helped Augusta avoid potentially paying McDonald's legal bills if it lost in court, General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie said.Most of the 15 cases Augusta has agreed to settle over the past year involve city employees...

Augusta commissioners settle with former deputy coroner for $200,000 in labor-related, whistleblower lawsuit

...cash, vehicles and other property from the dead, and five counts of violating his oath of office.On Wednesday, General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie said McDonald had agreed to the terms of the settlement offer, which acknowledges no liability but...

State finds no evidence of fraud in Historic Augusta investigation

...violation of state law."We could not find any evidence supporting allegations of fraud," said Ryan Germany, the general counsel for the office, on Tuesday about the complaint filed by Sims in August 2014. "As a result, we have closed our investigation...