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Top court: Ga. attorneys exempt from Office of Consumer Affairs

ATLANTA -- Lawyers don't have to comply with directives from the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, according to a 4-3 decision by the Supreme Court issued today.The majority found that they, as head of the judiciary, have...
New Gov. Deal naming department heads

...commissioner for the Department of Administrative Services. Johnson is currently administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs.Deal has chosen Cobb County lawyer John Sours as the new consumer affairs chief.Deal said he will...
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Consumer advocates let down by session

ATLANTA --- The good news for consumers from the General Assembly this year, advocates say, is that the session wasn't as bad as it could have been.
20 stations in Augusta area part of probe

...scrutiny for price gouging during Georgia's recent gas shortage are in metro Augusta, according to the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. But don't expect sanctions to be leveled anytime soon. Shawn Conroy, a spokesman for the Office...
Heard to close all dealerships

...Florida, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas. A dealership in Arizona closed Sept. 12. Late last month, the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs said in a court filing in Georgia's Fulton County that the company has participated in deceptive and...
Subpoena issued to Aiken County gas station

COLUMBIA --- Aiken County is home to at least one gas station owner who has been issued a subpoena by South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster's office in the wake of a statewide crackdown on gas gouging.
State fields gas price gouging complaints

...It's not like a firecracker going off. This takes time," said Bill Cloud, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. Gas prices rose Monday to the highest of anywhere in the Southeast. The fuel gauge report released...
Debt-elimination schemes can lead to more trouble

...separate trust account, to maintain certain insurance coverage, and to provide annual audits to the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. Many companies in the industry attempt to find loopholes that avoid state law. Others are simply unaware...
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Focus on better state service paying off

...director of continuous improvement in the Office of Customer Service that Mr. Perdue created within the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. Another was analyzing who did what and coming up with a simpler process recommended largely by the agency...
Agencies brace for howls of gas grief

...Day weekend, and people are going to be buying a lot of gas," said Bill Cloud, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs. "Lord knows what we're going to see when we get back to the office on Tuesday." Though the consumer...