Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Savannah, Ga police make arrests in alleged counterfeit operation

January 29, 2010
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police arrested four people this week on charges of racketeering and forgery for allegedly spending counterfeit money. Authorities say the four spent thousands of dollars in phony bills. WTOC has the story. The four allegedly spent around $2,000 of counterfeit money at the Target on East Victory Drive. Police believe they then returned […]

Atlanta lawyers at Pate & Brody file suit against Wells Fargo alleging wrongful foreclosure

January 28, 2010
Our firm was recently retained to represent a Georgia homeowner who had been threatened with foreclosure by Wells Fargo, even though she had faithfully followed the bank’s repayment plan. The Marietta Daily Journal featured the story in an article called “American Nightmare.” Although the client was to be kicked out of her house right before […]

Page Pate helps get charges dismissed in Savannah drug conspiracy case

January 26, 2010
Our firm was hired last year to represent a Savannah man accused of being a co-conspirator in a major drug trafficking case. The alleged drug conspiracy involved 10 kilograms of cocaine that was being transported by van from Atlanta to Savannah. After we successfully suppressed an illegal wiretap and our client’s statements, prosecutors agreed to […]

Georgia employment lawyers allege that AT&T failed to pay employees for overtime work

January 22, 2010
AT&T has recently come under fire for allegedly failing to pay certain employees for overtime as is required by federal law. In a Georgia lawsuit filed last month, AT&T employees claimed that the company broke the law by classifying first-level managers as exempt from overtime pay. Such lawsuits have increased in Georgia and around the […]

Gwinnett County grand jury investigates public corruption allegations involving land purchases

January 21, 2010
The District Attorney for Gwinnett County has impaneled a special grand jury to investigate four land purchases made by county officials. The reason for the investigation centers on the purchase price of the parcels of land and possible political connections between county commissioners and land developers. The Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. Closed door […]




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