Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

I-9 Immigration Audits Are On the Rise and May Lead to Criminal Prosecution

April 24, 2020
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ramped up the number of Form I-9 inspections in recent years, indicating that employee verification has become a top priority for ICE.  While the increase in audits has impacted numerous industries, our firm has seen a particular interest by ICE in auditing restaurants, construction companies, and nail salons.  […]

Nursing Homes Not Following COVID-19 Guidelines? Whistleblowers May Be Able to Earn a Reward

April 23, 2020
Federal laws and regulations require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to take special precautions to protect residents against the coronavirus pandemic. When nursing homes fail to follow these safeguards, they are putting their residents at a greater risk of harm, and in many cases, defrauding Medicare out of money by falsely claiming that they […]

Who Makes the Decision to Remove COVID-19 Restrictions?

April 13, 2020
Attorney Page Pate is quoted by CNN International in its coronavirus update on the ability of President Trump to “re-open” the U.S. economy. Page explains how that decision really belongs to the state governors and local officials who put the restrictions in place. Page was also interviewed by CNN on this topic.

Georgia Senior Care Home Not Reporting Coronavirus?

April 13, 2020
When people experience personal injuries or damages because of the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of an individual or business, they frequently contact Pate, Johnson & Church to advise them of their options. Often, when cases involving these situations appear in the news, the media will contact Attorney Page Pate for his opinion and analysis of […]

The Decision to Remove COVID-19 Restrictions

April 13, 2020
CNN recently contacted Page to discuss President Trump’s comments on removing restrictions and reopening the United States economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown. Page was asked if the decision to reopen the economy and ease the current restrictions is even President Trump’s decision to make. Page says that it is not, and […]




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