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By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 1/31/2017

On October 6, 2016 the Court held a Fairness Hearing to determine: (1) whether the Court should approve the proposed Settlement; (2) whether the Court should enter the Final Order Approving Settlement; and (3) whether the Court should approve the Distribution Plan. After considering all of the evidence, the Court ruled in favor of the military service members and their dependents and issued their Final Order Approving Settlement.

 

Settlement checks were issued to class members on January 6, 2017 and must be cashed prior to February 28, 2017.

 

After nearly 6 years of litigation, Barnes Law Group is proud to help Make It Right for these service members and their families.

 

By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 8/31/2015
Military servicemembers won a huge victory last week when a three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeal upheld the trial court’s decision to certify a nationwide class action lawsuit against Atlanta-based vehicle title lender, Community Loans of America for violations of the Military Lending Act, which caps permissible interest rates at 36%.  BLG attorneys Roy Barnes, John Bevis and Cam Tribble represent servicemembers and their dependents in 18 states. 

The case is pending in the Columbus Division of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia 4:11-cv-00177-CDL, located just outside the gates to the Ft. Benning army base.  SSG Jason Cox, MSGT Estephan Castillo (Retired), Marine SGT Leo Tookes and US Army Dependent Alecia Lewis-Vinson have been approved by the Court to represent the interests of all servicemembers and dependents who obtained loans during the relevant time period. 

If you are an active duty servicemember or dependent in any branch of the US armed forces and obtained a vehicle title loan from Community Loans of America and its affiliates in any of the states and US territories listed below click here to join this class action and receive updates. 

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By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 12/9/2014
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 10/29/2014
Congratulations to John Salter, for your hard work and MAKING IT RIGHT. John Salter said, "Representing these brave, patient and determined women is one of the greatest privileges of my professional life. Thanks also to Roy (Barnes), for trusting me with the case, our great staff and my very able co-counsel. But especially thanks to my clients for never giving up."

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By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 10/24/2014

LATEST NEWS…. Congratulations to W. Matthew Wilson for passing the Georgia Bar Exam.  BLG is pleased to welcome Matthew to our profession and to our firm. 


By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 11/20/2012

Congrats to Roy Barnes, John Bevis and Cam Tribble on a victory at the Georgia Court of Appeals against Georgia Cash America, a large payday lender.  The Court of Appeals agreed with BLG after reviewing a persuasive, well researched brief by Cam Tribble, that the borrowers’ claims against Georgia Cash America should be tried to a jury.  After 8 years of litigation, Georgia Cash will not be able to escape a jury’s determination of their many violations of law.   Read More!    

By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 12/5/2011
Click here to read an article appearing in the Marietta Daily Journal by Katy Ruth Camp about Army Staff Sgt. Jason Cox's lawsuit pending against Community Loans of America.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 12/5/2011
Ruben Rosario, reporter with TwinCities.com, compares title loans to racketeering.  Click here to read the full article. 
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 11/22/2011
Click here to read the article published in the Atlanta Journal & Constitution on November 17, 2011. 
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 11/22/2011
Click here to read the Associated Press article by Russ Bynum. 
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 7/25/2011
Today, BLG unveiled our newly redesigned BarnesLawGroup.com.  Take a moment to check it out, including our new features: a Live Chat option, expanded info about the firm, and a blog featuring recent news about the firm.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 7/10/2011
We are very proud when our attorneys are recognized for their impact throughout the local community.  So, we were particularly proud when BLG's John Salter was asked to deliver the Fourth of July sermon at First United Methodist Church, an annual tradition.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 5/19/2011
On a cool morning in September 2004, Marietta subcontractor Jack Hensley performed a daily ritual: he walked out of his house in United Arab Emirates to start the generator for he and the other subcontractors living there while they helped rebuild Iraq.  But this morning was different.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 3/30/2011
When DeKalb County School District teachers Elaine Gold and Amy Shaye needed someone to stand up for them, they turned to BLG.  BLG recently brought suit against the district in a class-action on behalf of the two career teachers.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 3/1/2011

When a promise is made to the hard-working professionals who shape the minds of the future leaders of America, it's only right to follow-through when they fulfill their end of the deal. That's not what's happening in DeKalb County Public Schools.

By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 2/28/2011
BLG’s Roy Barnes won dismissal of the Cobb EMC case after Georgia’s open-access laws were violated during the grand jury presentments.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 2/27/2011
When former Georgia Governor and BLG founding partner Roy Barnes heard about the way Georgia's insurance laws were treating the recent widow of a Georgia State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty, he decided to do something about it.
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 2/15/2011
BLG founding partner and former Governor Roy E. Barnes didn’t let politics stand in the way of achieving justice for slain Georgia State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy’s widow and son. 
By Barnes Law Group, LLC on 8/8/2010
A Fulton County Georgia state court judge has given final approval for the settlement of a suit challenging the unlawful health insurance renewal premiums charged to more than 3,000 Georgians.
 
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