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Becton Dickinson/Bard Releases Toxic Chemical Potentially Related to Covington Cancer Cluster

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a 10 year study on ethylene oxide or EtO from 2007 until 2016. EPA determined EtO was more dangerous than it previously had in regulations, and moved the chemical to the known carcinogens list, the list of chemicals that definitely cause cancer. 2018, EPA used that information with others in the National Air...

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The Best Lawyers in America Award

Our attorney, Michael Geoffroy, has been selected by his peers to be included in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in personal injury litigation. We are proud of Michael and happy that his hard work and dedication to his clients is noticed and awarded. Congratulations, Michael!

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Are scooters allowed on the Beltline? The laws and regulation of motorized scooters in Atlanta

Scooters continue to flood into Atlanta, but the City Council has finally stepped up to the plate to regulate them. After a series of accidents involving pedestrians and cars, the city has finally decided to take action to protect the safety of the public. We applaud them—even if we think the City Council did not go far enough. Why...

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Michael Geoffroy has been awarded The Signature Service Award

We are proud to announce that Michael Geoffroy has been awarded The Signature Service Award, awarded annually to recognize an individual who has achieved a certain level of service. It is measured by his or her commitment to the Young Lawyers Division and other service-related organizations. Michael serves on the State Bar Board of Governors and BASICS Committee. The...

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5 Safety Tips for Rideshare like Uber and Lyft

Always ask the driver, “Who are you here to pick up?” If you don’t hear your name, don’t get in. Don’t mention your name until they say it first. Use information sharing features in each app to share your driver, pickup time and other info with people you trust. Lyft has “ETA”, which allows the other person see your  progress toward the destination,...

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Dog Fighting In Georgia & Why It Needs To Stop

Because dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states in the country, most people assume that dog fighting is a rare occurrence – one that only happens in few places, and that those who participate only comprise a very small part of American culture. However, as explained by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

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How A Covington Personal Injury Attorney Gives Back

Initially formed in 1883, the Georgia Bar Association began as a voluntary professional association of Georgia lawyers. The organization provided a variety of benefits to members, but because membership was not mandatory, the association lacked the power to address significant issues. Seeking the ability to address statewide concerns and work toward important legislation, the Georgia Bar Association began advocating...

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Community Support For Vital Services

Strong, safe communities have deep roots. Organizations like Rockdale Emergency Relief are crucial to keeping our local community protected and healthy. Founded in 1967, Rockdale Emergency Relief is the longest-serving organization solely dedicated to Rockdale County residents in need of assistance. As a resident of Rockdale County, it’s important to support your fellow neighbors. There are a number of...

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