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Monthly Archives: March 2017

JOBS Act – Crowdfunding Regulation and Revisions

The passage of the JOBS Act created several crowdfunding methods for entrepreneurs and investors within the USA capital markets (the JOBS Act also revised other existing investment law not discussed here).  Each crowdfunding method allows for "general solicitation" by entrepreneurs to potential investors, and allows for non-accredited investors in participate (except for under Rule 506(c), below).  Each crowdfunding alternative provides different features…
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Georgia Crowdfunding – Invest Georgia Exemption

On December 8, 2011, the Invest Georgia Exemption (aka “IGE”) was adopted by the Commissioner of Securities for the State of Georgia.  The purpose of the IGE is to provide Georgia-based entrepreneurs with expanded access to capital by allowing entrepreneurs to issue debt and equity securities to accredited and non-accredited investors via general solicitation within the…
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Ante Litem Notice & Georgia Whistleblower Act

On March 6, 2017, the Supreme Court of Georgia issued an opinion concerning the application of Ante Litem Notice under OCGA § 36-33-5 to the Georgia Whistleblower Act.  OCGA § 36-33-5 concerns only ante litem notice to Georgia Municipalities - not notice to State, County, or other governmental entities. A former employee of the City of…
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Gloucester v. G.G. – Transgender Case

The transgender Gloucester School Board v. G.G. case (SCOTUS Docket Number 16-273) exemplifies the importance of our elections and demonstrates the interplay between the executive and judicial branches of government during the interpretation of law. Title  IX  prohibits  discrimination  on  the  basis  of sex.  Therefore, its implementing CFR regulation permits "separate toilet, locker rooms, and shower facilities on the basis of…
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