Georgia Update: Automatic Renewals in Consumer Service Contracts

Georgia HB 1039 amends O.C.G.A. § 13-12-3 to provide additional protections for consumers who enter into service contracts containing lengthy automatic renewal provisions.   

Pre-Existing Requirement: For service contracts with an initial term of twelve months or longer and an automatic

Mississippi Cooperatives Win Big on Arbitration Clause in Bylaws

In a lawsuit brought against a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative corporation, the plaintiff-members (“Plaintiffs”) alleged that Southwest Mississippi Electric Cooperative (the “Cooperative”) unlawfully failed to return to its members patronage capital totaling more than $13M.[1]  The trial court granted …