Happy Cooperative Month from AHC!

October is Cooperative Month.  AHC represents many cooperatives in the telecom, electric, and agricultural industries.  So we join with others in celebrating our cooperative clients.
In honor of Cooperative Month, the U.S.D.A. has provided and re-published the following helpful guides

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 …

FCC Probe Finds Mobile Carriers Didn’t Safeguard Customer Location Data.

The FCC is seeking more than $200 Million in fines from “one or more” cellphone carriers, among them AT&T and T-Mobile.  Officials found the companies apparently violated federal law by failing to safeguard information about customers’ real-time locations.

The following …

McKenzie Electric, Basin Electric at Odds Over Rates

McKenzie Electric Cooperative recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages from its supplier Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative and electricity generator Basin Electric Cooperative.  McKenzie Electric is claiming that rate increases since 2016 violate state law and breaches contractual agreements