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 …