The bizarre dispute in Austell is simply one between a mechanic and a customer: Mechanic does $1,600 worth of work on a Volkswagen and says the customer won’t pay up; customer says the mechanic did the work without his OK and is now holding the car hostage.
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Emory University Hospital officials have scheduled a news conference for late Thursday morning to discuss the impending release of the two Ebola patients who were transferred to the facility earlier this month.
The “hot car” death of toddler Cooper Harris in Cobb County (among others) has resulted in an online White House petition pushed by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, KidsAndCars.org, and a few other groups.
Per Obama administration policy, they’ll need 100,000 signatures by Aug. 13 to elicit a response from the White House. They’ve got 404 as of this afternoon. Click here to see.
The demands of the petition:
• Provide funding for research and development of innovative technology.
• Identify, evaluate and test new technology to accelerate implementation of the most feasible and effective solutions.
• Require installation of technology in all vehicles and/or child safety seats to prevent children from being left alone left alone in vehicles.