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Law, Department of

Total entries: 19   (Listed alphabetically by title)


0442-0003 | Attorney General Investigative Files

Description:  Records relating to investigations conducted at the request of the Governor.

Retention:  Permanent

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-0004 | Attorney General Opinions Correspondence Files

Description:  This series consists of a copy of each opinion (the original having been sent to the requester), the letter requesting the opinion, and any related papers.

Retention:  Permanent

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-0002 | Attorney General’s Files

Description:  Subject files of the attorney general.

Retention:  Permanent

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-002 | Business Case Files/Complaint Files

Description:  This records series documents consumer complaints and the agency's response to same, excluding records which are part of an investigation.

Retention:  5 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-0005 | Capital Felony Appeal and State and Federal Habeas Corpus Litigation Case File

Description:  Records documenting appeals of non-death penalty capital felony cases and defending habeas corpus actions brought by inmates against the penal system.

Retention:  15 years

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-0006 | Civil Litigation Case Files

Description:  Documents relating to representing the State and its officers and employees in all Federal and State courts and before administrative tribunals.

Retention:  7 years after the case is closed.

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-009 | Consumer Complaint Files

Description:  Investigation of consumer complaints and Bad Faith Claims.

Retention:  5 years

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-0007 | Death Penalty Case Files

Description:  This series consists of legal actions of the Criminal Justice Division in representing the state in cases where the death penalty has been given.

Retention:  Permanent

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-001 | Enforcement Files

Description:  Case files that reflect potential or exercised agency powers in the enforcement of the Fair Business Practices Act in transactions and other consumer protection statutes. Record types include subpoenas, investigative demands, notices of contemplated legal action, assurances of voluntary compliance, cease and desist orders, civil penalty orders, title 7 bank letters, lawsuits, motions to compel and like documents in administrative or legal action, etc.

Retention:  10 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-01-007 | Insurance Company

Description: 

Retention:  7 years


0442-0008 | Legal Services Files

Description:  Documents relating to furnishing legal services to State Departments, Agencies, Boards, Bureaus, and Commissions and to the officers, employees, and members thereof.

Retention:  7 years.

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-006 | Lemon Law/Manufacturer Certification Files

Description:  This records series documents the certification of motor vehicle manufacturers under the provisions of the GA Lemon Law by the CPU to offer an informal dispute resolution mechanism. Record types include applications, attachments, correspondence, etc.

Retention:  2 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-0001 | Litigation of Historical Importance

Description:  Documents relating to the Law Department's representation of the State and its officers and employees in all federal and state courts in civil and criminal matters of historical significance, including Coastal Title Litigation Case Files.

Retention:  Permanent

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-003 | Non-Arbitrated Lemon Law Cases

Description:  This records series documents the enforcement of the GA Lemon Law which provides a process for handling complaints involving new motor vehicles exhibiting non-conformities not resolved by the manufacturer. These cases are matters that were resolved prior to an eligibility determination or were deemed ineligible for arbitration. Record types include complaint letters submitted by owners/lessors of covered motor vehicles, etc.

Retention:  4 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-01-008 | Rate Filings

Description:  Insurance rate request and new insurance products and methods of insurance delivery.

Retention:  2 years - current

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-0009 | Real Property Transactions

Description:  Documents relating to each real property transaction.

Retention:  25 years after the file is closed.

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-0010 | State and Authority Bond Legal Files

Description:  Documents relating to the sale of state and authority bonds.

Retention:  25 years after the file is closed.

Vital Record:  FALSE


0442-01-004 | State Arbitrated Lemon Law Cases

Description:  This records series documents the enforcement of the GA Lemon Law which provides a process for handling complaints involving new motor vehicles exhibiting non-conformities not resolved by the manufacturer. These cases are matters which are deemed eligible for an arbitration hearing and either proceeded to an arbitration hearing or were resolved in some other fashion by the parties. This series also includes cases which were appealed from the arbitration to a higher court.

Retention:  5 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


0442-01-005 | Warranty Rights Act (WRA) Closed Dealer Files

Description:  Collection and transmittal of Lemon Law fees collected by motor vehicle dealers now closed.

Retention:  5 years

Vital Record:  FALSE

Updated:  April 25, 2018


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