A Fulton County judge has ruled that state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine disregarded application requirements when awarding small-loan licenses.
Superior Court Judge Marvin Arrington ruled that Oxendine was not requiring applicants for licenses to fill out required forms.
The judge's ruling was a victory for Middle Georgia Management Services, a loan company owned by state Rep. Rusty Kidd, an independent from Milledgeville. The company sued Oxendine in a November lawsuit that claimed Oxendine bypassed application requirements and awarded lending licenses to political supporters.
Oxendine, whose term ends in January, argued that his department disregarded the requirements because the information is readily available online.