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Yes, if they are doing business in GA, they will have to have a local designated agent for service of process. You can find out who it is and where they are located by visiting the Sec of State's website and doing a name search for the company. That person is who you have to serve the lawsuit and summon on if you want to sue the company in GA.
You can, but it isn't binding on them, however it can be persuasive to a judge.
And if you have a federal law claim, it has to be filed in federal court, regardless of the amount.