The bill that would have prohibited product liability suits against manufacturers of drugs or medical devices that have been certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration died in the Senate Economic Development Committee.
Yesterday, a second tort reform bill was approved by the Georgia Senate but it is a substantially "watered-down" version of the original. This version, passed unanimously by the Senate, removed a provision that required the plaintiff to pay the defendant's costs if the lawsuit was dismissed at the earliest possible stage in the case.
Also, in an unrelated story, Georgia's cap on damages in med mal cases was declared unconstitutional.
Thanks to Chris Robinette from TortsProf Blog for the information on the most recent bill.