Saturday, January 2, 2010
Georgia Legislators Ready to Revise Tort Reform Provisions if Needed
The TortsProf Blog is reporting that there are two challenges to Georgia tort reform (originally approved in 2005) pending before the state supreme court. In September, the Court heard arguments in a challenge to the cap on pain and suffering in med mal cases and in October it considered a challenge to a provision that created an enhanced burden of proof in emergency room cases. Apparently, Republican legislators have made it clear that if the court finds either provision unconstitutional, they will move to rewrite it and keep it intact. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has the story here. Thanks to Chris Robinette of the TortsProf Blog for the information and the link to the story.