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Sun Mar 8, 2020, 07:59 AM

Georgia 'tort' legislation to limit jury awards hits speed bump for 2020

Georgia business groups are backing legislation to limit jury awards, punitive damages and to rework the kinds of arguments allowed in court, but their efforts appear frustrated for this year.

Businesses and others that support that legislation may need to resign themselves to another year of trying to rally support.

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A new House Special Committee on Access to the Civil Justice System will hear House Bill 1089 by state Rep. Tom McCall, an Elberton Republican.

Itís similar to legislation approved by a state Senate committee Tuesday which would also put a $250,000 cap on damages awarded in product liability cases, and other priorities preferred by business groups and insurance companies.

Read more: https://georgiarecorder.com/2020/03/06/georgia-tort-legislation-to-limit-jury-awards-hits-speed-bump-for-2020/

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