4 New Georgia Laws Litigators Should Know
Public policy attorney Robert Highsmith Jr. spoke with Law360 about new laws passed by the Georgia General Assembly that will impact attorneys. Specifically, H.B. 961, which fixes what was perceived as unintended error in Georgia's apportionment statue, allows damages to be apportioned to liable parties in case with one defendant as well as those with multiple defendants. Mr. Highsmith also commented on a major simplification of the process to appeal decisions from the state's trial courts and a new fund to cover legal costs for judges when the state's attorney general decides not to represent them.
"I can't think of a legislative push where so much was riding on so few words," he said.