In 2012, the Georgia legislature enacted the Georgia Motor Carrier Act of 2012. One of the stated objectives of the Act was to transfer regulations of motor carriers and limousine carriers from the Georgia Public Service Commission to the Georgia Department of Public Safety. See O.C.G.A. 40-1-51. ... Continue Reading
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) initiated additional guidelines and information regarding the proper use of opioids and to educate doctors and patients about the opioids epidemic. Our recent update about the new CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids can be viewed here: ... Continue Reading
Before I was a practicing civil defense lawyer the word "reptile" would have conjured up images of tetrapod animals such as snakes, lizards, crocodiles, and turtles. ... Continue Reading
An Attempt to Break-Even: A Review of O.C.G.A. § 34-9-11.1, an Employer/Insurer's subrogation rights, and the ability to recover for benefits paid to an injured employee
Following an injury arising out of and in the course of employment, Georgia's workers' compensation laws require an employer/insurer to pay workers' compensation benefits to any employee regardless of who may be at fault for the employee's injury. ... Continue Reading
The opioid crisis in America is frequently in the news and should be. Opioids have caused an enormous cost increase for workers' compensation employers and insurers. ... Continue Reading
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