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The Cost of Free Admission: Protection for Landowners under the Recreational Property Act Strengthened by the Georgia Supreme Court

May 22, 2018 BY Daniel Cheek | General Liability

Warm weather brings Georgians outdoors to enjoy an array of recreational activities, from coastal beaches to mountain trails and sporting events. Moreover, most parents do not complain when their children are admitted to parks and games for free. ... Continue Reading

Georgia Courts Address Right Of Removal Under Corporate Venue Statute

June 19, 2017 BY Daniel Cheek | General Liability

One of the first considerations for defense attorneys on receipt of a new lawsuit filed in a Georgia state court is the venue where it is pending and what, if anything, the defense can do about it. ... Continue Reading

Business or Personal: Georgia Court of Appeals Addresses Priority of UM Coverage

May 31, 2016 BY Daniel Cheek | General Liability

When an employee driving a company vehicle is injured in a car accident caused by an uninsured/underinsured motorist (collectively "UM"), a conflict can arise regarding the priority of UM coverage between applicable commercial and personal auto insurance policies. Consider this scenario. Plaintiff is rear-ended by an uninsured motorist while driving on company business in a vehicle titled to her employer, a limited liability company. Insurer A issued a commercial auto insurance policy to plaintiff's employer which covers the vehicle plaintiff was driving. Insurer B issued a personal auto policy to plaintiff's husband which does not name the company as an insured or cover the company vehicle. UM coverage is available for plaintiff under both policies. Georgia law permits those policies to be stacked, but which insurer's UM coverage is first in line? The Georgia Court of Appeals recently addressed this question, and the answer may surprise you. ... Continue Reading

The Journal is a publication for the clients of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP. It is written in a general format and is not intended to be legal advice to any specific circumstance. Legal Opinions may vary when based upon subtle factual differences. All rights reserved. 

Editorial Board:

H. Michael Bagley
(Editor-in-chief)

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