On August 5, 2020, Georgia became the ninth state to enact legislation aimed at protecting businesses from liability related to COVID-19 transmission. Codified at O.C.G.A. § 51-16-1, et seq., the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act states that entities, individuals, healthcare providers, and healthcare facilities cannot be held liable for deaths related to COVID-19 transmission, infection, exposure, or potential exposure, unless a plaintiff is able to prove gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm. ... Continue Reading
In Georgia, the Workers' Compensation Act protects an employer/insurer against an injured worker "double-dipping" in their recovery. For instance, ... Continue Reading
Not Quite A Slam Dunk: Is It Possible To Show Surveillance Footage At A Hearing Without Previously Producing It To Counsel?
It begins as yet another case with a claimant with a rather suspicious injury, and surveillance is assigned to see how he is spending ... Continue Reading
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