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Safety Dance: Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

November 05, 2020 BY Lara Ortega | General

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. ยง 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

Taking Credit Where Credit Is Due: Wc-243 Issues In Workers' Compensation Claims

February 03, 2015 BY Lara Ortega | Workers Compensation

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?

January 03, 2014 BY Lara Ortega | Workers Compensation

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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