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
Many business owners in Georgia create legal entities under which they do business. While some business owners choose to create these entities for tax benefits, what seems to be the chief reason business owners incorporate is to avoid personal liability for their business's obligations. However, the mere fact that you created a separate corporation or limited liability company ("LLC") will not always shield your personal assets from a lawsuit against your company. ... Continue Reading
An increasingly frequent trend in personal injury cases is plaintiffs are having their medical treatment "financed" by third parties. The typical ... Continue Reading
The term "jurisdiction" in a workers' compensation context frequently means whether the claim has been timely filed. However, it can also involve the issue of whether ... Continue Reading
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