Joint and Several Liability Reform: HB 4 (2003).
Defendant pays only assessed percentage of fault unless defendant is
Defendant pays only assessed percentage of fault unless defendant is 50% or more responsible. Defendants can designate (as opposed to join) other responsible third parties whose fault contributed to causing plaintiff’s harm. In toxic tort cases, the threshold for joint and several liability raised from 15% to 50%.
ATRA Reiterates Support for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Use to Address Mass Tort Litigation, Urges Meaningful Dialogue Amid Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
The lack of oversight and transparency around third-party litigation funding threatens the integrity of our legal system
Together, let’s forge a legal landscape that makes equitable access to justice a living reality for all Georgians.
This is an opportunity to reassess the practices and regulations surrounding private-attorney contracting and to enact reforms that promote fairness, transparency and value for taxpayer dollars.
Allowing the company to continue the bankruptcy process will help ensure equitable and efficient resolution in complex mass tort claims