Jury Service Reform: SB 87 (special session) (2005).
Provided the right to one automatic postponement with the requirement
Provided the right to one automatic postponement with the requirement that service be rescheduled within six months of the original summons. Protected small businesses (defined as having five or fewer full time employees) by requiring the court to postpone and reschedule the service of an employee of a small business if another employee of that employer is already serving. Limited the frequency of service to no more than once every two years. Prohibited an employer from taking any adverse employment action against an employee solely because the person serves on a jury. Clarified that employers may not require an employee to use annual, vacation, or sick leave time for the period in which he or she leaves. Set stricter for prospective jurors to be excused from service. Increased the maximum fine for contempt for failure to appear from $100 to $300.
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