Product Liability Reform: SB 344 (1995)
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability
Bars application of the rule of joint and several liability in product liability cases. Provides statutory defenses to product liability claims, including adherence to government standards, FDA standards, and sellers’ defenses. Provides an absolute defense, where the plaintiff was found to be at least 50% at fault due to intoxication or a controlled substance. Limits the award of noneconomic damages in product liability cases not involving death or loss of vital bodily function to $280,000. Limits the award of noneconomic damages in such cases to $500,000.
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