Punitive Damages Reform: HB 700 (1987).
Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be
Requires the determination of awards for punitive damages to be made in a separate proceeding. Permits the jury to set the amount for punitive damages if, in the first stage, the jury finds a defendant liable for punitive damages. Permits the admissibility of evidence of a defendant’s net worth only during the proceeding for the determination of punitive damages. Requires 50% of all punitive damages awards to be paid to the state fund. Prohibits multiple punitive damages awards under certain conditions.
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