Thursday, December 31, 2009
The Georgia Supreme Court heard constitutional arguments in two tort reform cases this fall. In September, the issue was a cap on pain and suffering in med mal cases; in October, the issue was the burden of proof in emergency room cases. Both were enacted in a comprehensive tort reform law passed in 2005. The General Assembly is watching those cases carefully. If the court finds either provision unconstitutional, Republican leaders will move to rewrite it and keep it intact according to House Majority Leader Jerry Keen, R-St. Simons Island. The Atlanta Business Chronicle has the story.