Thursday, March 12, 2020
A sweeping tort reform bill was withdrawn in the Georgia Senate after bipartisan opposition:
The sprawling Senate Bill 415 would alter many areas of Georgia’s civil judicial system from landlord protections and large medical damages to key tweaks on what evidence can be presented in court like seatbelt use.
But the bill ran up against opposition from Senate lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, wary that too many changes were crammed into a single bill. They narrowly voted 27-26 to table the bill upon request from its sponsor, Senate Majority Whip Steve Gooch.
It appears unlikely a tort reform bill will pass in this session. The Augusta Chronicle has the story.