2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 576
Torts; joint tort-feasors; standards in expert testimony; change provisions
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 9-10-31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to actions against certain codefendants residing in different counties, to amend Code Section 24-9-67 of the O.C.G.A., relating to opinions of experts, and Chapter 12 of Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to damages, so as to revise certain provisions relating to tort actions; to change provisions relating to venue involving joint or joint and several tort-feasors; to provide for standards in admitting expert testimony in professional malpractice actions; to change provisions relating to recovery against joint tort-feasors; to change provisions relating to comparative negligence; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Mar/01/2004 - Senate Read and Referred
Feb/26/2004 - Senate Hopper