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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 1461
Georgia Civil Practice Act; change provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 11 of Title 9 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to provisional and final remedies and special proceedings under the "Georgia Civil Practice Act," so as to change provisions related to offers of judgment; to provide for definitions; to provide for time frames for offers of settlement; to provide for service of offers of settlement; to provide for counteroffers; to provide for attorney´s fees and expenses of litigation; to provide for procedure concerning offers of settlement; to provide for automatic rejection of an offer of settlement; to provide for factors to be considered in not awarding attorney´s fees and expenses of litigation to a prevailing party; to provide for related matters; to provide for a savings clause; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/28/2006 - House Second Readers
Feb/23/2006 - House First Readers
Feb/23/2006 - House Hopper