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2005-2006 Regular Session - HB 231
Torts; joint tort-feasors; award and apportionment of damages
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Title 51 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to torts, so as to change provisions relating to award and apportionment of damages against joint tort-feasors; to provide for apportionment of liability according to degree of responsibility; to deny recovery to certain plaintiffs responsible for the injury or damages claimed; to eliminate provisions relating to right of contribution; to eliminate provisions relating to former apportionment of damages under certain circumstances; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date and applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Feb/02/2005 - House Second Readers
Feb/01/2005 - House First Readers
Jan/31/2005 - House Hopper
2/01/05 Special Committee on Civil Justice Reform