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Judge Sara Doyle, Georgia Court of Appeals. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Judge Sara Doyle, Georgia Court of Appeals. (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

An $8 million verdict awarded to the family of a stuntman who died on the set of AMC Network’s “The Walking Dead” in 2017 has been thrown out by the Georgia Court of Appeals due to the Workers Compensation Act (WCA), which bars tort claims against the production company.

Because the WCA barred the claims against production company Stalwart Films, four co-defendants apportioned some of the damages are also immune from suit according to the opinion, written by Presiding Judge Sara Doyle with the concurrence of Chief Judge Christopher McFadden and Judge Ken Hodges.

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