“In no uncertain terms, this is a bill that would improve the state of play for motor carriers facing lawsuits in the state of Georgia,” said defense attorney Ben Harbin of Waldon Adelman on behalf of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform. Credit: spiritofamerica/Adobe Stock “In no uncertain terms, this is a bill that would improve the state of play for motor carriers facing lawsuits in the state of Georgia,” said defense attorney Ben Harbin of Waldon Adelman on behalf of Georgians for Lawsuit Reform. Credit: spiritofamerica/Adobe Stock

Georgia’s latest tort reform measure would prevent plaintiffs from bringing a direct action against insurance companies in motor vehicle suits if the plaintiff can also get service on the motor carrier and the driver.

The proposed legislation was touted as a “hard-fought, carefully crafted compromise by parties on all sides,” between plaintiffs and defense attorneys brought by bill sponsor Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Valdosta, before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Feb. 6, 2024.

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