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Survey Article


For workers' compensation, the 1999-2000 survey period was largely notable for a number of legislative changes and for another year in which Georgia's appellate courts dealt with numerous cases interpreting the exclusive remedy provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act. As always, however, the appellate courts also decided numerous workers' compensation cases, with issues ranging from the "any evidence" rule to superior court judgments.

Additional legislative activity is possible in the coming year as a special commission appointed by Governor Barnes readies a report, due in April 2001, on proposed changes to the workers' compensation system.