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Tort Law


Leighton Moore

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Survey Article


During the period covered by this Article, developments in Georgia tort law were mainly attributable to the appellate courts. Full-scale legislative tort reform was not accomplished in the 2003 session, although it is likely to occur next year. The general assembly passed reforms to civil practice that had some impact on tort law, but these did not go into effect until July 2003, and thus fall outside the scope of this Article. In contrast, both the supreme court and the court of appeals rendered important, even controversial, decisions in tort law. By its nature, a survey article cannot probe at length the factual intricacies, historical pedigree, or analytical subtleties of every legal authority that takes effect within the relevant period. This Article presents synopses of selected decisions, with some analysis, grouped by subject for ease of reference.

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