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During this survey period, the courts in Georgia issued several meaningful decisions in the area of insurance following a somewhat quiet year immediately after the pandemic. The three areas of insurance that typically dominate this annual update—liability, property, and automobile insurance—saw several noteworthy decisions from the federal district courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. In the liability or “third-party” arena, the courts in Georgia grappled once again with time-limited demands. The survey also disclosed at least one case dealing with the viability of coverage defenses not raised in a denial. In the property or “first-party” arena, several decisions addressed cooperation and the enforceability of policy duties in property coverage cases. The Eleventh Circuit also ended the debate over COVID-related coverage for business property losses. Finally, this survey period saw several cases in the automobile arena including cases in the area of Georgia uninsured/underinsured (UM) law and direct actions.

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