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Georgia General Assembly Considers Bill to Amend Apportionment Law – Health Law and Regulation Update Blog Post

Recent Health Law and Regulation Update Blog Post by Eric Frisch.

House Bill 961 has been introduced this session of the Georgia General Assembly to amend Georgia’s apportionment statute, O.C.G.A. §51-12-33. The proposed amendment is a response to last year’s seminal decision in the case of Alston & Bird, LLP v. Hatcher Management Holdings, LLC, in which the Supreme Court held that a defendant could not ask for a jury to apportion damages in cases involving only one defendant. The proposed bill would amend subsection (b) to allow for apportionment of damages in cases involving “one or more persons,” which changes the language that reads “more than one person.” We will keep an eye on this as it moves through the legislature, so check back here for more updates.

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