A unique problem with remote work is the division of courts in Georgia

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“First we have to talk about jurisdiction,” said Judge Sarah Hawkins Warren. “We need to make sure we can be here.”

October 17, 2023 at 6:09 p.m

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Cedra Mayfield


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  • The Georgia Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the case, which was transferred from the divided Georgia Court of Appeals.
  • The intermediate appeals court was equally divided on whether a doctor must be physically present “in the emergency room of a hospital” for Georgia’s emergency room law to apply.
  • Conley Griggs Partin, an appellate attorney in Atlanta, competed against Brennan & Wasden, an appellate attorney in Savannah.

Does a doctor have to be physically “in the emergency room of a hospital” for Georgia’s emergency room law to apply?

It’s a question that dueling attorneys are now asking the Georgia Supreme Court to decide after statutory interpretation left the Georgia Court of Appeals evenly split down the middle.

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