Biggest decisions in Georgia so far in 2022: Mid-Year Report

By Rosie Manins (July 1, 2022 at 6:46 p.m. EDT) – The Georgia Supreme Court this year dismissed pressure from General Motors and the national business community to pass an investigative framework aimed at protecting top executives from indictment .

Although the court recognized for the first time the validity of factors supporting the “apex doctrine,” it ultimately declined to reverse an order that upheld a widower’s bid to bring auto giant CEO Mary Barra into a product liability case, and sent the matter back to a trial judge.

Other key rulings from the Peach State’s highest court in 2022 include that dual recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs can be made under Georgian law, and…

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