The Legislature Strikes Back on Apportionment (House Bill 961)
» Posted April 18, 2022 Articles, Newsletters
In response to the now-infamous Alston & Bird, LLP v. Hatcher Mgmt. Holdings, LLC holding, the Georgia Legislature is well on its way to ensuring that its tort reform and apportionment scheme remains intact and in its originally intended form. A bill (HB 961) has passed both houses of the Georgia Legislature effectively reverting the Hatcher precedent (which held that Georgia’s apportionment of fault system that replaced joint and several liability as part of a 2005 tort reform package does not apply to single-defendant cases).