Georgia Supreme Court News

Georgia High Court Rules Six Flags to Pay $35M to Man Beaten Near Park

The Georgia Supreme Court says a man who was severely beaten while leaving Six Flags Over Georgia a decade ago can collect $35 million in legal damages from the amusement park and his attackers. The ruling by Georgia’s high court …

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Ridesharing Law

Georgia’s highest court has handed a victory to ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Atlanta taxi drivers and upheld a state law regulating and …

Georgia High Court: Negligent Kennel Owes Dog Owner for Death of Animal

To its owner, a pet dog may be priceless – and even though Georgia’s highest court didn’t go quite that far Monday, it did say that under some circumstances, an owner whose pet is hurt or dies at the hands …

Georgia Supreme Court Sides with XL Specialty in Barring Bad Faith Claim

The Georgia Supreme Court denied an insured’s bad faith claim against its insurer for its refusal to pay a settlement because the insured settled on the amount without the consent of the insurer that was required by the policy. A …

Georgia Supreme Court Expands Coverage for Faulty Construction

Georgia’s high court has handed contractors and their clients a victory by expanding the scope of a contractor’s general liability policy so that it includes damage due to a contractor’s faulty construction. The ruling grants homeowners greater rights to recoup …

Georgia Woman Wins Right to Sue ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Over Video

A Georgia woman whose image was used in advertisements for a “Girls Gone Wild” video without her authorization has grounds to sue the video’s producers under Georgia law, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. Lindsey Bullard was 14 in April …

Georgia Supreme Court Upholds Driver’s License Law

Georgia’s highest court has rejected a Mexican national’s argument that part of a state law that requires a Georgia-issued driver’s license to get behind the wheel is unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-Georgia citizens. The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously …

Gunshot Claim Not Barred by Workers’ Comp Settlement: Georgia Supreme Court

A worker who unintentionally shot a co-worker can be sued in civil court since his actions were outside the scope of his normal duties and despite the fact the employer treated the shooting like a workers’ compensation claim, the Georgia …

Georgia Court to Weigh Alligator Claim Against Homeowners Association

A divided Georgia Supreme Court has decided to hear arguments in a case involving a woman found dead in a lagoon that was home to an eight-foot alligator in a subdivision near Savannah. Heirs of 83-year-old Gwyneth Williams are suing …

Georgia Court Allows Family’s Suit Against Son’s Psychiatrist

The top court in the U.S. state of Georgia has allowed the family of a man who stabbed his mother to death in a psychotic rage to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against his psychiatrist, settling a long-running debate over …