Georgia Supreme Court News

GEICO Must Pay $2.7M After Failing to Accept $30K Offer: Georgia Supreme Court

GEICO Indemnity Co.’s refusal to settle a bodily injury claim for $30,000 will cost it more than $2.7 million, under a ruling last week by the Georgia Supreme Court. The high court’s 7-0 decision answered three certified questions posed to …

Georgia Supreme Court Disputes Immunity Ruling in Stun Gun Death

Georgia’s highest court on Monday found that a lower court was wrong to grant immunity from prosecution to three sheriff’s deputies facing murder charges in a stun gun death dating to July 2017. The three white Washington County deputies – …

Georgia Supreme Court Allows Lawsuit Against Sperm Bank to Proceed

A couple who accused a sperm bank of misrepresenting its process for screening donors and providing incorrect medical and educational history of the donor they selected can proceed with a lawsuit against the sperm bank, Georgia’s highest court ruled Monday. …

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 …