How Long Will It Take for the Court of Appeals of Georgia to Decide Your Case?

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APRIL 1, 2019 You can calculate the maximum amount of time it will take the Court of Appeals to decide your case by applying the “two term rule.” Under the Georgia Constitution, the court must dispose of every case either during the term the court entered that case on the docket or at the next term. To calculate […]

Are Punitive Damages Available in Georgia for Abusive Litigation?

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Today the Supreme Court of Georgia granted certiorari on a potentially important question:  Does the language “all damages allowed by law” in OCGA § 51-7-83(a) authorize an award of punitive damages in a statutory claim for abusive litigation? Section 51-7-83 permits a plaintiff to obtain all damages allowed by law in several types of cases. […]