Biggest Georgia Decisions Of 2022 So Far: Midyear Report

By Rosie Manins (July 1, 2022, 6:46 PM EDT) — The Georgia Supreme Court this year rejected pressure from General Motors and the national business community to adopt a discovery framework aimed at shielding top brass from deposition.

Though the court recognized for the first time the validity of factors supporting the “apex doctrine,” it ultimately declined to reverse an order granting a widower’s bid to depose the auto giant’s CEO Mary Barra in a product liability case, sending the issue back to a trial judge.

Other significant 2022 rulings from the Peach State’s highest court include that double recovery of attorney fees and costs can happen under Georgia law, and…

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