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Welcome New GTLA Members!

New Members | Fall 2019 Verdict Magazine Click here to join GTLA as a Regular Member William Arroyo Ronald Baker Frederick Bergen David Bersinger Emily Brooks John Brown Marc Brown Benjamin Brubaker Cristal Contreras Susan Cox Shawn Elzie Marisa Finegan Elizabeth Fite Heather Froy J. Martin Futrell Samantha Green Adrian Guzman Phillip Hairston Marissa Hypnarowski John Jackson M. Jackson Robert ...

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Thank You, GTLA Champion Members!

GTLA Champion Members | Fall 2019 Verdict Magazine Click here to join GTLA as a Champion Member Christopher Adams Virgil Adams Staci Alexander Charles Allen Ariel Altman Stephen Apolinsky Drew Ashby Bill Atkins Andrew Ausband Bryan Baer Timothy Bailey William Ballard Lloyd Bell Frank Beltran Tracee Benzo Frederick Bergen Bruce Berger N. John Bey David Bills William Q. Bird M.J. ...

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Employee Traveling from Jobsite to Court, Not Engaged in a “Special Mission”

WORKERS’ COMP UPDATES Centurion Industries v. Naville-Saeger 2019 Ga. App. Lexis 568, Decided Oct. 17, 2019 The Court of Appeals reversed a trial court ruling that denied summary judgment to an Employer facing vicarious liability for a negligent homicide by an employee. Jeremy Carter, a Valdosta resident, was employed as a millwright with Centurion Industries. Mr. Carter was a member ...

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Georgia Supreme Court Overrules Exception to the Requirement that Certificate of Immediate Review be Obtained for Interlocutory Appeals

CASE UPDATES By Joshua Silk Recently, in an appeal arising out of the highly publicized Tara Grinstead murder case, the Georgia Supreme Court overruled its prior precedent and eliminated an exception to the requirement that litigants must obtain a certificate of immediate review from the trial court before pursuing an interlocutory appeal not otherwise authorized by O.C.G.A. § 5-6-34(a). In ...

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Meet GTLA’s 2019-2020 LEAD Class

NEW LAWYERS’ CORNER BY ALEX SEAY The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced the selections for the 2019-2020 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now beginning its seventh year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip GTLA members who have been identified as potential leaders in the association with the necessary tools to take the next steps ...

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GTLA Selects its 2018-2019 LEAD Class

BY SHEILA L. BILIMORIA The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has announced the selections for the 2018-2019 Leadership Education & Advanced Direction (LEAD) Program. Now beginning its sixth year, the widely-acclaimed LEAD Program serves to train and equip GTLA members who have been identified as potential leaders in the association with the necessary tools to take the next steps in their ...

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