Jul 6, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court Again Looks at the Apportionment of Fault Among Tortfeasors

Since the Georgia Legislature adopted a statute that abolished joint and several liability among tortfeasors and required juries to apportion fault among responsible parties, including nonparties, the Georgia Supreme Court on several occasions has wrestled with the issue of who could be a party at fault and, therefore, someone to who a jury could attribute a share of responsibility. In Zaldivar v. Prickett, Case No. S14G1778 (decided July 6, 2015), the Georgia Supreme Court interpreted very broadly the definition of who could be a party at fault. That has implications for a wide variety of cases. The Zaldivar case arose… Read more