GA: Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool Challenges Constitutionality of Workers' Comp Bill

ATLANTA, GA - The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the Georgia Insurers Insolvency Pool has filed a lawsuit claiming that a new law aimed at retroactively covering companies whose workers' compensation firms are declared insolvent, is unconstitutional, this after Governor Sonny Perdue signed...

GA: Exclusive Remedy Bars Lawsuit Brought by Widow of Courthouse Shooting Victim

The Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling and held the exclusive remedy rule barred a lawsuit brought by a widow of a policeman who was shot by a defendant during his escape from the courthouse. Source: Law.com

Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Rulemaking Authority Questioned

The Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation is run by three individuals--a chairperson and two directors, with two of the three members recently having changed. Rick Thompson is the new chairperson of the Board. The prior Board had promulgated Board Rule 205 which required that an employer...

Co-employee Immunity Case With a No Liability Settlement Twist: Things That Make You Go Hmmm

An employee files an injury claim against the employer and receives a $6,000 lump sum payment in exchange for a "no liability" settlement with the employer. The settlement is subsequently approved by the Industrial Commission. May the employee now proceed in tort against a co-employee who caused...