Georgia’s latest tort reform measure was touted as a “hard-fought, carefully crafted compromise by parties on all sides,” between plaintiffs and defense attorneys brought by bill sponsor Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Valdosta, before the Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Feb. 6.

“I wish I could tell you it’s a bill that, when I bring it up here, everybody’s gonna sing ‘Kumbaya’ and tell you that it’s great. They’re not,” Tillery said.