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In a ruling the prevailing lawyer said could lead to a “dramatic effect” on premises liability litigation, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled a provision in a residential lease limiting the time a tenant can sue to one year applies to any sort of claim, including personal injury claims that would otherwise fall under the state’s two-year statute of limitations.

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Greg Land

Greg Land covers topics including verdicts and settlements and insurance-related litigation for the Daily Report in Atlanta.

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