In a decision further clarifying the state’s apportionment statute, the Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling supporting a group of former bank directors who said they were improperly denied a chance to have a nearly $5 million federal jury award apportioned between them.

The unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sarah Warren came in response to three questions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which had been asked to overturn the award and said it did not know whether the former directors of the failed Buckhead Bank were entitled to have liability divided among them.

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