While the Georgia General Assembly put high-profile energy into passing a six-week abortion ban this year, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association leaders took note in their annual meeting last weekend of what the legislators did not pass: mainly measures to limit the medical damages in civil litigation, outgoing president Laurie Speed told the Daily Report in an interview looking back on her one-year term.

Tort reformers had a “behind-the-scenes presence” at the Capitol this year, Speed said. And the trial lawyers stepped up their lobbying presence.

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