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Georgia State Capitol Building. (Photo: John Disney/ALM) Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta (Photo: John Disney/ALM)

The Georgia Senate Judiciary Committee has rejected a proposal to adopt a rule allowing defense lawyers to point out the failure to use seat belts in motor vehicle collision cases.

The committee hearing Wednesday was the scene of yet another apparently fatal (to a bill) encounter between business and defense interests seeking legislation that would establish a “seatbelt rule” and a plaintiffs bar warning  that such a change would be devastating for those injured by negligent drivers. 

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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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