Survey: Georgia in bottom half of states for legal climate

From the Atlanta Business Chronicle:

The states were judged on factors that affect tort liability system, ranging from the overall treatment of tort and contract litigation to judges’ competence and impartiality.

2 comments

  1. StevePerkins says:

    Bah. This story deals only with tort law, and is basically just a report from a trade association with an agenda (i.e. “being able to sue a business at all” == “bad climate”).

    Georgia is about as pro-business as it gets in contract law, and our treatment of property law is LUDICROUSLY pro-developer. Georgia is the only state in the union that doesn’t retain zoning power at the state level (with about one-third of counties having no zoning at all). We’re also the only state in the union where developers are free to violate covenants up until a development is 100% complete. Yeah, we might as well be communist…

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