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SB 0374 - Final Remedies and Special Proceedings; new requirements under the "Georgia Civil Practice Act" for settlement offers and arrangements; revise and provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: John Kennedy
Last Action: 3/4/2020 - House Second Readers
Senate Committee: Insurance and Labor
House Committee: Insurance
Assigned To:
05. Superior CourtsNext Bill
06. State CourtsNext Bill
CivilNext Bill
TortNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 374 amends Article 8 of Chapter 11 of Title 9 of the OCGA to add material terms that must be included along with a settlement offer for any tort claim regarding personal injury, bodily injury, or death. Added material terms include if the release type for such a tort claim is full or limitedan itemization of what the claimant(s) will provide to each release, and an affidavit signed by the insurer and the insured affirming the policy amount and that no other insurance policies are applicable to the claim. If reasonably obtainable, the offeror must also provide medical bills and records related to the subject of the tort claim. If the offeror sets a specified period requiring payment, the date must not be less than 40 days from the receipt of the offer.

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