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DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Ferrante



The Georgia Supreme Court invalidated a provision in a 2005 law requiring plaintiffs in pending asbestos cases to meet specific medical criteria before being able to pursue damages in Georgia courts; refusing to sever an evidentiary provision it held unconstitutionally retroactive, all of the procedural requirements in the bill have fallen as applied to the thousands of forum-shopping asbestos plaintiffs, the vast majority of whom have suffered no injury, much less injury in Georgia. [DaimlerChrysler v. Ferrante; AJP Alert; Chamber of Commerce amicus brief; NAM brief; earlier: Sep. 29, 2005; related: Mar. 6]

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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