Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

...2010 report, which listed prior contributions as zero. The same year, political action committees for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Georgia Dental Association reported in their filings they'd each given Smith $250.In 2011, Smith...

Reduce health-care costs by replacing broken malpractice system

...malpractice carriers earned an average of 47 percent profit. No wonder MAG Mutual Insurance Company has joined the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association in opposing any meaningful changes to our current system.Since trial lawyers only pursue the few malpractice...

Plane crash suits could bankrupt, Thomson mayor says

...to hold our cities and counties accountable for the harm they do," said Jason Rooks, a lobbyist for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.The subcommittee sent the bill to the full House Judiciary Committee, along with House Bill 796, to make...

Several issues before lawmakers on Crossover Day

...measure over the summer but it has not moved out of committee. The Medical Association of Georgia and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association oppose the reform, saying it will increase costs. Associated Press writers Kate Brumback and Ray Henry...

George Fryhofer

...the largest personal injury verdicts in the state at that time. In 1968, he was elected President of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. In 1978, he was inducted into the Inner Circle of Advocates, a national organization limited to 100 members...

'Tort reform' a clever distraction

...their own, does nothing to improve our health care system, nor does it increase patient safety. And it is, simply, un-American. (The writer is a lawyer in Marietta and past president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.)

Opinion columns
Georgia's Gov. Perdue wades back into tort reform

...rancorous 2005 battle over medical malpractice rules galvanized doctors and lawyers across the state. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the powerful lobby that represents plaintiff's attorneys, said it was caught off guard by Perdue's...

Rate increases possible if Perdue signs off bill

...policies and cover damage from motorists who do not have insurance. Mr. Staton's bill, backed by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the consumer group Georgia Watch, would allow policy holders to collect from the driver causing the...

Across the area

...Governors from 1993 until his death in 2007. He had been a president of the Augusta Bar Association and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He received the highest honor of the state bar's General Practice & Trial Practice Section in 1998...

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Lobbyists' work is seen in tort reform

...the Institute on Money in State Politics, the largest single contributor to candidates in 2004 was the Georgia Trial Lawyers' Association, which dumped more than $450,000 into races across the state. The Medical Association of Georgia's...