LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY

Legal Reform

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Kade Cullefer

Vice President, Legal
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

kcullefer@gachamber.com

Background

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce views the laws of the state of Georgia and the judiciary that interprets those laws as critical components of the infrastructure necessary to make the state of Georgia an attractive place to live and work. A transparent rule of law, interpreted by a competent and engaged judiciary, is essential for a civil society that protects the liberty of its citizens and the strength of the state of Georgia.

The Chamber has established its Law & Judiciary Committee to monitor Georgia’s judiciary, and laws and regulations affecting business in the state, to ensure these laws and regulations have a rational and sound basis and that Georgia’s judiciary interprets those laws in a predictable and well-reasoned manner. The Law & Judiciary Committee will monitor the judiciary, laws, regulations and related developments to ensure a competitive economic climate for business and an economic environment that creates opportunities for all Georgians.

The Chamber supports:

  • The rule of law as a foundational principle of civil society in Georgia.
  • Laws and regulations that are fair, transparent and easy to understand, and based on sound facts and policy.
  • Preserving and strengthening civil justice reform laws.
  • Efforts to protect and enhance our State’s judicial system to make sure it is adequately staffed and funded, with a judiciary that interprets laws as they have been written, without trying to impose new causes of action on Georgia businesses.
  • Reasonable caps on non-economic damages and Constitutional amendments, as necessary, to support these positions.
  • Commercial laws that promote clarity of agreements between the parties, and the adoption of uniform commercial laws that further intra- and interstate commerce, as well as in-bound and outbound foreign investment.
  • Equitable cost sharing for discovery of electronically-stored information.

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Position

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce views the laws of the state of Georgia and the judiciary that interprets those laws as critical components of the infrastructure necessary to make the state of Georgia an attractive place to live and work. A transparent rule of law, interpreted by a competent and engaged judiciary, is essential for a civil society that protects the liberty of its citizens and the strength of the state of Georgia.

Key Priorities

  • Continue to support, preserve and strengthen civil justice refor
  • Improve balance in the state’s civil justice system by: modernizing rules of civil procedure for handling electronic discovery requests; limiting double recovery for non-existent medical expenses; and updating the business judgment rule to create a fair standard for business officers and directors.

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