Wrongful Death Liability Under the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act
In some rare cases, a wrongful death action in Georgia may be based upon unfair and deceptive acts and practices in violation of the Fair Business Practices Act (FBPA). That statute allows recovery of treble damages, punitive damages and attorney fees for intentional violations. This theory may be particularly applicable in products liability cases where a manufacturer has systematically deceived consumers with regard to product hazards.
Ken Shigley represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “Super Lawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is President-Elect of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks). He and Sally have been married since 1983, and are the proud parnts of two young adults, Anne Shigley and Ken Shigley, Jr.