Yost Deja Vu; wisdom of “no first use” policy on offers of judgment
Nineteen years ago, the Georgia Supreme Court decided the case of Yost v. Torok, 256 Ga. 92, 344 S.E.2d 414 (1986), holding that any party who brings or defends an action, or any part thereof, that lacks substantial justification or is imposed for delay or harassment, could be liable for a common law tort of abusive litigation to the opposing party who suffers damage thereby, as a counterlaim in the same civil action.
The Shigley Law Firm 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 “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is 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).