House Judiciary Chairman says tort reform law needs revision

In an article published in the Savannah Business Report, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Wendell Willard (R-Sandy Springs) gave an overview of some of the deficiencies in Senate Bill 3, the tort reform bill that was railroaded through the legislature this winter. Hasty draftsmanship, confused wording, ambiguous language, half-baked provisions, and goals that seem to conflict left the legislation vulnerable to constitutional attacks and conflicting judicial interpretations. See article below.

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