Help Stop Senate Bill Designed to Limit Lawsuits and Give Big Business More Rights in Georgia

3/6/2020 By Andrea Gold Read in 2 minutes

Senate Bill 415 limits Georgian’s rights while increasing insurance companies’ rights and corporate powers. Find out more here.

Senate Bill 415 limits Georgian’s rights while increasing insurance companies’ rights and corporate powers. The bill would affect about 15 areas of law, including trucking, aviation, municipal law, tort law, jury trials, rules of evidence, product liability, premises liability, asbestos law, and more. In essence, the bill would drastically change civil law in Georgia.

Early next week, the Senate will be voting on Senate Bill 415, which benefits insurance companies and big businesses, but is detrimental to Georgians. If passed, trial lawyers would no longer be able to argue the monetary value of a victim’s pain and suffering to a jury. The bill would prevent judges from having the discretion to make decisions based on the facts and circumstances of each case. It would also protect corporations that carelessly and knowingly introduce poisonous products on the market. 

The bill would limit your Constitutional rights in a civil court of law to hold those who might hurt your loved one accountable in a drunk and driving accident. It would also make it more difficult to sue landowners for injuries caused by a third party. Below is more information about Senate Bill 415 provided by the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA). 

Senate Bill 415: What You Should Know


  • Senate Bill 415 was born out of an attempt to hide its very provisions from the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose members would be in the best position to debate and vet the bill, its application, and its true ramifications on everyday Georgians. The bill was sent to the Insurance Committee (without a single lawyer member) seeking to change our legal system and its administration drastically.
  • Senate Bill 415 tilts the scales of justice in favor of big insurance companies, allowing them to make more and more profits without reducing a single premium for everyday Georgians.
  • Senate Bill 415 prevents judges from having the discretion to do the right thing in cases based on the facts and circumstances of each case.
  • Senate Bill 415 would limit a Georgian’s Constitutional rights to hold accountable in a civil court of law those who might harm your loved ones protecting drunk and negligent drivers. Senate Bill 415 would protect corporations who carelessly and knowingly introduce poisonous products to our children and families.
  • Senate Bill 415 also prevents property owners from consequences from sex traffickers on their premises when the owner should have known about the activities – instead allowing them to profit from the profits of the sex trafficking trade.

We urge you to contact your senators today and ask them to vote “NO” on Senate Bill 415.

Contact your local state legislator here.

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