It is interesting that Ga. is debating tort deform while the salmonella outbreak that has resulted in over 800 recalls has been traced to a Ga. plant with a history of sending out products in which traces of salmonella have been found. Why should the state protect that plant from being responsible for the full consequences of its conduct?
If a company looses millions of dollars as a result of the poisoned peanuts the Chamber of Commerce will surely understand that the company which negligently distributed the contaminated product should fully compensate the injured business.
However, if a child dies from salmonella poisoning the “tort deformers” want to put a limit on the amount the plant will have to pay regardless of how recklessly or even criminally it acted. Limitations on damages subvert our system of justice by preventing juries from doing justice.
Cumberland School of Law, Cum Laude graduate Peter F. Burns practice areas include business litigation will contests, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and other matters of complex civil litigation. Mr. Burns is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and is a Certified Alabama Mediator; Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a member of national and state Legal associations.