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Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Georgia state legislature acted quickly to undo a recent opinion of the Georgia Supreme Court concerning who can file answers to a garnishment.  Last fall the Georgia Supreme Court adopted a Georgia Bar opinion stating that corporations and other entities could not file an answer to a garnishment in any court in the State of Georgia.

This opinion changed a long-standing practice of business entities filing these answers without an attorney.   The state legislature has now reversed this holding by a bill amending the garnishment statute.   The new bill restores the ability of entites to file these answers through their employees without engaging an attorney.  This bill was effective immediately on the Governor's signature.

You can read the bill at http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20112012/HB/683

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