Georgia Supreme Court blocks part of “tort reform” law

A State Supreme Court has blocked another part of the General Assembly’s tort reform law. Last week, the justices invalidated a state law that required medical malpractice lawsuit plaintiffs to release their medical information as a condition of filing suit. In the decision, the 6-1 majority held that the state law is preempted by the federal privacy provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA.

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