About Chris Foreman

Authored 2 articles.


  • Watson Spence: Georgia Supreme Court Addresses the Measure of the Value of a Family Pet

    Features, October 19, 2016

    Most people, including yours truly, consider their pets to be integral members of the family. Georgia law, however, treats family pets as "personal property." In a case reported as Barking Hound Village v. Monyak, S15G1184, the Supreme Court of Georgia recently tackled an issue that Chief Justice Hugh Thompson described as "near and dear to the heart of many a Georgian in that it involved the untimely death of a beloved family pet." The Georgia Supreme Court had the difficult task of determining the "proper measure of damages" available to the owners of a pet injured or killed through the negligence of another.

  • Joe Dent on Recent Updates on the Constitutionality of Georgia Garnishments

    Features, December 02, 2015

    On September 8, 2015, Judge Marvin H. Shoob, Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia turned the collection world on its head when he held that Georgia's post-judgment garnishment statute, O.C.G.A. § 18-4-60 et seq. was unconstitutional.