About Chris Foreman
Authored 2 articles.
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.
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.