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Affirmative Defenses, Contributory Negligence, Assumption of the Risk and Non-Party Apportionment in the Context of Boating Torts

October 2012Article

This publication discusses boating torts in the state of Georgia and covers the following topics:

  • Vicarious Liability of Boat Owners Under Georgia Law
  • Statutes and Regulations Imposing a Duty of Care on Boat Operators in Georgia
  • Contributory Negligence, Comparative Fault, and Assumption of the Risk in the Context of Boating Torts
  • Issues Relating to Liability of the Co-Owner of a Boat Under O.C.G.A. § 51-1-22
  • Fault of Non-Parties and The Impact of the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Recent Decisions in McReynolds v. Krebs and Couch v. Red Roof Inns in the Boating Liability Context