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UPDATE Client Alert: New Law Overturns Requirement That Employers Use Attorneys to Answer Garnishments

On February 8, 2012, Governor Deal signed off on new legislation that will allow employers to execute and file garnishment answers without the involvement of an attorney.  The measure, SB 683, was proposed by the legislature in response to a September 12, 2011, Georgia Supreme Court ruling that businesses were required to enlist the assistance

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Client Alert: New Law Overturns Requirement That Employers Use Attorneys to Answer Garnishments

As of September 12, 2011, businesses now need to enlist the assistance of a licensed Georgia attorney in order to file an Answer to a Summons of Garnishment.  The new procedures are the result of the Georgia Supreme Court’s adoption of an advisory opinion of the State Bar of Georgia that a non-lawyer employee answering

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