Candice Ries and Melvin Williams vs. Ooida Risk Retention Group heard on appeal
The Georgia Supreme Court heard the case of Candice Ries and Melvin Williams vs. Ooida Risk Retention Group Inc. on March 5.
A man and woman who were injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer are appealing a Newton County court ruling that the company providing liability insurance to the truck’s owner is not a party to the case and subject to being sued. The attorney for Reis and Williams argues the trial court erred in ruling that the Georgia Direct Action statute regulates the operations of OOIDA as a risk retention group.
The original case revolved around Reis and Williams suing the truck driver, Andre Robinson, the motor carrier, Zion Train Express Inc., and its insurance carrier, OOIDA, under the Georgia Direct Action statute on Sept. 2015.
Georgia Supreme Court case number S18A0505