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Lam v. Nationwide (Georgia Court of Appeals)

Case Conclusion Date: 02.19.2001

Practice Area: Personal injury

Outcome: Held that plaintiff was entitled to recover for aggravation of mental illness, despite having suffered no physical injury.

Description: Plaintiff suffered aggravation of mental illness, but no physical injury, in automobile collision. Insurer moved to dismiss claim based on Georgia's "no-contact" rule requiring a physical injury for recovery. Trial court denied motion, and insurer appealed.

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