2018 Georgia Code
Title 51 - Torts
Chapter 3 - Liability of Owners and Occupiers of Land
Article 4 - Liability of Space Flight Entities
§ 51-3-42. Civil or criminal liability for injuries during space flight

Universal Citation: GA Code § 51-3-42 (2018)
  • (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section, a space flight entity shall not be civilly liable to or criminally responsible for any person for a space flight participant injury arising out of inherent risks associated with any space flight activities occurring in or originating from this state if the space flight participant has:

    • (1) Signed the warning and agreement required by Code Section 51-3-43; and

    • (2) Given written informed consent as may be required by 51 U.S.C. Section 50905 or other federal law.

  • (b) Nothing in this Code section shall:

    • (1) Limit liability for a space flight participant injury:

      • (A) Proximately caused by the space flight entity's gross negligence for the safety of the space flight participant; or

      • (B) Intentionally caused by the space flight entity;

    • (2) Limit the liability of any space flight entity against any person other than a space flight participant who meets the requirements of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of this Code section;

    • (3) Limit liability for the breach of a contract for use of real property by a space flight entity; or

    • (4) Preclude an action by the federal government, the State of Georgia, or any state agency to enforce a valid statute or rule or regulation.

  • (c) The limitations on legal liability afforded to a space flight entity by the provisions of this article shall be in addition to any other limitations of legal liability provided by federal law or the laws of this state.

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