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Michaels Law deserves serious consideration
Gatto Parents
Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto leave a hearing in Statesboro City Council chambers in October where they spoke about their son's tragic death.
Michael and Kathy Lee Gatto’s son was killed in a violent and tragic incident at Rude Rudy’s bar in Statesboro last August. Now they hope a law they are proposing would create more responsible ownership in all businesses that serve alcohol in Georgia. Named for their late son Michael, who was a freshman at Georgia Southern when he died, “Michael’s Law” would require that every Georgia business licensed to sell alcohol maintain insurance, including specialized insurance for problems resulting from the use of alcohol, as well as general liability insurance.
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