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... This argument presents no basis for reversal. Under Georgia law, a case may proceed as a class
action if all prerequisites of OCGA § 9-11-23(a) are satisfied: numerosity, commonality, typicality,
and adequacy, and if at least one ground of OCGA § 9-11-23(b) is satisfied. ...
... "Certification of a class action is a matter of discretion with the trial judge, and, absent abuse of
that discretion, we will not disturb the trial court's decision." UNUM Life Ins. Co. ... We note that
Georgia courts may rely on federal class action cases as persuasive authority. ...
... RUFFIN, Judge. RSW, individually and on behalf of similarly situated persons, filed a
class action lawsuit against Emory Healthcare, Inc. ... 1. To demonstrate entitlement to class
action certification, RSW must meet the following requirements: ...