Mercer Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Fall 1982), pp. 299-322


This survey contains only a handful of the hundreds of decisions rendered last year by the Georgia appellate courts on points of trial practice and procedure. The decisions chosen for review were selected because they resolved previously undecided issues or aptly illustrated some important principle of civil procedure. Three fairly technical legislative amendments to the Civil Practice Act (CPA) dealing with the applicability of the CPA, the requirement of filing discovery documents, and the effect of a dismissal for failure to prosecute are also noted. This survey will follow the format used in the past by beginning with cases dealing with jurisdiction and venue, followed by cases construing the CPA arranged under each section in numerical order.