Discovery Abuse in the State of Georgia – Just How Bad Is It?

C. Ronald Ellington, University of Georgia School of Law

Published in The Advocate, Winter 2004, Vol. 38, No. 1.


How frequently do Georgia lawyers encounter discovery abuse in civil litigation? What are the most prevalent kinds of discovery abuse? Do attorneys who usually represent plaintiffs perceive discovery abuse occurring more often or at about the same rate as attorneys from the defense bar? Is discovery abuse worse in metro-Atlanta than small town Georgia?