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There were a number of significant cases decided by the appellate courts of Georgia during the past survey year in the area of appellate practice and procedure. The Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down more than sixty opinions that turned in part on a consideration of the Appellate Practice Act of 1965, the rules of the appellate benches, and the case law which has evolved under these standards. The most noteworthy of these cases will be highlighted here under four general headings: Enumeration of Errors; Payment of Costs and Transcripts; Final Judgments; and Miscellany.

Unlike the activity in the case law area of appellate practice, the past year was marked by an absence of any legislative enactments and a lack of any significant changes in the rules of either the Georgia Supreme Court or the Georgia Court of Appeals. Whether this development indicates a general satisfaction of the courts and the bar with the Appellate Practice Act of 1965, as amended, and the present rules, remains to be determined.

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