Vol. 51, No. 1 (1999) Annual Survey of Georgia Law
The Mercer Law Review publishes the Annual Survey of Georgia Law to provide the legal community with a concise and pragmatic synthesis of recent developments in Georgia law. This fifty-first edition welcomes the reemergence of five topics for a total of fifteen survey articles and includes three special contributions. Both new and veteran authors have generously devoted their time, effort, and years of experience to provide an analysis of Georgia case law and legislation during the survey period from June 1, 1998, to May 31, 1999. We are confident that these articles will prove to be both informative and useful to the judges, practitioners, academics, and students of law who form our readership.
With particular regret, the Mercer Law Review bids farewell to our most long-standing contributor, Professor James C. Rehberg, as he retires from the authorship of the "Wills, Trusts, and Administration of Estates" survey article. In recognition of his devotion to the Mercer Law Review for almost fifty years, we dedicate this year's Survey to Professor Rehberg.
The editorial board and members of the Mercer Law Review express out sincerest appreciation to each author for their dedicated effort and unselfish contribution to this publication.
Finally, I wish to extend a warm "thanks" to the members and staff of the Mercer Law Review who have worked tirelessly to publish an effective Survey.
Engagement Letters in Transactional Practice: A Reporter's Reflections
D. Christopher Wells
Georgia's Public Duty Doctrine: The Supreme Court Held Hostage
R. Perry Sentell Jr.
Trial Practice and Procedure
C. Frederick Overby, Jason Crawford, Teresa T. Abell, and Matthew E. Cook
H. Michael Bagley, Daniel C. Kniffen, Katherine D. Dixon, and Marion Handley Martin
Table of Cases
Board of Editors
- Nick F. Ivezaj - Editor-in-Chief
- James F. Brumsey - Senior Managing Editor
- Jacob Edward Daly - Managing Editor
- Melanie B. McCrorey - Managing Editor
- Amy Miller Hollis - Georgia Survey Editor
- Elizabeth Burgess Brown - Lead Articles Editor
- Richard Sizemore - Articles Editor
- Amy C. Reeder -11th Circuit Survey Editor
- Alison Santillo Woodrow - Student Writing Editor
- Natasha Sabrina Olds - Administrative Editor
Covering the period June 1, 1998 through May 31, 1999