This survey period yielded several notable decisions covering the professional malpractice affidavit/pleading requirement, renewal actions, attorney-client relations, and the summary judgment standard. Refinements in the areas of insurance practice, jury qualifications, releases, default judgment, and privileges lend important guidance to practitioners, judges, and scholars in the area of trial practice and procedure. The most significant legislative development of trial practice and procedure addressed the longstanding "vanishing venue" doctrine.
Overby, C. Frederick; Crawford, Jason; Abell, Teresa T.; and Cook, Matthew E.
"Trial Practice and Procedure,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 51:
1, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol51/iss1/20