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This Article surveys noteworthy cases in the field of civil trial practice during the survey period1 by the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals and relevant enactments by the Georgia General Assembly. This Article does not address the related and important topic of evidence, which is addressed in a separate survey. After describing relevant legislation, this Article surveys developments in trial practice in the order that they would be encountered in the typical case: pleadings, discovery, motions practice, juries and jury selection, statements and arguments of counsel, trial motions, jury instructions, and verdict forms.

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