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Because each and every tort occurs somewhere "in a county" and frequently "within the city limits," local governments often find themselves to be reluctant guests in the litigation resulting from such events. Likewise, citizens and public sector employees seem less hesitant to fight city hall than in days past. For these reasons (and others), litigation involving municipalities, counties, and their related entities enjoyed another banner year in Georgia, affording multiple opportunities for the appellate courts to establish new rules of law in the area or to reaffirm (and, occasionally, fine-tune) long-standing rules.