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Survey Article


This year represents the third full survey period during which the "new" Georgia Evidence Code, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) title 24, is in effect. These new rules took effect on January 1, 2013. The rules conform in large part to the Federal Rules of Evidence and have continued to change the face of evidence law in Georgia, which continues to develop from last year. This Survey highlights cases decided by the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 that have made an impact on evidence law in Georgia. This year's Article provides insight into the courts' findings, particularly regarding spoliation, similar transaction evidence, business records, and the best evidence rule. The Case Law Update also provides an interesting update from last year's case law.

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