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An analysis of O.C.G.A. § 9-10-7

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Some judges and trial lawyers have remarked informally that there is no difference between the legal analysis and application of O.C.G.A. § 17-8-57, dealing with judge's expression of opinion on facts in criminal cases, and O.C.G.A. § 9-10-7, dealing with judge's expression of opinion on facts in civil cases. Research leads to the conclusion that there are differences, which should affect the way counsel approach this issue.

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