Beech Aircraft Corp. v. Jackson, A91A0528

Decision Date03 April 1991
Docket NumberNo. A91A0528,A91A0528
Citation405 S.E.2d 518,199 Ga.App. 627
PartiesBEECH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION v. JACKSON et al.
CourtGeorgia Court of Appeals

Gray, Gilliland & Gold, T. Cullen Gilliland, Barbara B. Evans, Atlanta, for appellant.

Bates, Kelehear & Starr, J. Raymond Bates, Jr., Dalton, for appellees.

McMURRAY, Presiding Judge.

This interlocutory appeal arises from a tort action involving an airplane manufactured by appellant Beech Aircraft Corporation. Appellant seeks the reversal of an order compelling the production of certain reports submitted by two of its employees to outside legal counsel. Held:

Appellant resisted the production of the documents at issue on the grounds that they were protected by the attorney-client privilege. Whether this contention is meritorious can be determined by application of the test set forth in Marriott Corp. v. American, etc., of Psychotherapists, 157 Ga.App. 497, 505, 277 S.E.2d 785.

Our review of the appellant's sole enumeration of error, contending that the trial court erred in ordering appellant to produce the documents in question, requires a review of the evidence before the trial court. However, due to the absence of a transcript it must be presumed that the trial judge correctly ruled on the issues presented. Camp v. Jordan, 168 Ga.App. 339, 309 S.E.2d 384; Siegel v. Gen. Parts Corp., 165 Ga.App. 339, 340(2), 301 S.E.2d 292; Attwell v. Heritage Bank Mt. Pleasant, 161 Ga.App. 193, 194, 291 S.E.2d 28; Harris v. Clark, 157 Ga.App. 549(2), 278 S.E.2d 132. "The affidavit, deposition and oral testimony provisions of [OCGA § 9-11-43(b) ], pertaining to the hearing of motions based on facts not appearing of record, cannot be used to cure the absence of a transcript of proceedings for post-trial motions or for appellate review." Wall v. C & S Bank of Houston County, 247 Ga. 216, 217(2), 274 S.E.2d 486. We also note that there has apparently been no attempt by appellant to provide a transcript by any of the methods provided by OCGA § 5-6-41.

Two affidavits, upon which appellant relies heavily, were filed approximately two months following the entry of the order appealed and provided to this court by supplemental record. This amounts to a failure to comply with Rule 6.2 of the Uniform Rules of the Superior Court and a waiver of appellant's right to present these affidavits in opposition to the motion. Hughes v. Montgomery Contracting Co., 189...

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    • United States
    • Georgia Court of Appeals
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    • Georgia Court of Appeals
    • 10 Septiembre 1998
    ...authorized substitute, it must be presumed that the trial court correctly ruled on the issue presented. See Beech Aircraft Corp. v. Jackson, 199 Ga.App. 627, 405 S.E.2d 518 (1991). 4. SDA requests that this Court impose a frivolous appeal penalty on Marshall in accordance with OCGA § 5-6-6 ......
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    • 15 Julio 1996
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