I live in Georgia and I was sued in civil court in 9/2009. The judge found in my favor; however, the plaintiff filed an appeal and filed for garnishment and a lien on my property. In 3/2010 the presiding judge made a decision against me during the appeal but I was never notified of a court date. Also, I called the state appeals department today and they said that a court date was never issued. How can the judge make a decision without hearing both sides. I need to know what steps can I take. The courts referred me to a law clerk but he has not returned my call.