My question involves court procedures for the state of: Georgia (Superior Courts / Civil cases)
I have a few questions about documents produced by either side during the discovery.
(1) When is the **earliest** that a given document is available to the public (for a fee)? When the document is filed with the Court during the discovery process, after the discover period ends but before the trial, during the trial, or after the trial (assuming that the Judge does not order it sealed)?
(2) Are all discovery documents available to the public, or only some of them? If it's the latter, what determines which documents become publicly available?
(3) I hear that an attorney can bring up a given document **during the trial** if and only if BOTH of the following conditions are met: (a) That specific document was bought up during the pre-trial deposition of one or more witnesses and was given a specific, numbered document tag by the deposing attorney, and (b) the judge allows that document into the trial.
Is this true?
Thank you very much in advance!