I'm defendant in dispossessory (eviction) in Georgia. I lost in magistrate court, filed notice of appeal, case was transferred to state court.
I've immersed myself in the code and much of procedure, but can't figure out how I begin discovery since the code states that it begins "after answer" to [implied] complaint.
Since my "complaint" was a counterclaim, the landlord / plaintiff was not required to answer in the original magistrate court. What can / should I do now to obtain the authority to compel discovery?
[original event is here
[lots more has happened since first appearance in court. Will write about that asap]