Appellants, Gurnam S. Parmar and Gurjit S. Jalli, appeal the trial court's sua sponte order which referred this case to an auditor pursuant to OCGA 9-7-3
Appellee, Manjit Khera, brought the underlying action for declaratory judgment, dissolution of a partnership, an accounting, and damages. In referring this case to an auditor, the trial court provided that the auditor was to investigate the case and pass upon all questions of law and fact.
1. Appellants filed their notice of appeal based on OCGA 5-6-34
(a) (3) which allows direct appeal of a judgment or order "directing that an accounting be had." However, the statute does not provide for a direct appeal of all orders appointing an auditor. The relief requested in the complaint must be reviewed to determine the appropriateness of a direct appeal. Under the facts of this case, a direct appeal was appropriate.
3. Appellants' remaining enumerations of error are not supported by the record.
Jay M. Sawilowsky, for appellee.