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RAINWATER et al. v. VAZQUEZ.
50811.
WEBB, Judge.
Action for damages. Fulton Superior Court. Before Judge Tanksley.
This is the second appearance of this case. In Rainwater v. Vazquez, 133 Ga. App. 173 (210 SE2d 380), we held that it was error for the trial court to treat defendant's jurisdictional motion as equivalent to a motion for summary judgment, and we reversed and remanded with direction that the trial court consider the motion in accordance with Code Ann. 81A-112 (d) and 81A-143 (b). The trial court did so without the intervention of a jury and sustained the motion, and plaintiff's appeal. Held:
1. Enumeration of error 3 complains that the court was required to submit the issue to a jury and erroneously determined the motion itself on conflicting evidence. There is no reason why the trial judge could not determine the motion in this case before trial without submitting the jurisdictional issue to a jury. Code Ann. 81A-112 (d); Hatcher v. Hatcher, 229 Ga. 249 (190 SE2d 533); Watts v. Kegler, 133 Ga. App. 231 (211 SE2d 177); 2A Moore's Federal Practice 12.16.
2. Enumeration of error 2 complains that the court erroneously placed the burden of proof upon plaintiffs to show jurisdiction. We do not find that this assertion is sufficiently supported by the record in order to raise a burden of proof issue.
3. The trial court's determination on conflicting evidence will not be disturbed. Watts v. Kegler, 133 Ga. App. 231, supra.
Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, Glover McGhee, for appellants.
ARGUED JUNE 16, 1975 -- DECIDED JUNE 25, 1975 -- REHEARING DENIED JULY 16, 1975.
Friday May 22 10:48 EDT


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