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CUNNINGHAM et al. v. CANSLER et al.
46065.
JORDAN, Presiding Judge.
Appellate procedure. Fulton Superior Court. Before Judge Etheridge.
This appeal is from an order sustaining the motion of the third-party defendants to dismiss the third-party complaint against them. In this respect we note that the trial judge relied on United States v. Jollimore, 2 FRD 148, to support his action, but Rule 14 (a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in effect at that time included provisions which had been eliminated before the rule was adopted in this State. See the discussion in Koppers Co. v. Parks, 120 Ga. App. 551 (171 SE2d 639).
Inasmuch as the order here invoked does not qualify as a final judgment it is appealable only if supported by a 10-day certificate conforming to the requirements of the 1968 amendment to the Appellate Practice Act, Ga. L. 1968, pp. 1072, 1073 (Code Ann. 6-701 (a, 2)). D. Davis & Co. v. Plunkett, 119 Ga. App. 453 (167 SE2d 663).
The certificate is dated November 17, 1970, "Nunc Pro Tunc Monday, November 16, 1970" and purports to certify an order of November 6, 1970. There is nothing in the record to support the assertion of counsel to the effect that the trial judge was "amending" the record by reducing to writing a certificate which had previously existed only as an oral statement so as to reflect accurately what had actually occurred. See Israel v. Joe Redwine Ins. Agency, 120 Ga. App. 14 (169 SE2d 347); and Baxter v. Long, 122 Ga. App. 500 (4) (177 SE2d 712).
The time for a certificate having expired, the nunc pro tunc certificate as here disclosed by the record was without efficacy to support the appeal.
Vernon W. Duncan, Frank D. Schaffer, for appellees.
Woodruff, Savell, Lane & Williams, Edward L. Savell, William S. Goodman, for appellants.
ARGUED MARCH 3, 1971 -- DECIDED APRIL 6, 1971.
Friday May 22 15:42 EDT


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