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PRITCHETT v. RAINEY.
48837.
BELL, Chief Judge.
Action on contract. Cobb Superior Court. Before Judge Bullard.
Plaintiff brought a two-count complaint. He made a motion for summary judgment as to Count 1. The motion was denied and the denial was certified for direct appeal. Held:
As plaintiff has failed to enumerate any error on the trial court's omission to make an order under CPA 56 (d) (Code Ann. 81A-156 (d)), specifying whether certain facts appear without substantial controversy, we can only determine whether the court erred in denying the motion as to the whole count. Smith v. Allen, 115 Ga. App. 80, 81 (153 SE2d 648). In Count 1, plaintiff sought to recover an alleged balance due of $5,452 on a real estate sales contract plus $2,000 for expenses of litigation due to defendant's bad faith and stubborn litigiousness. Whether a plaintiff is entitled to recover expenses of litigation is solely a question for determination by a jury. Code 20-1404; Patterson & Co. v. Peterson, 15 Ga. App. 680 (84 SE 163). As plaintiff's motion goes to the whole count, the jury issue of expenses of litigation alone requires an affirmance of the denial of his motion. Additionally, the pleadings and affidavits show that there is a genuine material question of fact as to whether plaintiff is entitled to the amount claimed to be due on the sales contract, to wit: $5,452.
William E. Otwell, for appellee.
Clifton, Helms & Dodd, Marshall L. Helms, Jr., for appellant.
SUBMITTED JANUARY 7, 1974 -- DECIDED APRIL 2, 1974.
Friday May 22 12:19 EDT


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