West Headnote of the Day – April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010

West's Key 118A Declaratory Judgment
West's Key 118AI Nature and Grounds in General
West's Key 118AI(A) In General
West's Key 118Ak2 k. Object and Purpose.

118A Declaratory Judgment Object of declaratory judgment is to permit determination of controversy before obligations are repudiated or rights are violated; its purpose is to permit one who is walking in the dark to ascertain where he is and where he is going, to turn on the light before he steps rather than after he has stepped in a hole.
Farm & Home Life Ins. Co. v. Skelton, 510 S.E.2d 76 (Ga. Ct. App. 1998)

Suggested by Jill Bergquist, West Cases Classifier