WYCHE et al. v. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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In the Supreme Court of Georgia Decided: May 9, 2016 S15G1621. WYCHE v. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. PER CURIAM. We issued a writ of certiorari to review the decision of the Court of Appeals in this case, see Georgia Dept. of Transp. v. Wyche, 332 Ga. App. 596 (774 SE2d 169) (2015), and we directed the parties to submit briefs upon the following question: Did the Court of Appeals properly find that the plaintiff’s negligence claims against the Department of Transportation fell within the inspections and/or licensing exceptions to the Georgia Tort Claims Act’s waiver of sovereign immunity, see OCGA § 5021-24 (8) and (9)? After briefing and oral argument, however, the parties reached a settlement, and the parties now have filed a “motion to voluntarily dismiss appeal.” Construing the motion as a motion to vacate the writ of certiorari and withdraw the petition for a writ of certiorari, we grant the motion, vacate the writ of certiorari in this case, and allow the petition to be withdrawn. Writ of certiorari vacated. All the Justices concur.