In Georgia, treble damages are only available for certain specific types of pleadings (such as recovering security deposits or funding bad checks). The requirements that the plaintiff must meet to obtain treble damages also depends on the nature of the complaint. (For example, security deposit damages only require asking for them within the complaint. Bad check damages require sending appropriate advance notice before filing a suit.)
Your question does not provide any information about the nature of the complaint that you have. Therefore, it is not possible to give you more useful information/advice.
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It depends on the type of civil lawsuit you are trying to file (ex: collecting on a bad check). Without more information it is impossible to answer your question. You may want to inquire of a qualified attorney in your area. You can find an attorney on this site: www.avvo.com.