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Gwinnett County Civil and Criminal Attorney Appellate Case Law Books from the Desk of Russell T. Bryant

Russell T. Bryant
Attorney at Law

One Culver Center
245 Crogan Street, N.W.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046-4863

Phone: (770) 822-0448
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  Gwinnett County Civil and Criminal Attorney Appellate Cases Argued by Russell T. Bryant      

The following appellate court opinion summaries are samples from cases where Mr. Bryant represented a client before the Georgia appellate courts in either the Georgia Supreme Court or the Georgia Court of Appeals:

Southern Land Title, Inc. v. North Georgia Title, Inc.
270 Ga.App. 4, 606 S.E.2d 43 (2004)
Breach of contract, negligent title examination, fraud and pierce the corporate veil jury verdict against title examiner upheld on appeal.

Excel Design & Const., Inc. v. Autry
240 Ga.App. 448, 523 S.E.2d 658 (1999)
Judgment in favor of subcontractor against general contractor for construction work performed at religious institute upheld on appeal.

Harden v. Vertex Associates, Inc.
226 Ga.App. 322, 487 S.E.2d 12 (1997)
Breach of contract, fraud, quantum meruit and punitive damages jury verdict in favor of general contractor against dentist landowner upheld on appeal.

Berky v. State
266 Ga. 28, 463 S.E.2d 891 (1995)
State of Georgia prohibited from using video-tape evidence of DUI arrest where arresting officer unable to provide foundation for authenticity of tape.
        See also:
        State v. Berky, 222 Ga.App. 151, 473 S.E.2d 590 (1996)
        State v. Berky, 214 Ga.App. 174, 447 S.E.2d 147 (1994)
*This case led to the enactment of O.C.G.A. Sec. 24-4-48 - "Admissibility of photographs, motion pictures, videotapes, and audio recordings when necessitated by unavailability of witness."

Brady v. City of Lawrenceville
206 Ga.App. 395, 425 S.E.2d 404 (1992)
Individual arrested for DUI is entitled to a separate independent blood alcohol test unhampered by any delaying actions of arresting officer.

Myers v. Texaco Refining & Marketing, Inc.
205 Ga.App. 292, 422 S.E.2d 216 (1992)
Texas law applied to enforce an indemnification provision in business contract when liability arose from a slip and fall personal injury claim.

Bales v. Central Bank & Trust Co.
204 Ga.App. 675, 420 S.E.2d 358 (1992)
A secured party who sells collateral after a default by the obligor is not required to establish the commercial reasonableness of the sale in a motion for summary judgment in action against a guarantor.

Yarbrough v. SAS Systems, Inc.
204 Ga.App. 428, 419 S.E.2d 507 (1992)
Employee who pled nolo contendere to employment theft charge is barred from bringing malicious prosecution and emotional distress action against employer.

State v. Roca
203 Ga.App. 267, 416 S.E.2d 836 (1992)
Statute providing that quashing of second jury indictment or presentment bars further prosecution, which did not explicitly apply to accusations, would not be extended to all criminal actions and all defendants, and thus defendant whose charge by accusation of simple battery was dismissed without prejudice on three occasions was not entitled to protection of statute.

Sunderland v. Vertex Associates, Inc.
199 Ga.App. 278, 404 S.E.2d 574 (1991)
Public works payment bond statute is liberally construed in favor of protecting those who do work or furnish materials for public works projects.

Charles Evans BMW, Inc. v. Williams
196 Ga.App. 230, 395 S.E.2d 650 (1990)
A party who acquires title in good faith upon purchase of a car retains that good title as against the party who conveyed voidable title to the seller.

Smathers v. City of Lawrenceville Housing Authority
193 Ga.App. 94, 387 S.E.2d 6 (1989)
Court of Appeals lacks jurisdiction to consider case where appealing party fails to follow applicable appeal procedures.

Stancil v. Gwinnett County
259 Ga. 507, 384 S.E.2d 666 (1989)
Award of attorney's fees appropriate where plaintiff brought action without first determining whether there was a legal basis supporting same.

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