Cases - Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal Against Myrtle Beach Business

Court of Appeals Upholds Dismissal Against Myrtle Beach Business

Resolution Date
06/29/2011

Practice Areas
Appellate
General Liability

Description

Mike Ethridge and Jack Daniel successfully represented an Horry County business in an action decided by the South Carolina Court of Appeals. After prevailing in the lower court, Mike and Jack defended a hotel business that was sued for personal injuries damages by a Plaintiff claiming that a hotel employee was responsible for her injuries. On appeal, the primary issue was “scope of employment” and whether the client’s hotel manager was acting on behalf of the hotel’s business when the Plaintiff sustained injury. The Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decision, finding that the circumstances surrounding the key incident were unrelated to Defendant hotel’s business.

Attorneys Involved
R. Michael Ethridge
Jackson H. Daniel, III

CCS Office
Atlanta