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PREFERRED RISK MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY v. THOMAS et al.
58818.
DEEN, Chief Judge.
Action on judgment. Hall Superior Court. Before Judge Scoggin, Senior Judge.
Appellees brought this action against Preferred Risk Mutual Insurance Co. to recover the amount of a judgment entered against an uninsured motorist, bad faith penalties, and attorney fees. The jury awarded the Thomases $10,190.73 plus interest and court costs, found that Preferred Risk acted in bad faith and awarded a penalty of $2,547.68 and $4,200 for attorney fees.
1. After a verdict and judgment have been entered, this court cannot review a judgment denying a motion for summary judgment because that issue became moot when the court heard evidence at trial. Talmadge v. Talmadge, 241 Ga. 609 (247 SE2d 61) (1978).
2. Appellant contends that the trial court erred in denying its motion for a judgment notwithstanding the verdict as to the award of bad faith penalties. We have examined the entire transcript of the trial and find that there was evidence from which the jury could determine that appellant acted in bad faith and therefore we must affirm under the "any evidence" rule. Winston Corp. v. Park Elec. Corp., 130 Ga. App. 508 (203 SE2d 753) (1973).
This enumeration is without merit as appellant cannot raise these issues for the first time on appeal. Tyler v. State, 147 Ga. App. 394 (249 SE2d 109) (1978).
J. Douglas Parks, Robert J. Reed, for appellees.
Malcolm S. Murray, William A. Dinges, for appellant.
ARGUED NOVEMBER 5, 1979 -- DECIDED JANUARY 9, 1980 -- REHEARING DENIED JANUARY 24, 1980.
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