Oral Arguments

Effective May 1, 2013, oral arguments are posted on the website of the Tennessee Court System 20 days after oral argument and are available to the general public. A party to an appeal may file a motion with the appellate court to exclude the oral argument from posting on the internet for good cause shown.  See Supreme Court Rule 30.  Examples of good cause include a showing that the posting of audio recordings would create a safety threat for a party, witness, lawyer, or other individual involved in the litigation, or a showing that private or embarrassing information affecting a juvenile was disclosed in oral argument.  That motion must be filed no later than 10 days after the oral argument is heard.

Audio disc recordings of oral arguments after February 2007 are available at a cost of $20.00. These recordings are in a "wav" format and can be played on any personal computer or other electronic device that has Windows Media Player.  Persons interested in obtaining such discs may contact the Appellate Court Clerk's Office at 615-741-2681 or 401 7th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37219.

Audio devices are available for the hearing impaired who wish to attend an oral argument.  Such requests should be made to Jim Hivner, the Clerk, at 615-741-1314 well in advance of the argument.

Format: 10/20/2018
Format: 10/20/2018
11/14/17
State of Tennessee v. Maria Deleta Flowers, AKA Maria Palmer
M2017-00425-CCA-R3-CD
11/14/17 9:30am Court of Criminal Appeals Davidson County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2017-00425-cca-r3-cd-state-of-tennessee-v-maria-deleta-flowers-aka-maria-palmer
Jana Lea (Lockhart) Purvis v. Dennis Patrick Purvis, II
E2016-02167-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Bradley County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2016-02167-coa-r3-cv-jana-lea-lockhart-purvis-v-dennis-patrick-purvis-ii
Benjamin Runyon v. Lisa Zacharias
W2016-02141-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2016-02141-coa-r3-cv-benjamin-runyon-v-lisa-zacharias
SecurAmerica Business Credit v. Southland Transportation Co., LLC, et al.
W2016-02505-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2016-02505-coa-r3-cv-securamerica-business-credit-v-southland-transportation-co-llc-et-al
Local TV Tennessee, LLC d/b/a WREG-TV v. N.Y.S.E. Wolfchase, LLC d/b/a The New York Suit Exchange
W2017-00675-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00675-coa-r3-cv-local-tv-tn-llc-dba-wreg-tv-v-nyse-wolfchase-llc-dbathe-ny-suit-exc
State of Tennessee v. Chastity Coleman
M2017-00264-CCA-R3-CD
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Criminal Appeals Giles County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2017-00264-cca-r3-cd-state-of-tennessee-v-chastity-coleman
Jodi Cheshire v. Ray Lincoln Head, II Et Al.
E2017-01300-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Union County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-01300-coa-r3-cv-jodi-cheshire-v-ray-lincoln-head-ii-et-al
State of Tennessee v. Jose Ortiz
M2016-02457-CCA-R3-CD
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Criminal Appeals Montgomery County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2016-02457-cca-r3-cd-state-of-tennessee-v-jose-ortiz
Robert Harvey Santee v. Stacy Lynn Santee
E2016-02535-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Sevier County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2016-02535-coa-r3-cv-robert-harvey-santee-v-stacy-lynn-santee
State of Tennessee v. Jeffrey A. Jones
M2017-00577-CCA-R3-CD
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Criminal Appeals Williamson County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2017-00577-cca-r3-cd-state-of-tennessee-v-jeffrey-a-jones
Ronald Miller v. Mark Gwyn, Director Of The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation
E2017-00784-COA-R3-CV
11/14/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Sullivan County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-00784-coa-r3-cv-ronald-miller-v-mark-gwyn-director-of-the-tbi
11/15/17
In Re Last Will and Testament of Mary Theresse Erde
W2017-00551-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Fayette County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00551-coa-r3-cv-in-re-last-will-and-testament-of-mary-theresse-erde
Estate of Kelly Joe Morgan Lynn v. State of Tennessee
W2017-00806-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00806-coa-r3-cv-estate-of-kelly-joe-morgan-lynn-v-state-of-tennessee
Sabrina Renae Witt v. Erica Christine Witt
E2017-00884-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Knox County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-00884-coa-r3-cv-sabrina-renae-witt-v-erica-christine-witt
Orion Federal Credit Union v. Fitzgerald Brewer
W2017-00944-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00944-coa-r3-cv-orion-federal-credit-union-v-fitzgerald-brewer
Tressie G. Smith v. Michael Lee Smith
E2017-00515-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Hamilton County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-00515-coa-r3-cv-tressie-g-smith-v-michael-lee-smith
Julia Putnam, et al. v. John W. Leach Administrator Ad Litem of the Estate of Bryane R. Litsinberger
W2017-00728-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00728-coa-r3-cv-putnam-v-leach-adm-adlitem-est-litsinberger-putnam-v-leach-adm-adlitem
Highlands Physicians, Inc. v. Wellmont Health System
E2017-01549-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 9:30am Court of Appeals Sullivan County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-01549-coa-r3-cv-highlands-physicians-inc-v-wellmont-health-system
Estate of Mark Bentley v. Wood Byrd, et al.
W2017-00446-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Madison County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-00446-coa-r3-cv-estate-of-mark-bentley-v-wood-byrd-et-al
Tina Lynn Davis Newell v. First State Bank, Inc., et al.
W2017-01209-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Tipton County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2017-01209-coa-r3-cv-tina-lynn-davis-newell-v-first-state-bank-inc-et-al
In Re Avery B.
W2016-02542-COA-R3-JV
11/15/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Tipton County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2016-02542-coa-r3-jv-in-re-avery-b
In Re: Conservatorship For Ralph C. Williams
E2017-00777-COA-R3-CV
11/15/17 1:30pm Court of Appeals Loudon County Eastern Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/e2017-00777-coa-r3-cv-in-re-conservatorship-for-ralph-c-williams
11/20/17
JAMES HARRISON V. GENERAL MOTORS, LLC, ET AL.
M2016-02522-SC-R3-WC
11/20/17 9:00am Workers Compensation Panel Davidson County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2016-02522-sc-r3-wc-james-harrison-v-general-motors-llc-et-al
LOUIS GARASSINO V. WESTERN EXPRESS, INC., ET AL.
M2016-02431-SC-R3-WC
11/20/17 9:00am Workers Compensation Panel Davidson County Middle Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/m2016-02431-sc-r3-wc-louis-garassino-v-western-express-inc-et-al
11/30/17
Tommy Nunley v. State of Tennessee
W2016-01487-SC-R11-ECN
11/30/17 9:00am Supreme Court Shelby County Western Section https://soundcloud.com/tncourts/w2016-01487-sc-r11-ecn-tommy-nunley-v-state-of-tennessee