Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 08/23/2014
Format: 08/23/2014
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Court of Appeals 11/28/95
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Court of Appeals 11/27/95
Traci Sorrells vs. Donald Lee Sorrells
E1999-01658-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: C. Van Deacon
Bradley County Court of Appeals 11/22/95
03A01-9506-CH-00182
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Court of Appeals 11/22/95
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Court of Appeals 11/21/95
02A01-9409-CH-00218
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Trial Court Judge: D. J. Alissandratos
Shelby County Court of Appeals 11/21/95
03A01-9505-CV-00151
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Hamilton County Court of Appeals 11/20/95
01A01-9505-CV-00210
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Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/17/95
Edwin H. Bush and William G. Gibson, Co-Administrators of the Estate of Lonnie Mae Lane, Deceased, v. Tony Wesley Carrick
01A01-9507-CH-00288
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Tyrus H. Cobb

The nature of this suit is stated in the complaint as follows: The purpose of this action is to set aside for the benefit of the estate of the said Lonnie Mae Lane the conveyances of the land
hereinafter described, which rendered the said Harvey Wesley Carrick and his estate insolvent and which were fraudulent as to creditors of Harvey Wesley Carrick and his estate.

Bedford County Court of Appeals 11/17/95
Earl L. Fox v. Tennessee Board of Paroles
01A01-9506-CH-00263
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Robert S. Brandt

This appeal involves the denial of parole to an inmate serving a twenty-year sentence for aggravated rape. The inmate filed a petition for common-law writ of certiorari in the Chancery Court for Davidson County challenging the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision. The trial court granted the board’s motion to dismiss. We affirm the dismissal because the inmate’s petition fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. A common-law writ of certiorari cannot be used to review the intrinsic correctness of the parole board’s decision.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/17/95
Gail Farley Dyer v. Terry R. Farley - Concurring
01-A-01-9506-CH-00229
Authoring Judge: Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Vernon Neal

The defendant Terry R. Farley, has appealed from the final judgment of the Trial Court in a controversy regarding his dealings with his deceased father, Benton James Farley.

DeKalb County Court of Appeals 11/17/95
Donna Faye Glover England, v. Richard Piercey
01A01-9507-CH-00320
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor C. K. Smith

This is a grandparent's visitation case. Plaintiff, Donna Faye Glover England, is the maternal grandmother of Skylar Piercey, age four. Skylar's natural mother died in December of 1993. Skylar's natural father, Richard Piercey, now refuses to allow England to see Skylar. England filed a petition for grandparent visitation. The trial court dismissed the case based upon the Tennessee Supreme Court decision of Hawk v. Hawk, 855 S.W. 2d 573 (Tenn. 1993), reasoning that Hawk allows Piercey as the natural father, to deny England the right to see Skylar in the absence of a showing of substantial harm to the child. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

Court of Appeals 11/15/95
Carolyn Louise Taylor Perkins v. John Bauman Perkins, Jr., - Concurring
01A01-9504-CV-001
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert L. Jackson

This is a divorce case in which Wife appeals the judgment of the trial court regarding, inter alia, the division of marital property and the trial court's allowance of expert testimony.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/15/95