Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 09/20/2014
Format: 09/20/2014
William M. Woodside, and Billy E. and Mary Agnita Woodside, v. Susan E. Woodside (Gilley) - Concurring
01A01-9503-PB-00121
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge:

In 1987 the United States Supreme Court placed limits on the use of private lawyers to prosecute criminal contempt cases in federal court. Young v. United States ex rel. Vuitton et Fils, S.A., 481 U.S. 787, 107 S. Ct. 2124 (1987). This appeal calls upon us to decide whether similar limitations should be placed on the use of private lawyers to prosecute criminal contempt cases in state court. The majority has declined to adopt the reasoning of the Young decision based on an
unduly narrow view of this court's responsibility. I cannot join the majority’s opinion. Instead, I would find that the resolution of this important question must await another day because the appellant has waived his right to raise the issue by failing to make a timely demand for another prosecutor in the trial court.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/20/95
Allen D. Heflin and wife Jean LaRue Heflin, as natural parents and next-of-kin of Hugh Allen Heflin, Deceased, v. Stewart County, Tennessee, et al. - Concurring
01A01-9504-CV-00131
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge:

I concur with the result of the majority's opinion but add this separate opinion to state my understanding of the source and nature of the duty of prison officials to persons who are placed involuntarily in their custody.

Stewart County Court of Appeals 10/20/95
Allen D. Heflin and wife, Jean LaRue Heflin, as Natural Parents and Next-of-Kin of Hugh Allen Heflin, Deceased, v., Stewart County, Tennessee, et al.
01A01-9504-CV-00131
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert E. Burch

The captioned plaintiffs have appealed from the dismissal of their suit against the defendant, Stewart County, Tennessee, arising out of the suicide of Hugh Allen Heflin in the Stewart County Jail. No complaint is made on appeal as to the summary dismissal of all other defendants. This suit is limited to damages for pain and suffering of deceased. Damages for wrongful death have been recovered in federal court.

Stewart County Court of Appeals 10/20/95
In re: Estate of Harold L. Jenkins, Deceased, Hugh C. Carden and Donald Garis, Co-Executors/Appellees, v. Billy R. Parks
01A01-9504-CH-00135
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Tom E. Gray

The claimant, Billy R. Parks, has appealed from a summary judgment of the Probate Court dismissing his claim against the captioned estate. Appellant presents the issues in the following form: 1. The Chancellor erred in ruling that Mr. Parks had no legal basis for making a claim on the theories of implied or quasi contract, or a theory of unjust enrichment of Mr. Jenkins. 2. The Chancellor erred in ruling that Mr. Parks could not recover under an implied or quasi contract theory because of the existence of an express contract between the parties.

Sumner County Court of Appeals 10/20/95
William M. Woodside, and Billy E. and Mary Agnita Woodside, Grandparents, v. Susan E. Woodside (Gilley)
01A01-9503-PB-00121
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge James R. Everett

This appeal arises from post-divorce decree proceedings to increase and enforce child
support. On October 11, 1994, the Trial Court entered an order finding the husband guilty of
willful contempt, awarded the wife judgment for $10,054 arrears child support, increased
weekly payments, awarded attorneys' fees and ordered the husband to be confined in the
workhouse for six months.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/20/95
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Court of Appeals 10/19/95
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03A01-9507-CH-00212
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Anderson County Court of Appeals 10/19/95
State of Tennessee, ex rel., Claudia Agee, v. J.C. Chapman, Jr.
01A01-9506-CV-00231
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Judge Muriel Robinson

This is an appeal from a judgment of the lower court finding the respondent in contempt for failing to pay child support. The lower court sentenced the respondent to six months in jail but allowed him to remain free if he complied with the court's current support order and remained within the state. On appeal, the respondent argues that he had no notice of the original support order, that he was not given proper notice of the contempt charges, that the trial judge improperly denied his request for a jury, and that the trial judge erred in denying him the right to leave the state. In accordance with the following opinion we reverse the lower court's sentence for contempt and its injunction against leaving the state. Otherwise, we affirm.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/19/95
Bellsouth Advertising & Publishing Corporation, v. Reuben Bonilla and Marco Bonilla, Partners, D/B/A Car Stereo Shop and Mobile Phone
01A01-9505-CH-00213
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Robert S. Brandt

One of the captioned defendants, Reuben Bonilla, has appealed from the judgment of the Trial Court overruling his motion to set aside a default judgment in favor of the captioned plaintiff. The notice of appeal states: Notice is hereby given that Reuben Bonilla, defendant named herein, hereby appeals to the Court of Appeals from the order entered in this cause on the 21st day of November, 1994.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/19/95
Forrest City Grocery Company, v. Tennessee Department of Revenue
01A01-9505-CH-00198
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor C. Allen High

The plaintiff, Forrest City Grocery Company, filed a declaratory judgment action in the Chancery Court of Davidson County alleging that the Unfair Cigarette Sales Law violates (1) the Sherman Antitrust Act, and (2) the plaintiff's right to due process. The chancellor found the issues in favor of the statute and dismissed the complaint. We affirm.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/19/95
The Metropolitan Gov. of Nashville and Davidison County, Tennessee and The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority v. Overnite Transportation Company - Concurring
01-A-01-9503-CV-00089
Authoring Judge: Judge Samuel L. Lewis
Trial Court Judge: Judge Hamilton Gayden

This is an appeal by the petitioners/appellants, Tennessee State Department of Transportation ("TDOT") and Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority ("MNAA"), from a jury verdict and judgment valuing four acres of  condemned property owned by the respondent/appellee, Overnite Transportation Company ("Overnite"), at $1,759,578.10.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 10/19/95
03A01-9505-CV-00153
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Court of Appeals 10/18/95
02A01-9410-CH-00235
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Trial Court Judge: D. J. Alissandratos
Shelby County Court of Appeals 10/17/95
02A01-9407-CV-00161
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Trial Court Judge: James E. Swearengen
Shelby County Court of Appeals 10/17/95