Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 07/28/2014
Format: 07/28/2014
Sarah Beth Clingan Overstreet v. Shoney's, Inc.
01A01-9612-CV-00566
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Judge John A. Turnbull

This appeal involves a freakish accident in which a shard from a broken dinner plate caused a restaurant patron to lose the sight in her left eye. The patron and her husband filed suit against the waitress who dropped the plate and the restaurant in the Circuit Court for Putnam County seeking damages for her injuries and for his loss of consortium. Following a three-day trial, the jury awarded the patron $2,013,000. On this appeal, the restaurant takes issue with several of the trial court’s evidentiary rulings, the trial court’s verdict form, and the trial court’s refusal to grant a remittitur. We affirm the judgment.

Putnam County Court of Appeals 06/04/94
E1999-00235-C0A-R3-CV
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Graham
Rhea County Court of Appeals 05/14/94
Adkins vs. Keck
03A01-9804-CV-00141
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 03/17/94
03A01-9506-CV-00205
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Inman
Court of Appeals 01/28/94
Arthur Kerr vs. Christina Kerr
M2000-01730-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Carol A. Catalano
The trial court granted the parties a divorce, divided the marital property, and ordered child support, but not alimony. On appeal, the wife argues that the trial court erred in its division of marital property and in its failure to award her rehabilitative alimony. We affirm the trial court.
Robertson County Court of Appeals 12/27/93
In re: The Adoption of female child, E.N.R.
01A01-9806-CH-00316
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 12/21/93
Paris vs. The City of Lebanon Personnel Review Bd.
01A01-9702-CH-00054
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 10/12/93
Jacqueline Fields vs. Vincent Fifer
02A01-9804-JV-00118
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Appeals 08/18/93
Clinton Lien v. Nashville and Davidson County
M2002-00721-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge William B. Cain
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Chief Emmett H. Turner, of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Police Department, discharged Appellant from employment as a police officer for certain violations of various rules and regulations. The officer appealed his discharge and, after a hearing, the Administrative Law Judge reduced his penalty to a thirty day suspension. The appeal was further heard before the Civil Service Commission, which reversed the ALJ and upheld the dismissal of the officer. The Chancery Court of Davidson County upheld the action of the Civil Service Commission. The officer appeals, and we affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 08/16/93
01A01-9503-Ch-00117
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Trial Court Judge:
Cheatham County Court of Appeals 07/15/93
Burress vs. Sanders
M1999-00210-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Herschel P. Franks
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Graham
Sequatchie County Court of Appeals 05/16/93
Melissa Kornblee (Jaramillo) vs. Kevin Richard Kornblee
M2000-00379-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge William B. Cain
Trial Court Judge: Thomas E. Gray
In this post-divorce proceeding, Melissa Danise Foster Kornblee (Jaramillo) appeals the trial court's actions in ordering mental health counseling and treatment of the parties' minor children by a court appointed professional, declining to allow her to relocate with the minor children to Wyoming, allowing Father unsupervised visitation with the children, and awarding Father attorney's fees in defending her motion to suspend unsupervised visitation. We affirm the trial court.
Sumner County Court of Appeals 03/26/93
Metro Construction Co., Inc. vs. Cogun Industries, Inc.
02A01-9608-CH-00207
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Neal Small
Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/28/93