Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 01/26/2020
Format: 01/26/2020
Jonathan H. vs. James Stewart
E2001-02485-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: William E. Lantrip
This is a suit brought by Jonathan H., through his mother and next friend, Lisa S., and Lisa S., individually, seeking by means of a writ of certiorari and supercedes, to reverse a determination of the Anderson County School Board expelling Jonathan H. for one year because the Board found that he had violated its zero tolerance policy by possessing drugs on a school campus. We vacate the judgment below, dismiss the appeal and remand.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 06/25/02
Ronald Meredith vs. James Stair
E2001-02852-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
In this suit seeking damages for breach of contract, Ronald C. Meredith, Jr., and Clinton Broadcasters, Inc., were granted a judgment against James F. Stair in the amount of $84,326. Mr. Stair appeals. His single issue insists that the Trial Court was in error in finding a breach of contract. We disagree and affirm.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 04/15/02
M.P.P.,al vs. D.L.K. In Re: C.E.P.
E2001-00706-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge David Michael Swiney
Trial Court Judge: William E. Lantrip
The stepfather, M.P.P. ("Stepfather"), and the biological mother, A.P.P. ("Mother"), of a minor child ("Child") filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of the Child's biological father, D.L.K. ("Father"), so that Stepfather could adopt the Child. When the Child was 17 months old, Father received a 130-month prison sentence. The Trial Court granted partial summary judgment as a matter of law to Mother and Stepfather and terminated Father's parental rights. Father appeals. We affirm, in part, and vacate, in part, and remand.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 02/13/02
2000-02521-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 02/13/02
State ex rel. Margaret Holtsinger vs. Jack Elrod
E2001-00257-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Sr. Judge William H. Inman
Trial Court Judge: William E. Lantrip
These parties were divorced in May 1996. Custody of their children was awarded to Wife. The oldest child, Catherine, DOB July 14, 1981, was mentally and physically afflicted. Support was awarded as the Guidelines direct. Father filed a petition to modify the judgment by eliminating the support requirement for Catherine, who reached her majority. The Chancellor held that the duty of support of the afflicted child was a continuing one. We affirm.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 12/10/01
John Warfield, et ux vs. Carlos Lowe, et al
E2001-01042-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Herschel P. Franks
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Plaintiff sought to establish insurance coverage for his injuries under his employer's policy. The Trial Judge declared no coverage. On appeal, we affirm.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 12/10/01
Donna Sharon Presley vs. Clavin Herman Shadrick, et al .
E2001-00015-COA-R3-JV
Authoring Judge: Judge David Michael Swiney
Trial Court Judge: Patricia R. Hess
This is a custody and guardianship suit between petitioners, neither of whom is the biological or adoptive parent of the set of twins ("Children") who are at the center of this dispute. The parties in this appeal are, on one side, the Children's maternal great uncle and his wife, Calvin Herman Shadrick and Willie Mae Shadrick ("Shadricks"), and, on the other side, the children's paternal grandmother, Donna Sharon Presley ("Presley"). The trial court granted custody and guardianship of the Children to the Shadricks. Presley appeals. We affirm
Anderson County Court of Appeals 10/17/01
Johnny Jenkins v. Kemper Insurance Co.
E2001-00154-WC-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Sr. Judge John K. Byers
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 09/26/01
State ex rel Mickey Phillips vs. Gwen Knox
E2000-02988-COA-R3-JV
Authoring Judge: Judge David Michael Swiney
Trial Court Judge: Ronald N. Murch
The Trial Court found Gwen Knox ("Knox") to be in civil contempt for failure to pay child support. This is the second appeal in this case. This Court, in State ex rel. Phillips v. Knox, No. E1999-00205-COA-R3-CV, 2000 WL 217936, at * 2 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2000), vacated and remanded the Trial Court's dismissal of Knox's Second Petition to Vacate and Modify the Trial Court's order finding that Knox was in contempt for failure to pay child support. On remand, the Trial Court denied Knox's petition, again holding, among other things, Knox in civil contempt but reducing Knox's incarceration time for contempt from thirty days to ten days and her purge amount from $1,000 to $100. Knox appeals. We reverse, in part, and affirm, in part.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 08/30/01
Howard Zoldessy vs. Ingrid Davis, et al
E2000-02526-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: William E. Lantrip
Upon the application of Howard Zoldessy, a temporary injunction was issued by the trial court against the defendants, Ingrid Davis and Arthur Davis. The Davises are the parents of Zoldessy's deceased wife and the grandparents of Zoldessy's daughter, Rachel. The injunction in question prohibits the defendants "from coming about [Howard Zoldessy] and his daughter, Rachel Zoldessy, or contacting him in any manner whatsoever." Following a bench trial, the trial court found that both defendants had committed willful criminal contempt by "coming about [Zoldessy's] residence on October 4, 1999." Each defendant was sentenced to 48 hours imprisonment for their contempt. Mr. Davis was also found in contempt for sending letters to Zoldessy and was sentenced to an additional term of imprisonment of 48 hours. The defendants appeal the trial court's findings of contempt, as well as the sentences imposed. We affirm the finding of contempt as to the letters sent to Zoldessy; however, we reverse the finding of contempt for the defendants' purported "coming about" Zoldessy and his daughter.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 08/27/01
Alvin Bates vs. Dr. Joseph Metcalf
E2001-00358-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 07/10/01
Alvin Bates vs. Dr. Joseph Metcalf
E2001-00358-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 07/10/01
Alvin Bates vs. Dr. Joseph Metcalf
E2001-00358-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: James B. Scott, Jr.
Anderson County Court of Appeals 07/10/01