Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 08/16/2017
Format: 08/16/2017
Harpeth Valley Utilities Dist. vs. Metro Gov't
01A01-9711-CH-00686
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Wilder vs. Rains
01A01-9709-CV-00519
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Charles D. Haston, Sr.
Warren County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Est. of William Burton, Jr., Deceased
01A01-9708-PB-00434
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Waddey vs. Waddey
01A01-9708-CV-00374
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
England & Whitley vs. Select Sires
01A01-9705-CV-00204
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Giles County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Phares vs. Myatt
01A01-9709-CV-00485
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Marietta M. Shipley
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Wortham vs. West Meade Corp.
01A01-9709-CV-00464
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Burch
Dickson County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
Cathy P. Sprayberry-Gravitt, v. David Baker, Director of Schools for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools, et al.
01A01-9707-CH-00295
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge:

We have reviewed appellee's Petition to Rehear. Counsel correctly points out that the Education Improvement Act of 1992 specified certain duties in the County Administration of education. The two sections cited [T.C.A. 49-2- 301(f)(10) and T.C.A. 49-2-203(a)(1)] do refer to "recommendation" of the superintendent to the local board of education. It is the duty of the superintendent to recommend teachers who qualify and the board "elects" such teachers to tenure status as it deems appropriate.

Montgomery County Court of Appeals 06/12/98
G.E. Capital vs. Belinda Young
W1998-00729-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: John R. Mccarroll, Jr.
Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/10/98
Godfrey vs. Godfrey
03A01-9708-CH-00319
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Frederick D. Mcdonald
Knox County Court of Appeals 06/10/98
Judith Ann Warren Taylor, v. Michael Raymond Taylor
02A01-9706-CV-00112
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Janice M. Holder

Judith Ann Taylor (“Wife”) filed a complaint for divorce against Michael Raymond Taylor (“Husband”) and also sought an injunction prohibiting Husband from dissipating marital assets. Husband filed an answer and counter-complaint for divorce. The trial court granted Wife the divorce on the grounds of inappropriate marital conduct and awarded her rehabilitative alimony, partial attorney fees, and 60% of the marital assets. Husband appeals and raises the following issues:whether the trial court erred (1) in awarding Wife rehabilitative alimony of $1,300 per month for 60 months; (2) in ordering Husband to pay $20,000 as alimony in solido for Wife’s attorney fees; (3) in ordering Husband to pay a portion of Wife’s health insurance coverage; (4) in requiring Husband to maintain a life insurance policy which exceeds the total amount of child support owed; and (5) in dividing the marital property of the parties. Wife submits the additional issue of whether she is due attorney fees on appeal. For the reasons stated below, we find no error and affirm the trial court’s judgment in all respects.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/08/98
Norman Mayes, et ux., v. Claude Yow, et ux., and William Scarboro, et ux.
03A01-9706-CV-00203
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: Judge Harold Wimberly

This appeal results from a suit brought by Normal Mayes and his wife, Ruth Mayes, against Claude Yow and his wife, Frances Yow, Willard Scarbro and his wife, Cleo Scarbro, who was added as a party Defendant subsequent to the filing of the original complaint, and Partners & Associates, Inc.

Knox County Court of Appeals 06/05/98
Michael A. Thompson v. Tennessee Board of Paroles, et al.
01A01-9710-CH-00572
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.

Michael A. Thompson, a prisoner in the custody of Tennessee Department of Correction has appealed from a summary judgment dismissing his petition for certiorari for judicial review of a decision of the Tennessee Board of Paroles denying parole.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/05/98