Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 03/31/2015
Format: 03/31/2015
Shava Lynn Kendrick vs. Larry Bert Kendrick
M2004-00540-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Leonard W. Martin
This case involves a father's efforts to protect his children from their mother's sexually abusive relatives. When the mother filed for divorce in the Chancery Court for Houston County, she also filed a notice of intent to relocate with the children to the State of New York to be closer to her family, including a stepfather who had sexually abused and raped her when she was a child. Following a bench trial, the trial court declared the parties divorced, designated the mother as the primary residential parent, and permitted the mother to move to the State of New York with the parties' children. The father has appealed, arguing first that the trial court's custody and relocation decisions have exposed the children to an unreasonable risk of sexual abuse and second, that the trial court erred by refusing to designate which of the parties should be permitted to claim the children as tax exemptions. We have determined that the trial court erred by allowing the mother and the children to move to the State of New York without sufficient proof regarding their safety. We have also concluded that the court erred by refusing to address the parties' tax exemption issues.
Houston County Court of Appeals 06/26/97
Diane Watters vs. William Watters & General Mills
02A01-9511-CH-00254
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Floyd Peete, Jr.
Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/24/97
Gerald White/White Trucking vs. Aquarius Industries, Inc.
02A01-9605-CV-00129
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Mcginley
Hardin County Court of Appeals 06/23/97
Bobbie & Willie Byrd vs. First Tennessee Bank
02A01-9610-CV-00252
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Nickolas Price, et al vs. Christian Price
02A01-9609-CH-00228
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Floyd Peete, Jr.
Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Albert Milam/Tina Milam vs. Franklin Wilson
02A01-9607-CV-00167
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Mattie Bedford vs. Margaret Culpepper, et al
02A01-9604-CH-00085
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Neal Small
Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
John Wolfe vs. First American Corp.
02A01-9510-CV-00212
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Whit A. Lafon
Madison County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
02A01-9508-CV-00176
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Dick Jerman, Jr.
Crockett County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
State Farm Ins. vs. Gill
01A01-9701-CV-00010
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Tyrus H. Cobb
Bedford County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Dillon vs. State
01A01-9701-BC-00020
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Turtle Creek Apts. vs. Polk
01A01-9608-CV-00382
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/20/97
Robins vs. Flagship Airlines, Inc. & AMR Corp
01A01-9612-CV-00550
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/20/97