Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 06/23/2018
Format: 06/23/2018
Philip Rene Julian, v. Beverly Ann Julian
02A01-9709-CV-00229
Authoring Judge: Judge Herschel Pickens Franks
Trial Court Judge: Judge John R. McCarroll, Jr.

In this divorce action, the husband has appealed, raising issues about the value and division of the marital property, as well as an award of attorney’s fees to the wife.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 09/30/98
George vs. Harlan
01A01-9712-CV-00692
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James L. Weatherford
Maury County Court of Appeals 09/30/98
Rozanne F. Wright (Folk-Schmidt) vs. Jan H. Schmidt
01A01-9708-CV-00413
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 09/30/98
Johnson vs. Johnson
01A01-9708-CH-00410
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Tom E. Gray
Sumner County Court of Appeals 09/30/98
Brown vs. McMullin, et. al.
01A01-9710-CH-00561
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Henry F. Todd
Court of Appeals 09/30/98
Brayfield, et. al. vs. Kentucky National Ins. Co.
01A01-9701-CV-00007
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas Goodall
Sumner County Court of Appeals 09/30/98
Chester Kelly vs. Jerry Wooten
02A01-9712-CV-00305
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Dick Jerman, Jr.
Haywood County Court of Appeals 09/29/98
Charlotte Thompson vs. Ralph Coulter
02A01-9708-CV-00200
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jon Kerry Blackwood
Tipton County Court of Appeals 09/29/98
Corporate Catering, Inc. vs. Corporate Catering, Etc., LLC, et al
M1997-00230-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
This appeal involves a dispute over the use of a defunct catering business's trade name and menu. The owner of the catering business filed suit in the Circuit Court for Davidson County seeking damages for conversion, breach of common-law copyright, and infringement of its business trade name and the distinctive names of its menu items. The trial court granted the defendants' motions for directed verdict regarding the conversion and the common-law copyright claims. After the jury returned a $12,500 verdict on the infringement of the trade name claim, the trial court granted the defendants' motion for a judgment in accordance with their motion for a directed verdict. In the alternative, the trial court, acting as thirteenth juror, set the verdict aside and granted a new trial. On this appeal, the defunct catering business asserts that the trial court erred by dismissing its claims for conversion and breach of common-law copyright. It also asserts that the trial court erred by failing to enter a judgment on the jury's verdict on the trade name claim. We have determined that the trial court decisions are supported by the law, and therefore, we affirm.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/28/98
Arthur Blair vs. Marilyn Badenhope
E1999-02748-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge David Michael Swiney
Trial Court Judge: Thomas R. Frierson, II
Greene County Court of Appeals 09/24/98
Metric Partners Growth Suite Investors vs. Nashville Lodging
01A01-9712-CH-00723
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert S. Brandt
Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/24/98
03A01-9708-CH-00431
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 09/23/98
Crye-Leike Realtors vs. WDM
02A01-9711-CH-00287
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D. J. Alissandratos
Shelby County Court of Appeals 09/23/98