Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 07/04/2015
Format: 07/04/2015
Mall of Memphis Associates vs. Tennesse State Board of Equalization, et al., - Concurring
02A01-9609-CH-00214
Authoring Judge: Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor D. J. Alissandratos

This appeal involves a constitutional challenge by the Mall of Memphis  Associates (the Mall) to an increase in its property value by the Assessor of Property for Shelby County, Tennessee (the Assessor). The respondents, Tennessee State Board of Equalization (the Board) and Rita C. Clark,1 the Assessor, appeal the judgment of the chancery court voiding an increase in the property assessment for the petitioner, the Mall. The chancery court held that the Board’s reappraisal of the Mall’s property violated the Mall’s Fourteenth Amendment rights of equal protection under the United States Constitution.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 08/01/97
Hal Angus, D/B/A, Hal Angus Demolition, v. City of Jackson
02A01-9509-CV-00208
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Judge Whit A. Lafon

In this case, a demolition company filed a lawsuit against the City of Jackson for breaching an alleged implied contract between the two parties by failing to mail the plaintiff demolition company invitations to bid on demolition projects. The trial court granted the City’s motion for summary judgment, and the plaintiff appealed. We affirm.

Madison County Court of Appeals 08/01/97
David Wayne Gurien, v. Allstate Insurance Company
01A01-9610-CH-00459
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.

In this breach of contract case, David Wayne Gurien (“Plaintiff”) filed suit against Allstate Insurance Company (“Defendant”) for Defendant’s failure to compensate him for the theft of his automobile pursuant to the terms of the insurance contract that he had with the Defendant. The trial court awarded Plaintiff $18,300.00 in compensatory damages and $4,575.00 for the Defendant’s bad faith refusal to pay under the terms of the insurance contract. A motion to alter or amend resulted in an adjustment of compensatory damages to $17,300.00 to account for the deductible. The issues on appeal relate only to the award of the bad faith penalty.
 

Davidson County Court of Appeals 08/01/97
Keisler vs. Keisler
03A01-9704-CH-00119
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 07/31/97
03A01-9703-CH-0096
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 07/31/97
Billie Mclemore vs. J.W. Powell & Raymond Nelson
02A01-9702-CH-00030
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: George R. Ellis
Gibson County Court of Appeals 07/31/97
Karen Sullivan vs. Baptist Memorial Hospital, et al
02A01-9610-CV-00237
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Karen R. Williams
Court of Appeals 07/31/97
Andrea Johnson vs. Clinisson Johnson
02A01-9608-CH-00194
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joe C. Morris
Court of Appeals 07/31/97
Elizabeth South vs. Elwin South
02A01-9703-CV-00054
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D'Army Bailey
Shelby County Court of Appeals 07/30/97
Mary Johnson vs. Luther Johnson
02A01-9609-CH-00210
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: George R. Ellis
Gibson County Court of Appeals 07/30/97
Bruce Wright vs. Patricia Wright
02A01-9608-CH-00202
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joe C. Morris
Henderson County Court of Appeals 07/30/97
W1999-01597-C0A-R3-CV
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Julian P. Guinn
Henry County Court of Appeals 07/29/97
02A01-9605-CV-000131
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: George H. Brown
Shelby County Court of Appeals 07/29/97