Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 07/30/2016
Format: 07/30/2016
01A01-9612-CV-00570
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Tom E. Gray
Sumner County Court of Appeals 12/17/97
McCray vs. McCray
01A01-9704-CH-00170
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Maury County Court of Appeals 12/17/97
Mary Bain vs. Terrance Simpson
M2001-00088-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
- This appeal involves a trial court's granting of a motion for remittitur following a jury's verdict of $19,790.00 in favor of the plaintiff. The suit arose from an automobile accident caused by defendant in which plaintiff's back was injured. The evidence at trial indicated that the injury was an aggravation of a preexisting condition that caused the plaintiff additional pain and suffering for a period of approximately six months. Based on our review of the evidence, we reverse the trial court's reduction of damages and reinstate the jury's verdict.
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 12/16/97
Terry E. McLeese, Jr., v. Tammy Lynn McLeese - Concurring
02A01-9605-CH-00130
Authoring Judge: Judge William H. Inman
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Walton West

Custody of the five-year-old son of these parties was awarded to the appellee-mother in a post-divorce hearing. The parties initially agreed upon joint custody.  The father appeals, complaining essentially that the Chancellor relied too heavily on the tender years doctrine. We cannot substitute our judgment for that of the Chancellor, but are bound by the limitations imposed by TENN. R. APP. P., RULE 13(d). Unless the  evidence preponderates against the judgment, we must affirm.

Henry County Court of Appeals 12/16/97
Joan Douglas and Germantown REalty, Inc., D/B/A Coldwell Banker, v., Frank Tibbs and Afsameh M. Tibbs
02A01-9602-CH-00033
Authoring Judge: Senior Judge William H. Inman
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Floyd Peete, Jr.

This action to recover a commission on the sale of real estate was dismissed at the close of the plaintiff’s case. She appeals and presents for review the propriety of the dismissal of her case.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 12/16/97
X2010-0000-XX-X00-XX
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Knox County Court of Appeals 12/15/97
Darrell Turner v. Brian W. Skelly
01A01-9708-CV-00376
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Thomas Goodall

The plaintiff, Darrell Turner, has appealed from a jury verdict and judgment dismissing his suit against the defendant, Brian W. Skelly for personal injuries sustained when the right rear view mirror of a pick-up truck operated by defendant, Brian w. Skelly, struck plaintiff’s left elbow as he walked on the right edge of the road at 8:30 p.m. after dark.

Sumner County Court of Appeals 12/12/97
Rasmussen vs. Rasmussen
01A01-9705-CH-00211
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Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 12/12/97
Maynord vs. Norris
01A01-9704-CV-00179
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: John J. Maddux
Overton County Court of Appeals 12/12/97
Demontbreun vs. Demontbreun
01A01-9703-GS-00129
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barry R. Brown
Sumner County Court of Appeals 12/12/97
Ferrell vs. McCrae, Jr.
01A01-9703-CV-00100
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/12/97
ABC Supply Co., Inc. vs. U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty
01A01-9702-CH-00081
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Henry Denmark Bell
Williamson County Court of Appeals 12/12/97
Rasmussen vs. Rasmussen
01A01-9705-CH-00211
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Alex W. Darnell
Montgomery County Court of Appeals 12/12/97