Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 10/22/2014
Format: 10/22/2014
Draper vs. Reaver, et. al.
01A01-9609-CV-00394
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Marietta M. Shipley
Davidson County Court of Appeals 04/11/97
Warren, et. vir vs. Metro Gov't., et. al.
01A01-9606-CV-00277
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Brothers
Davidson County Court of Appeals 04/11/97
Bryant vs. TN. Dept. of Safety
01A01-9509-CH-00398
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert S. Brandt
Davidson County Court of Appeals 04/11/97
Cashion vs. Robertson
01A01-9506-CH-00257
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ben H. Cantrell
Court of Appeals 04/11/97
Mcpherson vs. Stokes, et. al.
01A01-9505-CH-00216
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Allen High
Davidson County Court of Appeals 04/11/97
Sliger vs. Stokes, et. al.
01A01-9609-CH-00403
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Vernon Neal
Putnam County Court of Appeals 04/11/97
X2010-0000-XX-X00-XX
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Appeals 04/10/97
X2010-0000-XX-X00-XX
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Shelby County Court of Appeals 04/10/97
02A01-9610-CH-00265
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Whitenton
Fayette County Court of Appeals 04/10/97
02A01-9512-CV-00287
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Childers
Shelby County Court of Appeals 04/10/97
Estate of Marion English Truett (Deceased)
02A01-9605-PB-00118
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Joe C. Morris

Rebecca H. Moore Brown appeals the trial court’s order which awarded Appellee 1In the event of a spouse’s death, the surviving spouse is entitled to the following exempt property from the deceased spouse’s estate: [T]he family Bible and other books, the family automobile, all wearing apparel of the deceased, all household electrical appliances, all household musical and other amusement instruments, and all household and kitchen furniture, appliances, utensils and implements. T.C.A. § 30-2-101(a)(1) (Supp. 1988). 2In the event a spouse dies intestate, the surviving spouse is entitled to [A] reasonable allowance in money out of the estate for such surviving spouse’s maintenance during the period of one (1) year after the death of the spouse,
according to such surviving spouse’s previous standard of living, taking into account the condition of the estate of the deceased spouse. T.C.A. § 30-2-102(a) (Supp. 1988). Ellis Truett, Jr., one year’s support in the amount of $21,500, as well as exempt property, from the estate of Truett’s deceased wife, Marian English Truett.

Henderson County Court of Appeals 04/07/97
William P. Newton v. James S. Cox
02A01-9604-CH-00086
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Joe C. Morris

Plaintiff William P. Newton appeals the trial court’s order awarding him a $28,125 judgment against his former attorney, Defendant/Appellee James S. Cox, but denying Newton’s claim for prejudgment interest. Newton’s claim arose out of Cox’s retention of a contingency fee in excess of the maximum permitted by statute. We affirm the judgment entered in favor of Newton, but with certain modifications hereinafter set forth.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 04/07/97
Mildred Louise McCollum vs. Kliff Andrew McCollum
02A01-9604-CH-00067
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: Judge Joe G. Riley. Jr.

This case involves a petition to change child custody1 and modify child support. 2 Wife is employed by the State of Tennessee as a secretary in the District Attorney’s Office and earns a gross monthly salary of $1507.00. Husband is employed by Electric Motor Service and earns a gross monthly salary of $2,456.84. Respondent-appellant, Mildred Louise McCollum (Wife), appeals the trial court’s order reducing the amount of the future child support obligation of petitioner-appellee, Kliff Andrew McCollum (Husband), to reflect the change in the custody of one of the parties’ children.

Lake County Court of Appeals 04/07/97