Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 06/19/2018
Format: 06/19/2018
Scott Grahm Hartman, Kay Hartman, his mother and duly qualified conservator and guardian, and Cleon Hartman, v. The University of Tennessee, State of Tennessee, et. al .
01A01-9804-BC-00196
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Commission W.R. Baker

The captioned claimants have appealed from the decision of the Tennessee Claims Commission denying their claim against the State and the University of Tennessee for the catastrophic injury of a student athlete while engaged in athletic activity.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/14/98
Keown vs. Fiddler's Inn, d/b/a: Fiddler's Inn North
01A01-9712-CV-00730
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barbara N. Haynes
Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/14/98
Gleaves vs. Checker Cab Transit & Mosley
01A01-9710-CV-00577
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/14/98
Donegan vs. Donegan
01A01-9709-CH-00469
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James L. Weatherford
Dickson County Court of Appeals 09/14/98
Brown vs. McMullin, et. al.
01A01-9710-CH-00561
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James L. Weatherford
Lawrence County Court of Appeals 09/14/98
Margaret Haas vs. Michael Haas
02A01-9709-CV-00241
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: James E. Swearengen
Shelby County Court of Appeals 09/11/98
Dorothy Ahern vs. Robert Ahern
02A01-9708-CV-00190
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: D'Army Bailey
Shelby County Court of Appeals 09/11/98
Adolph C. Lavin and Jean Lavin, Surviving Parents of Troy James Lavin, Deceased, and Adolph C. Lavin, in his capacity as Administrator of the estated of Troy James Lavin, v. Ross Jordon, Susan Jordon, and Sean Jordon
01A01-9709-CV-00455
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Barbara Haynes

The plaintiff, Adolph C. Lavin and wife, Jean Lavin, surviving parents of Troy James Lavin, brought this action against Ross and Susan Jordon and their son, Sean Jordon, for the wrongful death of Troy Lavin, who was shot and killed by Sean Jordon. The Trial Judge entered an interlocutory partial judgment on the pleadings limiting the recovery from the parents of Sean Jordon to $10,000.00 pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 37-10-101, 102 and 103 which read as follows:

Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/02/98
State of Tennessee v. Marlon Madison -Concurring
01-A-01-9711-CV-00676
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Judge John J. Maddux

The Juvenile Court of Pickett County found a juvenile to be delinquent for selling marijuana to a classmate. He appealed to the Circuit Court, which likewise found him to be delinquent, and placed him on probation with the Department of Childrens’ Services. We reverse the Circuit Court.

Pickett County Court of Appeals 09/02/98
Adolph C. Lavin and Jean Lavin, surviving parents of Troy James Lavin, Deceased, and Adolph C. Lavin, in his capacity as Administrator of the estate of Troy James Lavin, v. Ross Jordon, Susan Jordon, and Sean Jordon
01A01-9709-CV-00455
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Barbara N. Haynes

The plaintiff, Adolph C. Lavin and wife, Jean Lavin, surviving parents of Troy James Lavin, brought this action against Ross and Susan Jordon and their son, Sean Jordon, for the wrongful death of Troy Lavin, who was shot and killed by Sean Jordon. The Trial Judge entered an interlocutory partial judgment on the pleadings limiting the recovery from the parents of Sean Jordon to $10,000.00 pursuant to T.C.A. §§ 37-10-101, 102 and 103 which read as follows:

Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/02/98
James Harrison Jenkins v. Annette Carol Jenkins
01A01-9803-CV-00134
Authoring Judge: Judge William B. Cain
Trial Court Judge: Judge Bobby H. Capers

In this case James Harrison Jenkins appeals the action of the trial court in dismissing his petition to modify a final decree of divorce.

Macon County Court of Appeals 09/02/98
Fred E. Dean v. Donal Campbell, et al.
01A01-9711-CH-00672
Authoring Judge: Judge William B. Cain
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle

This case comes to us on appeal from an order dismissing Appellant Dean’s complaint against Appellees, filed apparently under the auspices of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 et seq., alleging violation of civil rights under the color of state authority. The trial court dismissed Mr. Dean’s complaint for failure to specify the capacity of the defendants being sued. For the reasons and under the authorities recited below, we affirm the trial court’s dismissal of Mr. Dean’s claim with prejudice.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 09/02/98
Williamson County Broadcasting Company, Inc., and William B. Ornes, v. Intermedia Partners, et al.
01A01-9709-CH-00480
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge:

The appellants and appellees have both filed a Petition to Rehear, which we have considered and found to be without merit. It is, therefore, ordered that the petitions be denied.

Williamson County Court of Appeals 09/02/98