Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 12/11/2016
Format: 12/11/2016
Underground II, Inc., D/B/A The Boiler Room, v. The City of Knoxville, et al.
03A01-9709-CH-00425
Authoring Judge: Judge Don T. McMurray
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Sharon Bell

In this action the plaintiff-appellant (plaintiff) challenges the validity of an ordinance of the City of Knoxville which prohibits the practice of "brown bagging" (bringing your own alcoholic beverage) into restaurants, clubs, and businesses between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday and 1:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sundays. It further makes it unlawful for businesses of any kind to permit or allow any customer to "bring in, carry, or possess, or consume beer or alcoholic beverages" during specified times as set out above. The proprietors of the designated places are also prohibited from selling any non-intoxicating beverabe to be mixed with and/or consumed with alcoholic beverages between the designated times. The trial court upheld the validity of the ordinance. We reverse the trial court.

Knox County Court of Appeals 02/04/98
John D. Lockridge v. Mary Janet Wise Lockridge - Concurring
03A01-9709-CH-00392
Authoring Judge: Judge Don T. McMurray
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor John A. Turnbull

In this post-divorce case, John D. Lockridge (husband) appeals the trial court's judgment ordering him to pay $16, 021.70 in educational expenses incurred by his former wife, Janet Wise Lockridge (wife), pursuant to a contractual agreement between them made shortly before the divorce. The husband also appeals the trial court's award of attorney's fees to the wife in the amount of $20, 552.57. We affirm the trial court's judgment in part and reverse in part.

Knox County Court of Appeals 02/04/98
McCallie Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. D/B/A McCallie Health Center v. Erwin Dinsmore, Police Commissioner and the City of Chattanooga
03A01-9708-CH-00318
Authoring Judge: Judge Don T. McMurray
Trial Court Judge: Judge Howell N. Peoples

The appellant (plaintiff) instituted this action against the appelles (defendants) in an attempt to gain access to copies of police reports of automobile accidens investigated by the Chattanooga Police Department. The plaintiff had requested by letter to inspect "[a]ll traffic accident reports maintained by your department which relate to any accident occuring with in seven days preceding the date of this letter. "The defendants had refused access to the plaintiff on the theory that such accident reports are made confidential under the provisions of T.C.A. § § 5 5 -10 - 108 , ets eq . The action was brought pursuant to the provisions of the Tennessee Public Records Act codified in  T.C. A . § § 10 -7-503 , et seq.  The trial court denied relief and this appeal resulted. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Knox County Court of Appeals 02/04/98
State vs. Clarence Washington
02C01-9703-CC-00097
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Lauderdale County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Dillard vs. The Vanderbilt University
01A01-9706-CV-00265
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas W. Brothers
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Oolie vs. Qureshi
01A01-9706-CV-00240
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
01A01-9605-CH-00229
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Maury County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Horton vs. Hughes
01A01-9601-CV-00045
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Tuttle vs. Tuttle
01A01-9512-CV-00546
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Gordon McGee v. Carl Pippin, Helen Pippin, et al. - Concurring
01-A-01-9706-CH-00289
Authoring Judge: Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Robert E. Corlew, III

This is a suit by a stockholder of an insolvent corporation, against another stockholder, his wife and an employee, seeking judgment against them for  dissipation of assets of the corporation, recovery of money due from  debtors of the corporation and liquidation of the corporation for the benefit  of creditors. Although not designated such in the complaint, the suit appears to be a suit for a receivership. Matter of Liquidation of United American Bank in Knoxville. Tenn. 1987, 743 S.W.2d 911.

Rutherford County Court of Appeals 01/30/98
Ellen Marcus vs. Louis Marcus
02A01-9611-CV-00286
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert L. Childers
Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/28/98
Charles Crews vs. Dexter Road Partners, et al
02A01-9603-CH-00045
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Neal Small
Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/28/98
Estis, et. al. vs. Kelley, et. al.
01A01-9709-CV-00513
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/28/98