Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 08/28/2016
Format: 08/28/2016
John H. Fournier v. M. V. Tichenor and Bowling, Bowling, and Associates
02A01-9602-CV-00032
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert A. Lanier

Plaintiff-Appellant, John H. Fournier (“Fournier), appeals the order of the trial court entering summary judgment in favor of Defendants-Appellees, M. V. Tichenor (“Tichenor”) and Bowling, Bowling & Associates (“Law Firm”), on Fournier’s claims for negligent misrepresentation and breach of contract.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 12/02/97
John Brown, v. County of Shelby
02A01-9512-CV-00284
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Irving M. Strauch

This appeal concerns an action by the appellant, John Brown (Brown), to recover workers’ compensation benefits from his employer, the appellee, County of Shelby (County), who has not elected to come within the provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Law. Brown alleges that he sustained on-the-job injuries while employed by the County as a counselor at the Shelby County Jail. The record reflects that the County has implemented its own policy whereby it compensates its employees for on-the-job injuries and relies to some extent on the Workers’ Compensation Act as a guide in determining benefits. At trial, it was established that under said policy, the County had paid Brown’s temporary disability benefits and that Brown sought only permanent disability benefits and the medical expenses incurred from Dr. John P. Howser. The trial court awarded a permanent partial disability of 7% to the body as a whole and entered a judgment for Brown in the amount of $5,863.68. No award was made for Dr. Howser’s expenses. Brown appeals, identifying the issues for review as follows:

Shelby County Court of Appeals 12/02/97
IN RE: Chad Andolino; Charles Alaln Mix and Lorena May Mix v. Robert Barton - Concurring
02A01-9510-CH-00224
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Walton West

This case presents for review the decision of the Chancery Court of  Decatur County finding that the Defendant, Robert Barton (“Father”) did not  abandon his son, Chad Andolino (“Son”) and, therefore, dismissing  Plaintiffs’, Charles and Lorena Mix (“Mixes”), petition for adoption. The Mixes appealed. For reasons stated hereinafter, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Decatur County Court of Appeals 12/02/97
AMC-Tennessee, Inc. v. Hillcrest Healthcare
M2003-00882-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge William B. Cain
Trial Court Judge: Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.
In this appeal arising from a breach of contract claim, the appellant, Hillcrest Healthcare, LLC challenges the trial court's award of damages in the amount of $337,363.59 including $219,937 in lost profits. We affirm.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/26/97
X2010-0000-XX-X00-XX
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Blount County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Jones vs. Culpepper
03A01-9706-CH-00202
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Billy Joe White
Claiborne County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Ella Pruett vs. Wal-Mart Stores
02A01-9610-CH-00266
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joe C. Morris
Madison County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Ferrell vs. Blue Bird of Tennessee
01A01-9707-CH-00339
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
01A01-9705-JV-00234
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: David Loughry
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Bryan vs. Tent, Inc., d/b/a: University Medical Ctr.
01A01-9703-CH-00132
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. K. Smith
Wilson County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Cheatham vs. Cheatham
01A01-9508-CH-00380
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Maury County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Millsaps vs. Robertson-Vaughn Construction
01A01-9704-CH-00160
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jeffrey F. Stewart
Marion County Court of Appeals 11/25/97
Bryan vs. Tent, Inc., d/b/a: University Medical Ctr.
01A01-9703-CH-00132
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. K. Smith
Wilson County Court of Appeals 11/25/97