Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 06/26/2016
Format: 06/26/2016
Nelson vs. The Application Group
01A01-9703-CV-00137
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Court of Appeals 11/14/97
Wolf vs. The University of TN.
01A01-9611-CH-00514
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William M. Dender
Franklin County Court of Appeals 11/14/97
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Court of Appeals 11/13/97
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Jefferson County Court of Appeals 11/13/97
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Morgan County Court of Appeals 11/13/97
Lasalle Dudley vs. Raye Dudley
02A01-9705-CH-00104
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Shelby County Court of Appeals 11/12/97
Jewell Maness vs. Estate of Acie Maness
02A01-9611-CH-00270
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Joe C. Morris
Henderson County Court of Appeals 11/12/97
Raymond Morris vs. Voil Morris
02A01-9610-CH-00236
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: George R. Ellis
Gibson County Court of Appeals 11/12/97
Maxine Nelson v. The Pacesetter Corporation
01A01-9703-CH-00141
Authoring Judge: Senior Judge William H. Inman
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle

This is a suit for damages for an alleged retaliatory discharge brought pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-1-304. As winnowed, the plaintiff alleges that she was discharged because she refused to participate in gambling activities which were illegal under Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-17-501.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/07/97
Vera Maureen Higgs v. Gayle Lynn Higgs
01A01-9702-CV-00057
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Donald P. Harris

Each of the captioned parties filed a notice of appeal from a judgment of the Trial Court
awarding to the plaintiff-wife a divorce on grounds of adultery and inappropriate marital
conduct.

Williamson County Court of Appeals 11/07/97
James C. Tomlinson and Charles F. McKelvey, v. Edna J. Kelley and Jeanette M. Coke
01A01-9608-CV-00378
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Judge Barbara N. Haynes

This appeal involves a controversy surrounding the appointment of a local city official. The mayor and the city manager of the City of Berry Hill filed a defamation action in the Circuit Court for Davidson County against two city residents who publicly questioned the circumstances surrounding the interim appointment of a member of the Board of Commissioners. The trial court granted the residents’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed the city officials’ complaint. On this appeal, the city officials assert that the trial court should not have granted the summary judgment because the record contains evidence that the residents knew or should have known that their critical statements made to a local newspaper were false. We affirm the trial court.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/07/97
International Supply Co., Inc. v. The Warner Group LTD - Concurring
01-A-01-9705-CH-00235
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Judge Tom E. Gray

This appeal involves a question of personal jurisdiction over a nonresident corporation. The Chancery Court of Sumner County dismissed the complaint. We affirm.

Sumner County Court of Appeals 11/07/97
Franklin Thomas Burns v. Bernice A. Burns - Concurring
01-A-01-9705-CH-00218
Authoring Judge: Judge Walter W. Bussart
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Alex W. Darnell

This is an appeal by respondent/appellant, Bernice A. Burns (“Wife”), from the order of the trial court granting Wife and petitioner/appellee, Franklin Thomas Burns (“Husband”), a divorce, dividing the marital property, and granting temporary alimony. Wife complains the court erred when it divided the parties’ property and awarded Wife $400.00 alimony per month for six months. The facts out of which this matter arose are as follows.

Montgomery County Court of Appeals 11/07/97