Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 01/17/2017
Format: 01/17/2017
Ogburn vs. Dept. of Corrections
01A01-9707-CH-00284
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William C. Koch
Court of Appeals 01/14/98
Stinson vs. 138 Fifth Avenue South, et. al.
01A01-9702-CV-00060
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/14/98
Ogburn vs. Dept. of Corrections
01A01-9707-CH-00284
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Carol L. Mccoy
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/14/98
Harvell vs. Williams
01A01-9706-CH-00258
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Maury County Court of Appeals 01/14/98
Ridley vs. Ridley
03A01-9708-GS-00350
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/13/98
Graves vs. Grady's
03A01-9708-CV-00336
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Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/13/98
Deroyal vs. Johnson
03A01-9708-CH-00328
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Trial Court Judge:
Claiborne County Court of Appeals 01/13/98
Haren vs. Haren
03A01-9707-CV-00253
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Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/13/98
Henson vs. Carte r
03A01-9706-CV-00230
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Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/13/98
Williamson vs. Sanders
03A01-9705-JV-00184
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Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 01/13/98
M & M vs. Maples
03A01-9705-CH-00171
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Court of Appeals 01/12/98
Robert J. McCurley, Patricia G. McCurley, v. City of Jackson, Tennessee, Charles Farmer, and J.B.Glassman and wife, Brenda Glassman, and Harold Angus
02A01-9703-CV-00059
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Whit A. Lafon

This is an action in negligence arising out of the June 1993 acts of the appellant, Harold Angus, in demolishing the “Glassman” building, located at 111 North Highland Avenue in Jackson, pursuant to a contract with the city. Angus’ demolition of the building, which had been declared condemned by the city code, is not disputed. Nor is it disputed that, as a result of the building’s demolition, damage was sustained to the building located adjacent thereto, identified as the “Carmen’s” building, and owned by the appellees, Robert J. McCurley and wife, Patricia G. McCurley.1 The two buildings shared a common “party wall.” At issue in this case is whether Angus was negligent in its demolition of the Glassman building so as to be held legally accountable to the McCurleys for the damages they sustained. The case proceeded to a trial by jury where, at the close of all proof, the trial court directed a verdict in favor of the appellees on the issue of liability.2 Angus has appealed challenging the correctness of the trial judge’s decision in this regard. For the reasons hereinafter stated, we reverse and remand for a new trial.

Madison County Court of Appeals 01/09/98
Demetra Lyree Parker, v. Warren County Utility District
01A01-9704-CH-00175
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor John W. Rollins

Plaintiff Demetra Lyree Parker appeals the trial court’s order granting the motion for summary judgment filed by Defendant/Appellee W arren County Utility District. We reverse the trial court’s judgment based on our conclusion that a genuine issue of material fact exists as to whether the Utility District responded promptly, adequately, and effectively to Parker’s allegations of sexual harassment against the Utility District’s general manager.

Warren County Court of Appeals 01/09/98