Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 05/22/2015
Format: 05/22/2015
Terri G. Bowers, v. Frederick Allan Bowers
03A01-9701-CV-00008
Authoring Judge: Judge Herschel Pickens Franks
Trial Court Judge: Judge Bill Swann

In this custody dispute, the Trial Judge granted custody of the parties' child to the father, and the mother has appealed.

Knox County Court of Appeals 06/04/97
Iva Dell Brown McAlexander v. Kenneth Jackson McAlexander
02A01-9611-CH-00289
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Joe C. Morris

Following the trial court’s order granting the parties an absolute divorce, distributing the parties’ property, awarding custody of the parties’ four minor children to Iva Dell Brown McAlexander (the Mother), and ordering Kenneth Jackson McAlexander (the Father) to pay child support to the Mother pursuant to the Child Support Guidelines, Father appealed. The sole issue presented by the Father is whether the trial court erred in granting custody of the parties’ four children to the Mother. We affirm.

Madison County Court of Appeals 06/02/97
Jerry Williams v. Memphis Housing Authority and Mable Monday v. Memphis Housing Authority
02A01-9608-CV-00190
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Wyeth Chandler

Defendant Memphis Housing Authority(MHA) appeals several orders entered by the trial court in favor of two of MHA’s former employees, Plaintiffs/Appellees Jerry D. Williams and Mable Monday (collectively, the Employees). In separate actions filed below, the Employees sued MHA for breach of employment contract. In both cases, the trial court entered orders granting the Employees’ motions for summary judgment based on the court’s conclusion that MHA’s Manual of Operations constituted part of the employment contract between the parties and, further, that MHA breached this contract by terminating the Employees without just cause. Amending the pleadings to conform to the proof in the records, the trial court’s foregoing orders also granted summary judgment to the Employees on their claims that, in terminating the Employees, MHA violated their rights to substantive and procedural due process.1 After conducting a subsequent hearing on the issue of remedies, the trial court entered final orders granting the Employees back pay and reinstatement to their former positions with MHA.2 Upon MHA’s motion, this court consolidated MHA’s appeals of the trial court’s judgments in favor of Williams and Monday because the appeals involve common questions of law and fact.3

Shelby County Court of Appeals 06/02/97
Evelyn Campbell, a/k.a Elvin Campbell, Erma Dorton and Edria Humphrey, vs. Union Planters Bank , Formerly Commerce Federal Savings Bank
E1999-01910-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Herschel P. Franks
Trial Court Judge: Kindall T. Lawson
In this action to recover on two certificates of deposit against the bank, the Trial Judge directed a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs after sustaining an objection to the bank's attempt to offer its business records in evidence. The bank has appealed, and we reverse and remand for a new trial.
Hamblen County Court of Appeals 05/31/97
Gilley vs. Culpepper
01A01-9611-CH-00521
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William C. Koch
Court of Appeals 05/30/97
Gilley vs. Culpepper
01A01-9611-CH-00521
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 05/30/97
Estate of Jane & John Doe vs. Vanderbilt Univ., et. al.
01A01-9609-CV-00429
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 05/30/97
Moore vs. Tate
03A01-9611-CV-00350
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Anderson County Court of Appeals 05/29/97
Nationsbank vs. JDRC
03A01-9607-CH-00226
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Trial Court Judge:
Knox County Court of Appeals 05/29/97
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Court of Appeals 05/28/97
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Court of Appeals 05/28/97
Robin Lethco and husband, Mark Lethco v. John Huffman, M.D.
03A01-9610-CV-00340
Authoring Judge: Judge Don T. McMurray
Trial Court Judge: Judge Dale Young

The sole issue on this appeal, as stated by the appellant, is whether the trial court erred in dismissing this action on motion for summary judgment. More properly stated, the issue is whether or not the trial court abused its discretion by denying a motion for a continuance of the hearing for summary judgment or alternatively whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying the plaintiffs relief from the summary judgment. We find no error on the part of the trial court and accordingly affirm the judgment.

Blount County Court of Appeals 05/28/97