Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 09/30/2016
Format: 09/30/2016
Alexander Friedmann, v. Charles Bass, et al.
01A01-9707-CH-00331
Authoring Judge: Judge William C. Koch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle

This appeal involves a prison disciplinary proceeding. After being found guilty of engaging in an unauthorized monetary transaction, the prisoner filed a petition for common-law writ of certiorari in the Chancery Court for Davidson County alleging that the disciplinary proceeding violated his due process rights. The trial court granted the prison officials’ motion for summary judgment and dismissed the petition on the ground that the petitioner had failed to make out a due process claim as a matter of law. We affirm the summary judgment in accordance with Tenn. Ct. App. R. 10(b).1

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Friedmann vs. Bass
01A01-9707-CH-00331
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Zanetis vs. McMackin
01A01-9705-CV-00203
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William C. Koch
Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Zanetis vs. McMackin
01A01-9705-CV-00203
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Frazier vs. George
01A01-9703-CV-00110
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: John W. Rollins
Coffee County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Lemasters vs. Ross
01A01-9702-CV-00070
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Muriel Robinson
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Ames vs. Phillips Builders
01A01-9701-CV-00043
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barbara N. Haynes
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Young vs. Young
01A01-9610-CH-00473
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Geraldo vs. Vanderbilt University
01A01-9610-CH-00467
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Burnett vs. Hamby
01A01-9610-CH-00452
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Easterly vs. Harmon
01A01-9609-CH-00446
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jeffrey F. Stewart
Sequatchie County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
In re: Estate of Alla Mae Locke Simmons, Deceased
01A01-9608-PB-00366
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Frank G. Clement, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Michael Sanderson v. University of Tennessee - Concurring
01A01-9607-CH-00289
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Robert S. Brandt

In this case, a student at the University of Tennessee was charged with plagiarism. After a hearing, an administrative law judge found that the  student had not committed plagiarism. The University Chancellor reversed the ALJ’s decision, issuing a final order finding the student guilty of plagiarism. The student appealed this decision to the chancery court, pursuant to the Tennessee Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, which affirmed the finding of plagiarism. We affirm the decision of the chancery court.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/19/97
Mitchell vs. Reno
01A01-9605-CV-00226
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
Cannon County Court of Appeals 11/19/97