Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 08/20/2014
Format: 08/20/2014
01A01-9607-CV-00316
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert E. Corlew, III
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 01/24/97
01A01-9601-CV-00036
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Bobby H. Capers
Wilson County Court of Appeals 01/24/97
01A01-9607-CH-00336
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/24/97
01A01-9606-CV-00251
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/24/97
01A01-9606-CV-00251
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barbara N. Haynes
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/24/97
Marilyn L. Green v. Carlos Eugene Green
02A01-9601-CH-00014
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: Judge George R. Ellis

In this divorce action, the trial court awarded Marilyn Green (the “Wife”) a divorce from Carlos Green (the “Husband”) upon the grounds of inappropriate marital conduct. Pursuant to a property settlement agreement, the parties agreed to sell the marital home by auction, pay the remaining indebtedness on the home and divide the proceeds equally. The parties agreed that the Wife would receive a Mercury automobile, a Ford Thunderbird automobile, the furniture, household furnishings and real estate located in the Eaton community. The parties agreed that the Husband would receive the farming equipment, guns, saddles and two pickup trucks. The trial court divided the remainder of the parties’ property and awarded the wife a one-half interest in the Husband’s retirement income and awarded the Husband a one-half interest in the Wife’s retirement income. The court further awarded each party a one-fourth interest in a fifty-seven acre tract of land in the Eaton community and awarded each party a one-sixth interest in twenty acres of corn planted as of the date of the final divorce hearing. The court further ordered that the livestock owned by the parties be sold and the proceeds divided equally. The Husband has appealed the judgment of the trial court arguing that the trial court’s division of property was improper. For the reasons stated hereafter, we reverse the judgment of the trial court as to the Wife’s interest in a fifty-seven acre tract of land in the Eaton community and affirm as to the Wife’s interest in twenty acres of planted corn.

Gibson County Court of Appeals 01/23/97
Keryn Hickerson v. Jerry Finchum - Concurring
02A01-9511-JV-00249
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge A. V. Mcdowell

This appeal concerns whether the appellant, Jerry Finchum (“Finchum” or “Father”), should be legally required to pay retroactive child support for his child, Elizabeth Jane Hickerson, born February 16, 1983 to the appellee, Karen Hickerson (“Hickerson” or “Mother”). The juvenile court awarded such support, in the amount of $31,080, and Finchum has appealed. For reasons set forth below, we affirm.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/22/97
Elvin L. Blankenship and wife, Mary Blankenship, and Wayne Blankenship, v. Alvis Blankenship and wife, Dorothy Blankenship, and Charles Goodman and wife, Kathy Goodman
02A01-9603-CH-00051
Authoring Judge: Judge Heschel Pickens Franks
Trial Court Judge: Judge Joe C. Morris

In this boundary line dispute the Trial Court appointed a surveyor who established a boundary line between the parties which ws adopted by the Trial Judge in the Decree in this case. Defendants has appealed, asserting the Trial Court erred in limiting their proof and in adopting the boundary established by the surveyor.

Wayne County Court of Appeals 01/17/97
State of Tennessee, v. John Guinn
02A01-9607-CV-00152
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: Judge D'Army Bailey

This is a juvenile delinquency proceeding. Defendant, John Guinn, appeals from the order of the Circuit Court of Shelby County on a jury verdict finding defendant guilty of committing the delinquent act of attempt to commit murder in the second degree.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/17/97
01A01-9607-CV-00337
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 01/17/97
01A01-9607-CV-00328
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas Goodall
Sumner County Court of Appeals 01/17/97
01A01-9601-GS-00021
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barry R. Brown
Sumner County Court of Appeals 01/17/97
01A01-9607-CV-00317
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Thomas Goodall
Sumner County Court of Appeals 01/17/97