Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 09/22/2014
Format: 09/22/2014
John T. Meador and wife, Pelea E. Meador, v. Charles E. Johnson and James O. Campbell v. Millard P. Oakley
03A01-9510-CH-00362
Authoring Judge: Per Curiam
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Frank V. Williams III

This case originated i the trial court as a boundary line dispute. Before we examine the merits of the issues raised on appeal, however, it is necessary for us to address a preliminary issue, i.e., was a notice of appeal timely filed. If a notice of appeal was not timely filed, we have no jurisdiction to entertain this appeal. See Rule 4, Tennessee Rule s of Appellate Procedur e .

Court of Appeals 02/03/97
Reginald Fentress v. Memphis Housing Authority
02A01-9601-CV-00010
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert A. Lanier

Appellant, Reginald Fentress (Fentress), appeals from the summaryjudgment entered
by the trial court in favor of the appellee, Memphis Housing Authority (MHA). The issue before us is whether the trial court was correct in doing so upon finding, as a matter of law, that Fentress was not entitled to a grievance hearing prior to his termination of employment with MHA. For the reasons expressed hereafter, we affirm.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 02/03/97
Georgeanne M. Hofer, v. James Patrick Hofer
02A01-9510-CH-00210
Authoring Judge: Senior Judge Hewitt P. Tomlin
Trial Court Judge: Judge Neal Small

Georgeanne M. Hofer (“Wife”) filed suit for divorce in the Chancery Court of Shelby County against James P. Hofer (“Husband”) seeking a divorce, division of marital property and alimony. Following a bench trial the chancellor awarded Wife a divorce on the ground of inappropriate marital conduct. In addition, he awarded Wife rehabilitative alimony for three years, ordered Husband to pay a portion of Wife’s fees and expenses as alimony in solido and divided the m arital property between the parties.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 02/03/97
Eastera Bell Porter, Individually and as Surviving Spouse and Next Friend of Jasper D. Porter, Deceased, v. Jesse McGee, M.D., and Methodist Hopsitals of Memphis, Inc. and Mahfuzur Rahman, M.D.
02A01-9509-CV-00204
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Judge Robert A. Lanier

The sole issue in this appeal is whether the trial court abused its discretion in denying the motion filed by Appellant, Eastera Bell Porter, individually and as surviving spouse and next friend of Jasper D. Porter, deceased, under Rule 60 T.R.C.P., to set aside the summary judgments entered in favor of the appellees, Jesse McGee, M.D. and Methodist Hospitals of Memphis (Methodist). After review of the record, we find an absence of abuse by the trial court in this regard and affirm. We set forth our reasons below.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/31/97
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03C01-9602-CC-00051
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Trial Court Judge: Ben W. Hooper, II
Sevier County Court of Appeals 01/31/97
03A01-9607-CV-00241
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Trial Court Judge: Charles S. Sexton
Sevier County Court of Appeals 01/31/97
03A01-9607-CV-00218
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Trial Court Judge: Inman
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Howard A. Woods, v. M.T.C. Management and Solomon Management
02A01-9607-CH-00155
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Neal Small

The issue before this Court is whether the trial court erred in dismissing Plaintiff’s suit for lack of jurisdiction. Plaintiff sued the defendants alleging he was wrongfully evicted from property located at 3211 Ashwood, Memphis, Tennessee. He further alleged that the defendants were in further violation of the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act set forth at T.C.A. § 66-28-101 et seq. as follows: § 66-28-501 (noncompliance with rental agreement by landlord); § 66- 28-502 (failure to supply essential services) and § 66-28-504 (unlawful ouster, exclusion, or diminution of service).

Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/31/97
Sam Posey, Danny Todd, Billy Chitwood, and Jimmy Porter, v. City of Memphis Tennessee, et al.
02A01-9603-CH-00058
Authoring Judge: Judge David R. Farmer
Trial Court Judge: C. Neal Small

The appellants to this action are either current or retired firemen for the Division of Fire Services of Memphis, Tennessee (Division).1 They appeal from a judgment of the trial court in favor of Appellees, City of Memphis, Tennessee (City), the Division, Dr. W. W. Herenton, Mayor, Westelle Florez, Director of the Division of Personnel, and Charles Smith, Director of the Division, on their action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding the appellees’ method of computing pension benefits for those firefighters employed by the City for 30 or more years. After review of the record, we vacate the judgment of the trial court and remand this cause for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. We set forth our reasons below.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 01/31/97
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