Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 10/25/2014
Format: 10/25/2014
01A01-9607-CH-00287
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: William B. Cain
Giles County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9606-CV-00283
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 12/11/96
Hall, 847 S.W.2D 208, 211 (Tenn. 1993); Clifton v. Bass, 908 S.W.2D 205, 208
01A01-9605-CV-00210
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9605-CV-00210
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: John A. Turnbull
Putnam County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9605-CH-00215
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Williamson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9605-CH-00215
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert S. Brandt
Court of Appeals 12/11/96
Turnbo vs. Turnbo
01A01-9307-CH-00314
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Jim T. Hamilton
Wayne County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9609-CH-00393
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9607-CH-00335
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9606-CV-00283
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Walter C. Kurtz
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9605-CV-00242
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Marietta M. Shipley
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
01A01-9605-CH-00219
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 12/11/96
Nancy Buchanan, Mother et al., Next of Kin of Corwendell D. Perkins, Deceased, v. Hardemen County Tennessee and Hardeman County Highway Dept.
02A01-9411-CV-00257
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood

This matter appears appropriate for consideration pursuant to Rule 10(b) of the Rules of the
Court of Appeals of Tennessee. The plaintiffs/appellants in this cause, Nancy Buchanan, et al., (“Buchanan”) appeal the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to defendants/appellees, Hardeman County, Tennessee, et al., (“Hardeman County”). After a serious automobile accident on Minnie Hill Road in Hardeman County, Buchanan filed suit against Hardeman County for wrongful death, alleging that the road was not properly maintained by the County. Buchanan alleged that the accident would not have occurred had a lower speed limit been posted, a warning sign been erected, the curve properly delineated by road markings, and guardrails been installed. Buchanan argues that the doctrine of sovereign immunity does not apply to Hardeman County in this case and that the road was unsafe, dangerous, and defective under Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-20-203(a).

Hardeman County Court of Appeals 12/09/96