Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 12/25/2014
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Loudon County Court of Appeals 12/17/96
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Anderson County Court of Appeals 12/17/96
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Marion County Court of Appeals 12/17/96
John Timothy Enochs, v. Dr. George Nerren, Superintendent of Dyersburg Schools, and The Dyersburg Board of Education
O2A01-9505-CH-00113
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor J. Steven Stafford

This case involves the dismissal of a tenured teacher. Appellant John Timothy Enochs (“Enochs”) challenges his discharge by Appellee Dyersburg Board of Education (“Board”) from his position as a tenured teacher in the Dyersburg City School System. After a hearing, Enochs’ dismissal was affirmed by the trial court. In this appeal, Enochs claims that the trial court’s hearing and review of the Board’s dismissal violated the Teacher Tenure Act and his right to due process. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

Dyer County Court of Appeals 12/17/96
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Hamilton County Court of Appeals 12/16/96
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Hamilton County Court of Appeals 12/16/96
Kenneth Dale Nance, v. Tina Louise Nance
02A01-9603-CH-00042
Authoring Judge: Senior Judge William H. Inman
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor John Walton West

Custody of the five-year old son of these parties was awarded to his mother, the propriety of which the appellant-father questions. Our review of the findings of the trial court is de novo upon the record of the trial court, accompanied by a presumption of the correctness of the finding, unless the preponderance of the evidence is otherwise. TENN. CODE ANN. § 50-6-225(3)(2). Stone v. City of McMinnville, 896 S.W.2d 584 (Tenn. 1991). We cannot substitute our judgment for that of the trial judge, and we are not positioned to evaluate the credibility of the parties or their witnesses. Walls v. Magnolia Truck Lines, 622 S.W.2d 526 (Tenn. 1981).

Henry County Court of Appeals 12/16/96
Jerrell McVay and Cynthia Marie McVay, State of Tennessee Intervenor, v. Sharon Blen, Custodial Parent of Lauren Nicole McVay, a minor
02A01-9508-JV-00183
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Judge Kenneth A. Turner

This case arises under the Grandparents’ Visitation Act. The Petitioners/Appellees, Jerrell
McVay and Cynthia Marie McVay (“Grandparents”), filed a petition with the juvenile court for
court-ordered visitation with their paternal grandchild, Lauren Nicole McVay. The Juvenile Court
awarded visitation to the Grandparents, pursuant to the Grandparents’ Visitation Act. The child’s
mother, Respondent/Appellant Sharon Blen (“Mother”), appeals the trial court’s decision. We
reverse.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 12/16/96
David Vaughn vs. Daimler Chrysler
E2002-02163-COA-R3-CV
Authoring Judge: Judge Houston M. Goddard
Trial Court Judge: Jean A. Stanley
David W. Vaughn sues Daimler Chrysler Corporation and Grindstaff, Inc., seeking damages in connection with his October 1994 purchase of a 1994 Chrysler LHS automobile which was manufactured by Chrysler and sold to him by Grindstaff. The complaint alleges violations of T.C.A. Title 55, Chapter 24, commonly known as the "Lemon Law." The Trial Court sustained a motion for summary judgment filed by the Defendants, resulting in this appeal, wherein Mr. Vaughn contends there are disputed material facts rendering summary judgment inappropriate. We affirm.
Carter County Court of Appeals 12/15/96
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Hamilton County Court of Appeals 12/13/96
03A01-9511-CH-00395
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Court of Appeals 12/13/96