Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 12/29/2014
Format: 12/29/2014
David F. Bush v. Brenda L. Allgood and Mercantile Properties, Inc.
01A01-9605-CV-00207
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Henry Denmark Bell

The Trial Court granted summary judgement dismissing one of the defendants, Mercantile Properties, Inc., and ordered entry of final partial judgment pursuant to T.R.C.P. Rule 54.02. Plaintiff has appealed. The remaining defendant, Brenda L. Allgood, is not involved in this appeal.

Williamson County Court of Appeals 11/01/96
Martin Silva v. James A. Crossman, d/b/a Jim Crossman Realty - Concurring
01A01-9604-CH-00153
Authoring Judge: Judge Alan E. Highers
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle

This appeal involves a dispute as to the obligations of the parties under a lease agreement. The lessor of the premises, James A. Crossman,  terminated the lease after discovering that the lessee, Martin Silva, had experienced problems with violence and other criminal activities at the previous location of his nightclub. Silva filed a complaint in the Chancery Court for Davidson County seeking damages for breach of the lease contract. The trial court heard the case without a jury and awarded damages to Silva. Crossman has appealed and argues that the trial court erred in failing to find grounds for rescission of the lease and in awarding damages to Silva. For the reasons stated below, we affirm the judgment.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/01/96
Susan Kay Pilger Riggs, v. James Landry Riggs
01A01-9601-CV-00007
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge Henry F. Todd
Trial Court Judge: Judge Muriel Robinson

The plaintiff/wife has appealed from the judgment of the Trial Court declaring the parties divorced pursuant to T.C.A. § 36-4-129, placing child custody in the wife and awarding child support. The issues on appeal relate only to support.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/01/96
Mary Alice Bolton Prince, v. St. Thomas Hospital, et al.
01A01-9604-CV-00184
Authoring Judge: Judge Samuel L. Lewis
Trial Court Judge: Judge Hamilton V. Gayden, Jr.

This is an appeal by plaintiff/appellant, Mary Alice Bolton Prince, from the decision of the trial court granting the motions for summary judgment of defendants/appellees. The trial court based its decision on its finding that Mrs. Prince was fiftypercent or more at fault. The facts out of which this controversy arose are as follows.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/01/96
Kevin Ryan Mosley v. Tennessee Board of Paroles, et al.
01A01-9604-CH-00162
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.

Kevin Mosley, a prisoner in the custody of the Department of Correction, was twice considered for parole. On each occasion the Parole Board declined to release him, citing as its reason the seriousness of his offense. Mr. Mosley filed a Petition for Certiorari with the Chancery Court of Davidson County, contending that he was entitled to a more definite statement of the Parole Board’s reasons. The prisoner also argued that the Board erred in failing to consider the results of a psychological study it had ordered. The Chancery Court dismissed the petition. We affirm the trial court.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/01/96
Richard P. Rienholtz, v. Christine Bradley, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Correction
01A01-9512-CH-00570
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle

Richard P. Rienholtz, an inmate in the Tennessee prison system petitioned the Chancery Court of Davidson County for a declaratory judgment arguing that the Department of Correction’s decision to extend his parole eligibility date for escape was illegal. The chancellor dismissed the petition and we affirm.

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Anderson County Court of Appeals 10/30/96
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Shelby County Court of Appeals 10/30/96
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Shelby County Court of Appeals 10/29/96