Court of Appeals Opinions

Format: 12/25/2014
Format: 12/25/2014
James R. Tully, Jr., v. USA Wireless, Inc., PMT Investments, Inc., and Patrick M. Thompson, in both his individual and corporate capacity
01A01-9601-CH-00031
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Irvin H. Kilcrease, Jr.

The issues in this appeal are (1) whether the chancellor erred in granting a judgment against a corporation for back wages, (2) whether the chancellor should have pierced the corporate veil and granted a judgment against the corporation’s principal shareholder and (3) whether the court erred in dismissing the fraud claims against the principal shareholder. We affirm the chancellor’s decision in part and reverse on the fraud claims made directly against the principal shareholder.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 07/03/96
In Re the Estate of Howard D. Smith, Deceased, Shaun Murray, v. Jennie C. Smith, Individually and as Conservator for Howard D. Smith and Western Surety Co., Manufacturer
02A01-9503-CH-00055
Authoring Judge: Judge Holly Kirby Lillard
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor George R. Ellis

This case involves an alleged breach of fiduciary duty by the conservator of an estate. After a bench trial, the trial court held that the plaintiff had failed to prove a breach of fiduciary duty. We find that the trial court misapplied the burden of proof and reverse the trial court’s decision.

Gibson County Court of Appeals 07/02/96
Gwendolyn G. Thompson (Browning) vs. Donald Louise Thompson
01A01-9510-CV-00460
Authoring Judge: Presiding Judge W. Frank Crawford
Trial Court Judge: Special Judge Philip E. Smith

Petitioner-appellant, Gwendolyn G. Thompson (Browning) (Wife), appeals from the order of the trial court awarding respondent-appellee, Donald Lewis Thompson (Husband), attorney fees in the amount of $500.00.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
Evelyn Diane Beecham vs. Tom Wayne Beecham
01A01-9512-CH-00552
Authoring Judge: Judge Ben H. Cantrell
Trial Court Judge: Judge Jim T. Hamilton

The issues raised in this divorce case involve the award of alimony, attorney’s fees, and discretionary costs. We modify the lower court’s judgment to delete the award of alimony in solido. Otherwise, we affirm.

Lawrence County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9511-CV-00504
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Muriel Robinson
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9511-CV-00502
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge:
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9511-CV-00502
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Barbara N. Haynes
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9511-CH-00533
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: C. Allen High
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9510-CV-00462
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Marietta M. Shipley
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9510-CH-00486
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Don R. Ash
Rutherford County Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9510-CH-00430
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert S. Brandt
Court of Appeals 06/28/96
01A01-9603-CH-00132
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Ellen Hobbs Lyle
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/26/96
01A01-9603-CH-00099
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Robert S. Brandt
Davidson County Court of Appeals 06/26/96