Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 12/02/2016
Format: 12/02/2016
State vs. Lavender & Hobbs
01S01-9704-CR-00088
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Davidson County Supreme Court 04/27/98
Howard Woods vs. MTC Mgt. & Solomon Mgt.
02S01-9706-CH-00061
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Supreme Court 04/20/98
State vs. Perry A. Cribbs
02S01-9703-CR-00014
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Shelby County Supreme Court 04/13/98
State vs. Perry A. Cribbs
02S01-9703-CR-00014
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Supreme Court 04/13/98
State vs. Perry A. Cribbs
02S01-9703-CR-00014
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Trial Court Judge: W. Fred Axley
Shelby County Supreme Court 04/13/98
State vs. Perry A. Cribbs
02S01-9703-CR-00014
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: W. Fred Axley
Shelby County Supreme Court 04/13/98
01S01-9702-CH-00026
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Trial Court Judge: C. K. Smith
Wilson County Supreme Court 04/13/98
Cole vs. Campbell, Comm., et. al.
01S01-9705-CH-00104
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Supreme Court 04/13/98
Juanita Mitchell, Personal Representative of the Estate of Billy Mitchell v. Sam Cole, Jr., Substitute Trustee, Estate of Prudence Reynolds and Gerald W. Pickens, Administrator
02S01-9703-CH-00020
Authoring Judge: Justice Lyle Reid
Trial Court Judge: Special Chancellor Russell Fowler

This case presents for review the decision of the Court of Appeals that a debtor cannot collateraliy attack in state court an adjudication made in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding regarding the balance due on a deb owed by the debtor-bankrupt. The judgment of the Court of appeals is affirmed as modified.

 

Supreme Court 04/06/98
Rebecca Fay Woods, Harry B. Woods, Jr. and Shirley Ann Woods, et. al. v. Harry B. Woods Plumbing Co., Inc., Harpeth Construction Co. and Travelers Insurance Co.
01S01-9606-CH-00124
Authoring Judge: Justice Janice M. Holder
Trial Court Judge: Chancellor Irvin H. Gilcrease

We granted this workers' compensation appeal to address two issues: (1) whether the decedent's death arose out of and in the course of employment; and (2) whether the decedent was the initial aggressor; and if so, whether the aggressor doctrine precluded recovery. We find that the decedent's death arose out of and in the course of employment. As to the second issue, we hold the common law aggressor defense as it relates to workers' compensation claims under the Act is abolished in Tennessee and does not bar the decedent's recovery

Supreme Court 04/06/98
Robert Jones v. Vick Idles
E2001-02833-SC-S09-CV
Authoring Judge: Justice E. Riley Anderson
Trial Court Judge: William E. Lantrip
We granted this appeal to determine whether the chancellor correctly granted a new trial after finding that the jury's allocation of ninety percent of the fault to the plaintiffs and ten percent of the fault to the defendant was against the weight of the evidence and that the evidence supported "a defense verdict for both sides." A majority of the Court of Appeals concluded that the chancellor correctly granted a new trial on both the plaintiffs' claim and the defendant's counterclaim and affirmed the judgment of the trial court. After reviewing the record and applicable authority, we agree with the Court of Appeals and hold that the chancellor properly granted a new trial after finding that the jury's allocation of fault was against the weight of the evidence in his role as the thirteenth juror. Accordingly, we affirm the judgment.
Anderson County Supreme Court 03/31/98
03S01-9704-PB-00042
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Supreme Court 03/30/98
Hazel Coln and Carl Coln vs. City of Savannah, TN
02S01-9702-CV-00008
Authoring Judge:
Trial Court Judge: Julian P. Guinn
Supreme Court 03/30/98