Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 09/29/2016
Format: 09/29/2016
State of Tennessee v. Andre S. Bland - Concurring/Dissenting
02S01-9603-CR-00032
Authoring Judge: Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr.
Trial Court Judge: Judge Arthur T. Bennett

I concur, in principle, with Justice Reid’s dissent. I would, however, increase the pool of similar cases to include all cases in which a trial judge’s report is required by Supreme Court
Rule 12.1 The majority chose to exclude from the proportionality review pool all cases in which the State did not seek the death penalty and all cases in which no capital sentencing hearing was
held. In my view, this exclusion discourages a more meaningful proportionality analysis.

Jackson County Supreme Court 12/01/97
Tennessee Municipal League vs. Brook Thompson
01S01-9711-CH-00242
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The ruling listed above is the Order regarding the "Tiny Towns" legislation. The full opinion will be published at a later date.
Supreme Court 11/25/97
Carl Nelson vs. Harold Eugene Martin & Jack W. Gammon
02S01-9604-CV-00036
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Supreme Court 11/24/97
State vs. Yeargan
01S01-9604-CC-00080
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Supreme Court 11/24/97
State vs. Yeargan
01S01-9604-CC-00080
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Supreme Court 11/24/97
03S01-9512-CC-00133
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Sevier County Supreme Court 11/17/97
State vs. Charles A. Pinkham, Jr.
02S01-9611-CR-00096
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Supreme Court 11/17/97
Hutton vs. Johnson
01S01-9705-CH-00101
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Trial Court Judge: James L. Weatherford
Giles County Supreme Court 11/17/97
State vs. Utley
01S01-9604-CR-00120
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Supreme Court 11/17/97
03A01-9704-CV-00111
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Hamilton County Supreme Court 11/14/97
Shirley Shelburne v. Frontier Health
E2000-02551-SC-R11-CV
Authoring Judge: Justice Janice M. Holder
Trial Court Judge: Thomas J. Seeley, Jr.
Plaintiff, both individually and as next friend of her minor son, brought suit against Carter County, Frontier Health, and Woodridge Hospital for the wrongful death of her husband. The trial court granted summary judgment to Frontier and Woodridge. The Court of Appeals affirmed, holding that Frontier and Woodridge could not be held vicariously liable for the acts or omissions of their employee because he was entitled to immunity as a state employee. We granted review to determine whether summary judgment was properly granted in light of our decision in Johnson v. LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, 74 S.W.3d 338 (Tenn. 2002). We hold that Johnson governs the present case and that Frontier and Woodridge are not immune from liability for the acts or omissions of their immune employee. Accordingly, summary judgment was not appropriate.
Carter County Supreme Court 11/12/97
Hunter vs. Brown
03S01-9607-CV-00070
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Supreme Court 11/10/97
Evans & Arnold vs. Board of Paroles, et. al.
01S01-9610-CH-00210
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Davidson County Supreme Court 11/10/97