Supreme Court Opinions

Format: 09/25/2017
Format: 09/25/2017
Ethel Faye George v. Clyde Wayne Alexanderand Phillip R. Jones, M.D.
01S01-9505-CV-00084
Authoring Judge: Justice Frank W. Drowota, III
Trial Court Judge: Judge Marietta M. Shipley

In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiff, Ethel Faye George, appeals from the Court of Appeals’ affirmance of a judgment based on a jury verdict in favor of the defendants, Clyde Wayne Alexander, M.D. and Phillip R. Jones, M.D. This case presents the following issue for our determination: whether a defendant in a negligence case must, pursuant to Rule 8.03 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, plead comparative fault as an affirmative defense if the defendant wishes to introduce evidence that a person other than itself caused the plaintiff’s injury. We conclude that the defendant is required to affirmatively plead comparative fault in such a situation; and because that was not done in this case, we reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals.

Davidson County Supreme Court 10/07/96
State of Tennessee, Ex. Rel., v. Brook Thompson, Riley Darnell, Charles Burson, Don Sundquist, and Penny White
01S01-9605-CH-00106
Authoring Judge: Chief Justice William H. D. Fones
Trial Court Judge: Judge Walter C. Kurtz

These consolidated cases arise from the efforts of appellants, Lewis Laska and John Jay Hooker, to have their names placed on the ballot for the August 1, 1996, statewide election to the office of Supreme Court  Justice. The deadline for filing nominating petitions for this election was 12:00 noon on May 16, 1996, in accordance with T.C.A. § 2-5-101.

Davidson County Supreme Court 10/02/96
01S01-9506-CH-00098
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Trial Court Judge: Tom E. Gray
Sumner County Supreme Court 09/23/96
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03S01-9601-CH-00002
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Trial Court Judge: Howell N. Peoples
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02S01-9512-CH-00131
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Trial Court Judge: D. J. Alissandratos
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02S01-9509-CV-00083
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01S01-9509-CV-00150
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