Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Appellate Court Opinions

Format: 11/27/2014
Format: 11/27/2014
Rainbo Baking Company of Louisville, a Delaware Corporation, v. Release Coatings of Tennessee, Inc.
02A01-9510-CH-00223

Rainbo Baking Company of Louisville (“Rainbo”) filed suit in the Chancery Court of Shelby County against Release Coatings of Tennessee, Inc. (“Release”) seeking compensatory damages from Release for damages allegedly sustained by Rainbo as a result of the improper straightening of a large quantity of baking pans used by it in its bakery business. The suit contained a count in negligence and a count in breach of contract. Release filed a counter-claim seeking to recover from Rainbo the balance due it for work performed. Following a bench trial, the court issued an opinion from the bench. In this opinion the court found that upon the evidence presented, Release was liable to Rainbo. However, the court specifically stated that it did not find that Rainbo had carried its burden of proof as to damages. The court ordered a reference to the Master to give Rainbo an opportunity to present additional proof as to damages, with Release being given an opportunity to present countervailing proof if desired. Following the Master’s hearing, a report was submitted to the chancellor in which the value of Rainbo’s pans was stated. The Master’s report was affirmed and judgment entered thereon in favor of Rainbo. The chancellor dismissed the counterclaim of Release against Rainbo. Release has raised three issues on appeal: did the 2 chancellor err in: (1) awarding a judgment against Release when Rainbo failed to prove its case; (2) the manner of determining the amount of damages sustained by Rainbo; and (3) failing to find for Release on its counter-claim. For the reasons hereinafter stated, we modify and affirm the trial court.

Shelby County Court of Appeals 12/03/96
Sandra L. Garfinkel, v. Charles Leonard Garfinkel
02A01-9511-CH-00265

This is a divorce case in which the trial court awarded custody of the parties’ minor children
to Plaintiff/Appellee, Sandra Garfinkel (Wife), with standard visitation to Defendant/Appellant,
Charles Garfinkel (Husband). Husband was ordered to pay child support and rehabilitative alimony for a period of one year. The trial court also held that Wife had not established any appreciation in the value of Husband’s separate property during the course of the marriage. Husband appeals the trial court’s rulings on child custody, child support and alimony. Wife appeals the trial court’s decision regarding Husband’s separate property. We affirm on all issues.

Henry County Court of Appeals 12/03/96
State of Tennessee v. John Michael Denton and William Douglas Brown v. State of Tennessee
01S01-9509-CC-00152

We granted review and consolidated these cases in order to consider the circumstances under which imposition of two convictions resulting from a "single" criminal act may violate the double jeopardy and du process clause of the state and federal constitutions in light of State v. Anthony, 817S.W. 2d299 (Tenn. 1991).

 

Davidson County Supreme Court 12/02/96
William Wesley Goad v. State of Tennessee
01S01-9509-CR-00169

The primary issue in this appeal is whether the petitioner, William Wesley Goad, was afforded his constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel at the sentencing phase of his capital trial.
 

Sumner County Supreme Court 12/02/96
Janice Holder v.Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission and George T. Lewis, III, Esq. in his official capacity as Chairperson of the Tennessee Judicial Selection Commission
01S01-9610-CH-00211

The petition to rehear is denied. ENTER this the 2nd day of December, 1996.
 

Davidson County Supreme Court 12/02/96
Debbie VanCleave, v. Matthew Markowski and Diane Markowski
02A01-9602-CV-00035

This matter appears appropriate for consideration pursuant to Rule 10(b) of the Rules of the
Court of Appeals of Tennessee.

Madison County Court of Appeals 12/02/96
01A01-9510-CV-00456
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9605-CH-00204
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9606-CH-00254
Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9606-CH-00285
Cheatham County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9509-CC-00285
Montgomery County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9603-CH-00128
Maury County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9606-CV-00270
Sumner County Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9608-CH-00363
Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01A01-9608-CH-00365
Court of Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9506-CC-00178
Bedford County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
Conviction. Our Supreme Court, In State v. Kimbrough, 924 S.W.2D 888 (Tenn.
01C01-9506-CC-00178
Bedford County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9506-CC-00178lerk
Bedford County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9510-CR-00328
Sumner County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9510-CR-00344
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
01C01-9511-CC-00357
Macon County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
03C01-9512-CC-00385
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
03C01-9512-CC-00398
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
03C01-9601-CR-00001
Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96
03C01-9604-CC-00153
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/27/96