Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Appellate Court Opinions

Format: 07/29/2014
Format: 07/29/2014
01C01-9309-CC-00292
Williamson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/16/95
In the Matter of: Estate of Jim Eden (Deceased), Georgia Bradley, v. Betty Lewis, Agnes Hendsley, and Bertie Carver, Executors
01A01-9501-CH-00005

This appeal arises from a dispute over a will in which a 93-year-old man left his estate to three of his four surviving daughters. The daughter who was not named in her father’s will challenged the validity of the will after her sisters propounded it for probate in the Chancery Court for Trousdale County. The chancery court transferred the case to the Circuit Court for Trousdale County where a jury found in favor of the will. The daughter who contested the will has appealed. We have determined that no reversible error was committed in the circuit court proceeding and, therefore, affirm the circuit court’s judgment and remand the case to the chancery court for further probate proceedings.

Trousdale County Court of Appeals 11/15/95
Jerry D. Adcock and wife, Nancy M. Adcock, v. James F. Witcher, Jr.
01A01-9505-CH-00220

This is an appeal by plaintiffs/appellants, Jerry and Nancy Adcock, from the judgment of the trial court in favor of defendant/appellee, James F. Witcher.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/15/95
Katherine Montgomery Price v. Thomas Bradley Price - Concurring
01-A-01-9505-GS-00208

The sole issue presented by the appellant is: "Did the trial court err by awarding custody of the appellant's minor child to a third party?"

Wilson County Court of Appeals 11/15/95
June R. Husted, mother and next-of-kin of Todd F. Husted, Deceased, v. Everett Echols, III, M.D., Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, et al.
01A01-9507-CV-00286

This is a suit for wrongful death by suicide allegedly resulting from negligence of the defendant, a psychiatrist. After a jury could not agree upon a verdict, the Trial Judge directed a verdict and dismissed the suit. Plaintiff has appealed and presented a single issue as follows:

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/15/95
Carolyn Louise Taylor Perkins v. John Bauman Perkins, Jr., - Concurring
01A01-9504-CV-001

This is a divorce case in which Wife appeals the judgment of the trial court regarding, inter alia, the division of marital property and the trial court's allowance of expert testimony.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/15/95
Donna Faye Glover England, v. Richard Piercey
01A01-9507-CH-00320

This is a grandparent's visitation case. Plaintiff, Donna Faye Glover England, is the maternal grandmother of Skylar Piercey, age four. Skylar's natural mother died in December of 1993. Skylar's natural father, Richard Piercey, now refuses to allow England to see Skylar. England filed a petition for grandparent visitation. The trial court dismissed the case based upon the Tennessee Supreme Court decision of Hawk v. Hawk, 855 S.W. 2d 573 (Tenn. 1993), reasoning that Hawk allows Piercey as the natural father, to deny England the right to see Skylar in the absence of a showing of substantial harm to the child. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

Court of Appeals 11/15/95
01C01-9402-CR-00068
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
01C01-9408-CR-00266
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
01C01-9412-CR-00402
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
01C0l-9406-CC-00203
Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9410-CC-00227
Madison County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
Wil v. Doran, Special Judge
02C01-9502-CR-00034
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9504-CC-00106
Henry County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9307-CR-0014
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9403-CR-00055
Shelby County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9503-CC-00060
Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9503-CC-00091
Haywood County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
02C01-9503-CC-00094
Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
03C01-9212-CR-00438
Washington County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
03C01-9409-CR-00332
Sullivan County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
03C01-9504-CR-00109
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
01C01-9404-CC-00l53
Marshall County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/15/95
03C01-9412-CR-00445
Blount County Court of Criminal Appeals 11/14/95
Delo Brock, v. Tennessee Department of Corrections
01A01-9503-CH-00078

The Chancery Court of Davidson County dismissed the appellant's petition for declaratory judgment, filed pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-223, to review the Department of Correction's calculation of the credits due on his prison sentences. The chancellor concluded that the appellant had failed to exhaust his administrative remedies.

Davidson County Court of Appeals 11/13/95