TBALink Opinion-Flash

January 8, 1998 -- Volume #4 -- Number #005

Here is today's issue of TBALink Opinion-Flash. What follows is the document name, first paragraph and the names of the attorneys for the parties (If you know one of them you might want to give them a call, chances are they don't know about the opinion yet) of each electronic opinion/rules released TODAY from the three appellate courts.

This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
00-New Opinons From TSC
00-New Opinons From TSC-Rules
02-New Opinons From TSC-Workers Comp Panel
00-New Opinons From TCA
00-New Opinons From TCCA

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PATRICIA A. ANDERSON
vs.                                  
HARTSVILLE CONVALESCENT CENTER   
and LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE     
COMPANY     

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

FOR THE APPELLANTS:                 FOR THE APPELLEE:
                            
JERRY R. HUMPHREYS                  GARY R. GOBLER        
DAVIES, CANTRELL & HUMPREYS         HARRY L. WEDDLE, III
P. O. Box 190609                    P. O. Box 121497             
Nashville, TN 37219-0609            Nashville, TN 37212        
                          
Judge:RUSSELL

First Paragraph:

The injured employee, Patricia A. Anderson, was employed as a nurse
technician  at the Hartsville Convalescent Center.  On January 2,
1995, in the course and scope of her employment, she ruptured a
cervical disc when moving a patient.  Subsequent surgery left her with
an anatomical impairment of 9% to the body as a whole.  The trial
judge decreed that she sustained a 90% industrial or vocational
disability and entered judgment accordingly.  The employer and
insurance carrier appeal, questioning the amount of the award.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/andersnp_opn.WP6
Opinion-Flash

OTIS RUTHERFORD
vs.
CROSS MOUNTAIN COAL INC. and    
LARRY BRINTON, JR., DIRECTOR,   
DIVISION OF WORKERS'        
COMPENSATION, TENNESSEE 
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, SECOND 
INJURY FUND

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:              For the Appellee:
Thomas M. Cole                  Robert W. Knolton
Arnett, Draper & Hagood         105 Donner Drive, Suite B
2300 First Tennessee Plaza      P. O. Box 4459
Knoxville, TN 37929             Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4459

David H. Dunaway
Dunaway & Associates
100 S. Fifth Street
P. O. Box 231
LaFollette, TN 37766-0231
                         
Judge:BYERS

First Paragraph:

The plaintiff filed this workers' compensation claim on July 29, 1993,
alleging that on April 15, 1991 he discovered that he was permanently
and totally disabled from work due to coal workers' pneumoconiosis
["black lung disease"].

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/ruthrfrd_wc.WP6

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