TBALink Opinion-Flash

January 27, 1998 -- Volume #4 -- Number #017

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00-New Opinons From TSC
01-New Opinons From TSC-Rules
03-New Opinons From TSC-Workers Comp Panel
00-New Opinons From TCA
00-New Opinons From TCCA

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ANNIE ATKINS
vs.
YAMAKAWA MANUFACTURING  
CORPORATION OF AMERICA

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:                  For the Appellee:

William A. Blue, Jr.                William L. Underhill
S. Craig Moore                      509 Lentz Drive
Constangy, Brooks & Smith           Madison, TN 37115
2100 West End Ave. Ste 1080
Nashville, TN 37203-5231
                          
Judge:BYERS

First Paragraph:

The plaintiff filed this suit and alleged she had developed bilateral
carpal tunnel syndrome in the course and scope of her employment with
the defendant.  The trial judge found the plaintiff had sustained an
anatomical impairment of ten percent to the right wrist and five
percent to the left wrist for an average of seven and one half percent
to each wrist.

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

KAY E. BLACKWOOD, JR.
vs.
MASCO, INC.             
d/b/a THE BERKLINE CORPORATION

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

For the Appellant:                      For the Appellee:

Mark C. Travis                          Frank D. Farrar
Wimberly, Lawson, & Seale, P.L.L.C.     William Joseph Butler
Perimeter Place Business Park           Farrar & Holliman
524 Old Kentucky Road                   102 Scottsville Highway
P.O. Box 655                            P.O. Box 280
Cookeville, TN 38503-0655               Lafayette, TN 37083
                          
Judge:BYERS

First Paragraph:

The plaintiff injured his back on June 3, 1995 while in the course of
his employment with the defendant.  The trial judge found the
plaintiff had sustained a 55 percent vocational impairment to the body
as a whole.

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

ANNE CROSSETT
vs.                                
BABCOCK INDUSTRIES, FAULTLESS    
CASTER DIVISION                  
and THE INSURANCE COMPANY OF     
THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys: 

FOR THE APPELLANTS:                 FOR THE APPELLEE:
                            
FRANK THOMAS                        WILLIAM L. UNDERHILL  
CATHERYNE L. GRANT                  509 Lentz Drive      
LEITNER, WILLIAMS, DOOLEY           Madison, Tennessee 37115       
& NAPOLITAN                                                   
2300 First American Center          
Nashville, Tennessee 37238                                  
                         
Judge:RUSSELL

First Paragraph:

This case involves an employee, Anne Crossett, who was diagnosed with
bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome.  She commenced work for Faultless
Caster Division of Babcock Industries on August 14, 1995 and reported
numbness in both of her hands on August 26, 1995, while working on a
hand riveter.  The last date that she worked at Faultless was January
30, 1996.

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


                    SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE
                STATE LIST FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAL
                        January 26, 1998                        


Court:TSC - Rules


URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_RULES/statelst18_wpd.WP6

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