TBALink Opinion-Flash

March 10, 1998 -- Volume #4 -- Number #045

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

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For Appellant:                  For Appellee:

Herbert S. Moncier              John Knox Walkup
Knoxville, Tennessee            Attorney General & Reporter

Gregory P. Isaacs               Michael E. Moore
Knoxville, Tennessee            Solicitor General

                                John H. Baker, III
                                Assistant Attorney General
                                Nashville, Tennessee

                                At Trial:
                                Randall Eugene Nichols
                                District Attorney General
                                Knoxville, Tennessee

                                Professor Neil Cohen
                                Special Assistant Attorney General
                                Knoxville, Tennessee

First Paragraph:

We granted interlocutory review in this death penalty case to
determine whether the trial court's orders compelling the defendant to
undergo a mental examination in accordance with Tenn. R. Crim. P.
12.2(c), and requiring disclosure to the prosecution of material
related to the examination, violated the right to counsel or the right
against self-incrimination under the United States or Tennessee



Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel


For the Appellant:                  For the Appellee:

B. Timothy Pirtle                   Sonya W. Henderson
Third Floor, City Bank Bldg.        218 West Main St., Suite 1
McMinnville, TN 37110               Murfreesboro, TN 37130

First Paragraph:

This declaratory judgment action likely created an interest that
otherwise might not have existed or, perhaps, might not have
manifested itself.  The employer filed the action alleging that its
employee reported that she experienced pain in her neck on August 17,
1995, that she was successfully treated and returned to work on
September 12, 1995, that her medical expenses had been paid, and that
the plaintiff [employer] should be "discharged from responsibility to
defendant [employee]."


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