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October 1, 1998 -- Volume #4 -- Number #141

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ROBBIE ANN STAVELY HENDRIX
VS.
BILLY GENE HENDRIX

Court:TCA

Attorneys:        

For the Plaintiff-Appellee:     For the Defendant-Appellant:

Middlebrooks & Gray, P.A.       James S. Haywood, Jr.,
Jackson, Tennessee              Brownsville, Tennessee
                  

Judge:FRANKS

First Paragraph:

In this divorce action, the Trial Judge granted the wife a divorce,
ordered the defendant to pay alimony in the amount of $400.00 a month,
and child support for one child in the amount of $750.00, and
attorney's fees for the wife in the amount of $1,634.67.  He also
ordered the husband to pay certain debts of the marriage.  On appeal,
the husband seeks a reversal of the decree for alimony, payment of the
marital debts and attorney's fees to the wife.  He also seeks a
reduction in the amount of child support awarded by the Trial Judge.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/hendrixr_opn.WP6
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PHILIP RENE JULIAN
VS.
BEVERLY ANN JULIAN

Court:TCA

Attorneys:     

For the Appellant:              For the Appellee:

Stuart Brian Breakstone         James D. Pugh,
Memphis, Tennessee              Memphis, Tennessee                     

Judge:FRANKS

First Paragraph:

In this divorce action, the husband has appealed, raising issues about
the value and division of the marital property, as well as an award of
attorney's fees to the wife.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/julianp_opn.WP6
Opinion-Flash

CHESTER R. KELLY
VS.
JERRY R. WOOTEN and ANNONA MANUFACTURING

Court:TCA

Attorneys:          

Donald D. Glenn; Waldrop & Hall, P.A. of Jackson
For Defendants-Appellees

Charles H. Barnett, III and Douglas R. Bergeron of Jackson
For Plaintiff-Appellant                

Judge:CRAWFORD

First Paragraph:

This interlocutory appeal involves the application of the Tennessee
saving statute to a voluntary nonsuit.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/kellych_opn.WP6
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CHARLOTTE THOMPSON and RAYMOND BARRY
VS.
RALPH E. COULTER, JOHNNY
WATKINS, and RONNIE COULTER
Defendants/Appellees

JOHNNY WATKINS, 
        Cross-Plaintiff
VS.
RALPH COULTER and RONNIE COULTER
        Cross-Defendants    

Court:TCA

Attorneys:  

BLANCHARD E. TUAL
Memphis, Tennessee
Attorney for Appellants

WALKER T. TIPTON
Covington, Tennessee
Attorney for Appellees, Ralph Coulter and Ronnie Coulter

ANDREW S. JOHNSTON
Somerville, Tennessee
Attorney for Appellee, Johnny Watkins                        

Judge:HIGHERS

First Paragraph:

Plaintiffs/appellants, Charlotte Thompson Barry and Raymond Barry,
appeal the judgment of the trial court awarding them $3,860 for the
lost value of the Paulownia timber on their property (Barry property)
and $4,081.98 for the property damage that resulted from the tree
removal process. This judgment was against defendants/appellees, Ralph
Coulter, Ronnie Coulter, and Johnny Watkins, for removal of the
Paulownia trees from the Barry property.  For reasons stated
hereinafter, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

URL:http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/thompsnc_opn.WP6


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