February 24, 1999
Volume 5 -- Number 025

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
 
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
01 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
04 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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BOBBY BLACKMON VS. DONAL CAMPBELL, et al Court:TCA Attorneys: BOBBY BLACKMON, Pro Se TDOC # 68314 WTSP, Site 1, A2-41 P. O. Box 1000 Henning, Tennessee PAUL G. SUMMERS Attorney General and Reporter MICHAEL E. MOORE Solicitor General ELENA J. XOINIS Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights and Claims Division 425 5th Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0488 ATTORNEYS FOR RESPONDENTS/APPELLEES Judge:CAIN First Paragraph: This is an appeal by a Tennessee prison inmate from the action of the trial court in declining to issue a statutory writ of certiorari and in granting summary judgment of dismissal of the appellant's petition for common law certiorari. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/blackmnb_opn.WP6
JAMES W. BYRD VS. TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION Court:TCA Attorneys: JAMES W. BYRD #078204 MCRCF PO BOX 2000 Wartburg, TN 37887 PRO SE JOHN KNOX WALKUP Attorney General and Reporter MICHAEL E. MOORE Solicitor General PATRICIA C. KUSSMANN, BPR 15506 Assistant Attorney General Civil Rights and Claims Division 425 Fifth Avenue North Second Floor, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0488 ATTORNEYS FOR RESPONDENT/APPELLEE Judge:COTTRELL First Paragraph: In this appeal, a prisoner seeks review of the trial court's dismissal of his petition for declaratory judgment and other relief in which he claimed he had been wrongfully denied sentence reduction credits to reduce his parole eligibility date. The trial court ruled that Plaintiff's claim of entitlement to sentence credits which would reduce his parole eligibility date was barred by the doctrine of res judicata. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/byrd_opn.WP6
JANET LYNN HOBBS VS. GARRY EARL HOBBS Court:TCA Attorneys: BRENDA S. BRAMLETT Shelbyville, Tennessee Attorney for Appellant JOSEPH E. FORD McBEE & FORD Winchester, Tennessee Attorney for Appellee Judge:HIGHERS First Paragraph: Plaintiff Janet Lynn Hobbs ("Wife" or "Appellant") appeals the judgment of the trial court which refused to consider the lump sum workers' compensation settlement of Defendant Garry Earl Hobbs ("Husband" or Appellee") in the setting of current and prospective child support for the minor child of the parties, and reduced the child support order from $960.00 per month to $565.00 per month. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/hobbsjl_opn.WP6
ALLEN SCOTT SMITH VS. BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE, INC. Court:TCA Attorneys: MARY A. PARKER STEPHEN C. CROFFORD DOUGLAS B. JANNEY, III 209 10th Avenue South, Suite 511 Nashville, Tennessee 37203 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT ROBERT E. BOSTON STEPHEN W. GRACE Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis 511 Union Street, Suite 2100 Nashville City Center Nashville, Tennessee 37219 ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE Judge:CAIN First Paragraph: Plaintiff, Allen Scott Smith, filed suit against his former employer Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. for retaliatory discharge for the prior filing of a worker's compensation complaint. Plaintiff sought " . . . actual damages including back pay, reinstatement, front pay if plaintiff is not reinstated, damages for embarrassment and humiliation, and punitive damages." http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/smithall_opn.WP6
STATE OF TENNESSEE VS. STEPHEN FREEMAN Court:TCCA Attorneys: For the Appellant: For the Appellee: D. Clifton Barnes Paul G. Summers Assistant Public Defender Attorney General and Reporter Third Judicial District 1609 College Park Dr, Box 11 Todd R. Kelley Morristown, TN 37813-1618 Assistant Attorney General Criminal Justice Division 425 Fifth Avenue North 2d Floor, Cordell Hull Building Nashville, TN 37243-0493 C. Berkeley Bell, Jr. District Attorney General Cecil C. Mills Asst. District Attorney General 109 South Main Street Greenville, TN 37743 Judge:HAYES First Paragraph: The appellant, Stephen Freeman, appeals as of right his conviction by a Greene County jury for flagrant nonsupport, a class E felony. The trial court imposed a sentence of two years confinement. On appeal, he raises four issues: (1) denial of pre-trial diversion; (2) improper admission of hearsay evidence; (3) sufficiency of the evidence; and (4) excessive sentence. After review, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/freemans_opn.WP6

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