November 18, 1999
Volume 5 -- Number 159

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Lucian T. Pera
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

						
KATHERINE DRESCHER COLE
VS.
RUSSELL TODD COLE

Court:TCA

Attorneys: 

ROBERT TODD JACKSON
STEVEN B. MCCLOUD
222 SECOND AVENUE NORTH
SUITE 419
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37201

ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT


GREGORY D. SMITH
FARRIS, WARFIELD & KANADAY, PLC
424 CHURCH STREET
SUITE 1900
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37219

ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE                         

Judge: COTTRELL

First Paragraph:

This case involves an appeal from the trial court's decision in a
divorce which ended a six year marriage.  Mr. Russell Todd Cole
("Husband") appeals the court's order of joint custody of the couple's
two sons, ages five and two, with Ms. Katherine Drescher Cole ("Wife")
as primary custodian.  He also appeals the court assigning to him the
mileage charges on the leased van and the credit card debt, the award
of some property to Wife that he claims as his separate property, and
the court's failure to assign him the 1998 tax deduction for one of
the children.  For the following reasons, we affirm.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/cole.wpd



KENNETH DARON VS. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION and the TENNESSEE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION Court:TCA Attorneys: PAUL G. SUMMERS Attorney General and Reporter TRAVENIA A. HOLDEN 425 5th Avenue North Cordell Hull Building, Second Floor Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0490 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE JEFFREY RAPPUHN Willis & Knight 215 Second Avenue, North Nashville, Tennessee 37201 ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT Judge: CAIN First Paragraph: The Department of Correction and the Tennessee Civil Service Commission appeal from the action of the Chancery Court of Davidson County in allowing attorney fees to Kenneth Daron in judicial review of the final order of the Civil Service Commission. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/daronk.wpd
GINGER ASHLEY FERRELL VS. FRANKIE DEWAYNE FERRELL Court:TCA Attorneys: No Brief Filed By Respondent/Appellee Connie Reguli 353 Wimpole Drive Nashville, TN 37211 Attorney for Petitioner/Appellant Judge: GODDARD First Paragraph: This case concerns issues presented by the Father/Appellant, Frankie Dewayne Ferrell, in his petition to change custody of his two minor children from the Mother/Appellee, Ginger Ashley Ferrell. We note that although the Mother was represented by counsel at trial, she did not file a brief on appeal. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/ferrellgin.wpd
JOSEPH LARRY KEASLER VS. SALENA D'ANN KEASLER SWAIN Court:TCA Attorneys: JAMES ROBIN McKINNEY, JR. One Washington Square, Suite 103 214 Second Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37201 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT D. SCOTT PARSLEY Barrett, Johnston & Parsley 217 Second Avenue North Nashville, Tennessee 37201 ATTORNEY FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE Judge: CAIN First Paragraph: This is a post-divorce proceeding involving the custody of a six year old child. The trial court dismissed the Father's petition for a change of custody, awarded a child support arrearage judgment against the Father and assessed attorney fees against the Father. The Father now appeals the trial court's decision. While we affirm the court's award of child support arrearage, we reverse on the issues of custody and attorney fees. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/keaslerj.wpd
ORLANDO RESIDENCE, LTD. VS. NASHVILLE LODGING COMPANY, NASHVILLE RESIDENCE CORP., and KENNETH E. NELSON, METRIC PARTNERS GROWTH SUITE INVESTORS, L.P. NASHVILLE LODGING COMPANY VS. ORLANDO RESIDENCE, LTD. Court:TCA Attorneys: For Orlando Residence, Ltd. : For Nashville Lodging Co., Nashville Residence Corp., Eugene N. Bulso, Jr. and Kenneth E. Nelson: Rebecca C. Blair Boult Cummings Conners & Berry Samuel L. Felker Nashville, Tennessee Joseph F. Welborn, III Bass Berry & Sims Nashville, Tennessee Judge: KOCH First Paragraph: The two cases consolidated on this appeal involve related proceedings in the Chancery Court for Davidson County stemming from a judgment creditor's efforts to collect a $250,000 federal court judgment. In the first case, the judgment creditor seeks to set aside the judgment debtor's sale of a piece of commercial property as a fraudulent conveyance. In the second case, filed after this court reversed a judgment for the judgment creditor in the first case, the purchaser of the commercial property from the judgment debtor seeks to recover possession of the property as well as all proceeds derived from the property while in the judgment creditor's possession. On this appeal, the judgment debtor and the purchaser of the property take issue with the trial court's refusal to dismiss the first suit for lack of standing or to set aside the intervening judicial sale of the property. The purchaser of the property also asserts that the trial court erred by dismissing its unjust enrichment claim against the judgment creditor in the second case. We affirm the trial court in the first case because the challenge to the sale of the property is now moot and because the law of the case doctrine prevents the judgment debtor and the purchaser of the property from challenging the judgment creditor's standing to pursue its fraudulent conveyance claim. We also dismiss the appeal in the second case based upon the parties' stipulation. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/Orlanres.wpd

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