February 10, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 021

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
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Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

DAVID CHENAULT
VS.
JEFF L. WALKER, JO BURSEY, JACK L. MOORE, OCEAN INN, INC., 
and DIMENSION III FINANCIAL, INC.

Court:TCA

Attorneys:

Les Jones; Scott J. Crosby; Burch, Porter & Johnson of Memphis
For Appellee

Allan B. Thorp; Thorp and Jones, PLC of Memphis
For Appellants, Bursey, Ocean Inn, Inc., and 
Dimension III Financial, Inc.

Rex L. Brasher, Jr.; Brown, Brasher & Smith of Memphis
For Jack L. Moore                          

Judge:  CRAWFORD

First Paragraph:

This case deals with in personam jurisdiction under the Tennessee Long
Arm Statute and comes to this Court as a T.R.A.P. interlocutory
appeal.  Defendants, Jo Bursey (Bursey), Jack L. Moore (Moore), Ocean
Inn, Inc. (Ocean Inn), and Dimension III Financial, Inc. (Dimension
III), appeal the order of the trial court denying their motions to
dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.

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



G. E. CAPIITAL MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. VS. BELINDA J. LESTER YOUNG Court:TCA Attorneys: Clifton E. Darnell of Memphis For Appellant, Defendant-Appellant, Belinda J. Lester Young, Pro Se Judge: CRAWFORD First Paragraph: This appeal involves an action for possession of real property. Defendant, Belinda J. Lester Young, appeals from the trial court's judgment granting possession of the subject property to plaintiff, G. E. Capital Mortgage Services, Inc. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/GECAPI.wpd
ROBERT EUGENE LAMB, Indiv., JAMES MORRIS LOFTON, Indiv., ROBERT C. LEE, Indiv., and WILLIAM GORDON BAILEY, Indiv. VS. MEGAFLIGHT, INC., a Florida Corp., RONALD ROSENBERG, Indiv., and GILBERT NOEL, Indiv. Court:TCA Attorneys: E. PATRICK LANCASTER PETKOFF & LANCASTER Memphis, Tennessee DONALD R. ANDERSON SMITH, HOWARD & AJAX Atlanta, Georgia Attorneys for Appellants TERRY ABERNATHY Selmer, Tennessee MARTIN A. PEDATA St. Petersburg, Florida Attorneys for Appellees Judge: HIGHERS First Paragraph: Lamb, Lee, Lofton, and Bailey ("Plaintiffs" or "Phoenix") brought suit alleging breach of contract and fraudulent inducement in the Chancery Court of McNairy County, Tennessee. MegaFlight, Rosenberg, and Noel ("MegaFlight") filed a Motion to Dismiss for lack of jurisdiction because a forum selection clause in the contract specified that any action must be brought in the courts of Orange County, Florida. The trial court granted Defendants' motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs appeal. Based upon the following, we reverse the lower court's grant of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/lambrbte.wpd
LESLIE A. LEWIS VS. JOHN S. MUCHMORE and VIRGINIA L. MUCHMORE Court:TCA Attorneys: T. James Watson, Bartlett, Tennessee Attorney for Defendants/Counter-Plaintiffs/Appellants. Roger A. Stone, Memphis, Tennessee Attorney for Plaintiff/Counter-Defendant/Appellee. Judge: FARMER First Paragraph: Leslie A. Lewis filed a detainer warrant in the General Sessions Court of Shelby County against John S. Muchmore and Virginia Muchmore alleging forcible entry and detainer (FED) or unlawful detainer. The court entered judgment for possession only and the Muchmores appealed to circuit court where the Muchmores brought a counter-complaint for specific performance of a real estate contract. Following a bench trial, judgment was entered in favor of the plaintiff, Leslie A. Lewis, restoring her to possession of the subject premises and dismissing the counter-complaint. This appeal resulted. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/lewisla.wpd

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