June 16, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 093

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

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Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

						
JAMES R. ROSENTHAL, SR. v. CITY OF DYERSBURG, et al.

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

Anthony L. Winchester, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, James
R. Rosenthal, Sr.

John D. Burleson and Jeffery G. Foster, Jackson, Tennessee, for the
appellees, City of Dyersburg, et al.                          

Judge: TATUM

First Paragraph:

This is an appeal by James R. Rosenthal, Sr., a police officer for the
City of Dyersburg, Tennessee, who brought two suits against the City
of Dyersburg and the Tennessee Municipal League Risk Management Pool
for workers' compensation benefits.  One suit was filed July 16, 1996,
against the defendants alleging that the plaintiff had sick sinus
syndrome that developed as a result of his employment for the City of
Dyersburg.  Another suit was filed on September 19, 1997, alleging
that the plaintiff had vasodepressor syncope that grew out of his
employment.  In both cases, the plaintiff alleges that Tennessee Code
Annotated S 7-51-201, hereinafter quoted, is applicable.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/rosenthal.wpd


SANDRA WARREN v. AMERICAN ALLIANCE INSURANCE COMPANY, et al. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Jeffrey P. Boyd, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellants, American Alliance Insurance Company, et al. Gayden Drew, IV, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Sandra Warren. Judge: TATUM First Paragraph: This is an appeal by the employer, Premier Manufacturing Corporation, and its insurer, American Alliance Insurance Company, from an award in favor of the plaintiff, Sandra Warren, based upon a finding that the plaintiff had a work-related permanent partial disability of 39 percent to the body as a whole. The trial court found that the plaintiff had pre-existing spondylolisthesis, which was asymptomatic until the work injury of April 23, 1998, and which was exacerbated and advanced to the point of making it symptomatic. The chancellor held that the two and one-half (2.5) times cap established in Tennessee Code Annotated S 50-6-241(a)(1) applied in this case. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/warrens.wpd
Charter Provision Raising Salary of Mayor of Smithville Date: May 31, 2000 Opinion Number: 00-102 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP102.pdf
Effect of SB3147 / HB3259 on Building Fees and Permits Enacted in Bartlett, Tennessee Date: June 1, 2000 Opinion Number: 00-103 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP103.pdf
Item in Appropriations Bill Date: June 1, 2000 Opinion Number: 00-104 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP104.pdf
Applicability of Collection Service Licensure Requirements to Company Owned and Operated by Attorneys Date: June 8, 2000 Opinion Number: 00-105 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP105.pdf
Validity of Proposed Property Tax Exemption under Article XI, Section 8 of the Tennessee Constitution. Date: June 9, 2000 Opinion Number: 00-106 http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/OP106.pdf

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