September 7, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 142

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
 
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
04 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
00 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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DARRYL DAVIS v. PIRELLI ARMSTRONG TIRE CORPORATION AND TRAVELERS
INSURANCE COMPANY

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

Steve C. Norris, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Darryl
Davis.

William D. McCaskill, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees,
Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corporation and Travelers Insurance Company.                          

Judge: LEWIS

First Paragraph:

This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special
Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance
with Tenn. Code Ann.  S50-6-225(e)(3) (1999) for hearing and reporting
of findings of fact and conclusions of law.  Appellate review of
factual issues in workers' compensation cases is de novo with a
presumption that the trial court's findings are correct, unless the
preponderance of the evidence is otherwise.  Tenn. Code Ann.
S50-6-225(e)(2) (1999); Hill v. Eagle Bend Mfg., Inc., 942 S.W. 2d
483, 487 (Tenn. 1997).  When a trial court has seen and heard
witnesses and issues of credibility and weight of testimony are
involved, considerable deference is afforded the trial court's
findings of fact.  See Humphrey v. David Witherspoon, Inc., 734 S.W.
2d 315, 315-16 (Tenn. 1987).

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


TERESA M. McCARLEY JOHNSON v. MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL, et al. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Jeffrey Zager, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Maury County Regional Hospital. Gary R. Gober, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Teresa M. McCarley Johnson. Judge: LOSER First Paragraph: The employer, Maury County Regional Hospital contends the trial judge erred in concluding the employee's back injury arose out of and occurred in the course of employment and that the award of permanent partial disability benefits is excessive. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/johnsonteresa.wpd
VALERIE A. LEWIS v. SATURN CORPORATION Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Thomas H. Peebles, IV and K. Suzanne Crenshaw, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Saturn Corporation. Lloyd T. Kelso, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Valerie A. Lewis. Judge: WEATHERFORD First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. S50-6-225 (e) (3) for hearing and reporting of findings of fact and conclusions of law. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/lewisvaler.wpd
REX TAYLOR v. EMERSON MOTOR COMPANY Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: P. Allen Phiillips and B. Duane Willis, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Emerson Motor Company. Gayden Drew IV, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Rex Taylor Judge: MALOAN First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated S50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The defendant, Emerson Motor Company (Emerson), appeals the judgment of the Circuit Court of Decatur County, where the trial court found: (1) an injury by accident, (2) the plaintiff, Rex Taylor (Taylor), did not have a meaningful return to work, and (3) awarded the maximum benefits of two hundred sixty (260) weeks of benefits under Tennessee Code Annotated, S50-6-207(4). For the reasons stated in this opinion, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/taylorr.wpd

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