September 11, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 144

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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
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
02 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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SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE STATE LIST FOR PERMISSION TO APPEAL

Court:TSC - Rules

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/CERTLIST_0911.wpd


HOWARD L. FULLER, v. ASTEC INDUSTRIES, INC. Court:TCA Attorneys: Michael A. Anderson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for appellant, Howard L. Fuller. W. Jeffrey Hollingsworth and Alicia Brown Oliver, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for appellee, Astec Industries, Inc. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: Plaintiff filed a retaliatory discharge action based on dismissal from employment for filing a worker's compensation claim. The Trial Judge held the record established the dismissal was not retaliatory. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/fullerh.wpd
EDDIE COPELAND v. JAMES A. BOWLEN, WARDEN Court:TCCA Attorneys: Eddie Copeland, Pikeville, Tennessee, Pro Se. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; R. Stephen Jobe, Assistant Attorney General; and James Michael Taylor, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WILLIAMS First Paragraph: The trial court dismissed the petitioner's pro se petition for habeas corpus relief. The petitioner alleges that various credits should reduce his sentence. The trial court determined that it lacked jurisdiction to address this issue or, in the alternative, that the sentence had not expired. We affirm the dismissal of the petition. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/copelande.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ROSALIND MARIE JOHNSON and DONNA YVETTE McCOY Court:TCCA Attorneys: Cynthia A. LeCroy-Schemel, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rosalind Marie Johnson. Ardena J. Garth, District Public Defender; and Edward T. Landis, Assistant District Public Defender, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Donna Yvette McCoy. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Clinton J. Morgan, Assistant Attorney General; William H. Cox III, District Attorney General; Barry A. Steelman and Christopher D. Poole, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: RILEY First Paragraph: Defendant, Rosalind Marie Johnson, appeals her convictions for facilitation of first degree felony murder and aggravated burglary, for which she received concurrent sentences of 15 years and 3 years, respectively. Defendant, Donna Yvette McCoy, appeals her convictions for first degree felony murder and aggravated burglary, for which she received concurrent sentences of life with the possibility of parole and 3 years, respectively. Both defendants raise the issue of sufficiency of the evidence to support their convictions. Defendant Johnson raises the following additional issues in her appeal: 1) whether the trial court erred in failing to sever the defendants' trials; 2) whether the trial court erred in failing to remove a juror for cause; and 3) whether the trial court erred in failing to suppress statements made by Johnson. We conclude that the issues raised by both defendants in this appeal are without merit. The judgments of the trial court are affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/johnsonmccoy.wpd

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