November 3 , 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 181

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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
00 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
03 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
01 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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Lucian T. Pera
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

CITY OF CHATTANOOGA 
v. 
KEVIN DAVIS

CONCURRING OPINION

Court:TCA

Judge:  GODDARD

First Paragraph:

I concur in the opinion of Judge Susano because I believe he has
accurately articulated the present state of Tennessee law on the
subject at hand.  I also concur in so much of  the dissenting opinion
of Judge Franks as urges the Supreme Court to accept this case if an
application for permission to appeal is requested so that a definitive
and authoritative rule may be enunciated as to this significant
constitutional question.

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



WILLIAM DAVIDSON v. RICHARD HOLTZMAN, et al. Court:TCA Attorneys: Michael E. Richardson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellants, Richard Holtzman and Engel Stadium Corporation. William H. Horton, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, William Davidson. Judge: SUSANO First Paragraph: The jury awarded the plaintiff, William Davidson, damages for breach of two oral contracts between Davidson and his former employer, the defendant Richard Holtzman, who, at the time the contracts were made, was the sole shareholder of the defendant Engel Stadium Corporation ("the Corporation"). Defendants appeal, arguing (1) that one of the agreements is barred by the Statute of Frauds; (2) that the same agreement is too indefinite to be enforced; and (3) that the trial court erred in admitting the testimony of another former employee of Holtzman. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/davidsonw.wpd
JIM HOCKADAY v. DENNIS FREELS Court:TCA Attorneys: Thomas M. Leveille, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dennis Freels. Henry Clay Barry, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellee, Jim Hockaday. Judge: SUSANO First Paragraph: This is an action for conversion of a $10,169.59 check. Responding to the plaintiff's allegations, the defendant claimed he had authority to negotiate the check because he and the plaintiff had orally entered into a partnership or joint venture. Following a bench trial, the court below found that no such relationship existed and that the defendant had wrongfully converted the check. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/hockadayj.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BILLY KENNETH HALL Court:TCCA Attorneys: Dale Miller, Knoxville, Tennessee (on appeal) and John W. Routh, Knoxville, Tennessee (at trial) for appellant, Billy Kenneth Hall. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Scott Green, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: TIPTON First Paragraph: The defendant appeals his convictions for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape, contending that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions, that the trial court should have granted a continuance to allow him to substitute counsel, and that his attorney was constitutionally ineffective. We affirm the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/hallbk.wpd

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