November 13, 2000
Volume 6 -- Number 186

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
01 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
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
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00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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JERRY HARBISON v. BRAKEBILL NURSING HOME
JUDGMENT ORDER

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel
                         
Judge: PER CURIAM

First Paragraph:

This case is before the Court upon motion for review filed by the
plaintiff-appellant, Jerry Harbison, pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. S
50-6-225(e)(5)(B), the entire record, including the order of referral
to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel, and the Panel's
Memorandum Opinion setting forth its findings of fact and conclusions
of law, which are incorporated herein by reference;

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


SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS Court:TSC - Rules http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_1113.wpd
ARTHUR BLAIR v. MARILYN BADENHOPE WITH DISSENTING OPINION Court:TCA Attorneys: Edward Kershaw, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Arthur Blair. John T. Milburn Rogers, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Marilyn Badenhope. Judge: SWINEY First Paragraph: Arthur Blair ("Father") petitioned the Trial Court to modify a prior custody decree entered by a North Carolina court. Marilyn Badenhope, the child's maternal grandmother, has had custody of the child since the child's infancy. This is Father's second attempt in the Tennessee courts to obtain a modification of the North Carolina decree. In this suit, the Trial Court denied Father's petition, holding that Father failed to show that a material change in circumstances had occurred such that substantial harm to the child would not result if Father was awarded custody. Father appeals and contends that the Trial Court erroneously found no showing of a material change in circumstances and that substantial harm would result to the child if the child was placed in Father's custody. The grandmother does not dispute the Trial Court's ultimate decision, but she contends that the Trial Court only had to inquire as to whether a material change of circumstances had occurred and did not have to determine whether substantial harm would result to the child if custody was changed. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/blaira_opn.wpd DISSENTING OPINION http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/blaira_dis.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. PETER GEORGE CREHAN Court:TCCA Attorneys: Charles S. Bloodworth, Assistant Public Defender (at trial); and Thomas L. Whiteside (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Peter George Crehan. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Marvin E. Clements, Jr., Assistant Attorney General; John Wesley Carney, Jr., District Attorney General; B. Dent Morris and Joel W. Perry, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: RILEY First Paragraph: The defendant was convicted by a Robertson County jury of driving under the influence ("DUI"), third offense, and reckless driving. Defendant claims on appeal that the trial court erred by (1) sustaining his conviction for DUI, third offense, despite the indictment's failure to allege the specific court in Davidson County where he received his two prior DUI convictions; and (2) the evidence was insufficient to sustain his conviction for reckless driving. After a through review of the record, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/crehanpg.wpd

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