January 25, 2001
Volume 7 -- Number 016

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
02 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
02 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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SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS

Court:TSC - Rules

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_0122.wpd


In Re: PROPOSED ADOPTION OF SUPREME COURT RULE 36 - ESTABLISHING STANDARD PAPER SIZE FOR TENNESSEE STATE COURTS ORDER Court:TSC - Rules Judge: ANDERSON First Paragraph: The Court, pursuant to its supervisory role over the judicial system of this State, proposes to adopt a new Supreme Court Rule establishing a standard paper size for papers filed in all state courts pursuant to the recommendations of the Tennessee Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Technology. The new proposed Rule 36 is attached hereto as Exhibit 1. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/rule36comm_ord.wpd
JASON KIM, et al. v. NANCY BOUCHER Court:TCA Attorneys: James M. Allen, Ronald D. Tuech, Memphis, For Appellants, Jason Kim and Ki Soo Kim Kenneth R. Shuttleworth, William C. Sessions, Memphis, For Appellee, Nancy Boucher Judge: CRAWFORD First Paragraph: A minor pedestrian and his father sued automobile driver for personal injury damages sustained by minor when struck by driver's vehicle. The trial court directed a verdict for the automobile driver at the close of plaintiff's proof. Plaintiff has appealed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/kimjas.wpd
BILLIE MAE MANIS v. DONALD RALPH MANIS Court:TCA Attorneys: F. D. Gibson, Maryville, Tennessee, for Appellant Donald Ralph Manis. Scarlett Beaty, Knoxville, for Appellee Billie May Manis. Judge: SWINEY First Paragraph: Wife sought a divorce after 41 years of marriage on grounds of inappropriate marital conduct. With Husband acting pro se, the parties filed a Marital Dissolution Agreement. After retaining counsel, Husband withdrew the agreement and filed a counterclaim for divorce, also alleging inappropriate marital conduct. The Trial Court appointed a Special Master, who conducted two hearings and filed a lengthy and comprehensive Special Master's Report. Both parties filed Objections to the Report, and the Special Master held a third hearing addressing the issues raised in the parties' objections. Husband filed Objections to the Special Master's Amended Report. Wife had no objections to the Amended Report. The Trial Court held a fourth hearing, at which arguments of counsel and Husband's offer of additional proof were made. The Trial Court's Final Judgment adopted the Report of the Special Master, as amended, and affirmed the findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Special Master with minor exceptions. Husband raises ten issues, primarily involving the Special Master's valuation and distribution of marital assets and the amount of alimony he was ordered to pay. Wife contests the amounts awarded to her for periodic alimony and for her interest in the marital estate, and also claims that the Trial Court erred in not placing more restrictions on Husband's future business transactions so as to more fully protect her interest in her marital share. We affirm the judgment of the Trial Court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/manisbm.wpd

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