February 7, 2001
Volume 7 -- Number 024

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
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SHEILA M. GOODNER and AMY L. GOODNER, v. ARTHUR SASS

Court:TCA

Attorneys:  

Conrad Finnell, Cleveland, Tennessee, for appellants, Sheila M.
Goodner and Amy L. Goodner.

Donald Strickland, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for appellee, Arthur Sass. 
                      
Judge: FRANKS

First Paragraph:

The Trial Judge granted defendant's Motion to Dismiss for insufficient
process.  We reverse and remand.

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


STATE OF TENNESSEE DEPT. OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES V. J.M.R.R. Court:TCA Attorneys: John A. Shoaf, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Appellant. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, and Douglas Earl Dimond, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for Appellee, Department of Children' Services. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: The Trial Judge terminated the mother's parental rights to the children on several statutory grounds. The mother on appeal insists grounds were not established by clear and convincing evidence. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/inrejmrr.wpd
J.D. HICKMAN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: J.D. Hickman, Mountain City, Tennessee, Pro Se Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, Patricia C. Kussmann, Assistant Attorney General, Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General, Joe C. Crumley, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WITT First Paragraph: J.D. Hickman appeals from the Washington County Criminal Court's summary dismissal of his pro se petition for post-conviction relief, complaining of excessive sentences, and the denial of his pro se motion to correct his conviction judgments. After reviewing the record on appeal, the briefs of the parties, and the applicable law, we dismiss the petitioner's appeal from the denial of his motion to correct the judgment forms, and we affirm the trial court's dismissal of the post-conviction petition. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/hickmanjd.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIAM WASHINGTON a/k/a "Freddie" Court:TCCA Attorneys: Scott Pratt, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the Appellant, William Washington a/k/a "Freddie." Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, Michael Moore, Solicitor General, Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General, Joe C. Crumley, Jr., District Attorney General, and Steve Finney, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: HAYES First Paragraph: William Washington was found guilty by a Washington County jury of one count of possession of less than one-half gram of cocaine with intent to sell. Washington, a range III offender, was sentenced to twelve years in the Department of Correction. The following issues are presented on appeal: (1) the sufficiency of the convicting evidence and (2) whether the trial court impermissibly limited the scope of his voir dire examination of prospective jurors with regard to racial bias. Finding no error, the judgment is affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/washingtonwm.wpd

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