Opinion FlashApril 2, 2002
Volume 8 Number 059
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Howard H. Vogel
ROBERTSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION V. KAREN PRICE KNIGHT Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: James H. Tucker, Jr. and Stacey Billingsley Cason, Manier & Herod, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Robertson County Board of Education. Larry L. Roberts and D. Stuart Caulkins, Roberts and Associates, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Karen Price Knight. Judge: PEOPLES First Paragraph: This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e) for hearing and reporting of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The employer appeals an award of 50 percent disability to the body as a whole as excessive, and an award of past and future chiropractic expenses as unauthorized. We modify the judgment below to award 40 percent disability to the body as a whole. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/knightkarenprice.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHNNY E. GARRETT Court:TCCA Attorneys: Gary N. Lovellette (at trial) and Michael H. Knowlton (on appeal), Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Johnny E. Garrett. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Gill Robert Geldreich, Assistant Attorney General; William Edward Gibson, District Attorney General; and Owen G. Burnett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: RILEY First Paragraph: An Overton County jury convicted the defendant of possession of cocaine for resale, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. In this appeal, he contends the search warrant was improperly issued, and the trial court erred by not ordering the state to disclose the identity of the confidential informant. For the reasons set forth below, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/garrettje.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER D. NEIGHBOURS Court:TCCA Attorneys: Gregory D. Smith, Clarksville, Tennessee; Lionel R. Barrett, Jr., and Wesley MacNeil Oliver, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christopher D. Neighbours. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; T. E. Williams, III, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, District Attorney General; and Lila Statom and Roger Moore, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: OGLE First Paragraph: The appellant, Christopher D. Neighbours, was convicted by a jury of one count of first degree murder committed in the perpetration of a felony, namely kidnapping, and one count of especially aggravated kidnapping. The appellant received a total effective sentence of life plus twenty-five years incarceration in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting his convictions of both offenses. Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgments of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/neighbourscd.wpd
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