Opinion FlashJuly 23, 2002
Volume 8 Number 126
Following this index are summaries of each case, including its name, first paragraph, author's name, and the names of attorneys for the parties of each opinion.
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EARNEST PEELER v. TEMPRO SERVICES, INC. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: P. Allen Phillips, Jackson, Tennessee, for the Defendant/Appellant, Tempro Services, Inc. Michael A. Jaynes and Danny R. Ellis, Jackson, Tennessee, for the Plaintiff/Appellee, Earnest Peeler. Judge: LAFFERTY 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)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. Appellant/Defendant asserts that trial court erred in awarding permanent partial disability for seventy percent (70%) of plaintiff's right hand and forty-five percent (45%) of his left hand. As discussed below, this Panel affirms the trial court's judgment. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/peelere.wpd
LEWIS KENNETH YUNKER, JR. VS. TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: Ricky L. Apperson, Spicer, Flynn & Rudstrom, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Travelers Insurance Company. Eugene B. Dixon, Koella & Dixon, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Lewis Kenneth Yunker, Jr. 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's carrier appeals awards of temporary total disability benefits, 50 percent permanent partial disability to the body as a whole, and medical expenses. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/yunkerl.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. PATRICK O. CROWLEY Court:TCCA Attorneys: Nancy C. Meyer, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Patrick O. Crowley. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Kathy D. Aslinger, Assistant Attorney General; and Jan Hicks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WADE First Paragraph: The defendant, Patrick O. Crowley, was indicted for DUI and DUI per se, fourth offense, driving on a revoked license, second offense, felony evading arrest, and possession of marijuana. See Tenn. Code Ann. SS 39-16-603, 39-17-418, 55-10-401, 55-50-504. Prior to trial, he pled guilty to second offense driving on revoked and possession of marijuana, Class A misdemeanors. A jury acquitted the defendant of DUI and evading arrest, but found him guilty of DUI per se. The trial court ordered concurrent sentences of 11 months, 29 days for driving on a revoked license and possession of marijuana, to be served consecutively to a two-year sentence for the DUI. In this appeal of right, the defendant claims that the evidence is insufficient to support his conviction for DUI per se. The judgment of the trial court is affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/crowleypatrick.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DEMETRIUS K. HOLMES Court:TCCA Attorneys: Kenneth F. Irvine, Knoxville, Tennessee (on appeal), and Susan E. Shipley, Knoxville, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Demetrius K. Holmes. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; and G. Scott Green, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, the State of Tennessee. Judge: WADE First Paragraph: The defendant, Demetrius Kendale Holmes, was convicted of felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. The trial court imposed consecutive sentences of life and 24 years, respectively. In this appeal of right, the defendant asserts that the evidence is insufficient to support his convictions. The judgments of the trial court are affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/holmesdemetriusk.wpd
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