Opinion FlashAugust 5, 2002
Volume 8 Number 135
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Howard H. Vogel
KELLY DEAN and LARA LYNN BRISCO v. NATIONAL UNION FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA Court:TCA Attorneys: J. Eddie Lauderback and Bradley E. Griffith, Johnson City, Tennessee, for Appellant. Jonathan R. Bunn, Gulf Shores, Alabama and David S. Bunn, Norfolk, Virginia, for Appellee, Kelly Dean. Mark D. Harris, Kingsport, Tennessee, for Appellee, Lara Lynn Brisco. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: In this declaratory judgment action, the Trial Court held operation of the company's vehicle by the wife of the employee was covered under company's insurance policy. On appeal, we affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/deank.wpd
JACK HUTTER v. ROBERT M. COHEN, and JACK HUTTER v. H. ALLEN BRAY Court:TCA Attorneys: Dail R. Cantrell, Clinton, Tennessee, for Appellant. R. Franklin Norton and Geoffrey D. Kressin, Knoxville, Tennessee for Appellees, Robert M. Cohen and H. Allen Bray. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: In these actions charging legal malpractice, the Trial Court granted summary judgment to defendants on the grounds that the defendants' actions did not deviate from the standard of conduct required of them. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/hutter_opn.wpd
JACK HUTTER v. ROBERT M. COHEN, and JACK HUTTER v. H. ALLEN BRAY Court:TCA SUSANO DISSENTING http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/hutter_dis.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. LAVAYA DEMOND LEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: John Allen Brooks, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Lavaya Demond Lee. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General; William H. Cox, District Attorney General; and Rodney C. Strong, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WITT First Paragraph: The defendant, Lavaya Demond Lee, appeals from his jury convictions of premeditated first-degree murder, first-degree felony murder, and especially aggravated robbery in the Hamilton County Circuit Court. He received a life sentence for the merged murder conviction and a consecutive 20- year sentence for especially aggravated robbery. On appeal, he complains of evidentiary errors, jury- instruction errors, and error in imposing consecutive sentences. We affirm the convictions; however, we vacate the order imposing consecutive sentencing and impose the 20-year sentence to run concurrently with the life sentence. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/leelavayademond.wpd
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