Opinion Flash

February 13, 2003
Volume 9 — Number 026

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
00 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
02 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
03 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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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN PAUL HASSLER

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

Howard L. Upchurch, Pikeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, John Paul
Hassler.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney,
Assistant Attorney General; William Edward Gibson, District Attorney
General; and Gary McKenzie, Assistant District Attorney General, for
the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: TIPTON

First Paragraph:

The defendant, John Paul Hassler, appeals from the Cumberland County
Criminal Court's revoking his probation that was ordered for his
sentences for selling cocaine.  He contends that the trial court
abused its discretion in revoking his probation and ordering him to
serve the remainder of his sentences in confinement. We affirm the
judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/hasslerj.wpd

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SHERRY L. WILLIAMS

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:

Steve McEwen, Mountain City, Tennessee (on appeal); Stephen M.
Wallace, District Public Defender; and Leslie S. Hale, Assistant
District Public Defender (at trial), for the Appellant, Sherry L.
Williams.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Helena Walton Yarbrough,
Assistant Attorney General; H. Greeley Wells, Jr., District Attorney
General; and William Harper, Assistant District Attorney General, for
the Appellee, State of Tennessee.                       

Judge: WITT

First Paragraph:

The defendant, Sherry L. Williams, pleaded guilty to 20 forgery
charges and three charges of criminal impersonation, with a
recommended effective sentence of seven years.  The plea agreement
provided that the trial court would determine the manner of service of
the sentence.  After a sentencing hearing, the trial court denied any
form of alternative sentencing and ordered incarceration in the
Department of Correction.  From this determination, the defendant
appeals.  Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/williamss.wpd

Charitable Lotteries: "For the Benefit of a 501(c)(3) Organization"

Date: February 5, 2003

Opinion Number: 03-014                         

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP14.pdf

Net Proceeds of the State Lottery

Date: February 10, 2003

Opinion Number: 03-015                        

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP15.pdf

Regulation of Mortgage Lending by Local Governments

Date: February 11, 2003

Opinion Number: 03-016                          

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/AG/2003/OP16.pdf

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