Opinion FlashDecember 17, 2003
Volume 9 Number 230
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Howard H. Vogel
RONALD PAUL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCA Attorneys: Ronald Paul, Wartburg, Tennessee, Pro Se. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Dawn Jordan, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: CAIN First Paragraph: Appellant, a state prison inmate, filed a claim with the Tennessee Claims Commission against the State of Tennessee for the alleged malpractice of Dr. Paul Somers, a physician acting under contract with the Department of Corrections, to provide medical care for inmates. The Commission granted summary judgment on the basis that Dr. Somers was not a "state employee" within the meaning of Tennessee Code Annotated section 8-42-101(a)(3). We affirm the action of the Commission. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/paulronald.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE, ET AL. v. SHANNA HALL, ET AL. Court:TCA Attorneys: Steve D. Gibson, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellants, Shanna Hall and Christopher Hall. John Reese Holley, Dickson, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem, Pro Se. Craig Hargrow, Clarksville, Tennessee; Douglas Earl Dimond, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services. Judge: CAIN First Paragraph: Appellants challenge the refusal of the trial judge to recuse himself in a contempt proceeding. The case is before this Court on a Tennessee Rule of Appellate Procedure rule 9 application, and upon consideration, we find no basis for the contempt citation and remand the case to the trial court with instructions to dismiss the contempt citation. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/shannahall.wpd
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