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May 24, 2004
Volume 10 — Number 100

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00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility

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SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE
SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS

Court:TSC - Rules

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_0524.wpd

RUFFIN BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. v. LARRY GENE VARNER, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET
AL.

Court:TCA

Attorneys:                          

L. Eric Ebbert, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Ruffin
Building Systems, Inc.

O. Taylor Pickard, Jr., Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellees, Larry
Gene Varner and Todd Duncan.

Judge: SWINEY

First Paragraph:

Larry Gene Varner and Todd Duncan ("Defendants") contracted with Joel
Frazier d/b/a Timberline Construction Company ("Timberline") for
construction of a building on Defendants' property.  Timberline then
contracted with Ruffin Building Systems, Inc. ("Plaintiff") for
Plaintiff to provide certain materials for the construction. 
Defendants paid Timberline, but Timberline never paid Plaintiff. 
Plaintiff sued Defendants on its materialman's lien.  The Trial Court
granted Defendants summary judgment holding, inter alia, that
Plaintiff did not comply with the notice requirements of Tenn. Code
Ann. S 66-11-115.  Plaintiff appeals.  We affirm.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/ruffinbs.wpd

RAYMOND R. KENNEBREW v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Raymond R. Kennebrew, pro se (on appeal), and Steven V. Smith, Signal
Mountain, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Raymond R.
Kennebrew.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Michelle R. Chapman,
Assistant Attorney General; and Dave Denny, Assistant District
Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WADE

First Paragraph:

The petitioner, Raymond R. Kennebrew, appeals the denial of
post-conviction relief.  In this appeal of right, the petitioner
asserts (1) that his pleas were neither knowingly nor voluntarily
entered and (2) that he was denied the effective assistance of
counsel.  The judgment is affirmed.

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