Opinion FlashJune 3, 2004
Volume 10 Number 107
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Howard H. Vogel
PARRIS LESTER v. CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE, INC. Court:TCA Attorneys: Phillip L. Davidson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Parris Lester. John Thomas Feeney and Shannon E. Poindexter, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Judge: CAIN First Paragraph: This appeal concerns a restaurant's liability for the conduct of an employee who verbally abused and bumped a customer. The customer filed suit against the restaurant in the Circuit Court for Wilson County seeking damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress. The trial court granted the restaurant a summary judgment and the customer appealed. The sole issue on appeal is whether the employee was acting within the scope of his employment when he harassed and bumped the customer. Because we find as a matter of law the employee was not acting within the scope of his employment, we affirm the summary judgment. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/lesterparris.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ROY CHISENHALL Court:TCCA Attorneys: Philip A. Condra, Jasper, Tennessee, for the appellant, Roy Chisenhall. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Michael Markham, Assistant Attorney General; J. Michael Taylor, District Attorney General; and Colin Campbell, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: SMITH First Paragraph: The appellant, Roy Chisenhall, was convicted by a jury of aggravated sexual battery. After a sentencing hearing, he was sentenced to eight years and nine months and, as recommended by the jury, assessed a $25,000 fine. The trial court denied his motion for new trial. In this direct appeal, the appellant challenges the sufficiency of the evidence, the jury instruction on flight, the jury instruction on aggravated sexual battery, and the absence of a jury instruction on corroboration of accomplice testimony. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the decision of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/chisehnallroy.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CORNELL MARLEY HYDER Court:TCCA Attorneys: B. F. "Jack" Lowery and G. Jeff Cherry, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cornell Marley Hyder. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; Tom P. Thompson, Jr., District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: SMITH First Paragraph: The appellant, Cornell Marley Hyder, also known as Cornbread, was convicted by a jury of one count of rape of a child, one count of rape, one count of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of sexual battery, for which he received an effective seventeen-year sentence. In this direct appeal, the appellant presents the following issues for review: (1) whether the trial court erred in refusing to allow testimony pursuant to Tennessee Rule of Evidence 412; (2) whether the trial court erred in denying the motion to suppress; (3) whether the trial court erred in denying the motion for directed verdict; (4) whether the trial court erred in failing to charge the jury on election of offenses; (5) whether the evidence established the venue of the offense on the charge of rape; and (6) whether the evidence was sufficient to support the verdict. We affirm the convictions and sentences, but remand for correction of the judgment forms. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/hydercornell.wpd
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