Opinion Flash

June 4, 2004
Volume 10 — Number 108

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WANDA GAIL SANDLIN v. GEORGE SAMUEL SANDLIN 

Court:TCA

Attorneys:                          

Allison M. Barker, Crossville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, George
Samuel Sandlin.

Henry D. Fincher, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Wanda G.
Sandlin.

Judge: FARMER

First Paragraph:

Wife filed for divorce alleging irreconcilable differences or, in the
alternative, that  Husband was guilty of inappropriate marital
conduct.  The trial court granted Wife an absolute divorce on the
basis of Husband's stipulated inappropriate marital conduct.  The
trial court further ordered a distribution of marital property and
debt, awarded wife alimony in futuro and attorney's fees, and required
Husband to maintain a life insurance policy to secure his alimony
obligation.  Husband appeals.  We affirm the award of alimony in
futuro, distribution of marital property and debt, and the award of
attorney's fees as alimony in solido.  However, we vacate the
requirement to provide life insurance and remand.

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

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. TONY LEVELLE FORD

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

David M. Boyd, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tony Levelle
Ford.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry,
Assistant Attorney General; Michael L. Flynn, District Attorney
General; and Michael A. Gallegos, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: RILEY

First Paragraph:

The defendant, Tony Levelle Ford, entered guilty pleas to aggravated
burglary and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.  The Blount
County trial court ordered the defendant to serve concurrent five-year
sentences in confinement as a Range I standard offender.  On appeal,
the defendant contends his sentences are excessive.  We affirm the
judgments of the trial court.

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

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