Opinion FlashJune 8, 2004
Volume 10 Number 110
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Howard H. Vogel
CINDERELLA FERRELL OSBORNE v. MOUNTAIN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY CORRECTED OPINION Court:TSC Attorneys: Lewis S. Howard, Jr. and Heather R. Gunn, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Mountain Life Insurance Company. Douglas T. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Cinderella Ferrell Osborne. Judge: ANDERSON First Paragraph: We granted review to determine whether the defendant credit life insurance company was estopped from relying on policy language which excluded coverage if an insured received medical treatment for and died from a disease within six months of the date of coverage. The trial court granted summary judgment to the credit life insurance company based on the policy exclusion. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding that the defendant was estopped from relying on the policy exclusion and ordering payment of the policy benefits to the plaintiff, widow of the insured. After reviewing the record and applicable authority, we conclude that the trial court correctly granted summary judgment for the defendant and that the Court of Appeals erred in holding that the defendant was estopped from relying on the policy exclusion. We therefore reverse the judgment of the Court of Appeals and reinstate the judgment of the trial court. CORRECTED OPINION http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC/osbornecf.wpd
NATIONAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION v. KATHERINE MICHELLE SIMPSON, ET AL. Court:TCA Attorneys: L. Gilbert Anglin and Robert O. Bragdon, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellants, Katherine Michelle Simpson and David Franklin. David B. Scott, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, National Insurance Association. Judge: KOCH First Paragraph: This appeal involves a dispute regarding an exclusion from liability coverage in an automobile insurance policy for family members. Following a collision injuring its insured's half brother, the insurer filed suit in the Chancery Court for Rutherford County seeking a declaratory judgment that the exclusion applied to the half brother's claims against the insured. Following a bench trial, the trial court determined that the exclusion did apply to the half brother's claims. Both the insured and her half brother have appealed. We affirm the trial court's construction of the insurance policy. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/nationains.wpd
LARRY E. PARRISH, ET AL. v. ROBERT S. MARQUIS, ET AL. Court:TCA Attorneys: John J. Mulrooney, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Appellants, Larry E. Parrish and Larry E. Parrish, P.C. Deborah C. Stevens and Summer H. Stevens, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Ronald C. Koksal. Frank Q. Vettori, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Robert S. Marquis. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: In this malicious prosecution case the Appellants, Larry E. Parrish and Larry E. Parrish, P.C., contend that the Knox County Circuit Court erred in granting motions for summary judgment filed by the Appellees, Robert S. Marquis and Ronald C. Koksal. We reverse the Circuit Court's judgment of dismissal as to Mr. Koksal and we affirm the Circuit Court's judgment of dismissal as to Mr. Marquis on alternative grounds. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/parrishlarrye.wpd
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