UNDERSTANDING THE NEW CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
Dec. 6 in Memphis
Dec. 7 in Jackson
Dec. 8 in Nashville
Dec. 9 in Chattanooga
Dec. 10 in Knoxville
Dec. 14 in Johnson City

This new TennBarU course will help you learn just what the new Child
Support Guidelines will mean to your clients and your practice. Each
seminar location features presentations by the most knowledgeable
people in the field and will also include two panel discussions
involving local judges and practitioners. Leading the programs will be
Laura Morgan, who literally wrote the book on child support
guidelines, economist Jane Venohr, who designed Tennessee's new Income
Shares Guidelines, and DHS Assistant General Counsel Kim Beals


Today's Opinions: November 4, 2004
Volume 10 — Number 213
Following this index are summaries of each case, including its name, first paragraph, author's name, and the names of attorneys for the parties of each opinion.
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
01 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility

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Howard H. Vogel
Knoxville, Tennessee
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

In Re: ORDER ESTABLISHING COURT OF APPEALS RULE 15 - FILING DOCUMENTS
UNDER SEAL

Court:TSC - Rules

First Paragraph:

The Tennessee Court of Appeals hereby adopts the following as Rule 15
of the Rules of the Tennessee Court of Appeals:

a. Applicability. All documents filed with the clerk of this court are
public records unless they are protected from disclosure by a statute,
rule, or court order. Tenn. S. Ct. R. 34. Except as provided in
subdivisions (f) and (g), this order applies only to documents filed
under seal or proposed to be filed under seal pursuant to a court
order and not to documents sealed or made confidential by a statute or
rule.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/rule15_10-26-04.doc

JOSEPH D. GAINES v. KEVIN MYERS, WARDEN

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Joseph D. Gaines, Pro Se, Clifton, Tennessee. 

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michael Moore,
Solicitor General; Elizabeth T. Ryan, Assistant Attorney General;
Victor S. Johnson III, District Attorney General; for the Appellee,
State of Tennessee.

Judge: HAYES

First Paragraph:

The Appellant, Joseph D. Gaines, appeals the Wayne County Circuit
Court's summary dismissal of his petition for writ of habeas corpus. 
On appeal, Gaines argues that: (1) his two convictions for rape of a
child are void because the indictment returned against him was not
signed by the district attorney general and the plea agreement was not
signed by the trial judge; and (2) his concurrent eighteen-year
sentences are illegal because they are outside the statutory
sentencing range.  Finding these issues to be without merit, we affirm
the summary dismissal of the petition.

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

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