WILLIAM G. NORVELL v. MENLO LOGISTICS, INC.
Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel
A. Wilson Wages, Millington, Tennessee, for the appellant, William G.
E. Patrick Lancaster and Bryan E. Dye, Olive Branch, Mississippi, for
the appellee, Menlo Logistics, Inc.
This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special
Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance
with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the
Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. In this
appeal, the employee insists the trial court erred in finding that his
back injury was not causally related to an accidental injury occurring
at work on October 4, 1999. As discussed below, the panel has
concluded the judgment should be reversed and the cause remanded for
an award of benefits.
LINDA JANE HOLT v. BILLY DALE HOLT
Andrew N. Hall, Wartburg, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Billy Dale
Danny M. Hryhorchuk, Morristown, Tennessee, for the Appellee, Linda
Linda Jane Holt ("Plaintiff") and Billy Dale Holt ("Defendant") were
divorced in June of 2002. As part of the divorce judgment, Plaintiff
was ordered to sell the marital residence and give $20,000 of the
proceeds to Defendant. Defendant filed a petition for contempt in
July of 2003, claiming Plaintiff had not sold the house. Plaintiff
answered and filed a counter petition claiming Defendant had violated
a permanent restraining order contained in the divorce decree by
writing letters to her and their daughter. The Trial Court ordered
Wife either to sell the house within four months or the Court Clerk
would sell it at public auction. The Trial Court also ordered that
Defendant be permanently restrained from sending Plaintiff and the
parties' daughter letters or other written correspondence. The Trial
Court also ordered Defendant to pay Plaintiff's attorney's fees and
costs in connection with the petition for contempt and the counter
petition. Defendant appeals the award of attorney's fees and costs.
We vacate the award of attorney's fees and affirm the award of costs.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. WILLIAM E. ROSS
Guy T. Wilkinson, District Public Defender, and Richard Warren
DeBerry, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, William E.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michael Markham,
Assistant Attorney General; G. Robert Radford, District Attorney
General; John W. Overton, Jr., Chief Deputy District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The defendant, William E. Ross, pled guilty in the Hardin County
Circuit Court to possession of less than one-half gram of cocaine with
intent to sell, a Class C felony; possession of marijuana, a Class A
misdemeanor; two counts of driving on a suspended license, second
offense, a Class A misdemeanor; and resisting arrest, a Class B
misdemeanor. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the trial court
sentenced the defendant as a Range II, multiple offender to concurrent
sentences of eight years for the felonious possession of cocaine
conviction; eleven months, twenty-nine days for each Class A
misdemeanor conviction; and six months for the resisting arrest
conviction. The trial court was to determine the manner of service of
the sentences. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court ordered
that the defendant serve his sentences in confinement. The defendant
appeals, claiming that he should have received alternative sentences.
We affirm the judgments of the trial court.
Inapplicability of Public Law 86-272 to the Tennessee Franchise Tax
Date: November 8, 2004
Opinion Number: 04-159