STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES v. ABB, IN THE
MATTER OF: LJB, Jr., d/o/b 12/05/1997 and EJB, d/o/b 02/26/1999,
Children Under 18 Years of Age
Robert D. Bradshaw, Guardian ad Litem, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Michele L. Coffman, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Appellant.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, and Juan G.
Villasenor, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for
In this action to terminate the parental rights of the mother, ABB, to
LJB, Jr., and EJB, the Juvenile Court ordered ABB's rights terminated,
and the mother has appealed. We affirm.
A.B.C. v. A.H.
Denise Terry Stapleton, Morristown, Tennessee, for Appellant A.B.C.
Jerrold L. Becker and Samuel W. Brown, Knoxville, Tennessee, for
Elizabeth S. Smith, Knoxville, Tennessee, guardian ad litem for A.C.H.
This child custody case presents the following issues: (1) whether the
trial court erred in awarding the father custody of the parties' child
and (2) whether the trial court erred in ordering the father to pay
the mother's attorney fees. We hold that the trial court considered
the relevant statutory factors and that the evidence does not
preponderate against the trial court's award of custody to the father.
We hold that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in ordering
the father to pay the mother's attorney fees. Although not raised as
an issue on appeal, we note that the father did not request child
support from the mother and the trial court did not set child support.
We hold that the father did not have the right to waive child support.
Accordingly, we affirm the trial court's judgment regarding custody of
the child, affirm the award of attorney fees, and remand this cause to
the trial court for determination of the mother's child support
obligation to the father.
DONALD M. TAYLOR v. CITY OF CHATTANOOGA, POLICE DEPARTMENT
Kenneth O. Fritz, City Attorney's Office, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for
John M. Higginson, Jr., Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Appellee
Plaintiff brought a replevin action against defendant to recover his
motor vehicle which had been seized by the defendant. The action was
initiated in Sessions Court, but transferred by agreement of the
parties to Circuit Court. The Trial Court entered Judgment on behalf
of the plaintiff for $8,500.00, having found that the defendant had
sold plaintiff's vehicle. We affirm.
BARABBAS A. BROWN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Barabbas A. Brown, Only, Tennessee, Pro Se.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Seth P. Kestner,
Assistant Attorney General; and Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee
The appellant, Barabbas A. Brown, appeals the Knox County Criminal
Court's dismissal of his motion to correct pre-trial jail credits.
The appellant argues that the trial court erred by not enforcing its
order of judgment granting him pre-trial jail credits. Finding no
merit to the appellant's contentions, we affirm the trial court's
DWAYNE COOK v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Dwayne Cook, Edgefield, South Carolina, pro se.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Jennifer L. Bledsoe,
Assistant Attorney General; Jerry N. Estes, District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee
The petitioner, Dwayne Cook, appeals the trial court's denial of his
motion to reconsider the denial of his request to set aside his guilty
plea and his alternative petition for writ of error coram nobis. The
State has filed a motion requesting that this Court affirm the trial
court's action pursuant to Rule 20, Rules of the Court of Criminal
Appeals. The trial court properly denied relief as the pleadings were
untimely filed and without merit. Accordingly, the judgment of the
trial court is affirmed.