JEFFREY MARION REED v. GREENE COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Thomas C. Jessee, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the Appellant Jeffrey
Roger A. Woolsey, Greeneville, Tennessee, for the Appellee Greene
Jeffrey Marion Reed ("Plaintiff") sued Greene County (the "County") for
damages following a truck accident. Plaintiff was driving a milk truck
on a County road and moved to the far right of the road to allow an
oncoming vehicle to pass. Plaintiff claims the edge of the road broke
away causing the milk truck to tumble down an embankment. Plaintiff
filed suit pursuant to the Tennessee Governmental Tort Liability Act
("GTLA") claiming the County failed to properly maintain and inspect the
road resulting in the road being dangerous and unsafe. After a trial,
the Trial Court entered a judgment for the County after concluding
Plaintiff was solely at fault for the accident, that the road was not
dangerous or unsafe and, even if it was, the County did not have actual
or constructive notice of the allegedly unsafe or dangerous condition.
Plaintiff appeals, and we affirm.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SHAWN RAFAEL BOUGH
Mark E. Stephens, District Public Defender and John Halstead, Assistant
Public Defender for the appellant, Shawn Rafeal Bough.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Thomas E. Williams,
Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney
General; and G. Scott Green, Assistant District Attorney General, for
the appellee, State of Tennessee.
This case presents an appeal to this Court after remand by order of the
Tennessee Supreme Court. The appellant, Shawn Rafael Bough, was
convicted by a Knox County Jury of felony murder and especially
aggravated robbery. The original opinion of this Court in this matter
was released on January 12, 2004, and the appellant filed an application
for permission to appeal. See State v. Shawn Rafael Bough, No.
E2002-00717-CCA-R3-CD, 2004 WL 50798 (Tenn. Crim. App. at Knoxville,
Jan. 12, 2004), affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded by
State v. Bough, ___ S.W.3d ___, 2004 WL 2481367. The supreme court
granted the permission to appeal on May 24, 2004.