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Today's Opinions: May 13, 2005
Volume 11 — Number 091
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
00 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
03 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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DOUGLAS L. BROWN v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Douglas L. Brown, Pikeville, Tennessee, pro se.

Paul G.Summers, Attorney General &Reporter; Renee W.Turner, Assistant
Attorney General; and James Michael Taylor, District Attorney General,
for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WITT

First Paragraph:

The petitioner, Douglas L. Brown, has appealed from the Bledsoe County
Circuit Court's dismissal of his petition for habeas corpus relief.
The petition attacked the petitioner's two 1998, Davidson County,
guilty-pleaded convictions of rape of a child. The state has moved the
court pursuant to Rule 20 of this court's rules to summarily affirm
the judgment of the habeas corpus court. We sustain the motion and
affirm the judgment.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/2005/brownd51305.pdf

PRENTISS PHILLIPS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Juni S. Ganguli, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Prentiss
Phillips.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Seth P. Kestner,
Assistant Attorney General; and David Zak, Assistant District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WADE

First Paragraph:

The petitioner, Prentiss Phillips, appeals the denial of his petition
for post-conviction relief. The single issue presented for review is
whether the petitioner was denied the effective assistance of counsel
at trial. The judgment is affirmed.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/2005/phillipsp51305.pdf

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DAVID JAMES WILEY

Court:TCCA

Attorneys:                          

Daniel J. Ripper, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, David
James Wiley.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; William G. Lamberth,
II, Assistant Attorney General; WilliamH.Cox,III, District Attorney
General; and Lila Statom, Assistant District Attorney General, for the
appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

First Paragraph:

The appellant, David James Wiley, pled guilty in the Hamilton County
Criminal Court to arson and received a probationary sentence of six
years. Subsequently, the trial court revoked the appellant's
probation. The appellant now appeals, contesting the trial court's
evidentiary rulings during the revocation hearing and the sufficiency
of the evidence supporting the revocation. Upon our review of the
record and the parties' briefs, we reverse the judgment of the trial
court and remand for a new hearing.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/2005/wileyd51305.pdf

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