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TODAY'S OPINIONS: Friday, October 07, 2005
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PHYLLIS I. SUITS v. M & M MARS

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

Harry F. Burnette and Doug S. Hamill, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Appellant, Phyllis I. Suits.

Jeffrey L. Cleary and Dana L. Loftis, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Appellee, M & M Mars.

Judge: THAYER

This workers‚ compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers‚ Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The trial court awarded plaintiff 25 percent disability to the body as a whole as a result of sustaining a neck injury but dismissed plaintiff‚s claim for depression and a lung injury. On appeal plaintiff contends the court was in error in determining she had made a meaningful return to work and the award for the neck injury should have been larger. Plaintiff also cites error for dismissing the lung and depression claims. We affirm the judgment.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2005/suitsp10705.pdf


IN RE: AMENDMENT TO RULE 8, RULES OFTHE SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE

Court: TSC-Rules


Judge: PER CURIAM

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/2005/rul8amend10705.pdf

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