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TN Court of Appeals

IN RE AAYDEN L. B. ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Jermey D. Trapp, Smithville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Brandon B.

Robert E. Cooper, Attorney General and Reporter and Derek C. Jumper, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge: BENNETT

The trial court terminated Father’s parental rights on several grounds and determined that the termination of his parental rights was in the best interest of the children. We affirm.


DONALD CHILL ET AL. v. TENNESSEE FARMERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

A. Wayne Henry, Loudon, Tennessee, for the appellants, Donald Chill and Martha Chill.

John T. Johnson, Jr. and Brandon L. Morrow, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.

Judge: SUSANO

Donald Chill and his wife, Martha Chill, brought this action against their homeowner’s insurance carrier, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company (“Insurer”), alleging breach of contract by virtue of its refusal to pay for their loss caused by an earthquake. The insurance policy required suit to be brought within one year of the loss. The Chills filed their complaint almost seven years after the loss and over three and a half years after the Chills refused to accept Insurer’s offer to settle the claim for $88,086.49. The trial court granted Insurer’s motion for judgment on the pleadings on the ground that the lawsuit was not timely filed. Plaintiffs appeal. We affirm.


KENDALL FOSTER ET AL. v. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Carol A. Molloy, Lynnville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Kendall Foster and Amanda Foster.

John R. Wingo, Lauren Paxton Roberts, and J. Matthew Kroplin, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Federal National Mortgage Association and JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association.

Judge: SUSANO

The plaintiffs brought this action alleging wrongful foreclosure after a judgment against them became final in an earlier, separate unlawful detainer lawsuit filed by Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”). The trial court dismissed the action as barred by the doctrine of res judicata. We affirm the judgment of the trial court because the plaintiffs could and should have raised the issues pertaining to the alleged wrongful foreclosure in the earlier detainer action.


WILMA GRIFFIN v. CAMPBELL CLINIC, P.A.
With dissenting opinion.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

John W. Leach, Louis Peo Chiozza, Jr., and Steven R. Walker, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wilma Griffin.

Jerry E. Mitchell and Kevin O’Neal Baskette, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Campbell Clinic, P.A.

Judge: STAFFORD

The Circuit Court dismissed this appeal from General Sessions Court based on the Appellant’s failure to file a surety bond. Appellant paid costs in the General Sessions Court pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 8-21-401(b)(1)(C)(i), but did not submit a surety bond under Tennessee Code Annotated Section 27-5-103. The circuit court held that failure to post the surety bond under Section 27-5-103 resulted in a lack of subject matter jurisdiction in the circuit court. Based on this Court’s holding in Bernatsky v. Designer Baths & Kitchens, L.L.C., No. W2012-00803-COA-R3-CV, 2013 WL 593911 (Tenn. Ct. App. Feb. 15, 2013), we reverse and remand for further proceedings.


ANNE GROVES, INDIVIDUALLY AND AS NEXT OF KIN OF CHARLES GROVES v. CHRISTOPHER COLBURN, M.D.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Cyrus Lucius Booker, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ann Groves, individually and as next of kin of Charles Groves.

Jonathan Eric Miles, Phillip Lester North, and Lauren J. Smith, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Christopher Colburn, M.D.

Judge: BENNETT

Plaintiff filed a complaint against a hospital in which she asserted claims for medical malpractice and wrongful death. She later amended her complaint to add a party and did not contemporaneously file a certificate of good faith. The trial court dismissed the second complaint with prejudice based upon the court’s determination that plaintiff failed to satisfy the requirements of Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-26-122. We affirm the trial court.


LILLIE FRANCHIE HUDDLESTON v. ROBERT LEE HUDDLESTON

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

William A. Cameron, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Robert Lee Huddleston.

Scott L. Lytal, Crossville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Lellie Franchie Huddleston.

Judge: DINKINS

In this divorce action, Husband appeals the trial court’s classification of property, specifically the appreciation in value of farm property he owned in his own name prior to the marriage as marital property and of a life insurance policy owned by Wife as her separate property. Finding that the court erred in its classification of the increase in value of the farm property, we reverse the judgment in part and remand for further proceedings.


IN RE JOSEPH G. ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Aaron J. Chapman, Morristown, Tennessee, for the appellant, J.G.

William E. Phillips, II, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the appellant, E.G.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Mary Byrd Ferrara, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Deborah A. Yeomans, Johnson City, Tennessee, Guardian ad Litem.

Judge: SUSANO

This is a termination of parental rights case focusing on Joseph G., Trinity G., and Stephen G. (“the Children”), the minor children of a married couple, J.G. (“Father”) and E.G. (“Mother”). The Children, then ages four, two and one respectively, were placed in the protective custody of the Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) following the incarceration of both parents. The Children were subsequently adjudicated dependent and neglected by stipulation of the parents. A year after the Children entered foster care, DCS filed suit to terminate the parents’ rights. Following a bench trial, the court granted DCS’s petition. The trial court found, by clear and convincing evidence, that multiple grounds for termination exist as to both parents and that termination is in the Children’s best interest. Father and Mother separately appeal. As to both parents, we reverse the trial court’s finding of willful failure to support. In all other respects, the judgment is affirmed.


DAVID KWASNIEWSKI v. SCOTT AND DONNA LEFEVERS

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Thomas B. Luck, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Kwasniewski.

G. Frank Lannom, Alex Bird, Lebanon, Tennessee, for the appellees, Scott and Donna Lefevers.

Judge: COTTRELL

Lessor and Lessee executed a lease agreement that gave Lessee an option to purchase the rented property during a two-year period. A purchase and sale agreement was executed the same day outlining the terms of the sale if the option were exercised. Lessee did not exercise the option during the period specified, and Lessor sued the Lessee for breaching the purchase and sale agreement. Lessee filed a motion for judgment on the pleadings, which the trial court granted. Lessor appealed, and we affirm the trial court’s judgment dismissing the complaint. Because Lessee did not exercise the option to purchase the property, the purchase and sale agreement did not become operative.


LAFAYETTE INSURANCE COMPANY v. JERRY S. ROBERTS, ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Christopher H. Crain, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lafayette Insurance Company.

Dean P. Dedmon, W. Lewis Jenkins, Jr., Sean P. Day, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellee, Bobby Burns.

John M. Lannom, James S. Wilder, III, Dyersburg, TN, for the appellees, Jerry Roberts, Diane G. Roberts, and James P. Roberts, Jr.

Judge: HIGHERS

In this appeal we must determine whether an injured worker was an “employee” or a “temporary worker” within the meaning of a commercial general liability insurance policy. The policy excludes coverage for injuries to the insureds’ employees, but it covers injuries to “temporary workers” who are not employees, as that term is defined in the policy. The trial court granted summary judgment to the worker upon concluding that he was a “temporary worker,” and therefore covered under the policy, and it denied the insurer’s motion for summary judgment. We find that the worker was not a “temporary worker” as that term is defined by the insurance policy. Therefore, the trial court erred in granting the worker’s motion for summary judgment and denying the insurer’s motion. We reverse and remand for entry of an order granting summary judgment to the insurer.


LINDA ALEXANDER OWENS v. JAMES EMERY OWENS

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Sarah Richter Perky, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Linda Alexander Owens.

Roger Alan Maness, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellee, James Emery Owens.

Judge: COTTRELL

Wife was awarded rehabilitative alimony in 2004 that was to terminate in 2012. In 2009 Wife filed a petition to increase the duration and amount of her alimony, or, in the alternative, for an award of alimony in futuro. The trial court found Wife was in need of support, but it denied Wife’s petition, finding Wife had not used all reasonable efforts to rehabilitate herself. On appeal we find Wife’s inability to be rehabilitated as that term has been defined by the legislature warrants a modification of Wife’s alimony award. We reverse the trial court’s judgment denying Wife’s petition for alimony and conclude Wife is entitled to alimony in futuro but in a lesser amount. We affirm the trial court’s judgment denying Wife’s request for attorney’s fees.


IN RE STEPHEN B. ET AL.

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Jordan Long, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tammy S.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, and Leslie Curry, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Judge: FRIERSON

This is a termination of parental rights case focusing on the minor children (“the Children”) of Tammy S. (“Mother”). Upon order of the Campbell County Juvenile Court entered September 19, 2011, the Children were taken into emergency protective custody by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (“DCS”) due to unsanitary conditions in the family home and concerns regarding inappropriate supervision and medical neglect of one of the Children. DCS filed a petition seeking to terminate Mother’s parental rights on July 11, 2012. The petition alleged several statutory grounds for termination, including abandonment based on willful failure to visit the Children, abandonment based on failure to provide a suitable home, persistent conditions, and substantial noncompliance with the permanency plan. Following a bench trial conducted October 4, 2012, the trial court terminated Mother’s parental rights after finding by clear and convincing evidence that (1) Mother had abandoned the Children due to her failure to provide a suitable home, (2) Mother had failed to substantially comply with the permanency plan, and (3) the conditions leading to the Children’s removal persisted. The trial court further found that termination of Mother’s parental rights was in the Children’s best interest. Mother has appealed. We affirm.


IN RE PROPOSED CONSERVATORSHIP OF MARY F. STRATTON

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Mark N. Foster, Rockwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mary Fern Smith.

Harold D. Balcom, Jr., Kingston, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mary F. Stratton.

Judge: SUSANO

Mary Fern Smith (“Petitioner”) filed a petition in the trial court seeking the appointment of a conservator for her 90-year-old mother, Mary F. Stratton (“Mother”). Mother filed a motion to dismiss citing the provisions of Tenn. R. Civ. P. 12.02(6). The trial court held that it did not have jurisdiction of the petition because Mother was not a resident of Roane County. See Tenn. Code Ann. § 34-3-101 (2007).2 It dismissed the petition. Petitioner appeals. We affirm.


MAIN STREET MARKET, LLC, ET AL. v. EMILY V. WEINBERG

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

William L. Hendricks, Jr., Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellants, Gilbert Lawrence Callaway and Rebecca Duncan Callaway.

Stephen R. Leffler, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Main Street Market, LLC.

Judge: FARMER

This dispute arises from a fire that destroyed six adjoining buildings in 1997. The buildings were located along a single city block, running north to south, in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. Defendant owned the second building, sandwiched between one building to the north, owned by one of the Plaintiffs, and the four remaining buildings to the south, owned by the other Plaintiff. Approximately one month before the fire, a substantial portion of the second and third buildings collapsed, damaging all six buildings, and compromising the structural integrity of each building. Due to safety concerns, the parties were ordered not to enter the buildings and were required to ensure that their buildings were inaccessible to the public. The parties complied with the orders. Shortly thereafter, a trespasser entered the Defendant’s building and started a fire which spread to each of the adjoining buildings resulting in substantial damage. Plaintiffs filed negligence actions against the Defendant and argued that she was liable to them for their property damage caused by the criminal acts of the trespasser. Following a trial, the trial court entered a directed verdict in favor of the Defendant based on its conclusion that the Plaintiffs failed to establish any of the requisite elements of their negligence claims. After throughly reviewing the record, we affirm.


BRANDON WILLIAMS v. KATIE SINGLER

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Frank Deslauriers, Covington, Tennessee, for Petitioner/Appellee Brandon Williams.

Roscoe A. Feild, Memphis, Tennessee and Steven R. Walker, Oakland, Tennessee, for Respondent/Appellant Katie Singler.

Judge: KIRBY

This appeal involves the modification of a parenting plan. The father filed a petition alleging a material change in circumstances and seeking to be designated primary residential parent for the parties’ minor son. After an evidentiary hearing, the trial court found that the mother had violated the parenting plan and held that this constituted a material change in circumstances. It changed the designation of primary residential parent from the mother to the father, held the mother in contempt, and awarded the father attorney fees as punishment for the contempt. The mother now appeals. The trial court failed to make sufficient findings of fact and conclusions of law as required under Tenn. R. Civ. P. 52.01. After a careful review of the evidence, we affirm the finding of a material change in circumstances, but hold that the trial court erred in holding that it was in the child’s best interest to change the designation of primary residential parent from the mother to the father. We also vacate the holding of contempt against the mother and the award of attorney fees as punishment for the alleged contempt and remand for additional findings.


TN Court of Criminal Appeals

STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JEROME R. FLANIGAN

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys:

John S. Anderson, Rogersville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jerome R. Flanigan.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Lacy Wilber, Assistant Attorney General; C. Berkeley Bell, District Attorney General; and Alex Pearson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

A Hawkins County jury convicted the Defendant of aggravated sexual battery, and the trial court sentenced him to twelve years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the Defendant contends that: (1) the evidence is insufficient to sustain his conviction; (2) the trial court erred when it denied him the opportunity to discover past allegations and crossexamine the victim about them; (3) the trial court erred when it denied his request to access the victim’s mother’s diary regarding the events; and (4) the trial court erred when it sentenced him. After a thorough review of the record and applicable authorities, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.


JAMES PERRY HYDE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys:

Stephen Ross Johnson, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, James Perry Hyde.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General; Greg W. Eichelman, District Attorney General; and Victor Vaughn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WOODALL

Petitioner, James Perry Hyde, has appealed from the Hamblen County Criminal Court’s dismissal of his Petition for Forensic DNA Analysis pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section Title 40, Chapter 30, Part 3. After review of the entire record, we conclude that the analysis sought by Petitioner is not included within the statutory definition of “DNA analysis.” We therefore affirm the judgment of the trial court.


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MARLON SONTAY

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys:

Kathleen G. Morris, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Marlon Sontay.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Rachel Harmon, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General, and Sharon Reddick, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Appellant, Marlon E. Sontay, was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury for four counts of rape of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of rape. Appellant was convicted by a jury of all counts. Appellant was sentenced to twenty five years for each count of rape of a child, eight years for each count of aggravated sexual battery, and eight years for rape. The trial court ordered Count Two for rape of a child to run consecutively to Count One for rape of a child. The remaining counts were ordered to run concurrently to each other, for a total effective sentence of 50 years at 100%. Appellant filed a timely motion for a new trial, which was denied by the trial court. Appellant raises the following issues for our review: (1) whether the trial court erred in denying the motion to suppress; (2) whether the trial court improperly admitted hearsay testimony of statements made by the victim during the testimony of the nurse practitioner who performed the victim’s medical examination; (3) whether the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions; (4) whether the trial court improperly sentenced Appellant; and (5) whether the trial court erred in declining to find Tennessee Code Annotated sections 39-13-504, 39-13-522, and 39-13- 523 unconstitutional. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we hold that: (1) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion to suppress where Appellant voluntarily confessed to detectives; (2) Appellant has waived any issue with regard to the admission of hearsay testimony by failing to object to the testimony at trial and raise the issue in a motion for new trial; (3) the evidence is sufficient to support the convictions for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, and rape; (4) the trial court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Appellant within the range of punishment for his convictions; and (5) the trial court did not err in refusing to find Tennessee Code Annotated sections 39-13- 504, 39-13-522, and 39-13-523 unconstitutional. Accordingly, the judgments of the trial court are affirmed.


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSHUA BRANDON TATE

Court: TN Court of Criminal Appeals

Attorneys:

James O. Martin, III, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joshua Brandon Tate.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clark B. Thornton, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General, and Kristin Menke, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Appellant, Joshua Brandon Tate, was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury for seven counts of sexual battery, eight counts of rape, and one count of solicitation of a minor. A jury found Appellant guilty on all counts. Appellant was sentenced to an effective sentence of twenty years. The trial court granted a portion of Appellant’s motion for new trial, vacating the rape convictions in counts seven through twelve, and the conviction for sexual battery in count thirteen. As a result, Appellant’s effective sentence was reduced to eleven years. On appeal, the following issues are raised for our review: (1) whether the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions; (2) whether the trial court erred in admitting the recordings of the victim’s interview; (3) whether the trial court erred in allowing testimony about Appellant’s failure to attend voluntary interviews with the police; and (4) whether the trial court erred in allowing testimony about Appellant’s failure to attend voluntary interviews with the police. After a review of the record, we determine: (1) the evidence is sufficient to support the convictions; (2) the trial court properly admitted prior consistent statements of the victim in order to rehabilitate her testimony following cross-examination. However, the trial court erred in admitting testimony to the effect that Appellant failed to attend voluntary police interviews, and this error requires reversal for a new trial.


Robilio to Resign, Disciplinary Charges Dropped

With the announcement from 30th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio that she will retire on Sept. 1, the Board of Judicial Conduct has withdrawn and dismissed formal charges that were filed against her on May 14. The charges alleged that Robilio independently investigated facts regarding a post-divorce child custody case by making a personal visit to the home of the father and later using her observations to make rulings in the case. The order dismissing the charges, filed July 29, also stipulates that any and all additional complaints that may be filed against Robilio will “not be considered or pursued” so long she does not become a judicial candidate or accept a judicial appointment. The Commercial Appeal has more on the story.


No Third Term for Finney

Sen. Lowe Finney, D-Jackson, will not run for re-election when his second term in the legislature ends, Nashville Public Radio reports. Finney, who chairs the chamber’s Democratic Caucus, said “change is good” in making the announcement. The 37 year-old lawyer praised those who serve for decades but said "there are other things in life to consider at this point" including spending more time with his family.


Legislators Tout Favorable Tennessee Rankings

Tennessee’s top rankings for everything from low debt to net job growth were showcased by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey and other Northeast Tennessee lawmakers at a Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Legislative Barbecue Tuesday night, the Times News reports. “Tennessee is getting award after award and recognition after recognition for the way we’ve run the state,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, said at the event attended by about 150 business leaders at the Kingsport Farmers Market.


NSA Open to Re-evaluating Surveillance Program

During a hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today, the National Security Agency sought to reassure Congress that its surveillance powers were rigorously monitored and narrowly crafted while leaving open the possibility of some new limitations, the Citizen Tribune reports. Facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over a once-secret program that captures the phone records of every American, the administration said it wanted to work with lawmakers interested in putting limits on that authority. "We are open to re-evaluating this program in ways that can perhaps provide greater confidence and public trust that this is in fact a program that achieves both privacy protections and national security," said Robert Litt, counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


Judges: SCOTUS Should Decide Cell Phone Warrant Issue

Two federal appeals judges voted to deny an en banc rehearing of a decision requiring police to get a warrant before searching cell phones, the ABA Journal reports. The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled earlier that Boston police violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Brima Wurie when they searched his cell phone after observing what appeared to be a drug sale. Chief Judge Sandra Lynch and Judge Jeffrey Howard denied the rehearing in an order released this week. Both also issued statements saying the matter needs to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.


GOP Rolls Out “Unwelcome Mat” for Visiting Obama

While area Democrats planned a traditional welcome for President Barack Obama’s visit to Chattanooga yesterday, Republicans and the Chattanooga Tea Party were not so welcoming according to Knoxnews. The Tennessee Republican Party began airing a television ad Monday declaring that Tennessee is a success “not because of [Obama’s] liberal policies, but in spite of them.” In a statement, state Republican Chairman Chris Devaney insisted the ad “isn’t about President Obama or his feckless leadership on jobs and the economy — everyone is well aware of that dismal record. Instead, this ad is about the great things happening here in Tennessee because of Republican leadership.” The president was in town to tour the Amazon fulfillment center and discuss job creation.


McCalla Portrait Unveiling Scheduled Aug. 23

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee will hold a portrait unveiling and recognition of "change of status" in honor of Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla. The event will be held Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. in Courtroom One of the Clifford Davis-Odell Horton Federal Building in Memphis. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by email or phone to (901) 495-1237.


 
 

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