'Good funds' accommodation reached

The Senate Commerce Labor & Agriculture Committee recommended for passage an amended version of the good funds bill after it was announced that an accommodation had  been reached between Tennessee Land Title Association representatives and the Tennessee Bankers Association. The amendment rules out "official checks" as an acceptable payment form and clarifies electronic  and intra bank transfers. The committee’s extraordinary session signals an attempt to clear several thorny issues as a prelude to adjournment.
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Court: TSC



Court: TCA


J. Christopher Hall and Valerie H. Richardson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for appellant.

J. Christopher Hall and Valerie H. Richardson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for appellant.


The Trial Court Ordered jointly held property sold, the proceeds divided equally, and awarded attorney’s fees to one party. On appeal, we vacate the Judgment and direct the Trial Court to divide the proceeds, taking into account the caward of attorney’s fees.



Court: TCA


Charles C. Wiley, Mountain City, Tennessee, pro se Appellant.

Devin J. Koester, Sevierville, Tennessee, for the Appellees, Clarence Williams, Grover C. Williams and Annette Williams.


The issues presented in this appeal are whether the trial court erred in dismissing the Plaintiff’s complaint based on the doctrine of prior suit pending, and its determination that the Chancery Court lacked jurisdiction to hear a claim for unliquidated damages for personal injuries. We hold that the doctrine of prior suit pending is not applicable in this case, because Plaintiff’s claims in this case involve neither the same parties nor subject matter identical to that in the prior lawsuit filed in Probate Court, and because the Probate Court would not have had jurisdiction over Plaintiff’s claims filed in Chancery Court, had they been raised there. We further hold that, pursuant to the Supreme Court’s decision in Flowers v. Dyer County, 830 S.W.2d 51 (Tenn. 1992) and its progeny, the Chancery Court erred in dismissing Plaintiff’s claim for unliquidated damages for personal injuries, and we instruct the Chancery Court to transfer this claim to Circuit Court.


Application of Open Meetings and Public Records Acts to City Audit Committee and Internal Auditor

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-04-05

Opinion Number: 06-060


Investigatory Duties Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-7-129

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-04-05

Opinion Number: 06-061


Payment of Court Costs and Fines as a Condition of Parole

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-04-05

Opinion Number: 06-062


City Police Escort for Funeral Processions; Proposed Amendment to Tenn. Code Ann. § 55-8-183

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-04-07

Opinion Number: 06-063


Banning Lobbyist Contributions to Committee Controlled by House or Senate Caucus

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-04-07

Opinion Number: 06-064



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