Ruling denies delay in HCA takeover vote

Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle today denied a request to delay next month's shareholder vote on the sale of HCA Inc, allowing the vote to take place Nov. 16 as scheduled. Lawyers for a group of shareholders sale had asked that the vote be pushed back 30 days while they reviewed hundreds of thousands of pages of documents related to the sale. Read today's decision here:

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B. Timothy Pirtle, McMinnville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Sachico Cope.

James D. Lane, Tullahoma, Tennessee, for the appellee, Roberts Nissan.


We affirm the trial court's finding that an unidentified driver caused plaintiff's car to be submerged by water thus triggering plaintiff's uninsured motorist coverage. Likewise, the amount awarded the dealership against the owner for repairs to the car are affirmed without reduction for "unworkman-like labor."


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