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Governor Phil Bredesen today named Stuart Brunson as deputy to the governor and Steve Elkins as legal counsel to the governor. Brunson replaces Dave Cooley, who recently announced plans to return to the private sector and Elkins replaces Bob Cooper, who was appointed Tennesseeís attorney general and reporter Oct. 31.

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MICHAEL FRAZIER, ET AL. v. HOWARD POMEROY, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Lawrence D. Wilson, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellants, Howard and Edna Pomeroy

Todd E. Panther, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Michael and Deborah Frazier

Judge: COTTRELL

The plaintiff husband and wife entered into a series of transactions with the wifeís parents that resulted in all the parties living together in property titled jointly to both couples. This dispute arose over the distribution of proceeds from the sale of that property after a falling out between the couples. The trial court, making extensive findings of fact and a thorough accounting, split the proceeds equally, but awarded the plaintiffs their equity in a house previously owned by the defendants, but occupied by the plaintiffs. Because the trial courtís findings are supported by the evidence, we affirm.

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Woods Memorial Hospital District

TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2006-12-07

Opinion Number: 06-174

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