Court makes circuit assignments, proposes change to reinstatement rule

The Tennessee Supreme Court today amended section 5, Rule 11 of the Supreme Court Rules to set jurisdictions for circuit justices. Today's order makes newly appointed Justice William C. Koch the Circuit Justice for Circuit No. 3, consisting of the 14th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 19th and 20th Judicial Districts. It also makes Justice Gary R. Wade the Circuit Justice for Circuit No. 1, consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Judicial Districts.

Also today, the court announced it is soliciting comments on a proposed amendment to section 21.6 of Rule 9, which sets out procedures for reinstating an attorney placed on disability inactive status. Written comments should be submitted by Aug. 7 to Michael W. Catalano, 100 Supreme Court Building, 401 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219-1407. Read the proposed amendment:

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STATE OF TENNESSEE v. THOMAS MARTIN MCGOUEY

Court: TSC

Attorneys:

Mark E. Stephens, District Public Defender, Knoxville, Tennessee; J. Steven House, Madison, Wisconsin, for the appellant, Thomas Martin McGouey.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Randall Nichols, District Attorney General; Lewis Walton, Assistant District Attorney General (at trial); John H. Bledsoe, Assistant Attorney General (on appeal), for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: BARKER

The defendant, Thomas Martin McGouey, was convicted of aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment, the aggravating factor of each being the use and display of a deadly weapon–an unloaded pellet gun. We granted permission to appeal in this case to determine whether the Court of Criminal Appeals erred in holding that a jury may conclude that an unloaded pellet gun constitutes a "deadly weapon" under Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-11-106(a)(5) (2003). We hold that the pellet gun is not a deadly weapon under subsection (a)(5)(A) because it is not a firearm, nor is it a deadly weapon under (a)(5)(B) because there is no evidence in the record that the defendant used or intended to use the unloaded pellet gun in a manner capable of causing bodily injury or death. Because the defendant does not challenge the evidence supporting the lesser-included charges of simple assault or reckless endangerment, we enter convictions on those lesser charges and remand the case to the trial court for resentencing.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC/2007/mcgoueytm_062907.pdf


INTERSTATE MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. V. BILLY MCINTOSH

Court: TSC

Attorneys:

Timothy W. Conner, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Interstate Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Gary Dawson, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Billy McIntosh.

Judge: BARKER

Before this case was heard by the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel, we granted review to determine whether the trial court correctly applied the statutory presumption, imposed by the Drug-Free Workplace Act, Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-110(c)(1) (2005), that the employee's drug use proximately caused his injury. The trial court applied the statutory presumption but found that the employee had successfully rebutted it by a preponderance of the evidence. We hold that the trial court did not err in applying section 50-6-110(c)(1) and affirm the court's judgment awarding partial permanent disability to the employee.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC/2007/mcIntoshb_062907.pdf


GILBERT WATERS ET AL. v. WESLEY COKER, M.D.

Court: TSC

Attorneys:

Robert L. Trentham and Taylor B. Mayes, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wesley Coker, M.D.

Larry D. Ashworth and Richard H. Baston, II, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Gilbert and Hixie Waters.

Judge: WADE

In a medical malpractice suit filed by the Plaintiffs, Gilbert Waters and his wife, Hixie Waters, against an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wesley Coker, the trial court provided a divided jury with a variation of the "dynamite charge." Because the Plaintiffs did not present the issue as a ground for relief in the motion for new trial or otherwise provide the trial court with the opportunity to correct its error, the issue has been waived. Accordingly, the judgment of the Court of Appeals is reversed and the judgment of the trial court is reinstated.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC/2007/waters_062907.pdf


CITY OF BRENTWOOD, TENNESSEE, ET AL. v. METROPOLITAN BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

James R. Tomkins, Nashville, Tennessee; Roger A. Horner, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellant, City of Brentwood, Tennessee.

J. Brooks Fox, John L. Kennedy, Nashville, Tennessee; Lawrence P. Leibowitz, Rebecca G. Bond, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Metropolitan Government and Lamar Advertising Company.

Judge: COTTRELL

In this case, the City of Brentwood appealed to the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals the Metro zoning administrator's approval of a permit for a billboard on the basis it was located along a road designated as a scenic route. The board approved the permit, and the trial court denied relief under common law writ of certiorari. Brentwood also raised before the board the issue of compliance with a Metro ordinance establishing minimum distance requirements between billboards. Because of the state of the record, the trial court remanded that issue to the Board. We affirm the trial court's judgment on the scenic route issue, and we affirm the remand with modification.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2007/cityofbrentwood_062907.pdf


DYERSBURG SUBURBAN CONSOLIDATED UTILITY DISTRICT v. THE CITY OF DYERSBURG, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

John W. Palmer, Jason Ladon Hudson, Dyersburg, TN, for Appellant

John M. Lannom, James Sampson Wilder, III, Dyersburg, TN, for Appellee

Donald Lee Scholes, Nashville, TN, for Amicus Curiae, Tennessee Association of Utility Districts

Judge: HIGHERS

This appeal involves a dispute between a city and a rural water association as to which entity is entitled to provide water service to a proposed subdivision. The rural association has a defined service district in which it is empowered to provide water service, and most of the disputed property lies within the rural association's boundaries. However, the city annexed the proposed subdivision and now claims that it has the exclusive right to provide water service to the property. The rural association argues that 7 U.S.C. Section 1926(b), the Anti-Curtailment Provision of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, protects its service area and prohibits the city from providing water service to the property. The trial court granted summary judgment to the city, finding the federal statute inapplicable. For the following reasons, we affirm in part, reverse in part and remand for further proceedings.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2007/dyersburgs_062907.pdf


PEGGY GASTON v. TENNESSEE FARMERS MUTUAL
Corrected Opinion


Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Larry B. Nolen, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellee, Peggy Gaston.

H. Chris Trew, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tennessee Farmers Mutual Insurance Company.

Judge: SUSANO

This case involves issues pertaining to under-insured motorist coverage, the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act ("the TCPA"), the insurance bad faith statute, and the subject of prejudgment interest. In an earlier appeal, the Supreme Court reversed the trial court's judgment directing a verdict for the insurance company at the conclusion of the plaintiff's proof. In doing so, the High Court held that there was evidence from which a jury could reasonably conclude that the insurance company had waived the subrogation provisions of the plaintiff's policy. The Supreme Court also held that issues relating to the TCPA and the bad faith statute were for the trier of fact. On remand, the parties waived a jury and the case proceeded to trial before the court. At the conclusion of the trial, the court (1) found that the plaintiff's insurance company had waived the subrogation provisions of the policy precluding it from asserting non-compliance with those provisions as a defense to the plaintiff's claim for under-insured motorist coverage; (2) awarded the plaintiff $25,000 based upon (a) the under-insured motorist coverage of the policy and (b) the insurance company's violation of the TCPA; (3) granted the plaintiff a judgment for attorney's fees; (4) found that the insurance company was not guilty of bad faith; (5) denied the plaintiff's request for treble damages; and (6) refused to award prejudgment interest. The insurance company appeals. Both parties raise issues. We reverse the trial court's refusal to award prejudgment interest. In all other respects, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed. Furthermore, we hold that the plaintiff is entitled to her reasonable attorney's fees and costs associated with this appeal.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2007/gastonp_062907.pdf


AILENE TOLIVER v. BOBBY D. WALL, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Christine Zellar Church, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ailene Toliver.

Steven T. Atkins, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Bobby D. Wall, Betty Jo Wall, Steven T. Atkins (in his capacity as Substitute Trustee).

Judge: COTTRELL

Trial court ordered foreclosure on a deed of trust finding obligor failed to prove failure of consideration for the lien. We reverse.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2007/tolivera_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JUNE LEEANN FRANKS

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert H. Stovall, Jr., Assistant Public Defender, Pulaski, Tennessee, for the Appellant, June Leeann Franks.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General; and Patrick Butler, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, June Leeann Franks, pled guilty to statutory rape. Her request for judicial diversion was denied by the trial court, who sentenced her to fifteen months to be served on probation. She appeals that decision. Upon review, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/affirmopinionf_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE V. TOMMY PLEAS ARWOOD, Jr.

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Andrew Jackson Dearing, III (at trial), Shelbyville, Tennessee, and Ralph O. Frazier, Jr. (on appeal), Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Tommy Pleas Arwood, Jr.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Charles F. Crawford, District Attorney General; Michael Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Tommy Pleas Arwood, Jr., appeals from his convictions on three counts of theft, two counts of burglary, and one count of evading arrest. On appeal, he alleges the following: (1) he was denied an effective appeal due to the lack of an official and reliable transcript of the proceedings; (2) the trial court erred in denying the Defendant's motions to dismiss and to suppress; (3) the evidence at trial was insufficient to sustain his convictions; and (4) the trial court erred in sentencing the Defendant. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we conclude that there are no errors in the judgments of the trial court, and we affirm those judgments.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/arwoodt_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ATOYA L. EVERY AND CHARLIE LETEZ FLEMING

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

William D. Massey and Lorna McClusky, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Atoya L. Every.

Jeffrey Jones, Bartlett, Tennessee, for the appellant, Charlie Letez Fleming.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brian Clay Johnson, Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney General; and Thomas Henderson and Kevin Rardin, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The defendants, Atoya L. Every and Charlie Letez Fleming, were indicted for felony murder in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect resulting in the death of the two-year-old victim, Amber Cox Cody. A jury convicted the defendants of misdemeanor reckless endangerment (Class A misdemeanor). Both defendants were sentenced to eleven months and twenty-nine days. Defendant Every was placed on full probation. Defendant Fleming was sentenced to serve six weeks, with the remainder on probation. The defendants' appeals of their convictions have been consolidated. Defendant Every poses two issues: 1) whether misdemeanor reckless endangerment is a lesser included offense of first degree murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse; and (2) whether the evidence is sufficient to support the conviction. Defendant Fleming contends that the trial court erred in its failure to grant (1) his pretrial motion to dismiss for failure to state a cause of action; and (2) his motion for judgment of acquittal for failure to "present sufficient facts to constitute felony murder." After review, we affirm the defendants' judgments of conviction.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/everya_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. SAMUEL L. MANGRUM

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Michael J. Flanagan, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Samuel L. Mangrum.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; Ronald L. Davis, District Attorney General; and Georgia B. Felner, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, Samuel L. Mangrum, was convicted by a Williamson County jury of driving under the influence, second offense. On appeal, he alleges the trial court erred in not declaring a mistrial after he objected to a portion of the videotaped stop that was played for the jury. After a thorough review of the record and applicable law, we find no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/mangrums_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DONALD D. MATHIS a.k.a. MICHAEL D. MATHIS a.k.a. MICHAEL LEE DIXON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Mike J. Urquhart, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Donald D. Mathis a.k.a. Michael D. Mathis a.k.a. Michael Lee Dixon.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brian Clay Johnson, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. (Torry) Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Angelita Dalton, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The defendant, Donald D. Mathis a.k.a. Michael D. Mathis a.k.a. Michael Lee Dixon, was convicted of robbery (Class C felony) by a Davidson County jury and was subsequently sentenced to serve fifteen years in the Tennessee Department of Correction as a Range III, persistent offender. On appeal he contends that: (1) there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction; (2) the trial court erred in not suppressing his confession to police; (3) the trial court erred in allowing introduction of a surveillance photo; (4) the trial court erred in denying a requested jury charge; (5) the trial court erred in approving the jury verdict as the thirteenth juror; and (6) the trial court erred in sentencing the defendant to the maximum within his range. After careful review, we find no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/mathisdd_062907.pdf


CARL MCINTOSH v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

George Morton Googe, District Public Defender, and Gregory D. Gookin, Assistant Public Defender, for the appellant, Carl McIntosh.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Assistant Attorney General; James G. (Jerry) Woodall, District Attorney General; and Alfred L. Earls, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Carl McIntosh, was convicted of one count of selling 0.5 gram or more of cocaine (Class B felony), one count of delivering 0.5 gram of cocaine (Class B felony), and two counts of simple possession (Class A misdemeanor). The convictions for selling and delivery were merged, and the counts of simple possession were merged. He was sentenced to twelve years in the Department of Correction for the Class B felony and to eleven months and twenty-nine days for the Class A misdemeanor, to be served consecutively to the Class B felony for a total effective sentence of twelve years, eleven months, and twenty-nine days. He appealed, and a panel of this court affirmed his convictions. State v. Carl McIntosh, No. W2003-02359-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 Tenn. Crim. App. LEXIS 303, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. at Jackson, Mar. 30, 2005), perm. app. denied (Tenn. Aug. 29, 2005). Here, he appeals the post-conviction court's denial of relief and contends that trial counsel was ineffective. The petitioner specifically contends that counsel did not meet with him prior to trial, failed to adequately investigate the confidential informant, failed to discuss the petitioner's testimony with him prior to trial, and failed to object to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) forensic report used at trial. After review, we affirm the judgment from the post-conviction court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/mcintoshc_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. STANLEY CORNELIUS OSBORNE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Richard Tennent, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Stanley Cornelius Osborne.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; C. Daniel Lins, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Brian Holmgren, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCGEE OGLE

The appellant, Stanley Cornelius Osborne, was convicted by a jury in the Davidson County Criminal Court of one count of aggravated sexual battery. He received a sentence of ten years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. On appeal, the appellant challenges the trial court's failure to (1) exclude the appellant's statement to police during a custodial interrogation, (2) exclude a statement made by the victim in the course of her medical treatment, (3) exclude a statement made by the victim because it was not an excited utterance, and (4) exclude testimony regarding the contents of a "lost confession letter" because it was not disclosed in discovery and the "testifying witness did not remember significant portions of the letter." Upon review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/osbornes_062907.pdf


DENNIS PYLANT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
With Dissenting Opinion


Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Eric S. Cartee, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Dennis Pylant.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; J. Ross Dyer, Assistant Attorney General; Dan Mitchum Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Robert S. Wilson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WILLIAMS

The petitioner, Dennis Pylant, appeals the denial of post-conviction relief by the Cheatham County Circuit Court after an evidentiary hearing. On appeal, the petitioner contends the trial court erred in: (1) suppressing hearsay testimony; (2) finding trial counsel effective; and (3) denying relief based on the cumulative effect of the alleged errors. After careful review, we affirm the post-conviction court's denial of relief.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/pylantd_062907.pdf

WITT DISSENTING
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/pylantd_dis_062907.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH OWEN SMITH

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Michael J. Flanagan, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joseph Owen Smith.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Brent C. Cherry, Assistant Attorney General; Dan. M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Ray Crouch, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Defendant, Joseph Owen Smith, pled nolo contendere to criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of Jeffery Ray Doss. Following the sentencing hearing, the Defendant received a one year sentence, with six months to be served in the county jail and six months to be served on probation. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court erred by denying him "full probation." We conclude that the trial court did not err by ordering split confinement in this case. However, based upon the Defendant's classification as a Range I, standard offender, we conclude that the Defendant may only be required to serve 30% of his sentence in incarceration. Therefore, we remand for the entry of a judgment reflecting that the Defendant shall serve no longer than 30% of his term of one year in confinement and the remainder to be served on probation.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/smithj_062907.pdf


CALVIN OTIS TANKESLY v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Charles E. Walker, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Calvin Otis Tankesly.

Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; C. Daniel Lins, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Dan Hamm, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: MCLIN

The petitioner, Calvin Otis Tankesly, appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. On appeal, the petitioner claims that: (1) the trial court failed to instruct the jury on all lesser-included offenses of rape of a child; (2) he was denied his constitutional right to an impartial jury as a result of juror misconduct; (3) he was improperly sentenced as a repeat violent offender; and (4) he received the ineffective assistance of counsel. Following our review of the record and the parties’ briefs, we affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court denying post-conviction relief.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2007/tankeslyc_062907.pdf


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Garth commended for work as PD conference president
Outgoing president of the Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference Ardena Garth was honored recently for her good works by the conference. She is public defender for the 11th Judicial District and a former Tennessee Bar Association Board of Governors member. "Ms. Garth helped lead Public Defenders through a critical time as more Tennesseans than ever before face the maze of our criminal justice system," the committee said.
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