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BOBBIE FOLAND PETERS v. WHITE COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

D. Randall Mantooth, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, White County Community Hospital.

Henry D. Fincher, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Bobbie Foland Peters.

Judge: SCOTT

This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section 50- 6-225(e)(3) for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law. The Employee received medical treatment for low back pain in March 2004. She was pushed to the floor by a patient in April 2004. She had back surgery in July 2004 and returned to work in September 2004. She continued to have symptoms. In February 2005, she was involved in a serious automobile accident, unrelated to her employment. She had a another surgery in July 2005 and did not return to work thereafter. She filed suit, contending that both surgeries were caused by the April 2004 incident. The Employer denied liability, contending that the first surgery was the result of her pre-existing condition and the second surgery was the result of the motor vehicle accident. The trial court found both surgeries to be compensable and awarded 45 percent permanent partial disability to the body as a whole. The Employer has appealed. We find that the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court's finding concerning the first surgery but does preponderate against its finding concerning the second surgery. We also find that Employee had a meaningful return to work after the first surgery, and we therefore, affirm in part and reverse in part and remand to the trial court for recalculation of the Employee's permanent partial disability.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2008/petersb_053008.pdf


WILLIAM TROY DILLARD v. VALERIE JOANN DILLARD

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

David D. Wolfe, Dickson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Troy Dillard.

Jennifer Davis Roberts, Dickson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Valerie Joann Dillard.

Judge: COTTRELL

The trial court granted the father of a three year-old child a divorce on the ground of inappropriate marital conduct and named the mother as the child's primary residential parent. The father argues on appeal that the trial court erred by relying on the mother's long-time role as the child's principal caretaker as the sole basis for its parenting arrangement decision. He also insists that he is the more fit primary residential parent for the child. The mother argues that the trial court acted well within its discretion by naming her the primary residential parent. After conducting our own independent analysis of the record, we conclude that there was no error in the trial court's decision.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/dillardw_053008.pdf


MARY ANN HARLEY v. GEARY FALK

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

J. Todd Faulkner, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Geary Falk.

Dominic J. Leonardo, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Mary Ann Harley.

Judge: COTTRELL

A former husband appeals issuance of a restraining order in a proceeding on a petition for a protective order arguing that the trial court awarded unrequested relief. The appellant failed to provide a record of the hearing before the trial court. Absent a record, since we must assume the record would support the trial court, we affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/harleym_053008.pdf


IN THE MATTER OF M.B.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Jarod C. Richert, Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellant, B. S.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth C. Driver, Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Marisa Lee Combs, Springfield, Tennessee, for the appellee, Guardian Ad Litem.

Judge: COTTRELL

The trial court terminated the parental rights of the father of a three-year old boy on the ground of his conviction for aggravated robbery and sentence of sixteen years in prison. See Tenn. Code Ann. section 36-1-113(g)(6). The father argues on appeal that the crime he committed was a direct result of the failure of the Department of Children's Services to make reasonable efforts to reunite him with his child and, thus, that his rights should not have been terminated. We affirm the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/mb_053008.pdf


MICHAEL PHILLIPS v. TENNESSEE BOARD OF PROBATION AND PAROLE

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Michael Phillips, Mountain City, Tennessee, appellant pro se.

Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole, appellee (no brief filed).

Judge: KIRBY

This appeal involves the denial of a petition for a writ of certiorari. The appellant prisoner was denied a hearing in front of the appellee board of probation and parole. The prisoner thereafter filed a petition with the chancery court, seeking review of the board's decision. The chancery court entered an order stating that, in order to avoid dismissal of his petition, the prisoner was required to file, among other documents, a summons for each defendant, with a copy of the petition for each summons to be issued. The prisoner failed to file the summonses, and the chancery court dismissed the petition without prejudice. The prisoner appeals the dismissal, alleging numerous federal constitutional violations. We affirm, finding that the chancery cowithout prejudice for failure to file a summons.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/phillipsm_053008.pdf


JOSEPH P. RUSNAK, ET AL. v. GAIL PHEBUS

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Donald Capparella, Amy J. Farrar, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Gail Phebus.

K. David Waddell, Courtney H. Gilmer, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee Northside Health Care Center.

Judge: COTTRELL

The daughter of a nursing home resident used a power of attorney granted by her mother to sell the mother a joint tenancy with right of survivorship in a condominium the daughter owned, with the intention of spending down the mother's liquid assets so she could qualify for Medicaid. A conservator was subsequently appointed to protect the mother's interests, and he filed suit for the partition and sale of the condominium property. The mother died shortly thereafter. The court granted the request for partition, but stayed the sale of the property pending this interlocutory appeal. The daughter argues on appeal that Tennessee should follow the general rule which provides that the death of a joint tenant with right of survivorship extinguishes a pending suit for partition. We agree, and we reverse the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/rusnakj_053008.pdf


PATRICIA BETH STRODE v. CLARENCE WILSON STRODE, JR.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Charles G. Ward, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellant, Patricia Beth Strode.

Laurie Y. Young, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, for the appellee, Clarence Wilson Strode, Jr.

Judge: BENNETT

In this divorce action, wife appeals the trial court's classification of a piece of rental property as husband's separate property. Wife further argues that the trial court erred in calculating alimony and the amount awarded for wife's attorney fees. We modify the award of attorney fees and affirm the decision of the trial court in all other respects.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/strodep_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DOMINIC LAMAR BLAIR

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

F. Michie Gibson, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dominic Lamar Blair.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Jeff Burks, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: GLENN

The defendant, Dominic Lamar Blair, pled guilty to attempted second degree murder, a Class B felony, and attempted aggravated robbery, a Class C felony. He was sentenced as a Range I, standard offender to consecutive terms of twelve years and five years, for an effective sentence of seventeen years in the Department of Correction. On appeal, he argues that the trial court imposed an excessive sentence by not applying certain mitigating factors and by ordering consecutive sentencing. Following our review, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/blaird_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOHN DOUGLAS DUKE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Michael A. Colavecchio, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, John Douglas Duke.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Pamela Anderson and Amy H. Eisenbeck, Assistant District Attorneys General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Defendant, John Douglas Duke, pled guilty to statutory rape. In accordance with the plea agreement, the Defendant accepted a sentence of eighteen months, with the trial court to determine the manner of service of sentence. After the sentencing hearing, the trial court denied the Defendant an alternative sentence and ordered him to serve his sentence in the workhouse. The Defendant appeals, contending that the trial court erred when it denied him an alternative sentence. After reviewing the record and applicable authorities, we find no error and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/dukej_053008.pdf


RONALD EUGENE HALL v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Jeremy W. Parham, Nashville,Tennessee, for the appellant, Ronald Eugene Hall.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, District Attorney General; and Bret Gunn, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Petitioner, Ronald Eugene Hall, was convicted by a Davidson County Jury of two counts of second degree murder. The convictions were merged into a single count of second degree murder, for which Petitioner received a twenty-year sentence to be served at one-hundred percent incarceration. On direct appeal, this Court affirmed Petitioner's conviction and sentence. See State v. Ronald Eugene Hall, M2003-02326-CCA-R3-CD, 2005 WL 292432, at *16 (Tenn. Crim. App., at Nashville, Feb. 8, 2005). Petitioner then sought post-conviction relief. After an evidentiary hearing, the post- conviction court denied relief. Petitioner appeals the judgment of the post-conviction court. We affirm the judgment of the post-conviction court because Petitioner has failed to establish that he received ineffective assistance of counsel or that he was incompetent to stand trial.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/hallr_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ODIS KAYAUNCE HANTZ

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Angela J. Hopson, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Odis Kayaunce Hantz.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; James G. Woodall, District Attorney General; and Rolf Hazlehurst, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WITT

The defendant, Odis Kayaunce Hantz, appeals his Chester County Circuit Court conviction of aggravated robbery, alleging insufficiency of the evidence. We hold that the evidence presented at trial was sufficient and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/hantzo_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JODY GLEN LOY

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Mark E. Stephens, District Public Defender; and Gianna Maio, Assistant Public Defender, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Jody Glen Loy.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Leslie E. Price, Assistant Attorney General; Randall E. Nichols, District Attorney General; and Leland Price, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: HAYES

The Appellant, Jody Glen Loy, appeals his conviction by a Knox County jury of DUI, third offense. On appeal, Loy raises four issues for our review: (1) whether the evidence is sufficient to support the conviction; (2) whether the trial court erred in overruling Loy's motion to suppress because no reasonable suspicion existed to initiate a stop of his vehicle; (3) whether a prior DUI conviction was facially invalid and, thus, improperly used to enhance the imposed sentence; and (4) whether the court erred in allowing the State to amend the indictment over Loy's objection after jeopardy attached. Following review of the record, we find no error and affirm the conviction.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/loyj_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MATTHEW MASON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Andrew Jackson Deering, III, Assistant Public Defender, Shelbyville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Matthew Mason.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Sophia S. Lee, Assistant Attorney General; Mike McCowen, District Attorney General; and Michael D. Randles, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Appellant, Matthew Mason, pleaded guilty in Bedford County to burglary, theft over $10,000, evading arrest, and theft under $500. Appellant was sentenced to an effective sentence of seven years. As a result of a plea negotiation, Appellant was ordered to serve 365 days in jail, one year on community corrections with the remainder on supervised probation. Appellant successfully completed both his jail time and time on Community Corrections. However, he attempted suicide by taking three ecstasy pills and twenty Xanax pills. This resulted in the revocation of his probation and the trial court's imposition of the service of the balance of his sentence in incarceration. Appellant now appeals the trial court's actions. We find ample support in the record for the revocation of Appellant's probation and the imposition of incarceration for the balance of his sentence. Therefore, we affirm the decision of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/masonm_053008.pdf


JOHNNY L. MCGOWAN, JR. v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
CORRECTION


Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Johnnie L. McGowan, Jr., Pro Se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; and William C. Whitesell, Jr., District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Petitioner, Johnny L. McGowan, Jr., appeals from the order of the trial court dismissing his petition for post-conviction relief as time-barred. The State has filed a motion requesting that this Court affirm the judgment of the trial court pursuant to Rule 20 of the Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals. We grant the State's motion and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/mcgowanj_CORR_053008.pdf


JAMES C. MURRAY v. JAMES FORTNER, Warden

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

James C. Murray, Only, Tennessee, Pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Cameron L. Hyder, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

The Petitioner, James C. Murray, was convicted in 1994 by a Davidson County jury of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit first degree murder. The trial court sentenced the Petitioner to life in prison on the murder conviction and twenty-two years on the conspiracy conviction. The court ordered the sentences to be run consecutively for an effective sentence of life plus twenty-two years. In this habeas corpus petition, the Petitioner argues that the sentence violated the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution and is thus void. After a thorough review of the issue and applicable law, we affirm the judgment of the habeas court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/murrayj_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRANDON KEITH OSTEIN and TERESA GALE FOXX

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Preston Shipp, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, District Attorney General; and Hugh Ammerman, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellant, State of Tennessee.

Eugenia R. Grayer, Nashville, Tennessee, for appellee, Teresa Gale Foxx and Wendy S. Tucker, Nashville, Tennessee, for appellee, Brandon Keith Ostein.

Judge: SMITH

In this interlocutory appeal, Appellant, the State of Tennessee, challenges a Davidson County trial court's grant of a motion to reveal the identity of a confidential informant. The confidential informant provided information about drug activity that led to the arrest and subsequent indictment of Appellees Teresa Gale Foxx and Brandon Keith Ostein. The trial court concluded that the confidential informant was a material witness whose identity must be disclosed because the confidential informant supplied information to police which led to the execution of a search warrant. After a review of the record and applicable authorities, we determine that the trial court erroneously granted the motion. Consequently, we reverse the judgment of the trial court and remand the matter for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/osteinb_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CHRISTOPHER SHANE POOLE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

William B. Lockert, III, District Public Defender; Dawn Kavanagh, Assistant District Public Defender, for the appellant, Christopher Shane Poole.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Dan M. Alsobrooks, District Attorney General; and Carey Thompson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Defendant, Christopher Shane Poole, pled guilty in the Dickson County Circuit Court to two counts of misdemeanor theft. Under the plea agreement, he received consecutive terms of eleven months and twenty-nine days, and his sentence was probated. Following a hearing, the trial court ordered the Defendant to pay restitution in the amount of $1400.00 to the bank where he made the fraudulent withdrawals of funds. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the bank is not a "victim" for the purposes of the restitution statute, Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-304. After a review of the record, we uphold the order of restitution to the bank. We remand for entry of corrected judgments.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/poolec_053008.pdf

WITT concurring
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/poolec_CON_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. MICHAEL BRAD RAMSEY

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

John Russell Parkes, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Michael Brad Ramsey.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General; and Mike Bottoms, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Defendant, Michael Brad Ramsey, pled guilty to driving under the influence of an intoxicant, second offense. He was sentenced to serve forty-five days and granted work release under Tennessee Code Annotated section 41-2-128(c). Following a motion by the Defendant, the Maury County Circuit Court granted the Defendant permission to leave confinement to attend an educational institution. The State now appeals from the release order. After review, we conclude that the trial court incorrectly determined that it was authorized to grant release for educational purposes to a DUI second offender. The judgment of the trial court is reversed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/ramseym_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. ANTHONY TYRONE ROBERTSON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Edward DeWerff, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Anthony Tyrone Robertson.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; John W. Carney, District Attorney General; and Arthur Bieber, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WELLES

The Defendant, Anthony Tyrone Robertson, appeals from the order of the Montgomery County Circuit Court revoking his probation. In July of 2000, the Defendant pled guilty to sexual battery and received a six-year sentence as a Range III, persistent offender. The sentence was suspended following service of one year in the county jail, and the Defendant was placed on probation. On July 16, 2004, a warrant was issued, wherein it was alleged that the Defendant violated the conditions of his probation. The warrant was twice amended to include additional violations. After a hearing, the trial court concluded that the Defendant violated the conditions of his probationary sentence and ordered that his original six-year sentence to the Department of Correction be reinstated. On appeal, the Defendant argues that the trial court abused its discretion by revoking his probation and ordering that the remainder of his sentence be served in confinement. After a review of the record, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/robertsona_053008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSEPH DEJUAN WEBSTER

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

F. Michie Gibson, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant Joseph DeJuan Webster.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General & Reporter; Preston Shipp, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, District Attorney General; and Pamela Anderson, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: SMITH

Appellant, Joseph Dejuan Webster, was convicted by a Davidson County jury of first degree premeditated murder. As a result, he was sentenced to life in prison. The trial court ordered the life sentence to be served consecutively to a prior sentence. In a motion for new trial, Appellant argued that new evidence was available to prove that his brother actually committed the crime, after a lengthy hearing, for which Appellant was convicted. The trial court denied the motion for new trial. We conclude that the evidence was available prior to Appellant's trial and Appellant has failed to show that he used reasonable diligence in seeking the newly discovered evidence. Accordingly, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion for new trial.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/websterj_053008.pdf


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Court ruling curtails activities of prayer group at school
U.S. District Judge Robert L. Echols on Thursday ruled that a prayer group at Lakeview Elementary in Wilson County could not be given preference over other organizations and that teachers and administrators could no longer wear "I Prayed" stickers at school. The decision comes almost two years after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on behalf of an anonymous student at the Mt. Juliet-area school and his parents, asking the court to stop the Praying Parents' activities and prevent the school from supporting them in the future.
Read more in the Tennessean
County considers establishing legal department
A growing need for legal services is causing Sevier County officials to consider hiring a full-time attorney. The county currently contracts its legal work to Gatlinburg lawyer Jerry McCarter, who splits his time between private practice and government work.
The Mountain Press reports on the discussions
Adams and Reese partners form new firm
Three partners in the Nashville office of Adams and Reese are leaving to launch their own tax firm. Richard Holton, William Blackstone and Brian Mayberry will open the doors to their new venture -- whose name is still undecided -- on July 1. The new firm will operate out of office space adjacent to Adams and Reese's offices in the Fifth Third Center downtown.
The Nashville Post has more (subscription required)
2 courts scrap Vioxx verdicts
Appeals courts in New Jersey and Texas on Thursday scrapped verdicts against the drugmaker Merck & Co. stemming from some of the earliest trials involving its once popular painkiller Vioxx.
The Daily News Journal has more
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Services next week for Pulaski attorney
Funeral services are planned for June 6 for Pulaski attorney William Howell Forrester, who died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia and extended battles with cancer. He was 84. Forrester was born in Watertown and attended Peabody College before entering the U.S. Army in 1943 and serving with distinction in World War II. After his discharge, Forrester graduated from Cumberland Law School and practiced law in Nashville with his father, Robert L. Forrester, before moving to Pulaski in 1950.
Read more about his life and career in the Giles County News
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UPL enforcement resources available
The TBA Standing Committee on the Protection of the Public from the Unauthorized Practice of Law encourages all lawyers in Tennessee to be alert to the unauthorized practice of law (UPL), which harms Tennessee consumers. Resources now are available to help lawyers report UPL to local bar associations and the state attorney general. Local bars that do not already have a process in place for handling UPL complaints, may want to check out a sample protocol on TBALink.
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