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ANNETTE HANNA v. SCOTT SHEFLIN, ET AL.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Christopher J. Pittman and B. Nathan Hunt, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Annette Hanna.

Thomas R. Meeks and Gregory D. Smith, Clarksville, Tennessee, for the appellees, Scott Sheflin and Linda Sheflin.

Judge: CLEMENT

The plaintiff brought this action for conversion against her parents, alleging that they converted $30,000 she entrusted to her father in 1991. The plaintiff, then 18 years of age, entrusted to her father the settlement proceeds she received as compensation for serious personal injuries she sustained in a vehicular accident. After recovering in her parentsí home for two years, the plaintiff married and moved out of her parents' home. She did not ask her father to return the funds entrusted to him when she got married and moved out of his home in 1993, and did not ask that he return the funds until 2005. This action was filed in 2006. Following a bench trial, the trial court dismissed the action as time barred. The plaintiff appeals, contending the statute of limitations was tolled because her father fraudulently concealed his wrongful conduct. We have determined that the daughter failed to exercise reasonable care and diligence in discovering her father's alleged conversion of the funds. Accordingly, we affirm.

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TN Attorney General Opinions

Date: 2008-07-23

Opinion Number: 08-126

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/AG/2008/ag_08_126.pdf

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Memphis police director sues for bloggers' names
Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin and the city of Memphis have filed a lawsuit to learn who operates a blog harshly critical of the police department. The lawsuit asks AOL to reveal the identity of an anonymous blogger. The action has spurred protest from some Internet and free-speech advocates.
Find out more in the Commercial Appeal
TVA accused of violating law
North Carolina has sued the Tennessee Valley Authority for violating federal law by renovating and expanding power plants without installing new air pollution scrubbers. A former U.S. government air quality official testified Tuesday in U.S. District Court that this is "one of the most significant violations ever seen."
The Knoxville News-Sentinel has the story
Court affirms online content law unconstitutional
A federal appeals court has struck down a law that imposes criminal penalties on commercial websites that allow minors to access "harmful" material on the Internet. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law, the Child Online Protection Act, is overly broad and vague.
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Builders sue banks for pulling loans
More builders are beginning to file lawsuits against their lenders for cutting off financing for construction projects, stating such actions are forcing them into bankruptcy.
Read the details on this trend in the Wall Street Journal
Former clerk arrested on forgery charges
Former Davidson County Deputy Clerk Tanya Payne has been arrested for forgery and failure to remit sales taxes, following an investigation by the Tennessee Department of Revenue's Special Investigations section.
Read more in the Nashville Business Journal
Court of the Judiciary Actions
Judge Bell responds to charges
Cocke County General Sessions Judge John A. Bell on Monday filed a response to formal charges made against him by the disciplinary counsel of the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary in May. Those charges mainly involved the use of East Tennessee Probation in his court. The filings also affirm that Bell is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Attorney General's Special Prosecution Division. After receiving his response, the disciplinary counsel filed additional motions regarding the timeliness of his response and asking for rulings on his general objections.
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