Court asks for comments on Rule 31 proposed amendments

The Tennessee Supreme Court published for comment today three proposed changes to Rule 31, the rule that established the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission and governs the alternative dispute resolution proceedings specified in the rule. Changes would involve amending Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 31, Section 2(b)'s, definition of "Baccalaureate degree" and "graduate degree"; in Section 17 increasing from 10 to 15 years the permissible amount of time between the receipt of mediation training and the date of a person's application to be listed as a Rule 31 mediator; and in Section 17(h) and adding a Section(i) to provide that court clerks and part-time judicial officers may, in certain circumstances, apply to be listed as Rule 31 mediators. Comments are due March 2, 2009.

For more information, go to www.tncourts.gov

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LON CLOYD v. HARTCO FLOORING COMPANY

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

Linda J. Hamilton Mowles, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Hartco Flooring Company.

C. Patrick Sexton, Oneida, Tennessee, for the appellee, Lon Cloyd.

Judge: WADE

In this workers' compensation appeal, we initially made a referral to the Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel for a hearing and a report of findings of fact and conclusions of law in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated section 50-6-225(e)(3). We then granted direct review. The employee filed suit for workers' compensation benefits, claiming that he suffered a work-related injury to his wrist, which caused an aggravation of the underlying dormant arthritic condition in his right wrist. In response, the employer asserted that the employee's arthritis was not causally related to his employment and argued that the severity of the pre-existing condition was not advanced by his work activities. The trial court awarded benefits, concluding that the employee had sustained a 36% permanent partial impairment to his right extremity and was entitled to future medical treatment and discretionary costs. The employer has appealed, contending that the trial court erred by finding that the employee had sustained an injury that was causally related to his work activities and by ruling that the statute of limitations had not expired. Because the evidence does not preponderate against the judgment of the trial court, we affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2008/cloydl_123008.pdf

KOCH concurring
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2008/cloydl_Concur_123008.pdf


CLARENCE TROSPER v. ARMSTRONG WOOD PRODUCTS, INC.

Court: TWCA

Attorneys:

Linda J. Hamilton Mowles, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Armstrong Wood Products.

C. Patrick Sexton, Oneida, Tennessee, for the appellant, Clarence Trosper.

Judge: WADE

Following surgeries on both of his hands, the employee filed suit seeking workers' compensation benefits on the theory that the repetitive nature of his work in the employer's flooring business exacerbated a pre-existing, but dormant, arthritic condition. The trial court found that the employee's work duties had worsened his osteoarthritis and awarded 40% permanent partial disability to each hand. The trial court also awarded temporary total disability benefits for the time during which the employee was recuperating from the surgeries and unable to work. The Special Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel reversed the trial court, holding that the employee's condition was neither caused nor aggravated by the work he performed for the employer. Because the evidence does not preponderate against the trial court's finding of causation and the award of benefits, we reverse the decision of the Appeals Panel and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2008/trosperc_123008.pdf

KOCH dissenting
http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/2008/trosperc_Dissent_123008.pdf


DEBRA M. BARKES ET AL. v. RIVER PARK HOSPITAL, INC., d/b/a RIVER PARK HOSPITAL (TN)

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

C. J. Gideon, Jr., Bryan Essary, and Brian Cummings, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, River Park Hospital, Inc., d/b/a River Park Hospital.

David Randolph Smith and Edmund J. Schmidt III, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Debra M. Barkes, Individually and As Surviving Spouse of Jewell Wayne Barkes, Deceased.

Judge: CLEMENT

Wife of patient brought medical malpractice action for the wrongful death of her husband who died at home later in the same day that he was examined in the emergency room. The patient had been examined, diagnosed and discharged by a nurse practitioner without being seen by a physician. The only direct claim against the hospital was whether the hospital was liable because a written policy, which required that every patient presented to the emergency room be seen by a physician, was not followed by the health care providers in the Emergency Department. The jury returned a verdict exonerating all of the individual health care providers directly or indirectly involved with the care of the plaintiff's husband; however, the jury found that the hospital was 100% at fault for his death. The hospital appealed contending the jury's verdict must be set aside because it was inconsistent and irreconcilable. Because the jury found that none of the health care providers were at fault, the only basis for upholding the jury's verdict against the Hospital is upon the doctrine of corporate liability. Tennessee has not adopted the doctrine of corporate liability; therefore, the verdict, exonerating all individual health care providers of fault and finding the hospital 100% at fault, constitutes an inconsistent and irreconcilable verdict. We, therefore, reverse and remand the case for a new trial.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/barkesd_123008.pdf


RAYMOND BOYKIN v. RUBYSTEIN CASHER

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Raymond Boykin, Memphis, Tennessee, pro se.

Lynn W. Thompson and Charmaine Claxton, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellee, Rubystein Casher.

Scott B. Peatross, Memphis Tennessee, for the Estate of Ruthie Mae Boykin.

Judge: KIRBY

This appeal involves the administration of an intestate estate. The respondent was appointed administratrix of her mother's estate. She administered the estate with the help of an attorney. At the time of the decedent's death, the decedent and the respondent owned a joint banking account with the right of survivorship. The respondent determined that the proceeds in the account passed directly to her upon the decedent's death, and so she did not include it in the decedent's estate. The respondent made a final distribution to the heirs of the estate, and the estate was closed. Subsequently, the petitioner, one of the decedent's heirs and the respondent's brother, filed a motion to reopen the estate. He alleged that the respondent and her attorney mismanaged the estate and violated his claimed right to a portion of the decedent's joint checking account. The trial court reopened the estate and appointed a successor administrator. After a hearing, the trial court granted the petitioner's claim to some additional distribution, but determined that the petitioner was not entitled to a portion of his mother's joint checking account. The petitioner now appeals. Because all of the petitioner's claims were not adjudicated by the trial court, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/boykinr_123008.pdf


PATTY BROWN v. CHESTER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Danny R. Ellis, Jackson, Tennessee, for the plaintiff/appellant, Patty Brown.

Jennifer K. Craig and Matt S. Shepherd, Jackson, Tennessee, for the defendant/appellee, Chester County School District.

Judge: KIRBY

This is a premises liability case against the county. The plaintiff attended a football game at a county high school. She fell on the steps leading to the bleachers in the football stadium and suffered back injuries. She claimed that the step on which she fell was dented prior to her fall, and that this caused her fall. The plaintiff filed this action against the school district, alleging that it was negligent in failing to correct a dangerous condition or in failing to warn her about the dangerous condition on the school district's property. The school district filed a motion for summary judgment, asserting that there was no genuine issue of material fact regarding the school district's actual or constructive notice of the defective condition. Alternatively, it claimed that the school district was immune from suit under the GTLA. The trial court agreed with the school district and granted summary judgment based on both grounds. The plaintiff now appeals. We reverse and remand, concluding that the plaintiff submitted sufficient evidence to create a genuine issue of material fact on the issue of whether the school district had actual or constructive notice of a dangerous or defective condition, and that the school district is not immune from suit under the GTLA.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/brownp_123008.pdf


KINA CRIDER, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF HER TWO CHILDREN, JAZMYN CRIDER AND PRECIOUS CRIDER; ON BEHALF OF AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF ALL MINORITY CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE PARIS SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT; AND CYNTHIA BOYSON, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF AND AS NEXT FRIEND OF HER CHILD, BREA ROBBINS v. THE COUNTY OF HENRY, TENNESSEE

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Richard L. Dunlap, Paris, Tennessee, and Charles L. Trotter, Huntingdon, Tennessee, for the appellants, Kina Crider, et. al.

Lee M. Greer, III, Paris, Tennessee, for the appellee, the County of Henry, Tennessee.

Judge: KIRBY

This case addresses the allocation of funds received by a county from the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Tennessee Valley Authority is exempted from state taxation, but makes payments to the county in lieu of taxes. Historically, the county has earmarked these funds for education and has allocated a portion of them to the special school districts within the county. In 2003, however, the county decided to phase out the allocation of funds to the special school districts. Subsequently, the plaintiffs in this action, parents of children in a special school district located in the county, sued the county, arguing that the county's decision to stop sending funds to the special school district violated several statutory provisions. The trial court granted summary judgment to the county. The plaintiffs now appeal. We affirm, concluding that the case is controlled by the decision in Oak Ridge City Schools v. Anderson County, 677 S.(Tenn. Ct. App. 1984), and that the county is entitled to summary judgment.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/criderk_123008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE, DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES v. LINDA ESTES, ALFONZO HOLMES, and KELLY TAYLOR

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Bob C. Hooper, Brownsville, Tennessee, for the Respondent/Appellant Linda Estes

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General, and Joshua Davis Baker, Assistant Attorney General, for the Petitioner/Appellee State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services

Judge: KIRBY

This appeal involves the termination of parental rights. The children were taken into protective custody after the mother was arrested for striking her three-year-old child in the face and fleeing from police. The children were found to be dependent and neglected and placed in foster care. After the children were removed from her care, the mother was repeatedly in and out of jail, with the last incarceration for stabbing her boyfriend in the back with a pair of scissors. When she was not in jail, she was largely unemployed and living with either relatives or a boyfriend. DCS filed a petition for termination of the mother's parental rights on the grounds of abandonment by failure to establish a suitable home, abandonment by an incarcerated parent, substantial non- compliance with the permanency plan, and persistent conditions. After a trial, the trial court terminated the mother's parental rights. The mother appeals, arguing that DCS did not make reasonable efforts at reunification, and that the termination of her parental rights is not in the children's best interest. We affirm, finding that the evidence supports the trial court's holding that DCS's efforts at reunification were reasonable under the circumstances, and that termination of the mother's parental rights is in the best interest of the children.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/estesl_123008.pdf


IN RE KAITLIN S.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

James W. Brooks, Jr., Wartburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Tracy S.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General, and Preston Shipp, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Judge: SUSANo

The trial court terminated the parental rights of Tracy S. ("Father") to his daughter, Kaitlin S. (the "Child"), who is currently 15. The trial court found, by clear and convincing evidence, that several grounds for terminating Father's parental rights exists and that termination is in the Child's best interest. Father appeals, challenging the trial court's three basic findings: (1) that DCS made reasonable efforts on his behalf; (2) that clear and convincing evidence of grounds to terminate were established; and (3) that clear and convincing evidence was presented that termination is in the Child's best interest. We modify the trial court's judgment. As modified, the judgment is affirmed.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/kaitlins_123008.pdf


HARRY W. LOFTON v. NELDA JOAN LOFTON

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

C. Suzanne Landers, Memphis, TN, for Appellant

Vicki J. Singh, Memphis, TN, for Appellant

Margaret A. Reid, Memphis, TN, for Appellant

William M. Monroe, Memphis, TN, for Appellee

Judge: STAFFORD

This is a divorce case terminating a 40 year marriage. Husband/Appellant appeals the trial court's division of marital property, award of alimony in futuro, and award of attorney's fees to Wife/Appellee. In addition, Husband/Appellant contends that the trial court erred in granting Wife/Appellee's motions to re-open proof, and in denying Husband/Appellant's motion for summary judgment. We affirm as modified herein.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/loftonh_123008.pdf


IN RE MADISON A.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Casey A. Sears, II, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Christina A.

Janie Lindamood, Johnson City, Tennessee, appellee, Guardian Ad Litem for Madison A.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General, and Preston Shipp, Assistant Attorney General, General Civil Division, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, State of Tennessee, Department of Children's Services.

Judge: SUSANO

The trial court terminated the parental rights of Christina A. ("Mother") to her daughter, Madison A. (the "Child"), who currently is two. The trial court found, by clear and convincing evidence, that grounds had been proven to terminate Mother's parental rights pursuant to T.C.A. section 36-1-113(g)(8). More specifically, the trial court found that Mother was mentally incompetent to care for the Child, and that her mental impairment was likely to remain making it unlikely that she would be able to care for the Child in the near future. The trial court also found clear and convincing evidence that termination of Mother's parental rights is in the Child's best interest. Mother appeals, claiming that she was denied constitutionally-protected due process rights because the trial court terminated her parental rights when her mental impairment was so significant that she was unable to assist in the defense of her case. We affirm.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/madisona_123008.pdf


TOWN OF OAKLAND, A Municipal Corporation of the State of Tennessee v. TOWN OF SOMERVILLE, A Municipal Corporation of the State of Tennessee, in its Own Capacity, and by and Through ROBERT MORRIS in his Official Capacity as Mayor of Somerville, and the Following Members of the Board of Alderman in Their Official Capacity: LAND MIDDLECOFF, JOHN DAVID DOUGLAS, NAN GREEN, ALTON FEATHERS, CARLTON MORRIS and DOUG MASON; WILLIAM RUSSELL "RUSTY" HYNEMAN, Individually and d/b/a HYNEMAN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY; WRH ENTERPRISES, LLC; and WRH PROPERTIES, INC.

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

J. Kevin Walsh, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Defendants/Appellants, Town of Somerville, et al.

Richard J. Myers and Tara M. Ryan, Memphis, Tennessee, for the Plaintiff/Appellee, Town of Oakland.

Judge: KIRBY

This is the second appeal in an annexation case involving two municipalities. The plaintiff smaller municipality passed an ordinance annexing adjoining property. The annexation was to be effective ninety days later. The annexed property also adjoined the defendant larger municipality. After the passage of the plaintiff’s annexation ordinance, but before its effective date, the defendant municipality passed an ordinance annexing the same property. The plaintiff then filed a declaratory judgment action, asking the court to find that the defendant's annexation was invalid because it attempted to annex property that the plaintiff had already annexed. The trial court granted the defendant's motion to dismiss and the plaintiff municipality appealed. In the first appeal, we reversed and the case was remanded to the trial court. The defendant then filed a second motion to dismiss, arguing, inter alia, that its greater population gave it annexation priority over the plaintiff under Tennessee Code Annotated section 6-51-110. The trial court denied the defendant's motion, finding that the plaintiff's annexation of the disputed property took place upon the passage of the ordinance after its final reading, not the effective date of the ordinance. Consequently, it found, the statute giving annexation priority to the larger municipality was not applicable because the defendant larger municipality did not initiate annexation proceedings until after the plaintiff had already annexed the property. The defendant now appeals. We reverse, finding that the effective date of the annexation, not the date of final passage, is the operative date by which a municipality with a larger population must initiate annexation proceedings in order to take advantage of its statutory priority.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/oaklandtown_123008.pdf


REALTY CENTER NEW HOMES DIVISION, LLC v. DOWLEN CONSTRUCTION, LLC

Court: TCA

Attorneys:

Gary D. Lander, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dowlen Construction, LLC.

John W. Beard and R. Jonathan Guthrie, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Realty Center New Homes Division, LLC.

Judge: SUSANO

This is a breach of contract case in which the plaintiff, reflected as "Realty Center New Homes Division, LLC" ("Realty Center"), a real estate broker, sued Dowlen Construction, LLC ("Dowlen"), a builder and developer, for unpaid commissions on sales of real estate. Realty Center signed the contracts at issue in a name slightly different from the name on its real estate broker's license. The trial court held that Realty Center is entitled to commissions, prejudgment interest, and discretionary costs. Dowlen appeals. We hold, in accord with the general rule, that the misnomer in the contracts did not render those documents invalid or inoperative where there was evidence that Dowlen knew the identity of the real party and, in this circumstance, Dowlen was estopped to deny the existence of the entity with which it contracted. We further hold that the Tennessee Real Estate Broker License Act of 1973, Tenn. Code Ann. section 62-13-101 et seq. ("the Act") does not expressly require a real estate broker to sign contracts in its licensed name, and we decline Dowlen's invitation to construe the Act to find this requirement. We affirm the trial court's judgment.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCA/2008/realtycenter_123008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. BRITT ALAN FERGUSON

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

James T. Powell, Union City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Britt Alan Ferguson.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Benjamin A. Ball, Assistant Attorney General; Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General; and James T. Cannon, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: GLENN

The defendant, Britt Alan Ferguson, was convicted by an Obion County jury of facilitation of the initiation of a process intended to result in the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class C felony; two counts of promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class D felony; unlawful drug paraphernalia use and activities, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class E felony;1 and was sentenced by the trial court as a multiple offender to an effective sentence of six years in the Department of Correction. Following the denial of his untimely motion for new trial, he filed an untimely notice of appeal to this court, challenging the sufficiency of the evidence in support of his methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia convictions and arguing that the trial court erred in denying his motion to suppress evidence. The State responded with a motion to dismiss on the basis that both the motion for new trial and notice of appeal were untimely. This court granted the motion in part, ruling that the defendant had waived the suppression issue by his untimely motion for new trial but that we would waive the untimely notice of appeal in order to consider the sufficiency of the convicting evidence. Following our review, we conclude that the evidence is sufficient to sustain the convictions. Accordingly, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/fergusonb_123008.pdf


TIMOTHY E. HIGGS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Timothy E. Higgs, Petros, Tennessee, Pro se.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; and Thomas A. Thomas, District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

This case is before this court upon the petitioner's, Timothy E. Higgs, motion to late-file his notice of appeal. Upon our review of the record and the parties' briefs, we dismiss the appeal.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/higgst_123008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DANIEL POTTEBAUM

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

Mark C. Scruggs, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Defendant, Daniel Pottebaum.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Michael E. Moore, Solicitor General; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; Brian K. Holmgren, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: WEDEMEYER

A Davidson County jury convicted the Defendant of two counts of rape of a child, two counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of assault. The trial court ordered him to serve an effective sentence of seventy-four years. On appeal, the Defendant claims the trial court erred when it: (1) permitted the State to question the victim about the Defendant's prior bad acts; (2) did not dismiss Count 1 of the indictment pursuant to the cancellation rule; (3) instructed the jury that "recklessness" was sufficient as a mens rea for rape of a child; (4) determined that the evidence supported the verdicts; (5) enhanced the Defendant's sentence and ordered him to serve consecutive sentences. After a thorough review of the record and the applicable law, we affirm the trial court's judgments.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/pottebaumd_123008.pdf


STATE OF TENNESSEE v. AMBER LEE STIDHAM a.k.a. AMBER LEE STIDAM

Court: TCCA

Attorneys:

John Philip Parsons, Cookeville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Amber Lee Stidham.

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; Clarence E. Lutz, Assistant Attorney General; Anthony J. Craighead, Interim District Attorney General; and Marty S. Savage, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge: OGLE

The appellant, Amber Lee Stidham, was found guilty by a jury in the Putnam County Criminal Court of driving under the influence, second offense. The trial court imposed a sentence of eleven months and twenty-nine days with fifty-five days to be served in confinement. On appeal, the appellant argues that the trial court erred in denying her motion to suppress her statement to police. Upon our review of the record and the parties' briefs, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.

http://www.tba2.org/tba_files/TCCA/2008/stidhama_123008.pdf


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