Deadline extended for judicial intern program

The application deadline for the Tennessee Bar Association's new Judicial Internship Program for law students has been extended until Jan. 31. Deadline for the Young Lawyers Division program previously had been set for Dec. 31. This change will accommodate first-year students who will not have fall semester transcripts available until mid-January. In addition, the deadline for accepting a position with the program has been extended to April 29, allowing students to weigh all of their summer employment options before committing to a judicial internship.

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Court: TCA


Brandy Boyd Slaybaugh, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Natascha D. M.

James S. Sharp, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Kenneth F.

Jere Franklin Ownby, III, Knoxville, Tennessee, Guardian Ad Litem.


This is an appeal from the trial court's grant of the father's petition to be named the minor child's primary residential parent. Finding that the father met his burden to show a material change in circumstances sufficient to warrant the requested modification and that the change was in the child's best interest, we affirm.


Court: TCA


Ardeshir Yavari Baigvand, Knoxville, Tennessee, pro se.

Lawrence W. Kelly, Atlanta, Georgia, for the appellee, Federal National Mortgage Association.


Plaintiff foreclosed on defendant's property and filed suit in Sessions Court to obtain possession of the property. Defendant appealed the Judgment for possession to Circuit Court, which granted plaintiff summary judgment. Defendant has appealed to this Court and we affirm the Judgment of the Trial Court, awarding possession of the property to plaintiff.


Court: TCA


J. Thomas Caldwell, Ripley, Tennessee, for the appellant, Joyce Via.

William Dan Douglas, Jr., Ripely, Tennessee, for the appellee, Larry Edward Oehlert, Sr.


This appeal arises out of a complaint to dissolve a partnership. The plaintiff alleged that she and the defendant, an unmarried couple, acquired real property through joint efforts. She further alleged that she contributed to the improvement of the property and an increase in its value, giving rise to a partnership for profit and a right to a distribution of the partnership's assets following dissolution. The defendant denied that a partnership existed and counterclaimed for damages and attorney's fees arising out of the plaintiff's refusal to vacate the property following their break-up. At the ensuing bench trial, the defendant moved for a directed verdict on the plaintiff's claims. The trial court granted the motion and dismissed the plaintiff's claims, specifically finding that the plaintiff was unable to prove the existence of an express or implied partnership for profit between the parties. We affirm.


Court: TCA


Stephen M. Darden and Jimmie C. Miller, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the appellant, Wellmont Health System.

F. Braxton Terry, Morristown, Tennessee, Douglas T. Jenkins, Rogersville, Tennessee, and William Lewis Jenkins, Jr., Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellee, Angela Susan Wisdom.


The Trial Judge ruled against defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment because there were disputed issues of material fact. The Trial Court authorized an interlocutory appeal, which we granted. Upon consideration of the case, we conclude, as did the Trial Judge, there are disputed issues of material fact, affirm the Judgment of the Trial Court and remand.


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