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Posted by: Kreis White & Christy Gibson on Nov 27, 2013

JOHNNY PYLE v. BETTY MULLINS
Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys:

Donna Keene Holt, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Johnny Pyle.

Brian H. Trammell, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Betty Mullins.

Judge: SUSANO

Johnny Pyle sued Betty Mullins for personal injuries sustained in a three-vehicle accident.1 Mullins admitted liability. The issue of damages was tried to a jury. At the close of the proof, the jury returned a verdict awarding Pyle $15,000 in compensatory damages. The trial court, in its role as the thirteenth juror, affirmed the verdict. Pyle appeals. He claims the verdict should be set aside because of a lack of material evidence to support the verdict, erroneous evidentiary rulings, and the failure of the court to instruct the jury regarding a preexisting condition. On our review, we conclude that there is no reversible error. Accordingly, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

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