STATE OF TENNESSEE, ON RELATION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF TRANSPORTATION v. E. G. MEEK, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Dec 13, 2013

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

E. G. Meek and Shirley T. Meek, pro se appellants.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter; and, Cynthia L. Paduch, Senior Counsel, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): SWINEY

This appeal arises from a condemnation action. The State of Tennessee (“the State”) acquired real property owned by E. G. Meek (“Meek”) and Shirley 1 T. Meek. The acquisition of the property is not at issue. Rather, the dispute is over the amount of money Meek is entitled to receive from the State. This case was tried before a jury in the Circuit Court for Knox County (“the Trial Court”). Meek and the State’s expert witness testified. The jury reached, and the Trial Court approved, a verdict for $15,250. Meek had sought considerably more money at trial for his property than the $15,250 awarded by the jury. On appeal, Meek alleges numerous errors, such as that the Trial Court erroneously allowed certain evidence to be admitted and that the Trial Judge failed to properly exercise his responsibility as thirteenth juror. Finding no reversible error, we affirm the judgment.

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