March 6 , 2001
Volume 7 -- Number 041

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
 
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
01 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
03 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Attorney General (PDF format)
00 New Judicial Ethics Opinion(s)
00 New Formal Ethics Opinion(s) from the Board of Professional Responsibility
 

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SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE 
SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS CORRECTED Court:TSC - Rules http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlistcorrected.wpd
JIMMY GREENE v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: Lance E. Evans, Maryville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Jimmy Greene. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Clinton J. Morgan, Assistant Attorney General; Michael L. Flynn, District Attorney General; Kirk E. Andrews, Assistant District Attorney General; and Edward P. Bailey, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General; for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WEDEMEYER First Paragraph: A Blount County jury convicted the Petitioner of the aggravated rape of a person less than thirteen years of age, and the trial court sentenced him to twenty-two years incarceration. His conviction was affirmed on direct appeal. The Petitioner petitioned for post-conviction relief, and the trial court denied his request. He now appeals the trial court's denial of post-conviction relief, arguing that he received ineffective assistance of counsel at trial and on appeal. We conclude that the Petitioner was not denied the effective assistance of counsel and accordingly affirm the judgment of the court below. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/greenej.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DAVID LUNSFORD Court:TCCA Attorneys: Lee Ledbetter, Assistant Public Defender, Athens, Tennessee, for the appellant, David Lunsford. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Mark A. Fulks, Assistant Attorney General; Jerry N. Estes, District Attorney General; and Charles M. Pope, Jr., Assistant District Attorney General. Judge: WELLES First Paragraph: The Defendant, David Lunsford, was convicted by a jury of aggravated burglary. In this appeal as of right, he asserts that the evidence was insufficient to support his conviction. We respectfully disagree; thus, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/lunsfordd.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JOSH MOON Court:TCCA Attorneys: Susanne Bales, Assistant Public Defender, Dandridge, Tennessee for the appellant, Josh Moon. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth T. Ryan, Assistant Attorney General; Al C. Schmutzer, Jr, District Attorney General; and Steven R. Hawkins, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WITT First Paragraph: The defendant appeals from his Sevier County Circuit Court sentence for simple assault, a Class A misdemeanor. The trial court sentenced the defendant to eleven months and 29 days, with six months of the sentence to be served incarcerated in jail and the balance on supervised probation. The trial court ordered restitution to the victim in the amount of $18,700 for medical expenses. In this direct appeal, the defendant complains that he should have received full probation. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/moonj.wpd

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