September 24, 2001
Volume 7 — Number 175

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00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
01 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court Workers' Compensation Panel
02 New Document(s) or Proposed Rule(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
02 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Court of Appeals
00 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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Howard H. Vogel
Knoxville, Tennessee
Editor-in-Chief, TBALink

MARY ELLEN BARNES v. YASUDA FIRE and MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:

Richard D. Click, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Mary Ellen
Barnes.

Ronald L. Harper and R. Scott Vincent, Memphis, Tennessee, for the
appellee, Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Company of America.

Judge: LOSER

First Paragraph:

This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special
Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance
with Tenn. Code Ann. S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and reporting to the
Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of law.  In this
appeal, the employee insists the evidence preponderates against the
denial of workers' compensation benefits and asks this tribunal to
determine the extent of her vocational impairment.  As discussed
below, the panel has concluded the judgment of dismissal should be
reversed, the conditional award of permanent partial disability
benefits based on 30 percent to the body as a whole affirmed, and the
cause remanded with instructions.

http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/barnesmaryellen.wpd


IN RE: PERMANENCY PLANNING COMMISSION Court:TSC - Rules ORDER In furtherance of the Court's objective of improving the quality of life of the children in this State, the Permanency Planning Commission created by this Court's order of May 30, 1996, and as amended on June 26, 1996, has presented the Court with Guidelines for Guardians Ad Litem for Children in Juvenile Court Proceedings, attached hereto. In the interest of providing prompt and fair consideration of the important public policy issues raised by the attached Guidelines, the Court hereby solicits written responses from the bench, bar, and public. Comments should be addressed to: Administrative Office of the Courts Attn: Jean Stone Nashville City Center, Suite 600 511 Union Nashville, TN 37219 The deadline for written comments is November 30, 2001. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/guardianal.wpd
IN RE: Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 7, Section 6.03 Court:TSC - Rules http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/rule7sec603.wpd
DAWN A. DUGAN v. ELLIOTT R. MYERS (DECEASED), et al. Court:TCA Attorneys: John S. Taylor, Johnson City, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Dawn A. Dugan No Brief was filed for the Appellees, Elliott R. Myers (deceased) and George and Sandra Myers Judge: GODDARD First Paragraph: In this paternity case an unwed mother of a minor child appeals a judgment granting visitation privileges to the parents of the father, who is deceased. We vacate the judgment and remand for a determination of whether failing to grant visitation would result in "harm to the child," as contemplated by T.C.A. 36-6-306(b). http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/dugandawn.wpd
SUSANO CONCURRING http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/dugandawnc.wpd
LONNIE H. WILDER v. LESLIE PERKINS WILDER Court:TCA Attorneys: Cecilia S. Petersen, Knoxville, Tennessee, for Appellant, Leslie Perkins Wilder. Johnny V. Dunaway, LaFollette, Tennessee, for Appellee, Lonnie H. Wilder. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: In this divorce case, the Trial Court awarded husband attorney's fees against wife. On appeal, we reverse. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/wilderl.wpd

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