December 17, 2001
Volume 7 — Number 232

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This Issue (IN THIS ORDER):
 
00 New Opinion(s) from the Tennessee Supreme Court
02 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
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

MARTHA I. JOHNSON v. KNOX CO. BOARD OF EDUC., et al.

Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel

Attorneys:  

Paul G. Summers, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant Second Injury
Fund.

Stephen E. Yeager, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellees Knox County
Board of Education and  Tennessee School Boards Association.

Thomas S. Scott, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellee Martha I.
Johnson.                     

Judge: BYERS

First Paragraph:

This workers' compensation appeal has been referred to the Special
Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel of the Supreme Court in accordance
with Tennessee Code Annotated S 50-6-225(e)(3) for hearing and
reporting to the Supreme Court of findings of fact and conclusions of
law.  The trial court found the plaintiff is totally and permanently
disabled and further found the Knox County Board of Education liable
for 60 percent of the award and the Second Injury Fund liable for 40
percent.  We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

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

							
								
REGINA ANN THOMPSON v. VIVRA RENAL CARE, INC. Court:TSC - Workers Comp Panel Attorneys: John D. Burleson and V. Latosha Mason, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellant, Vivra Renal Care, Inc. Mary Dee Allen, Cookeville, Tennessee, and George L. Morrison, III, Jackson, Tennessee, for the appellee, Regina Ann Thompson 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. Although the only issue at trial was the extent of the employee's permanent disability, the employer contends in this appeal the evidence preponderates against the trial court's findings as to causation and permanency. The panel has agreed to address the issues on appeal and, as discussed below, concluded the judgment should be affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_WCP/thompsonregina.wpd
SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_1217.wpd

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