Opinion FlashJune 4, 2002
Volume 8 Number 98
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Howard H. Vogel
TRUAN MEEK v. EARL HALL, d/b/a HALL REALTY AND AUCTION COMPANY Court:TCA Attorneys: Timothy P. Coode, Knoxville, Tennessee, for Appellant. Jack W. Piper, Jr., Knoxville, Tennessee, for Appellee. Judge: FRANKS First Paragraph: Sessions Court entered default judgment against defendant. Defendant attempted to appeal to Circuit Court where that Court held appeal was not timely and Court had no jurisdiction. We vacate and remand. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/meekt.wpd
RICKY GARRETT v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: Cynthia F. Burnes, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Ricky Garrett. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Elizabeth B. Marney, Assistant Attorney General; Victor S. Johnson, III, District Attorney General; and Renee R. Erb, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: GLENN First Paragraph: The petitioner appeals the denial of his petition for post-conviction relief from a burglary conviction, arguing that the post-conviction court erred in finding that he received the effective assistance of trial counsel. He contends that trial counsel failed to provide information that was essential for him to make informed decisions in his case and failed to present an adequate defense at trial, and that the cumulative effect of the alleged deficiencies in counsel's performance was to prejudice the outcome of his case. We affirm the denial of the petition for post-conviction relief. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/garrettr.wpd
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. JIMMY L. SLATTON Court:TCCA Attorneys: William Cather, Lebanon, Tennessee, and Merrilyn Feirman, Nashville, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Jimmy L. Slatton. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; David H. Findley, Assistant Attorney General; Tom P. Thompson, Jr., District Attorney General; and Robert N. Hibbett, Assistant District Attorney General, for the Appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WITT First Paragraph: The defendant, Jimmy L. Slatton, pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated sexual battery and agreed to a six-year sentence. The plea agreement provided that the trial court would determine the manner of service of the sentence. After a sentencing hearing, the trial court denied any form of alternative sentencing and imposed incarceration in the Department of Correction. From this determination, the defendant appeals. Finding no error, we affirm the judgment of the trial court. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/slattonj.wpd
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