Opinion FlashMay 24, 2004
Volume 10 Number 100
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Howard H. Vogel
SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT DISCRETIONARY APPEALS Court:TSC - Rules http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TSC_Rules/certlist_0524.wpd
RUFFIN BUILDING SYSTEMS, INC. v. LARRY GENE VARNER, AN INDIVIDUAL, ET AL. Court:TCA Attorneys: L. Eric Ebbert, Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellant, Ruffin Building Systems, Inc. O. Taylor Pickard, Jr., Kingsport, Tennessee, for the Appellees, Larry Gene Varner and Todd Duncan. Judge: SWINEY First Paragraph: Larry Gene Varner and Todd Duncan ("Defendants") contracted with Joel Frazier d/b/a Timberline Construction Company ("Timberline") for construction of a building on Defendants' property. Timberline then contracted with Ruffin Building Systems, Inc. ("Plaintiff") for Plaintiff to provide certain materials for the construction. Defendants paid Timberline, but Timberline never paid Plaintiff. Plaintiff sued Defendants on its materialman's lien. The Trial Court granted Defendants summary judgment holding, inter alia, that Plaintiff did not comply with the notice requirements of Tenn. Code Ann. S 66-11-115. Plaintiff appeals. We affirm. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCA/ruffinbs.wpd
RAYMOND R. KENNEBREW v. STATE OF TENNESSEE Court:TCCA Attorneys: Raymond R. Kennebrew, pro se (on appeal), and Steven V. Smith, Signal Mountain, Tennessee (at trial), for the appellant, Raymond R. Kennebrew. Paul G. Summers, Attorney General & Reporter; Michelle R. Chapman, Assistant Attorney General; and Dave Denny, Assistant District Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee. Judge: WADE First Paragraph: The petitioner, Raymond R. Kennebrew, appeals the denial of post-conviction relief. In this appeal of right, the petitioner asserts (1) that his pleas were neither knowingly nor voluntarily entered and (2) that he was denied the effective assistance of counsel. The judgment is affirmed. http://www.tba.org/tba_files/TCCA/kennebrewr.wpd
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