WILLIAM A. COHN v. BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF TENNESSEE
Judge: PER CURIAM
The appellant, William A. Cohn, has filed a petition for rehearing
pursuant to Tenn. R. App. P. 39. We have considered all of the
arguments raised in the petition and we have found them to be without
DONALD GLIDEWELL v. ANN RUSSELL
Harriet S. Thompson of Bolivar for Appellant, Donald Glidewell
Terry Abernathy of Selmer for Appellee, Ann Russell
Plaintiff-Appellant instituted a detainer action in general sessions
court seeking possession of property owned by Plaintiff-Appellant.
From an adverse judgment in general sessions court,
Plaintiff-Appellant appealed to the circuit court for a trial de novo.
Defendant-Appellee filed a counter-claim in circuit court,
alternatively requesting that if she is forced to vacate the premises,
she should be awarded damages for improvements made to the premises.
The trial court entered judgment for possession to the
Defendant-Appellee. Plaintiff-Appellant appeals. We reverse.
MARJORIE M. KIRKPATRICK v. ROBERT W. O'NEAL
Mitchell A. Byrd, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Appellant Robert W.
Robert P. Rayburn, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the Appellee Marjorie
Robert W. O'Neal ("Father") and Sandra K. O'Neal ("Mother") were
granted a divorce by the Sumner County Circuit Court in 1986. There
were two minor children born of the marriage, and Father was ordered
to pay $650 per month in child support. After Mother passed away in
June of 1990, the children's maternal grandparents, William and
Marjorie Kirkpatrick, were awarded full custody of both children by
the Sumner County Chancery Court. In 2001, Marjorie Kirkpatrick
("Petitioner") filed a petition in the Hamilton County Circuit Court
seeking to have the previous order requiring Father to pay $650 per
month in child support enforced. Petitioner also sought a substantial
amount of arrearages. The Hamilton County Circuit Court determined
that Father was in arrears a total of $55,063 covering from when
Petitioner was awarded custody until June of 2002. Petitioner also
was awarded her attorney fees. Father appeals, claiming the original
order from the Sumner County Circuit Court requiring him to pay $650
per month in child support had no effect once Mother died. We modify
the judgment of the Hamilton County Circuit Court, and affirm as
YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. v. TENNESSEE STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, ET AL.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, Mary Ellen Knack,
Assistant Attorney General, for the appellant, Tennessee State Board
Brian L. Kuhn, Shelby County Attorney and Thomas E. Williams,
Assistant County Attorney, for the appellant, Shelby County Assessor
R. Grattan Brown, Jr. And Katherine P. Griffin, Memphis, Tennessee,
for the appellee, Youth Programs, Inc.
The chancery court reversed the Assessment Appeals Commission and held
that Youth Programs, a charitable organization, is entitled to a
property tax exemption on real property in Shelby County used in
conjunction with the FedEx/St. Jude Classic golf tournament. The
trial court determined the disputed property is used exclusively for a
charitable purpose and that an unusable area is used constructively
and is likewise exempt. The Shelby County Assessor of Property and
the State appeal. We affirm.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. CUMECUS RODRELLE CATES
Russell T. Greene, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Cumecus
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Michelle Chapman
McIntire, Assistant Attorney General; and Randall E. Nichols, District
Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
Following a jury trial, the Defendant was convicted of aggravated
burglary and misdemeanor theft. On appeal, he challenges the
sufficiency of the convicting evidence. We affirm the judgments of
the trial court.
CHRISTOPHER A. JOHNSON v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Christopher A. Johnson, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pro Se.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; John H. Bledsoe,
Assistant Attorney General; and William H. Cox, District Attorney
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The Defendant, Christopher A. Johnson, seeks to appeal as of right
from the trial court's denial of his "Petition to Enforce the Plea
Agreement." The State argues that this appeal should be dismissed
because an appeal as of right does not lie from a trial court's denial
of a petition to enforce a plea agreement. We agree with the State's
argument and dismiss this appeal.
MARTIN PALMER JONES v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Bob McD. Green, Johnson City, Tennessee, Tennessee, for the appellant,
Martin Palmer Jones.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Kathy Aslinger,
Assistant Attorney General; Joe Crumley, District Attorney General;
and Anthony Clark and Fred Lance, Assistant District Attorneys
General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
This is an appeal from denial of post-conviction relief. The
Defendant, Martin Palmer Jones, was convicted of two counts of first
degree felony murder upon entry of best-interest guilty pleas. He was
sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment, which were to be served
consecutively. The Defendant's sentences were affirmed on direct
appeal. See State v. Martin Palmer Jones, No. 03C01-9803-CR-00084,
1999 WL 93144 (Tenn. Crim. App., Knoxville, Feb. 25, 1999). On
petition for post-conviction relief, the Defendant claimed he received
ineffective assistance of counsel in conjunction with his guilty
pleas. The trial court denied the petition, and the Defendant
appealed to this Court. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.
STATE OF TENNESSEE v. DION A. RUSSELL
A. Philip Lomonaco, Knoxville, Tennessee, for the appellant, Dion A.
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter, and Brent C. Cherry,
Assistant Attorney General, for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
On this consolidated appeal, the defendant challenges the manner and
consecutive nature of his sentences. After analyzing the issues
properly before us, we conclude that the trial court did not err in
revoking the defendant's probation on the former sentence or in
denying him probation on the latter. Further, we hold the consecutive
sentences to be warranted and proper in this instance. Therefore, we
ERIC THOMAS v. STATE OF TENNESSEE
Jacob Edward Erwin, Memphis, Tennessee, for the appellant, Eric
Paul G. Summers, Attorney General and Reporter; Jennifer L. Bledsoe,
Assistant Attorney General; William L. Gibbons, District Attorney
General; and Gail Ann Vermaas, Assistant District Attorney General,
for the appellee, State of Tennessee.
The petitioner, Eric Thomas, appeals as of right from the dismissal of
his petition for post-conviction relief by the Shelby County Criminal
Court. He seeks relief from his Class C felony conviction for robbery
and resulting sentence of eight years and one day in confinement. He
contends that the post-conviction court erred in dismissing his
petition and that he received the ineffective assistance of counsel.
We affirm the judgment of the trial court.