Appellate Cases



1980:
Jones v. Zayre, Inc., 600 S.W.2d 730 (Tenn. App. 1980) appl. perm. app. den..Slip and fall case reaffirming doctrine of constructive notice and widely cited.
1980:
Long v. State, 607 S.W.2d 482 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1980) Appl Perm App Den.Established precedent in Tennessee regarding admissibility of prior convictions.
1980:
Murfreesboro Production Credit Assoc., et. al. v. William M. Ables, Jr., Slip Op.,Tenn. App., M.S., No. 79-119-II (August 18, 1980).
1981:
Layne vs. Langston Division of Molins Machine Co., Inc., Tenn. App., E.S., Slip Op. (Dec. 23, 1981).The appellate court sustained our Motion for Summary Judgment and dismissed the action based upon Tennessee's product liability statute of repose".
1981:
Morris v. Am. Home Assurance Co., et. al., Tenn. App., W.S. at Nashville, Slip Op. (October 16, 1981).
1982:
Senters vs. Tull, et al., Slip Op. Tenn. App. (June 25, 1982). Wrongful death retrial, jury returned defendant's verdict.
1982:
R. J. Miles, Jr., et. al. v. Edgewood Chenile, Inc., Georgia Court of Appeals, Slip Op. (April 20, 1982). Challenge to trial court’s local rule regarding time period
1985:
Marsh vs. T.V.A. and Power Equipment Company, et al., Aff'm., per curiam, 765 F.2d 145 (6th Cir. 1985). Two week trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District at Chattanooga involving paraplegic. Verdict for all defendants.
1984:
Wattenbarger vs. A. O. Smith Harvestore Products, Inc., et al., Aff'm., Slip Op., Tenn. App., (March 7, 1986). Product liability and fraud case. One week trial. Directed verdict for our client.
1984:
Leath vs. West Valley Water System, Marion Law No. 83-254-II, Slip Op., Tenn.App., M.S., (Feb. 9, 1984). Precedent setting case defining term, "improvement to real property" under Tennessee's four year statute of repose.
1984:
Copper Basin General Hospital v. Thomas & Son construction Co, et al, Tenn.App., E. S. at Knoxville, 1984 LEXIS Tenn. App. 3393 (December 13, 1984)
1985:
Jordan vs. A. O. Smith Harvestore Products, Inc., Aff'm., Case No. 86-8293, per curiam, U.S. Court of Appeals, (11th Cir. 1986). Two week trial involving product liability and fraud allegations. Jury verdict for the defendant.
1985:
Bowater, et al. vs. Murray Machinery, et al., in the U.S. District Court for Tennessee at Chattanooga. 604 F.Supp. 821 (E.D. Tenn. 1984), 773 F.2d 71 (6th Cir. 1985). Interpretation of an arbitration clause in a settlement agreement. The District Court's action in affirming the arbitration clause was affirmed.
1986:
Agristor Leasing vs. Saylor, et al., 803 F2d 1401 (6th Cir. 1986). Product liability and fraud. Approximately ten days in trial. Judgment for plaintiff. Rev'd., new trial granted.
1986:
Hill Brothers vs. A. O. Smith Harvestore Products, Inc., et al., Rev'd,, 801 F2d 217 (6th Cir. 1986). Product liability and fraud case. The trial court granted summary judgment to our client based upon release. Case was appealed and resulted in opinion interpreting the law of accord and satisfaction in Tennessee.
2000:
Staples v. CBL & Associates, Inc., et al, 15 S.W. 3d 83 (Tenn. 2000). Represented shopping mall. Issue was liability of shopping mall for criminal acts of third parties committed on their premises.
2003:
Sandra Neal Sparkman and Joe Ben Sparkman vs. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Docket No. E2002-00932-COA-R3-CV, Slip Op., Tenn. App., E.S., at Knoxville, (February 28, 2003).Insurance coverage dispute.
2003:
Jack and Ruth Parnell vs. Delta Airlines, Inc., Comair, Inc., Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.;Robert Franklin and Winston McCarty, Tenn. App., E.S. at Knoxville, Case No. E202-00589-COA-R3-CV, 2003 Tenn. App. LEXIS 9 (January 8, 2003). Outrageous conduct/negligent infliction of emotional distress.
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