Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

Appellate Court Opinions

Format: 02/21/2019
Format: 02/21/2019
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Jefferson County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Montgomery County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Knox County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Davidson County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Hamilton County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Wayne County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Bedford County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Scott County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Robertson County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
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Montgomery County Court of Criminal Appeals 12/01/10
Steven Totty v. The Tennessee Department of Correction and the State of Tennessee
01A01-9504-CV-00139

This appeal involves a state prisoner’s efforts to enforce a plea bargain agreement. The prisoner filed a petition for a common-law writ of certiorari in theCircuit Court for Davidson County after the Department of Correction refused to release him in accordance with his understanding of the agreement. The trial court granted the department’s motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and the prisoner has appealed. We affirm the dismissal of the petition because it fails to state a claim upon which relief pursuant to a common-law writ of certiorari can be granted.1

Davidson County Court of Appeals
01C01-9508-CC-00257
Rutherford County Court of Criminal Appeals
Lesa Johnson v. South Central Human Resource Agency, Roy Tipps, Executive Director, and John Ed Underwood, Jr., Deputy Director
01A01-9503-CH-00104

This is an action pursued by the appellant, Lesa Johnson (Johnson), for the alleged wrongful termination of her employment with South Central Human Resource Agency (SCHRA). The Chancery Court for Bedford County dismissed the complaint upon motion of the appellees, SCHRA, and its executive and deputy directors, Roy Tipps and John Ed Underwood, Jr., respectively.

Bedford County Court of Appeals
David John Erdly v. Janene Marie Erdly - Concurring
01A01-9706-CH-00269

The plaintiff, David John Erdly, has appealed from the judgment of the Trial Court dismissing his suit for divorce, dividing the marital estate, awarding plaintiff child custody and support and awarding the defendant, Janene Marie Erdly, alimony for the remainder of her life.

Williamson County Court of Appeals
Knight vs. Knight
01A01-9710-CV-00609
Court of Criminal Appeals
Robert L. Delaney v. Brook Thompson, et al.
01S01-9808-CH-00144

This Court has been appointed by the Governor to decide the case of Delaney v. Thompson, et al., in which the plaintiff challenges the constitutionality of the uniquely statutory merit selection system for appellate judges called the Tennessee Plan. Rather than contend with the constitutional issues, the majority, deciding this case by statutory construction, utilizes a construction which reflects neither the meaning of the statute nor the positions of the parties. In doing so, the majority opinion neither clarifies issues of importance to the electorate and judiciary, nor discourages future litigation on the same issues.

Supreme Court