Cases of Note

Significant decisions.

Fowlkes v. Crye-Leike, Inc., Case No. 4:08-CV-4161 BSM, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS, WESTERN DIVISION, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 24553; 93 Empl. Prac. Dec. (CCH) P43,855

March 16th, 2010

The court granted summary judgment to the firm's client and dismissed the claim of Plaintiff based on race and gender discrimination. read more »

Baptist Memorial Hospital v. Argo Construction Corp., 308 S.W.3d 337; 2009 Tenn. App., Appeal denied by Baptist Mem. Hosp. v. Argo Constr. Corp., 2010 Tenn. LEXIS 179 (Tenn., Feb. 22, 2010)

February 22nd, 2010

 In an action arising from a drainage improvement project, cross-plaintiff general contractor sought indemnity from cross-defendant subcontractor, which manufactured and provided concrete pipe. The Circuit Court for Shelby County, Tennessee, granted the subcontractor's motion for summary judgment. The general contractor appealed.  read more »

Truck Parts & Servs. v. Truckpro, Inc., CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:07-CV-78-SAA, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI, WESTERN DIVISION, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 17518

March 5th, 2009

Firm's client was sued for accounting arising out of warranty claims. Client counterclaimed against Plaintiff and obtained summary judgment. read more »

McGhaw v. Sec. Fire Prot., Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 48976

June 23rd, 2008

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiff employee sued defendant employer for race discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.S. § 2000e-2, and for age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The employer moved for summary judgment on both ... read more »

Dye v. Witco Corp., 216 S.W.3d 317 (Tenn. 2007)

March 5th, 2007

The Chancery Court for Shelby County, Tennessee, granted summary judgment in favor of appellee employer in a workers' compensation case, finding that the statute of limitations barred appellant employee's claim and that the savings statute provided no relief to the employee. The employee appealed read more »

Nipponkoa Ins. Co. v. Ozark Motor Lines, Inc., Case No. 3:06cv0447 , UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE DIVISION, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74440

October 12th, 2006

The Court granted the firm's client's motion to file a third party complaint to bring in other responsible parties. read more »

Medrano v. MCDR, Inc., 366 F. Supp. 2d 625 (US Dist. Ct., Western 2005)

March 31st, 2005

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiffs, administratrix and an employee, sued defendants, general contractor and company, and alleged that they unlawfully discriminated against them on the basis of their race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C.S. § 2000e et seq., 42 U.S.C.S. § 1981, and the Tennessee Human Rights Act, Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-21-101 et seq. The general contractor and the company moved to ... read more »

Trumbo, Inc. v. Witco Corp., 2003 Tenn. App. LEXIS 572

August 11th, 2003

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: The Circuit Court for Shelby County (Tennessee) granted summary judgment in favor of appellee employer and against appellant, a third-party tortfeasor (tortfeasor), in the latter's suit for spoliation and negligence. The tortfeasor appealed. read more »

Coleman v. Shoney's, Inc., 145 F. Supp. 2d 934 (W. Dist Tenn. 2001)

March 8th, 2001

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiff employees brought an action against defendant employer and alleged that the employer discriminated against them on the basis of their race and sex. The court granted the employees' motion to voluntarily dismiss the state law claim that they had included in their amended complaint and considered the employees' motion to again amend their complaint to assert a cause of action under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1981 et ... read more »

Graham-Humphreys v. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Inc., 209 F.3d 552 (6th Circuit 2000)

April 6th, 2000

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiff appealed summary dismissal of her gender-based employment discrimination complaint under 42 U.S.C.S. § 2000e et seq. in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee at ... read more »