Cases of Note

Significant decisions.

Witco Corp. v. Oil, Chem. & Atomic Workers Int'l Union, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 17986

July 28th, 1999

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellants, a labor union acting on behalf of a fired employee, appealed from a judgment of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, that vacated an arbitrator's award directing appellee employer to reinstate the employee. read more »

Jerry Nelms V. Walgreen, C.A. No. 02A01-9805-CV-00137; COURT OF APPEALS OF TENNESSEE, WESTERN SECTION, AT JACKSON; 1999 Tenn. App. LEXIS 437

July 7th, 1999

The Appellate court determined that punitive damages were not warranted. read more »

Edwards v. Witco Chem. Corp., 1998 Tenn. LEXIS 206

April 9th, 1998

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Defendant employer challenged the decision of the Shelby County Circuit Court (Tennessee) that set plaintiff employee's disability rating in his workers' compensation claim. read more »

Weber vs Moses, 938 S.W. 2d 387 (Tenn 1996)

December 23rd, 1996

The Court of Appeals (Tennessee) affirmed the trial court's dismissal of plaintiff employee's discriminatory practice and retaliatory discharge claims brought under Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 4-21-301, 50-1-304 of the Tennessee Human Rights Act. The court of appeals held that the action was time-barred by the one-year statute of limitations. The employee ... read more »

Brannon v. Novel, 1995 Tenn. App. LEXIS 829

December 21st, 1995

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellant buyers sought review of the judgment of the Chancery Court of Shelby County at Memphis (Tennessee), which found in favor of appellee sellers in a breach of contract action involving the sale of real property. After the buyers failed to close on the property, the sellers initiated an action seeking money damages. The buyers counterclaimed alleging fraud, violation of Tennessee's Consumer Protection Act and/or negligent misrepresentation. read more »

Tata v. Nichols, 848 S.W.2d 649 (Tenn. 1993)

January 11th, 1993

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Appellant, injured claimant, challenged the decision from the court of appeals (Tennessee), which affirmed summary judgment in favor of defendants, vehicle owners and their insurers. The appellate court held that the claimant, who was helping two of the owners with car trouble when an uninsured vehicle rear-ended one of the vehicles, was not an insured within the meaning of the uninsured motorist provision of the owners' policies. read more »

Watson v. Pilot Life Ins. Co., 741 S.W.2d 342 (Tenn. Ct. App 1987), cert. denied 1987.

August 27th, 1987

PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Plaintiff appealed a decision from the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Tennessee, granting summary judgment to defendants and denying plaintiff death benefits under her deceased husband's group life insurance policy issued by defendants. read more »