508 S.W.2d 526 (1974)

Hager ODOM, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Donald GRAY et al., Defendants-Appellants.

Supreme Court of Tennessee.

March 18, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Hager Odom, pro se, Wild & Harrison, Chattanooga, for plaintiff-appellant.

Goins, Gammon, Baker & Robinson, Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, Joe Timberlake, Chattanooga, for defendants-appellants.



Certiorari was granted in this case on one point only, to wit: Can punitive damages or "smart" money be awarded against joint or multiple defendants when the financial worth of only one defendant is introduced into the evidence?

The factual allegations in the complaint were found in favor of the plaintiff by the jury, approved by the trial judge, and concurred in by the Court of Appeals, and from a review of the voluminous record...

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