News

December 11, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court extensively analyzed when the statute of limitations begins to run in legal malpractice cases. While the Court declined to change current Tennessee law or adopt a new...
December 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that, when one spouse unilaterally withdraws money from a married couple’s joint bank account and places the funds in a certificate of deposit, the...
November 30, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a life sentence without the possibility of parole that defendant Kevin Patterson received under Tennessee’s three strikes law for his conviction of attempted...
November 29, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state’s theft statute applies to real property.  In the case, the defendant challenged whether Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-14-103 encompassed theft...
November 28, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court addressed a certified question from a federal district court on an aircraft maintenance company’s effort to collect its bill for work done on a commercial airplane....
November 27, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for two cases on November 30, 2017, in front of hundreds of high school and college students when it brings court to Lane College in Jackson,...
November 22, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed previous rulings that dismissed a lawsuit contesting the October 1, 2013 Will (“2013 Will”) of Dr. J. Don Brock, a resident of Hamilton County. Dr. Brock...
November 22, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court concluded that a father’s notice of appeal, signed by his attorney but not the father personally, satisfies the statutory signature requirement for appeals in parental...
November 21, 2017
Home inspections are a standard part of the buying process throughout the state, and, in a recent case, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined whether a home inspector’s liability extends to a social...
November 21, 2017
The Supreme Court of Tennessee clarified the law of self-defense when the person making the claim is engaged in unlawful activity at the time the need for self-defense occurred. This clarification is...