Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court is the state’s court of last resort. The five Supreme Court justices may accept appeals of civil and criminal cases from lower state courts. They also interpret the laws and constitutions of Tennessee and the United States. The Supreme Court may assume jurisdiction over undecided cases in the Court of Appeals or Court of Criminal Appeals when there is special need for an expedited decision. Read more here.

January 27, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has dismissed a health care liability lawsuit against six Knoxville medical providers because they were not provided with at least 60 days’ pre-suit notice of the...
January 26, 2015
The Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) of Memphis will honor Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby with the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award this week at their annual banquet. The award...
January 23, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a trial court must consider both the legal basis and the injuries for which damages are sought when determining the applicable statute of limitations for...
January 23, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled today that a criminal offense that provides for a mandatory minimum period of confinement does not necessarily prevent a defendant charged with that crime from being eligible...
January 22, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that the Tennessee statute governing termination of parental rights does not require the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to prove as an essential...
January 16, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a man who shot his wife at a gas station in Chattanooga in 1994.In March 1994, Edward Kendrick shot and...
January 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today ruled that a successor judge who takes over a case from the judge that presided over the trial, may act as the “13th juror” in a case.  In its ruling, the Court...

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