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October 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously reinstated a jury verdict, finding that a former maintenance employee of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) suffered unlawful retaliation through the...
October 27, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of Broderick Fayne for aggravated burglary and employment of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. The Court rejected Fayne’s...
October 24, 2014
Jeana Hendrix has been named assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role, she will be tracking proposed legislation, preparing fiscal notes,...
October 23, 2014
Members of the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Access to Justice Commission honored attorneys across the state this week in ceremonies recognizing the pro bono work of attorneys, law students, and...
October 22, 2014
The Board of Judicial Conduct, which investigates and acts on complaints against judges in Tennessee, has issued a public reprimand of Judge Casey Moreland for his activities in connection with a...
October 16, 2014
Governor Bill Haslam has selected Oscar C Carr, III of Memphis to be a chancellor in the 30th Judicial District.Carr replaces Kenny Armstrong, who was appointed to the Tennessee Court of Appeals...
October 15, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on October 15, 2014 in Columbia to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 22nd...
September 30, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments met on September 30, 2014 in Franklin to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 21st...
September 30, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a jury’s verdict convicting Jessie Dotson of six counts of first degree murder and imposing a death sentence for each of the six convictions. The...
September 26, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider eight applicants when it meets October 15 in Columbia to select nominees for the vacancy in the 22nd Judicial District Circuit Court...
September 25, 2014
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously affirmed 21 of 24 convictions of a man who engaged in and filmed his unprotected sexual acts with a minor.Mr. Barry H. Hogg, who was HIV-positive and...
September 25, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Henry Lee Jones, who was convicted of two counts of first degree murder in Shelby County and sentenced to death. Because the trial court...
September 22, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a statute requiring lawsuits by inmates to be brought in the county where they were incarcerated does not apply to inmates...
September 22, 2014
Retired Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Lyle Reid now has a permanent presence in the Jackson Supreme Court building, as his portrait was unveiled in a ceremony Friday.Family, friends, and...
September 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a portion of a contract in which a Tennessee woman agreed to act as a surrogate mother for an Italian couple who were unable to have children on their own.The...
September 17, 2014
Dignitaries from across the state gathered in Knoxville Wednesday to mark the formal investiture of Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee.Gov. Bill Haslam administered the oath of...
September 17, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a West Tennessee man who was convicted of first degree murder and kidnapping, among other crimes.John T. Freeland, Jr. kidnapped at...
September 16, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam will administer the oath of office to Justice Holly Kirby, the newest member of the Tennessee Supreme Court, in an investiture ceremony in Memphis this Friday, September 19.The event...
September 16, 2014
The Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments will consider 6 applicants when it meets September 30 in Franklin to select nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the 21st Judicial...
September 15, 2014
Herbert H. Slatery, III will be the next Attorney General and Reporter of Tennessee, the Supreme Court announced this morning in Nashville.Slatery, of Nashville, has served as Gov. Bill Haslam’s...
September 13, 2014
The members of the Tennessee Supreme Court plan to announce their choice for Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter at 11 a.m. Monday, September 15, 2014 in Nashville.The formal announcement comes...
September 12, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a hotel guest cannot recover from the hotel’s owner for injuries sustained when a bench collapsed in a handicap-accessible shower because the hotel...
September 11, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee will be formally invested into the role of Chief Justice by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony in Knoxville Wednesday, September 17.The investiture will take...
September 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a trial court’s decision to designate a teenage boy’s mother as his primary residential parent.The boy and his teenage sister were living in Richmond,...
September 10, 2014
The Governor’s Commission on Judicial Appointments met on September 10, 2014 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the Chancellor vacancy in the 30th Judicial...