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December 19, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has decided that hospitals are required to release their hospital lien against a patient as soon as the patient and the patient’s insurance company...
December 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a Hamilton County trial court did not depart from accepted and usual judicial course during a health care liability lawsuit as to require immediate...
December 16, 2014
Comprehensive changes to continuing education requirements for attorneys in Tennessee will go into effect January 1, 2015. In an order filed December 16, the Court overhauls Tennessee Supreme Court...
December 4, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 18 in Nashville in an appeal by the State opposing the requests of several death row inmates who are seeking the identity of...
December 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that Tennessee Human Rights Act claims against local governmental entities are not governed by the Governmental Tort Liability Act (“GTLA”). The Court has...
December 1, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the State will be allowed to introduce evidence of a child victim’s recorded video statement during the prosecution of the defendant for seven counts of...
November 25, 2014
A study commissioned by the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice (ATJ) Commission and the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) with the support of the Tennessee Bar Association has found...
November 19, 2014
The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has awarded more than $100,000 in grants to support Access to Justice initiatives in the state.The grants will extend by one...
November 18, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam Monday appointed J. Russell Parkes of Columbia as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District.Parkes replaces Judge Robert L. Holloway, Jr., who took a seat on the...
November 17, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death row inmate’s conviction for first degree murder. However, it has ordered a new sentencing hearing because the lawyers representing the man at trial did...
November 14, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a new murder trial to Clarence Nesbit, who has been on death row since 1995. The Court was unanimous in its finding that Nesbit failed to prove the performance...
November 12, 2014
Third Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Mike Faulk died Tuesday night after battling cancer. He was 61 years old.According to his staff, he had been receiving hospice care at a family home in...
November 10, 2014
The Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions and sentence of a Nashville man who was accused of sexually abusing his two young daughters.In 2007, Fred Chad Clark II’s daughters, ages four and six...
November 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided that a sex abuse suspect’s confession made during a conversation with the victim’s mother and recorded by police was admissible at trial.A nine-year-old child...
November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...
November 6, 2014
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Deanna Bell Johnson of Franklin as circuit court judge for the 21st Judicial District, filling the vacancy created when Judge Timothy Lee Easter was...
November 4, 2014
The state’s newest attorneys are appearing before the Tennessee Supreme Court this week – to be sworn in to the practice of law.Candidates who were successful in the July bar examination are...
November 3, 2014
Judge R. Price Harris, of Gallaway, presents a plaque to Judge John Lowe, of Millersville, to recognize his service as president of the Tennessee Municipal Judges Conference. Judge Lowe served the...
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...