Supreme Court

October 16, 2017
The Supreme Court of Tennessee issued guidance on the steps courts should follow when a creditor sells collateral used to obtain a loan, but does not provide the required notice of the sale. The case...
October 9, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear five cases on October 11, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017Athlon Sports Communications,...
October 5, 2017
In an opinion filed today, the Supreme Court of Tennessee clarified when a serious bodily injury must occur during a robbery to elevate the crime to especially aggravated robbery.  This...
October 3, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court, acting on recommendations from its Indigent Representation Task Force, is taking action to reform the state’s method for providing legal assistance to individuals who are...
September 29, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that courts must consider all nine statutory factors, as well as any other relevant facts, when deciding whether terminating parental rights is in a child’s...
September 21, 2017
In 2011, a disagreement arose among members of the Moscow, Fayette County, Temple Church of God in Christ about the person assigned to be its pastor by the parent denomination, the Church of God in...
September 20, 2017
In a case involving a 2014 election for circuit court judge in East Tennessee, the Tennessee Supreme Court has rejected the unsuccessful candidate’s claim that the Roane County Election Commission (“...
September 14, 2017
In 2012, the Tennessee General Assembly adopted the Tennessee Excellence, Accountability, and Management Act of 2012 (“TEAM Act”), which comprehensively addressed the hiring and termination of state...
September 1, 2017
Just like other emergency responders from Memphis to Mountain City, the Tennessee Supreme Court is announcing a call to action for “emergency legal responders” to lend a hand to those impacted by...
August 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on September 6, 2017, in Knoxville, TN. The first two cases will be heard at the University of Tennessee College of Law.  The latter two cases...
August 30, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has rejected a defendant hospital’s argument that a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a surviving spouse was null and void because the spouse was not represented by a lawyer...
August 25, 2017
The Supreme Court has ruled that multiple convictions for sexual offenses arising from a single act of sexual assault should be analyzed under double jeopardy principles. In reaching this conclusion...
August 23, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Criminal Justice Handbook is now available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. The handbook contains more than 600 pages of Tennessee criminal statutes and court...
August 22, 2017
Source: Columbus Air Force BaseChildren of three World War II prisoners of war gathered during a Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 11 at the Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; and...
August 16, 2017
Jason Ray brought a lawsuit in federal court in West Tennessee seeking money damages for an alleged violation of his civil rights.  Mr. Ray pled guilty in 2013 to theft of property over $60,000...
August 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed a public reprimand for Knoxville attorney Danny C. Garland, II, based on his professional misconduct.  In 2014, the Tennessee Board of Professional...
August 4, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has increased a hearing panel’s recommended punishment of a public censure and suspended Paul Julius Walwyn from the practice of law for one year.  He will serve six...
July 12, 2017
In 2015, the Tennessee Supreme Court established the Indigent Representation Task Force to study and make recommendations concerning many issues surrounding Tennessee’s system of representation for...
July 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a prospective plaintiff who provides pre-suit notice of a healthcare liability claim to a single healthcare provider is not required to provide a medical...
June 16, 2017
The Supreme Court has reinstated an aggravated stalking conviction of a defendant for knowingly violating an order of protection.  The Court reversed a Court of Criminal Appeals decision that...
June 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court and 53 members of the 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, recently celebrated the Supreme Court’s Revised Military...
June 6, 2017
All five Tennessee Supreme Court Justices swore in applicants across the state to become members of the Tennessee Bar today, June 6, 2017.In Memphis, Justice Holly Kirby swore in 12 new applicants to...
June 2, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a defendant in a criminal case has no right to appeal a decision denying his request for the return of property that was seized during a...
June 1, 2017
Lipscomb University served as host to the Tennessee Supreme Court today, June 1, 2017, American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State, a nationally recognized program providing high school female...
May 26, 2017
Lipscomb University will host the Tennessee Supreme Court next week as part of American Legion Auxiliary’s Volunteer Girls State, a nationally recognized program providing high school female leaders...