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July 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a family in Loudon County will maintain ownership of 58 acres of farmland by virtue of a legal principle called “title by prescription,” which permits a...
July 31, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Memphis man for rape of a child, ruling that a prosecution error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his constitutional right to a...
July 30, 2015
Chief Justice Sharon G. Lee said the Tennessee Supreme Court will continue to serve at the same level of operation while the executive and legislative branches work out the details of appointing and...
July 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a 180-day suspension of Memphis attorney Homer L. Cody’s law license.In 2011, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for...
July 27, 2015
Justice Gary R. Wade will be the next dean of the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law after he retires from the Tennessee Supreme Court in September.Justice Wade was introduced to the...
July 24, 2015
Supreme Court Justice Gary R. Wade, who has served the Tennessee judiciary for 28 years as a judge, justice, and chief justice, has announced he will retire in September.Justice Wade was appointed to...
July 23, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the decision by a hearing panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility to suspend Anderson County lawyer Yarboro Sallee’s law license for one year. The...
July 14, 2015
We in the Judiciary mourn the loss of our friend, Judge D’Army Bailey, a devoted family man, an accomplished attorney and experienced trial court judge.  We join with national and international...
July 14, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the kidnapping convictions in two separate cases in which the defendants were charged with the kidnapping and robbery of different victims. The first...
July 2, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a challenge by death row inmates to electrocution as an alternative execution method is premature and therefore unripe for resolution by the courts at this...
July 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a Nashville chiropractic clinic’s patient did not effectively assign his rights to insurance proceeds received from a third party’s insurance company....
July 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a widow whose husband died after a five-year battle with lung cancer will get a new trial to determine the amount of damages owed by her husband’s employer...
June 30, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a health care liability lawsuit against an East Tennessee doctor and hospital, concluding that delivery of pre-suit notice of a...
June 25, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed multiple convictions stemming from a domestic incident in which Terrence Feaster inflicted serious injuries upon his then-girlfriend, Molly Kate McWhirter, at...
June 5, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s ruling that an arbitration agreement between a purchaser and a manufactured homebuilder was unfair and unenforceable, so it permitted the...
June 3, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court rejected a Memphis defendant’s argument that he was entitled to a new trial because a witness on the stand said he was unable to recall his earlier statements about the...
June 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has six cases set for oral argument this week in Nashville:Stephanie D. Turner v. Kevin Turner–This case involves the termination of a mother’s parental rights by default...
May 29, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violationsof the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any...
May 21, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before hundreds of high school students next week as participants in the Girls and Boys State programs see Tennessee’s highest court in action.The...
May 18, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial for an East Tennessee man who claims that his doctor failed to provide him with adequate information before operating on his back.In 2006, Ike J....
May 12, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee challenged the legal profession to set the standard for all professions and make gender equality a top priority.Chief Justice Lee’s remarks were made...
May 11, 2015
The Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit public interest law and advocacy firm serving families, has honored Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby as a Community Mother of the Year for her...
May 5, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of three men accused of robbing a woman outside of her Knoxville residence, ordering her into her home, and confining her inside while they...
May 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week regarding whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of electrocution as a possible method of execution.The...
April 7, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court held that a Knoxville woman could forfeit her right to pretrial bail if it is shown that she committed crimes while released on bail pending trial for another crime...