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April 28, 2017
Source: The Daily Post-AthenianTennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee was the keynote speaker at this year’s McMinn County Youth Government Day luncheon that recognizes outstanding students and...
April 25, 2017
Source: UT College of LawFormer Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Chairman, UT College of Law alumnus and Memphis attorney George T. "Buck" Lewis, III of Baker Donelson, has been elected a...
April 20, 2017
State Supreme Court Justices and judges from across the South have gathered in Nashville this week for the National Center for State Courts' Juvenile Justice Reform Summit (MacArthur Summit)....
April 19, 2017
In a family dispute over land in Davidson County, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that, where two persons own land as joint tenants with a right of survivorship, if one of them transfers her...
April 13, 2017
Source: Williamson HeraldStites & Harbison PLLC attorney Julian Bibb was awarded the 2017 Elizabeth Collins Award for Distinguished Service by the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP). The...
April 12, 2017
On Monday, April 10, Justice Sharon Lee spoke to students at The Bright School in Chattanooga. Justice Lee spoke to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders about Tennessee's judicial system, and answered the...
April 11, 2017
SOURCE: Nashville Lawyers' Association for WomenJustice Cornelia Clark has been selected for the 2017 Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey Award. Judge Clark was appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court in...
April 10, 2017
On April 3, 2017, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force presented its report to the Court, entitled, Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in...
April 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that based on the testimony regarding Charles Kilburn’s death, his death is not compensable as a direct and natural consequence of his original compensable injury...
April 7, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Indigent Representation Task Force will announce the key recommendations it has made to the Court toimprove the delivery of legal representation to Tennesseans who...
April 7, 2017
A majority of the Supreme Court has ruled that, despite the existence of “no trespassing” signs near an unobstructed driveway, police officers’ warrantless entry onto the defendant’s property was...
April 6, 2017
State Court Justices from across the nation recently visited Nashville. The State Justice Institute (SJI) held their board meeting in Nashville, and attendees met at the Old Supreme Court Chambers at...
April 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a 2012 search warrant for property belonging to Jerry Lewis Tuttle in Maury County.  The search, which yielded marijuana, cocaine...
April 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled a general contractor and two subcontractors are not liable to the homeowners after a fire destroyed their partially completed home. The Supreme Court affirmed...
April 3, 2017
April 1 was HELP4TNDAY in Tennessee. Legal clinics, expungement clinics, continuing legal education and other events occurred across the state. The day was to raise awareness of the Tennessee Supreme...
April 3, 2017
TLAW Women's Empowerment Conference was held at Waller's offices Friday, March 31, 2017. Justice Cornelia Clark opened the conference by touting HELP4TNDAY and how attorneys can volunteer their time...
March 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear seven cases April 5-6, 2017, in Jackson, Tenn.  The details of the cases are as follows:Wednesday, April 5, 2017Church of God in Christ, Inc., et al v. L.M...
March 28, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the position of trial judge secretarial assistant is subject to the employment-at-will doctrine that generally applies in Tennessee.  The Court’s...
March 28, 2017
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the written protocol by which the Tennessee Department of Correction carries out an execution by lethal injection.The plaintiffs in this matter,...
March 23, 2017
Excerpt from University of Memphis Herff College of Engineering magazine...Take, for example, Herff alumna Holly Kirby. Holly received her undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1979. One...
March 23, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that an indigent prisoner’s case was properly dismissed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 41-21-812 when the prisoner had outstanding unpaid court...
March 21, 2017
All five justices with the Tennessee Supreme Court kicked off #HELP4TNDAY events today in Memphis, Jackson, Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. The awareness campaign asks Tennesseans to visit...
March 16, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that Tennessee’s Parental Relocation Statute, which applies to parents with a court-ordered parenting plan, was intended to make cases in which one parent wants...
March 10, 2017
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeff Bivins addressed the Tennessee Judicial Opiate Working Group on Tuesday to discuss the impact the September 2016 Regional Judicial Opioid Initiative Summit...
March 8, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a Memphis food-service employee may not file a lawsuit against her employer for distributing tips in a way that violates Tennessee’s Tip Statute, because the...