Supreme Court

April 6, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear one case on April 9, 2018, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the case are as follows:  Monday, April 9, 2018 Ludye N. Wallace v. Metropolitan...
April 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on April 4, 2018, in Jackson, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Board of Professional Responsibility v. Larry Edward...
March 23, 2018
On the late morning of March 15th, Tennesseans congregated on the grounds of The Hermitage to celebrate the birthday of one of the state’s greatest historical figures: President Andrew Jackson. The...
March 15, 2018
Previously, on January 18, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of August, 9, 2018, for condemned inmate Billy Ray Irick. On February 5, 2018, the State filed motions seeking...
March 5, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the surviving spouse of a person killed in a vehicle accident could initiate a wrongful death action on the decedent’s behalf even though the...
March 1, 2018
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee spoke to the 15th Judicial District Bar Association on appellate practice as well as updated the group on the Tennessee judiciary, including the Access...
February 26, 2018
The Tennessee Judicial Conference and the Tennessee General Sessions Judges Conference have adopted new minimum courtroom security standards to promote the security and safety of the members of the...
February 16, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court disbarred two Nashville attorneys, Sean K. Hornbeck and Robin K. Barry, revoking their law licenses. The Court rejected both attorneys’ requests to make the disbarment...
February 6, 2018
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a taxpayer must pay disputed municipal taxes under protest before suing for a refund. The city of Morristown, based on a state statute,...
February 6, 2018
The case David R. Smith v. The Tennessee National Guard, originally scheduled for oral argument on February 7, 2018, in Nashville, has been continued because of a last-minute motion. Oral argument...
February 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on February 7, 2018, in Nashville, TN. The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 7, 2018State of Tennessee v. Westley A...
February 2, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended the eligibility requirements for graduates of law schools in foreign jurisdictions who apply to take the Tennessee bar examination.Under the revisions to...
January 22, 2018
On Monday, January 22, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced the state’s new opioid plan – Tennessee Together, a three-pronged initiative to combating the epidemic. This aggressive plan focuses on...
January 18, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court set an execution date of August 9, 2018, for Billy Ray Irick, who was convicted of the 1985 murder and rape of Paula Kay Dyer, age 7, in Knox County, Tennessee. The Court...
January 9, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously reinstated a jury verdict finding a Knox County defendant, LaJuan Harbison, guilty of three counts of attempted voluntary manslaughter and three counts of...
January 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on January 10, 2018, in Knoxville.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Rhonda Willeford, et al. v. Timothy P. Klepper, MD, et al...