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March 13, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a new trial to a Nashville man for two counts of the sale of an illegal drug within a school zone, despite his assertions that his attorney did not...
March 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court, recognizing that technological advances have changed the way journalists provide coverage of courtrooms, is seeking comments from the public regarding proposed changes to...
March 10, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court ruling ordering the State to disclose the names of those involved in the execution process in a lawsuit challenging Tennessee’s lethal injection...
February 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two health care liability disputes among four cases scheduled for oral arguments March 4 in Jackson.The first case concerns the procedures required when filing a...
February 19, 2015
A Supreme Court order filed February 19 adds to comments for Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 8, RPC 3.5(c) to clarify that attorneys are permitted to communicate with jurors or prospective jurors after the jury...
February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of an East Tennessee woman for child neglect based upon her failure to obtain medical treatment for her daughter.In 2002, Jacqueline Crank’s...
February 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today has agreed to decide whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of the possibility of electrocution as a method of execution.The lawsuit...
February 3, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear eight cases – four civil and four criminal – in oral arguments held February 4 and 5 in Nashville.The civil cases:The Chattanooga-Hamilton Co. Hospital Authority...
January 29, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court.In 2009, Orville Lambdin retired from Goodyear...
January 27, 2015
Today, the Tennessee Supreme Court has dismissed a health care liability lawsuit against six Knoxville medical providers because they were not provided with at least 60 days’ pre-suit notice of the...
January 26, 2015
The Association for Women Attorneys (AWA) of Memphis will honor Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby with the Marion Griffin-Frances Loring Award this week at their annual banquet. The award...
January 23, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a trial court must consider both the legal basis and the injuries for which damages are sought when determining the applicable statute of limitations for...
January 23, 2015
The Supreme Court ruled today that a criminal offense that provides for a mandatory minimum period of confinement does not necessarily prevent a defendant charged with that crime from being eligible...
January 22, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court held today that the Tennessee statute governing termination of parental rights does not require the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services to prove as an essential...
January 16, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life sentence of a man who shot his wife at a gas station in Chattanooga in 1994.In March 1994, Edward Kendrick shot and...
January 13, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court today ruled that a successor judge who takes over a case from the judge that presided over the trial, may act as the “13th juror” in a case.  In its ruling, the Court...
January 7, 2015
See photos from the SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) event in Greeneville on Wednesday, January 7.
January 6, 2015
Greeneville, Tenn.­ – The Tennessee Supreme Court will bring oral arguments to Niswonger Performing Arts Center next week as part of the Court’s SCALES program, as high school students from four...