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September 12, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a hotel guest cannot recover from the hotel’s owner for injuries sustained when a bench collapsed in a handicap-accessible shower because the hotel...
September 11, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee will be formally invested into the role of Chief Justice by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony in Knoxville Wednesday, September 17.The investiture will take...
September 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a trial court’s decision to designate a teenage boy’s mother as his primary residential parent.The boy and his teenage sister were living in Richmond,...
September 8, 2014
Six applicants for the Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter position will be moving on to a second round of interviews before the Tennessee Supreme Court.The Court spent more than five hours...
September 4, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee addressed hundreds of Knoxville-area attorneys at the annual Knoxville Bar Association Supreme Court Dinner Wednesday night.Chief Justice Lee spoke...
September 3, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a 30-day suspension for Nashville attorney William Caldwell Hancock for his conduct in a bankruptcy case, which included sending an email to the judge calling...
September 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will conduct public hearings and interviews Sept. 8, 2014 of the eight applicants for Attorney General and Reporter. The meetings will be held in Nashville at Legislative...
August 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has received eight applications for the position of Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter.The Court plans to meet Tuesday, September 2 to finalize details for the...
August 29, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict denying recovery for a railroad employee who claimed he was injured as the result of a faulty railroad switch. Andrew Spencersued Norfolk...
August 27, 2014
Appellate, trial, general sessions, juvenile, and municipal judges from across the state of Tennessee attended a weeklong training earlier this month in Murfreesboro.More than 100 judges participated...
August 26, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a fund established to allow governmental entities to pool financial resources for purposes of providing liability coverage is not insurance and is not...
August 22, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for Noura Jackson, a Shelby County woman convicted of the second degree murder of her mother, Jennifer Jackson, because the Court found there were...
August 21, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a post-conviction petitioner may be entitled to subpoena his co-defendants as witnesses, but only if he can first demonstrate that the co-defendants are...
August 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the State Constitution, like the United States Constitution, requires the government to compensate private property owners when governmental decisions,...
August 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis attorney’s 60-day suspension from the practice of law for his behavior during a trial.Attorney R. Sadler Bailey was representing a plaintiff in a...
August 14, 2014
Justice Sharon Lee will become Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, effective September 1.Justice Lee won a retention election for an eight-year term to the Court in the August 7, 2014...
August 11, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has opened the application period for the position of state Attorney General and Reporter.In accordance with the Tennessee Constitution, the Attorney General and Reporter...
August 11, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an injured employee is entitled to the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits awarded to him by a trial court, despite having taken an employment...
July 21, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a cash bond in the amount of statutory court costs and litigation taxes is sufficient to permit an appeal from general sessions court to circuit court.The...
July 16, 2014
It was a standing room only in the historic Franklin Theatre as state, county and judicial officials from across Tennessee gathered to honor Justice Jeff Bivins at his investiture July 16, 2014....
July 15, 2014
In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure require trial judges to explain why they are granting or denying a motion for summary...
July 13, 2014
Legendary journalist John Seigenthaler, who fought for civil rights and championed the 1st Amendment, died Friday at the age of 86."John Seigenthaler stood for truth and justice. A staunch advocate...
July 10, 2014
Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Jeffrey S. Bivins will be sworn in as a justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court Wednesday, July 16 at the Franklin Theatre in downtown Franklin. Gov. Bill Haslam will...
July 2, 2014
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services has introduced the Janice M. Holder Award to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to expanding Access to Justice in Tennessee.The...
June 25, 2014
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade was honored with the Tennessee Bar Association's Justice Frank F. Drowota III Outstanding Judicial Service Award for his outstanding and dedicated...