Supreme Court

May 19, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court remains committed to keeping Tennessee courts open while protecting the health and safety of all parties.  Due to the continued concerns regarding COVID-19, the...
May 19, 2020
The live-stream of the second case on the Tennessee Supreme Court's docket today will begin at 11 a.m. EDT/10 a.m. CDT on the TN Courts YouTube page. The Tennessee Supreme Court remains committed to...
May 19, 2020
The live-stream of the final case on the Tennessee Supreme Court's docket today will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 CDT on the TN Courts YouTube page. The Tennessee Supreme Court remains committed to...
May 15, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court remains committed to keeping Tennessee courts open while protecting the health and safety of all parties.  Due to the continued concerns regarding COVID-19, the cases...
May 11, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court entered an Order today regarding administration of the July 2020 bar examination. The Court order states that the July 2020 examination, to be held on July 28 and 29, 2020...
May 1, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court in a unanimous decision has held that the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act applies to claims arising out of the business aspects of a health care provider’s practice....
April 30, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has clarified that a trial court is required to charge a jury on self-defense only when the issue has been fairly raised by the proof at trial.The defendant, Antonio...
April 29, 2020
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that plaintiffs who provided defendants with medical authorizations lacking three of the six core elements required by the federal Health...
April 28, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the Chancery Court of Davidson County that suspended Nashville attorney George H. Thompson, III.The sanction stems from Mr. Thompson’s...
April 24, 2020
The Tennessee Judiciary Museum and Court of Appeals Judge Andy Bennett were featured recently on a new NBC program that helps families uncover interesting stories about their past.In this episode of...
April 24, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that extends the judicial state of emergency until May 31, and also allows local judicial districts to develop a strategy to begin holding more in-...
April 20, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has held that a doctor who was permitted to practice medicine in Tennessee without a license under a statutory exemption does not meet the...
April 17, 2020
In a collection case against a Hamilton County auto parts store, the Tennessee Supreme Court today clarified the procedure and jurisdiction for an appeal from a county general sessions court to a...
April 17, 2020
The Supreme Court announced today that, in addition to the July bar examination currently scheduled to take place July 28 - 29, 2020, the Board of Law Examiners will offer an examination on September...
April 6, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld a local rule of court requiring bail bonding companies to have an agent present at court appearances of defendants for whom the bail bonding company serves as...
April 3, 2020
For the first time in history, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court held an oral argument by video conference.  A recording of the video conference oral argument is available...
March 30, 2020
For the first time in history, on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the Tennessee Supreme Court will hold an oral argument by video conference.  This new approach is part of efforts by courts at all...
March 27, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court has recently filed several orders and modified policies to help attorneys navigate the covid-19 pandemic and mitigate its impact. While courts across the state are open,...
March 25, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order reiterating that all Tennessee courts will remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, but extending the suspension of most in-person judicial...
March 18, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that Shelby County firefighter Paul Zachary Moss received sufficient notice of the reasons for his termination to satisfy constitutional due process...
March 13, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order stating all Tennessee courts will remain open during the coronavirus outbreak, but suspending all in-person judicial proceedings through March 31,...
February 28, 2020
The Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a healthcare liability statute after removing a phrase from the provision that the Court considered unconstitutional as violating the...
February 28, 2020
This is Part Two of a story about the history, legacy, and continued impact of Tennessee's historically African American bar associations. You can read Part One here.Thirtieth Judicial District...
February 27, 2020
This is Part One of a story about the history, legacy, and continued impact of Tennessee's historically African American bar associations. You can read Part Two here.For nearly 90 years now,...
February 26, 2020
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court answered three certified questions from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, holding that Tennessee’s...