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March 23, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the Tennessee Department of Revenue to impose a tax variance on the parent company of Verizon Wireless. The Court held that the Commissioner of...
March 17, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the Metro Nashville Police Department is not required by the Tennessee Public Records Act to release investigation records requested by a group of media...
March 16, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated convictions for especially aggravated kidnapping charges and affirmed multiple other convictions arising out of a home invasion in Memphis. In July...
March 7, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a professional negligence lawsuit against a law firm, concluding that the claim was timely filed under Tennessee’s savings...
March 2, 2016
The Indigent Representation Task Force, appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to review practices regarding how attorneys are compensated for work with individuals who are unable to afford legal...
February 23, 2016
In a historic first, Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Roger Page has been confirmed by the Tennessee General Assembly for a seat on the Tennessee Supreme Court.In a unanimous vote during a joint...
February 11, 2016
In two cases involving motorists crossing roadway markings – one a double yellow centerline and another the right lane “fog line” – the Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the...
February 9, 2016
The Tennessee Judiciary has released its 2015 Annual Report.Below is Chief Justice Sharon Lee's introductory letter to the report, which is available in full here.As Judges, we see people at...
February 4, 2016
The Supreme Court has decided to increase the punishment recommended by a hearing panel to discipline an attorney for sexual misconduct involving a client that he was appointed to represent in a...
February 3, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear five cases on its February docket in Nashville, including two cases that will be presented at Nashville School of Law.Three civil cases will be heard during a...
January 29, 2016
In an opinion filed today, the Supreme Court held that parents’ constitutional right to fundamental fairness in termination proceedings does not require adoption of a separate procedure that allows...
January 28, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Hornsby man for 37 counts of sexual battery by an authority figure, ruling that an error in the trial did not deprive the defendant of his...
January 26, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in the direct appeal of Lemaricus Davidson, the man sentenced to death for his role in the 2007 murders of Channon Christian and...
January 14, 2016
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man for facilitation of aggravated robbery and facilitation of the first degree murder of a Knox County man.In February 2002, the victim,...
January 7, 2016
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Roger Amos Page of Madison County to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice Gary R. Wade, who retired in September.Page, 60, has been a judge on the...
December 28, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a Board of Professional Responsibility hearing panel’s imposition of sanctions against Williamson County attorney Connie Reguli and the trial...
December 21, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has approved extensive changes to the rule regulating the licensing of lawyers to practice in the state, including easing provisions for attorneys that may have practiced...
December 14, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an opinion today addressing when out-of-state businesses may be brought into court in Tennessee. First Community Bank sued several in-state and out-of-state...
December 11, 2015
In a lawsuit filed to set aside a tax sale of mortgaged land in Hamilton County, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a mortgage registry business was not entitled to prior notice of the sale...
December 3, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously affirmed a six-month suspension of Nashville attorney Paul J. Walwyn’s law license for failure to act diligently in his representation of clients. In...
December 2, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has amended the provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct regarding judges and judicial candidates’ election campaign conduct.The recent changes stem from suggestions...
December 2, 2015
In two opinions filed today, the Supreme Court has clarified the meaning and purpose of Tennessee Rule of Criminal Procedure 36.1, which sets out a procedure for challenging illegal sentences.Illegal...
November 12, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark was the keynote speaker at the Vision 2020’s Conference when the group met recently in Nashville for their Vision 2020 Fifth National CongressJustice...
November 10, 2015
A suit filed by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville against the local Board of Zoning Appeals can continue after a Tennessee Supreme Court ruling granting Nashville standing in the case.The...
November 6, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a revised Rule 46, which will help pave the way for electronic filing of cases in the state appellate courts.E-filing will allow parties to submit documents...