Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts

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February 11, 2019
Video recordings from oral argument held before the Tennessee Supreme Court in February are available online. This is the second time oral arguments have been video recorded and made available to the...
February 5, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear six cases on February 6, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 6, 2019TWB Architects, Inc. v. The Braxton, LLC, et al. –...
January 31, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that an employer is not liable for workers’ compensation benefits for not using an available automated external defibrillator (AED) to assist an employee who...
January 30, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld two death sentences for the man who murdered two individuals in their home in Bartlett, Tennessee, in 2003.Henry Lee Jones appealed his convictions and...
January 29, 2019
In a workers’ compensation case, the Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed an award of permanent partial disability benefits to Christopher Batey, an employee of Deliver This, Inc.  For its...
January 25, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that the attorney-client privilege protects communications between a business’s attorneys and a third party when the third party acts as the functional equivalent...
January 24, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today allowing the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners to reopen bar exam applications for the February 26-27, 2019 exam to allow applicants who had applied...
January 24, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld a decision of a Hearing Panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility to suspend for six months the law license of Gerald S. Green, a Memphis attorney...
January 18, 2019
In a case closely watched by Tennessee’s business community, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that trial courts cannot use evidence outside of the written agreement—called “extrinsic” evidence—to...
January 15, 2019
When Tennessee’s newest federal judge, Mark Norris, took the public oath of office to sit as a trial judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, his state...
January 8, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on January 9, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019Estate of Ella Mae Haire, et al. v. Shelby J....
January 7, 2019
In a divided opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed and dismissed the conviction of a Davidson County man for attempted especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor—“attempted...
December 20, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has revised the factors for courts to consider when deciding the enforceability of a release of liability signed by someone before participating in an activity or...
December 19, 2018
A panel of state and federal judges discussed the career and legacy of United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a recent CLE organized by the Nashville Bar Association in...
December 11, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s revocation of judicial diversion for Westley A. Albright, who entered a no contest guilty plea to one count of solicitation of a minor, for...
December 10, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a defendant who pleads guilty is not required to present proof of post-sentencing changed circumstances to prevail on a motion for reduction of sentence...
December 6, 2018
In a case involving first-degree murder committed by a juvenile, the Tennessee Supreme Court has clarified that a defendant convicted of first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995, and...
December 4, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Knox County Chancery Court that attorney Thomas F. Mabry has not proven that he lacked the capacity, by reason of mental illness, to respond...
November 16, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued six execution dates for 2019 and 2020. The Court set an execution date of May 16, 2019, for Donnie Edward Johnson. Johnson was convicted in 1985 of...
November 8, 2018
Video recordings from oral arguments held before the Tennessee Supreme Court in October are available online. This is the first time oral arguments have been video recorded and made available to the...
November 5, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear two cases on November 7, 2018, in Jackson, Tennessee.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, November 7, 2018Gerald Stanley Green v....
October 22, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court issued an Order today resetting the execution date for Edmund Zagorski to November 1, 2018. Read the Order
October 17, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court has revised one of its rules to require new lawyers to successfully complete a course focused specifically on the law in Tennessee before they begin practicing law. This...
October 12, 2018
The Tennessee Supreme Court modified a defendant’s sentence after ruling that the State did not provide proper pre-trial notice that it intended to use his prior convictions to obtain an enhanced...
October 8, 2018
A majority of the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that death row inmates failed to establish that the current, three-drug lethal injection protocol violates prohibitions against cruel and unusual...