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March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of a whistleblower claim by Charles Haynes, a former employee of Formac Stables, Inc., in Obion County.Haynes worked as a groom at Formac...
March 27, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated charges of driving under the influence and violating the open container law against Williamson County resident Mechelle Montgomery in an opinion that...
March 26, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial in a Memphis case in which a man was convicted of rape of a child.In 2012, Frederick Herron was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the rape of his...
March 20, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 1st Judicial District – Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, & Washington counties....
March 20, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence for a man who was convicted of first degree felony murder in 1991 for his role in the killing of an elderly couple during a string of...
March 16, 2015
A new pilot project in Davidson County court will open the door to increased efficiencies in complex business litigation in Tennessee.Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle will preside over the...
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 11, 2015
The Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts is accepting applications for two grants. The deadline for both grants is April 10, 2015. More information is available here:Application for Grant...
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...
March 9, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that, in actions under Tennessee’s civil forfeiture statutes, the State must present evidence that it complied with both the procedural and the substantive...
February 27, 2015
Seven attorneys have applied for the Hamilton County Criminal Court judge position that will become vacant June 1 upon the retirement of The Honorable Rebecca Stern.The Governor’s Council for...
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 26, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider nine applicants when it meets April 10 in Columbia to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 22nd Judicial...
February 23, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for an upcoming Criminal Court Judge vacancy in Hamilton County as well as a Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 22nd...
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 11, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on February 11, 2015 in Greeneville to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd...
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 30, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets February 11 in Greeneville to select nominees for the circuit court vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District...
January 30, 2015
Michelle Consiglio-Young has been named legislative liaison and assistant general counsel for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts. In this role, she will be drafting and tracking...
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 28, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy in the 3rd Judicial District – Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties. The...
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...