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July 14, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the kidnapping convictions in two separate cases in which the defendants were charged with the kidnapping and robbery of different victims. The first...
July 7, 2015
A newly established advisory commission of eight leading attorneys from across Tennessee and an appellate court judge will provide input for processes and procedures for the state’s Business Court...
July 6, 2015
Ten attorneys have applied in a second round of interviews for the Hamilton County Criminal Court judge position that became vacant June 1 upon the retirement of The Honorable Rebecca Stern.The...
July 2, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a challenge by death row inmates to electrocution as an alternative execution method is premature and therefore unripe for resolution by the courts at this...
July 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a Nashville chiropractic clinic’s patient did not effectively assign his rights to insurance proceeds received from a third party’s insurance company....
July 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a widow whose husband died after a five-year battle with lung cancer will get a new trial to determine the amount of damages owed by her husband’s employer...
June 30, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a health care liability lawsuit against an East Tennessee doctor and hospital, concluding that delivery of pre-suit notice of a...
June 25, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed multiple convictions stemming from a domestic incident in which Terrence Feaster inflicted serious injuries upon his then-girlfriend, Molly Kate McWhirter, at...
June 23, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed James Edwin Lauderback of Johnson City as Circuit Court Judge in the First Judicial District.The position became open with the retirement of Judge Thomas J....
June 18, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is again accepting applications for a criminal court judge vacancy in the 11th Judicial District – Hamilton County. The vacancy was created by the...
June 17, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on June 17, 2015 in Memphis to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the chancery court vacancy in the 30th Judicial...
June 17, 2015
From the Governor's website:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed David Lee Allen of Lawrenceburg as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District. Allen, 62, replaces Judge Jim T....
June 12, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider nine applicants when it meets July 14 in Clarksville to select nominees for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 19th Judicial...
June 11, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has added another path for attorneys to become part of the “Attorneys for Justice” program via the Court’s yearly Access to Justice annual pro bono recognitions.Each year...
June 9, 2015
The Madison County Juvenile Court has partnered with the University of Memphis at Lambuth to give non-violent juvenile offenders training and tutoring instead of time in a detention center.Madison...
June 5, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s ruling that an arbitration agreement between a purchaser and a manufactured homebuilder was unfair and unenforceable, so it permitted the...
June 3, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court rejected a Memphis defendant’s argument that he was entitled to a new trial because a witness on the stand said he was unable to recall his earlier statements about the...
June 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has six cases set for oral argument this week in Nashville:Stephanie D. Turner v. Kevin Turner–This case involves the termination of a mother’s parental rights by default...
May 29, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violationsof the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any...
May 26, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider seven applicants when it meets June 17 in Memphis to select nominees for the Chancery Court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District, which...
May 22, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for a new circuit court judge in the 19th Judicial District – Montgomery and Robertson counties. The vacancy was created...
May 21, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hold oral arguments before hundreds of high school students next week as participants in the Girls and Boys State programs see Tennessee’s highest court in action.The...
May 18, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has granted a new trial for an East Tennessee man who claims that his doctor failed to provide him with adequate information before operating on his back.In 2006, Ike J....
May 17, 2015
The Davidson County Veterans Treatment Court Foundation led the effort to gain bipartisan approval of the Veterans Criminal Justice Compensation Act, a first-in-the-nation initiative to provide...
May 15, 2015
Each fall, the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) presents the Access to Justice Awards to recognize individuals who have contributed to Tennessee's equal justice community.TALS is now...