Press Releases

March 13, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that the fair report privilege provided to journalists cannot be defeated by either express or actual malice. The decision came in an appeal arising out of a...
March 12, 2019
In a divided opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted a good-faith exception similar to one set forth by the United States Supreme Court in Herring v. United States, which held “that when...
March 11, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today, Monday, March 11, 2019, to consider 14 applicants for the Court of Appeals vacancy in the Western Division. After holding a public hearing...
February 28, 2019
The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts will hold a public hearing in Nashville on March 4 to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial...
February 26, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments has selected March 11 as the meeting date to interview the 14 candidates who have applied for the Court of Appeals opening in the Western Division....
February 20, 2019
The Advisory Task Force on Composition of Judicial Districts has announced four public hearing dates to receive comments from those interested in sharing their thoughts on judicial districts in...
February 14, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments will consider 14 applicants when it meets to select nominees for the Court of Appeals opening in the Western Division created by the appointment of...
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 31, 2019
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments is now accepting applications for the Court of Appeals vacancy created by the appointment of Brandon O. Gibson as Senior Advisor in the Office of the...
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 28, 2019
The National Judicial Opioid Task Force, co-chaired by Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts Director Deborah Taylor Tate, recently launched a resource center to address the ongoing opioid...
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 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...