Press Releases

April 5, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled a general contractor and two subcontractors are not liable to the homeowners after a fire destroyed their partially completed home. The Supreme Court affirmed...
March 31, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear seven cases April 5-6, 2017, in Jackson, Tenn.  The details of the cases are as follows:Wednesday, April 5, 2017Church of God in Christ, Inc., et al v. L.M...
March 29, 2017
The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is now accepting applications for the Circuit Court judge vacancy in the 2nd Judicial District – Sullivan County. Judge R. Jerry Beck has informed the governor that...
March 28, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the position of trial judge secretarial assistant is subject to the employment-at-will doctrine that generally applies in Tennessee.  The Court’s...
March 28, 2017
The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the written protocol by which the Tennessee Department of Correction carries out an execution by lethal injection.The plaintiffs in this matter,...
March 27, 2017
The Administrative Office of the Courts is now accepting Grant Applications for the Parent Education and Mediation Fund as well as the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program for the 2017-2018 fiscal...
March 23, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that an indigent prisoner’s case was properly dismissed pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 41-21-812 when the prisoner had outstanding unpaid court...
March 16, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that Tennessee’s Parental Relocation Statute, which applies to parents with a court-ordered parenting plan, was intended to make cases in which one parent wants...
March 14, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will kick off Help4TNDay with five press conferences in five cities across Tennessee on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  The event will educate the public about free legal...
March 10, 2017
Electronic case filing is now available in Davidson County Chancery Court. Attorneys started e-filing soon after the soft launch of the Court’s e-filing system on March 1, 2017. “On behalf of the...
March 8, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that a Memphis food-service employee may not file a lawsuit against her employer for distributing tips in a way that violates Tennessee’s Tip Statute, because the...
February 13, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court announced today (Monday) free legal advice events for all Tennesseans, from Memphis to Tri-Cities, as part of its Access to Justice Initiative, in which all Tennesseans...
February 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear nine cases February 8-9, 2017, in Nashville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, February 8, 2017State of Tennessee v. Walter H....
January 13, 2017
In a case involving the dismissal of a tenured teacher, the Tennessee Supreme Court has held that the Court of Appeals’ award to the teacher of partial back pay was not authorized under the Tennessee...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 10, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the Tennessee Board of Parole’s decision to deny parole to a prisoner based on the seriousness of the offense.In January 2009, Joseph Brennan pleaded guilty...
January 6, 2017
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear four cases on January 10, 2017 in Knoxville, TN.  The details of the cases are as follows: Judith Moore-Pennoyer v. State of Tennessee, et al.– In this...