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December 18, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a Hamilton County trial court did not depart from accepted and usual judicial course during a health care liability lawsuit as to require immediate...
December 16, 2014
Comprehensive changes to continuing education requirements for attorneys in Tennessee will go into effect January 1, 2015. In an order filed December 16, the Court overhauls Tennessee Supreme Court...
December 4, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 18 in Nashville in an appeal by the State opposing the requests of several death row inmates who are seeking the identity of...
December 2, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that Tennessee Human Rights Act claims against local governmental entities are not governed by the Governmental Tort Liability Act (“GTLA”). The Court has...
December 1, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the State will be allowed to introduce evidence of a child victim’s recorded video statement during the prosecution of the defendant for seven counts of...
November 17, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death row inmate’s conviction for first degree murder. However, it has ordered a new sentencing hearing because the lawyers representing the man at trial did...
November 14, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied a new murder trial to Clarence Nesbit, who has been on death row since 1995. The Court was unanimous in its finding that Nesbit failed to prove the performance...
November 10, 2014
The Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions and sentence of a Nashville man who was accused of sexually abusing his two young daughters.In 2007, Fred Chad Clark II’s daughters, ages four and six...
November 10, 2014
The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided that a sex abuse suspect’s confession made during a conversation with the victim’s mother and recorded by police was admissible at trial.A nine-year-old child...
November 7, 2014
Release From Gov. Haslam's office:Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 41 establishing the Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments, a group of 11 members...