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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...
May 12, 2015
Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee challenged the legal profession to set the standard for all professions and make gender equality a top priority.Chief Justice Lee’s remarks were made...
May 11, 2015
The Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit public interest law and advocacy firm serving families, has honored Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby as a Community Mother of the Year for her...
May 5, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions of three men accused of robbing a woman outside of her Knoxville residence, ordering her into her home, and confining her inside while they...
May 4, 2015
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met on May 4, 2015 in Johnson City to hold a public hearing and conduct interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st...
May 4, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court reversed a trial court’s ruling against a police officer on his claim of retaliatory discharge under Tennessee’s Public Protection Act. The Court held that the officer had...
May 1, 2015
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week regarding whether a death row inmate can properly challenge the constitutionality of electrocution as a possible method of execution.The...