Supreme Court

October 13, 2021
U.S. District Court Judge Waverly Crenshaw welcomed to Nashville a banquet hall full of female judges from across the United States and far-off corners of the world to the 43rd Annual National...
October 5, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has four cases set for its October 6, 2021 docket. Two of the cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourt’s YouTube...
October 4, 2021
Family, friends and colleagues gathered at Franklin First United Methodist Church for a funeral service in remembrance of Justice Cornelia A. “Connie” Clark.Justice Clark passed away on September 24...
September 30, 2021
“A community is only as strong as the justice it can provide to its most vulnerable citizens,” is something Justice Cornelia A. Clark often said. She didn’t just say it, she wholeheartedly believed...
September 29, 2021
Governor Bill Lee proclaims September 29, 2021 as a date to honor Justice Cornelia A. Clark and recognize her lifetime of service to the people of Tennessee. Click here to view the proclamation.
September 28, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who passed away on September 24 after a short battle with cancer, will lie in state at the Tennessee State Capitol on Wednesday, September 29, from 10 a....
September 26, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark, who passed away on September 24 after a short battle with cancer, will lie in state at the Tennessee State Capitol on Wednesday, September 29. ...
September 24, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia A. Clark, whose public service to the judiciary and her community spanned over four decades, passed away overnight, at the age of 71 after a short battle with...
September 21, 2021
The Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services kicked off its 44th annual Equal Justice University by honoring the Tennessee Supreme Court for its leadership and work in keeping courts open and accessible...
August 31, 2021
The investiture and swearing-in ceremony for incoming Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger A. Page scheduled for this week has been postponed until later this fall. As is customary, Justice...
August 26, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that reinforces the authority of judges statewide to respond to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, including requiring facial coverings in their...
August 24, 2021
Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page has been elected Chief Justice by his colleagues for a term that begins September 1, 2021. Justice Page succeeds Justice Jeff Bivins, who has served as...
August 16, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a decision of a Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel denying an attorney’s petition seeking relief from costs associated with his disbarment...
August 2, 2021
In a unanimous opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that the economic loss doctrine applies in fraud actions where the parties are sophisticated commercial entities and the claim...
July 8, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit that had been refiled after it previously was dismissed before going to trial.  The Court held that the prior dismissal did...
June 30, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a general contractor may be required to pay a $300-per-day penalty under Tennessee law for its failure to pay a subcontractor for work completed on a...
June 17, 2021
The trial judges from across Tennessee recently paid tribute to Chief Justice Jeff Bivins for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. The chief justice is the head of the judicial branch. ...
June 15, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an interim rule for the special three-judge panels passed in the General Assembly in May. The interim rule is available here.
June 11, 2021
Taking an oath to uphold the constitutions and conduct oneself with honesty, fairness, integrity, and civility is the final step in a long journey to becoming an attorney. For this year’s newest crop...
June 3, 2021
One of the highlights of the year for the Tennessee Supreme Court is holding a SCALES (Supreme Court Advancing Legal Education for Students) program at Tennessee American Legion Boys State and...
June 2, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that the Tennessee statute that limits noneconomic damages in a personal injury action to $750,000 is a single cap for all claims asserted in the personal...
June 1, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed a decision that applied a residential-use-only restriction to subdivision lots that were sold before the restriction was created.  The Court held that...
June 1, 2021
The TNCourts website launched a new history and milestones feature today in honor of Tennessee's 225th anniversary of statehood. The multimedia elements review the court system's history dating back...
May 28, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its June 3, 2021 docket. These cases will be heard using livestream video conferencing and will be livestreamed to the TNCourt's YouTube page: ...
May 14, 2021
The Tennessee Supreme Court today issued an Order that will continue to ease the current restrictions on in-person proceedings. Today’s Order reduces the required space between people in the...