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February 8, 2019
Twelfth Judicial District Chancellor Jeff Stewart retired in 2018 after nearly 30 years on the bench serving the people of Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties.In honor 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 18, 2019
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed members to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Reform Implementation Council. During the prior legislative session, Haslam proposed, and the Tennessee General...
January 17, 2019
Davidson County Chancellor Claudia C. Bonnyman was celebrated for her many years of public service by colleagues, friends, and family at a retirement reception held Tuesday at the Metropolitan...
January 17, 2019
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Patricia Head Moskal of Nashville as Chancellor of the Chancery Court for the 20th Judicial District, which serves Davidson County. Moskal replaces...
January 15, 2019
When Tennessee’s newest federal judge, Mark Norris, took the public oath of office to sit as a trial judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, his state...
January 8, 2019
Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced his appointment of Judge Brandon Gibson to serve as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Governor, a cabinet-level position.“Brandon is a principled...
January 8, 2019
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases on January 9, 2019.  The details of the cases are as follows:  Wednesday, January 9, 2019Estate of Ella Mae Haire, et al. v. Shelby J....
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...
January 4, 2019
The Knoxville Bar Association bestowed awards on two East Tennessee judges at its recent annual meeting. Sixth Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Deborah C. Stevens was given the Presidents’ Award...
January 3, 2019
Students from Coffee County Middle School got in the holiday spirit recently by hosting a toy drive to benefit participants in the Coffee County Safe Baby Court. That court focuses on the well-being...