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June 12, 2024
In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court affirmed a finding of multiple ethical violations by Knoxville attorney Loring Justice and reinstated a three-year suspension imposed by a hearing panel of the Board of Professional Responsibility. Although Mr. Justice previously was…

May 29, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear three cases in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 9:00 a.m. CDT. The details of the cases are as follows:     Clayton D. Richards v. Vanderbilt University Medical Center – On December 12, 2014, Plaintiff-Appellant Clayton Richards filed a healthcare liability…

May 16, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on May 22, 2024, before an accomplished group of rising high school seniors at the Tennessee American Legion Boys State at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville.  The event is part of the Court’s SCALES program, which stands for…

May 1, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) appreciate the work of the General Assembly in the 2024 Legislative Session, especially the approval of $8.6 million in additional funding for indigent representation which will allow the Judicial Branch to take an…

April 30, 2024
Chief Deputy Clerk Lisa Marsh remembers her first day working in the clerk’s office of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 25 years ago. “I didn’t even know where the Supreme Court Building was in downtown Nashville.” What she knew for sure was that she had an interest in the law and this was the right…

April 22, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court announced, today, that starting with the July 2027 administration of the bar examination, law school graduates applying to become licensed attorneys in Tennessee will take the “NextGen Bar Exam” rather than the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), which has been used in…

April 8, 2024
Nashville, Tenn. – The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that a plaintiff may go forward with claims of direct negligence against a business even after the business admits it is indirectly liable for any negligence of its employee.  The Court also held that a plaintiff may assert concurrent claims…

April 4, 2024
The University of Memphis honored Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page as an Outstanding Law Alumni for his service to the state's highest court. Page was presented the honor by University of Memphis Provost David Russomanno on behalf of President Bill Hardgrave in the Historic Courtroom…

April 1, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court will be at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to hear three cases in the Historic Courtroom April 3, 2024. The first two cases will be heard at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. CST, respectively, while the third case will be heard at 1:15 p.m. CST. The…

March 7, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court has abolished a common law rule that required testimony of a criminal defendant’s accomplice to be supported by other evidence.  The Court’s opinion abolished the accomplice-corroboration rule prospectively, which means only in future cases.  As part of that decision,…