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February 20, 2024
Nashville, Tenn. ­ The Tennessee Supreme Court has two cases set for its February 21, 2024 docket. The two cases will be heard in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST.  The cases will be livestreamed to the TNCourts YouTube page at:  www.youtube.com/@TNCourts/featured.  The details of…

February 16, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed the decision of a Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility hearing panel suspending the law license of Nashville attorney Brian Manookian and instead permanently disbarred Mr. Manookian.  The Court held that, after Mr. Manookian’s continuing, serious…

February 16, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court today held that an arbitration agreement signed by a power of attorney as part of the paperwork for admittance to an assisted living facility was not a health care decision because it was optional and not required for admission. The Court also concluded that the next of…

February 6, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld eleven convictions stemming from a string of robberies that occurred in Nashville over the course of a month.  However, the Court reversed a twelfth conviction and remanded for a new trial on that charge, holding that the trial court erred in denying a…

Tennessee Chief Justice Holly Kirby
February 4, 2024
Last week the Tennessee Supreme Court hosted state supreme court chief justices from around the country as the Conference of Chief Justices held its Mid-Year Meeting in Nashville. While normally only the chief justice from each state attends CCJ conferences, all five Tennessee Supreme Court…

Judge Mary Wagner
February 1, 2024
Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the appointment of Judge Mary L. Wagner to the Tennessee Supreme Court. “Mary is a highly qualified judge who will bring significant experience to the Tennessee Supreme Court,” Governor Lee said. “Her understanding and respect for the rule of law and…

January 25, 2024
The Tennessee Supreme Court today upheld the decisions of a Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing Panel and chancery court to permanently disbar attorney Thomas Fleming Mabry. In 2019, the Board of Professional Responsibility filed a petition for discipline against Mr. Mabry based on his…

January 4, 2024
The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments met today to consider six applicants for an upcoming vacancy on the Tennessee Supreme Court. The vacancy was created by the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Roger A. Page, effective August 31, 2024. After holding a public hearing and conducting…