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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Sep 27

    Tennessee COA Reverses Trial Judge’s Finding of Negligence

    Tennessee COA Reverses Trial Judge’s Finding of Negligence
    In Peters-Asbury v. Knoxville Area Transit, Inc., No. E2015-01816-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 8, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned a bench trial negligence verdict. Plaintiff was a student at the University of Tennessee with limited…
  • Sep 26

    Tennessee GTLA Claim Regarding Water Meter Hole Not a Premises Liability Case

    Tennessee GTLA Claim Regarding Water Meter Hole Not a Premises Liability Case
    In Fowler v. City of Memphis, No. W2015-01637-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 11, 2016), the Court of Appeals analyzed a case falling under the GTLA, ultimately holding that while plaintiff appeared to be making a premises liability claim, the…
  • Sep 21

    Supervision of Mental Patient Issue That Requires Expert Testimony

    Supervision of Mental Patient Issue That Requires Expert Testimony
    In Newman v. Guardian Healthcare Providers, Inc., No. M2015-01315-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 27, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal with prejudice of a medical malpractice (now known as a “health care…
Rank this Week: 128

Best Practices Construction Law

Best Practices Construction Law

Construction-related blog focused on transportation, healthcare, technology and legal trends. By Stites Harbison PLLC.

http://www.bestpracticesconstructionlaw.com/
  • Aug 25

    How To Track Increased Construction Costs For Proving Claim

    How To Track Increased Construction Costs For Proving Claim
    I previously blogged about the importance of using daily reports to prove construction claims. In addition to daily reports, the following records should be prepared and maintained in the normal course of business to help prove claims and…
  • Aug 17

    Top 14 Most Common Scheduling Mistakes by Contractor

    Top 14 Most Common Scheduling Mistakes by Contractor
    Many delay, disruption, and loss of productivity claims are lost or substantially reduced in value because mistakes, errors and carelessness are reflected in the original schedule and plan of operations. The original schedule is often the…
  • Aug 4

    Eeeek! What To Do When You Find Bones or Human Remains On the Construction Site?

    Eeeek! What To Do When You Find Bones or Human Remains On the Construction Site?
    Last month, authorities in Suffolk, Virginia were investigating a construction site where human bones were found.  Forensic experts were called in to excavate the site and determine whether they were recent or from an old burial ground.…
Rank this Week: 194

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 284

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By The Law Office of Eric Beasley.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawyer.net/
  • Sep 28

    Tennessee Courts Recognize Duty of Property Owners to Protect Volunteer

    Tennessee Courts Recognize Duty of Property Owners to Protect Volunteer
    Central to every negligence claim in Tennessee is the requirement that a defendant actually owe a duty to a plaintiff.  The question of whether one owes a duty to another party often turns on the relationship between the two parties. For…
  • Sep 21

    Sixth Circuit Denies Negligence Claim for Lack of Physical Injury

    Sixth Circuit Denies Negligence Claim for Lack of Physical Injury
    When considering the elements of a negligence claim, personal injury attorneys often focus on whether a duty can be established, or whether causation can be shown.  Many times, the existence of an injury may be presumed, since, without…
  • Sep 14

    Foreseeability As a Question of Fact in Tennessee Court

    Foreseeability As a Question of Fact in Tennessee Court
    One of the more complicated aspects of a negligence claim is the determination of whether the injury was a foreseeable one and, if so, whether the foreseeability of such risks outweighed the cost incurred by the defendant in attempting to…
Rank this Week: 515

Tennessee Injury Attorney Blog

Tennessee Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, bus accidents and drunk driving accidents. By Hartsoe Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.knoxvilleinjury.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 458

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and injury law issues, cases and news with a focus on Tennessee. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseelawblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Tennessee Nursing Home, Vanguard Health, Sued by the Fed

    Tennessee Nursing Home, Vanguard Health, Sued by the Fed
    People entrust their elderly family members to a nursing home, placing a special trust in the staff to care for and nurture their family in the waning years of life. Unfortunately, we see time and time again that many nursing homes simply do…
  • Sep 21

    E-Cig Lawsuits Grow Due To Risk Of Exploding Device

    E-Cig Lawsuits Grow Due To Risk Of Exploding Device
    Many people have started smoking electronic cigarettes because they are supposedly better for you and the environment. Although there is still controversy surrounding the issue of whether or not they are safer for you.  Now, some people…
  • Sep 7

    The Higgins Firm is Now Reviewing Abilify Claim

    The Higgins Firm is Now Reviewing Abilify Claim
    Nashville Attorneys, The Higgins Firm, are closely looking into Abilify lawsuits and claims which have raised concern amongst professionals after a number of people were said to have developed a gambling disorder, diabetes or other…
Rank this Week: 1085

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Sep 27

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum

    Legal Advice or PR Plan? A Pertinent Privilege Conundrum
    Originally published by Law360, New York (June 9, 2016, 11:40 AM ET) — The ever-expanding scope of what constitutes the “press” creates new issues for companies and their counsel dealing with disputes that either are in…
  • Sep 13

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation

    Court Rejects Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Handwritten Notation
    In a ruling that may puzzle in-house legal departments, the Arizona USDC ruled that the attorney–client privilege did not cover in-house attorneys’ handwritten notations on non-privileged documents.  The court’s primary…
  • Aug 31

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Tribe’s Tweet about Trump, the Cravath Movie & Bowe Bergdahl

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Tribe’s Tweet about Trump, the Cravath Movie & Bowe Bergdahl
    We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news.  Here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for August 2016. →In the upcoming movie “Cravath,” which…
Rank this Week: 676

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Covers family and injury law, estate planning and medical malpractice. By Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 846

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Covers business law for entrepreneurs, emerging companies and the investment management industry. By Alexander J. Davie.

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 607

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee age discrimination, minimum wage, overtime, qui tam and workplace discrimination. By the Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Is Your Personal Trainer Being Worked Over by their Employer?

    Is Your Personal Trainer Being Worked Over by their Employer?
    Personal trainers everywhere work hard to provide many of us with the best services as possible. They deserve every penny of their paychecks and maybe even some pay for putting in overtime. Unfortunately, recently there has been an alarming…
  • Aug 22

    Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claim

    Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claim
    When we all go to work each day and work hard for our money, we expect that the companies we work for will pay us the proper wages that we earned. We also expect that if we see something wrong with a companies’ practices and report it…
  • Jun 29

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?

    No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?
    New legislation has been introduced in congress to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act, the act which guarantees workers a minimum wage and overtime payment. The amendment seeks to make an exception for minor league baseball players. The MLB…
Rank this Week: 780

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Tennessee Injury Law Center

Covers insurance law, products liability, medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By The Law Offices of John Day, P.C.

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawcenter.com/
  • Sep 13

    What Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Teaches U

    What Hillary Clinton’s Pneumonia Teaches U
    Now wait just a minute, I am not going to talk politics. I am going to talk about disclosure and hindsight. Whatever your opinion on Hillary Clinton, most people think it was a mistake for her not to have disclosed that she was suffering with…
  • Sep 8

    Protected Bicycle Lanes Can Help Reduce Bicycle Accidents and Save Live

    Protected Bicycle Lanes Can Help Reduce Bicycle Accidents and Save Live
    In Nashville and all over Tennessee, more people are using bicycles as their preferred form of transportation. Unfortunately, more bikes on the roads translates to more biking accidents. So far this year, there have been 189 bicycle accidents…
  • Aug 30

    It Never Gets Old

    It Never Gets Old
    Our 9 year-old daughter loves telling jokes and pulling little pranks. When she finds one that really hits the mark, she will tell it over and over and each time she will giggle and say: “It never gets old”.  Something else…
Rank this Week: 796

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Tennessee Criminal Law Review

Covers Tennessee and federal criminal law developments from the Supreme Court to pending legislation. By Davis & Hoss, pc.

http://davis-hoss.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost

    Supreme Court Upholds Trial Court’s Dismissal of DUI Charges After Video of Arrest Lost
    This was posted today on the TN Courts website. The Tennessee Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, today upheld a trial court’s dismissal of DUI and other charges against a McMinnville woman because a video recording of the…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum

    Supreme Court Orders Judges To Stay Away From Fact Finding Regarding Mandatory Minimum
    The Supreme Court issued an important criminal decision this week, Alleyne v. United States, when it said that a jury should have the final say on what triggers mandatory minimum sentences in criminal cases.The Court voted in a 5-4 decision…
  • Jun 17

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa

    Silence speaks volumes: Supreme Court issues ruling in Salinas v. Texa
    By Jay PerryThe Supreme Court issued a ruling today, in Salinas v. Texas, a case discussed earlier here. The decision, a 5-4 ruling held that a suspect must expressly invoke their 5th Amendment privilege in order to be protected by that…
Rank this Week: 914

Global Workplace Insider

Global Workplace Insider

Covers employment and labour law issues, including industrial relations/labour and human resources, business immigration and international mobility, enterprise and collective labour agreements and occupational health and safety matters, By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.globalworkplaceinsider.com/
  • Sep 29

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare

    Overtime overhaul – small businesses want more time to prepare
    With just about 90 days to go before the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule dramatically updating overtime regulations is scheduled to go into effect, small business owners have petitioned the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division…
  • Sep 27

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?

    What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in the UK?
    In the UK, a zero hours worker is a casual worker engaged on a zero hours contract. A zero hours contract is defined in UK legislation as a contract of employment or other worker’s contract under which a worker undertakes to perform…
  • Sep 26

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage

    The Duty to Mitigate and its Impact on Damage
    Employer clients often ask during a wrongful or constructive dismissal lawsuit what damages may be awarded.  One relevant consideration  is the common law duty to mitigate.  A wrongfully dismissed employee has a duty to…
Rank this Week: 1363

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2189

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3696

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Sep 28

    Your Legal Advocate

    Your Legal Advocate
    Michael There are many reasons to find the best divorce lawyers in Houston. If you have children and are looking out for their best interest, hire a great lawyer to be your advocate. Some couples accrue an enormous number of assets that must…
  • Sep 26

    Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers for Your Case

    Hiring Bankruptcy Lawyers for Your Case
    Michael Those who are looking for bankruptcy lawyers in Houston, TX are likely in financial crisis. This is a stressful situation for any one person or family. It is also a process that requires a lot of forethought, planning, and thinking.…
  • Sep 15

    Prenuptial Agreement Basics You Should Know

    Prenuptial Agreement Basics You Should Know
    Michael Three Different states have different laws when it comes to divorce rules and procedures, and Texas’s laws can be more confusing than many, and just as capricious. While they are not for everyone, prenuptial agreements can make…
Rank this Week: 3469

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 27

    Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Holds Safety Event for Children

    Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Holds Safety Event for Children
    Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Holds Safety Event for Children Officers with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office were on hand for the department’s second annual Child Safety Day on Saturday. The event took place from 10 a.m.…
  • Sep 23

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Accident in Robertson County

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Accident in Robertson County
    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Accident in Robertson County One fatality was reported after a semi-truck accident occurred in the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 in Robertson County Thursday morning. According to a report by…
  • Sep 21

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Tractor-Trailer Pedestrian Accident in Nashville

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Tractor-Trailer Pedestrian Accident in Nashville
    Fatal Injuries Reported after Tractor-Trailer Pedestrian Accident in Nashville A man was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 early Monday morning. According to reports by WKRN.com and WSMV.com, the…
Rank this Week: 2159

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper & Brothers PLLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case

    How Elective Share Works in Tennessee Probate Case
    In Tennessee, either a husband or a wife whose spouse has died has the right to elect to receive, from the deceased’s spouse’s assets, an amount allowed by a Tennessee statute, sometimes called the elective share statute, as…
  • Sep 18

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company

    Court of Appeals of Tennessee Sets Aside Punitive Damages Award Against Insurance Company
      In a recent insurance policy case, Lance. v. Owner’s Insurance Company, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee set aside a jury’s award of punitive damages in the amount of $267,500 against Owner’s Insurance Company (a…
  • Aug 25

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse

    Recent Case Lays Down New Law in Tennessee for Joint Bank Accounts of Spouse
    In Tennessee, many spouses have joint bank accounts with rights of survivorship. Such accounts are considered accounts held by the spouses as “tenants by the entirety” unless the spouses have specifically agreed otherwise. Such…
Rank this Week: 3278

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Sep 26

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville
    As has been discussed many times on this blog, my bias is that in Nashville, and probably in Tennessee in general, we have flipped the exception and the rule in terms of divorce process options.  Currently, the default process is…
  • Aug 26

    Co-Mediation: A New Kid on the Nashville Divorce Block

    Co-Mediation: A New Kid on the Nashville Divorce Block
    Co-Mediation is a variation on the typical Mediation process.  In a garden variety divorce mediation in Tennessee, one neutral mediator, typically a lawyer, works with a divorcing couple (and their attorneys if they have them) to try and…
  • May 16

    Pitfalls for Collaborative Divorce Attorney

    Pitfalls for Collaborative Divorce Attorney
    Previous posts have looked at the ways Mental Health Coaches struggle in Collaborative Divorce cases as well as the ways in which Financial Neutrals can unintentionally get in the way of solid divorce settlement agreements.  This…
Rank this Week: 2136

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Sep 23

    Tennessee Expungement Alert

    Tennessee Expungement Alert
    A lawyer will always learn something when they read the law. A great friend asked me a question about expunging an old criminal charge. It forced me into brushing up on  the Tennessee state code. Years ago, Tennessee had a DWI…
  • Sep 21

    Nashville Decriminalizes Marijuana What's Next

    Nashville Decriminalizes Marijuana What's Next
    The Metro Nashville Davidson County City Council passed a law to decriminalize marijuana  on final reading. Now , several questions will have to be answered. 1. How will the Metro Nashville Police Department enforce the new law ? I…
  • Sep 20

    Should Tennessee's Bail Bond Laws Be Reviewed ?

    Should Tennessee's Bail Bond Laws Be Reviewed ?
    Recently, the bail bond system has been in the news  due to the perceived inequality of the bail  bond system. The most common complaint is the bail bond system unfairly treats the poor. Some bonds are set so high that the…
Rank this Week: 4952

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Covers news about and opinions issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the sixth Circuit with an emphasis on business cases. By Squire Sanders.

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SIXTH CIRCUIT REVERSES PUNITIVE AWARD IN FCRA CASE

    SIXTH CIRCUIT REVERSES PUNITIVE AWARD IN FCRA CASE
    In Smith v. LexisNexis Screening Solutions, Inc., the Sixth Circuit reversed a $150,000 punitive award in a suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The case arose when LexisNexis was conducting a criminal background check for a potential…
  • Sep 14

    Standing and Data Breach Suits in the Sixth Circuit

    Standing and Data Breach Suits in the Sixth Circuit
    A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit recently overturned a district court’s dismissal of claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company involving the theft of data, as hackers breached Nationwide’s computer network to steal…
  • Sep 7

    Car Dealership That Sets Terms of Credit Must Comply With Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    Car Dealership That Sets Terms of Credit Must Comply With Equal Credit Opportunity Act
    Under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (“ECOA”), creditors who deny credit or change the terms of credit arrangements must notify applicants of the specific reasons why.  At issue in the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision…
Rank this Week: 3802

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3463

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Provides commentary on wills, probate law and estate planning. By Jason A. Lee

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 1970

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

By The Law Office of Larry R. Williams, PLLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 24

    Road Trip Safety Tips for This Memorial Day Long Weekend

    Road Trip Safety Tips for This Memorial Day Long Weekend
    Are you planning a getaway this coming long weekend? We have put together a list of 3 tips for road safety to ensure you stay safe on the road. Buckle Up. According to the National Highway Safety Advisory, men 16-44 years old are least likely…
  • May 20

    Surprise Medical Bills: What You Need to Know

    Surprise Medical Bills: What You Need to Know
    When you are injured in a car wreck or other accident, the last thing you think is “I better go to a doctor that is covered by my insurance.” Unfortunately with insurance companies becoming less pro-patient and more pro-profit…
  • May 9

    The Most Likely Car Wreck

    The Most Likely Car Wreck
    Statistics have spoken. The most common type of car wreck in Tennessee has the following identifiers: Who: 21-29 Year Old Driver When: May to October: Thursday or Friday between 3-5pm Continue reading
Rank this Week: 3088

Truck Injury Lawyer Blog

Truck Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal issues relating to truck, trailer, and auto accidents. Published by the Law Offices of Morgan G. Adams.

http://www.truckinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Why Treating a Bus Wreck Case Like a Car Wreck Case is a Multi-Million Dollar Mistake

    Why Treating a Bus Wreck Case Like a Car Wreck Case is a Multi-Million Dollar Mistake
    I was honored to speak to a large roomful of lawyers, from around the nation, at the American Association for Justice’s Jazz Fest Program in New Orleans, LA. My topic, in case you hadn’t guessed, was Why Treating a Bus Wreck…
  • Feb 29

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?
    Because a small number of  fly-by-night, unsafe, trucking companies refuse to train their drivers (the vast majority of trucking companies have training programs), the FMCSA finally had to pass regulations requiring ongoing training…
  • Feb 24

    Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Published!

    Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit Published!
    I am pleased that I have had a chapter published in the multi-volume set Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 4th Ed.  I wrote the chapter on “Investigating the Case,” along with my good friend Joe Fried. If you…
Rank this Week: 1520

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

Covers Tennessee workplace laws. By Gilbert Russell McWherter Scott Bobbitt plc.

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Mar 8

    No Matter How Many Employers You Have, You Are Still Protected by FLSA

    No Matter How Many Employers You Have, You Are Still Protected by FLSA
    The business model of today’s world is far different than the ones of even a few years ago. Now, your average businesses might have its own “core” set of employees, but also work with an outside tech team, a series of…
  • Mar 4

    Are You Really an Independent Contractor, or Are You a Victim of Theft?

    Are You Really an Independent Contractor, or Are You a Victim of Theft?
    It is illegal to misclassify a worker as a contractor or an intern when he or she is actually an employee. Yet this practice runs rampant in industries throughout the country, and it costs an individual worker thousands of dollars each year…
  • Mar 1

    When is Bullying “Officially” Bullying?

    When is Bullying “Officially” Bullying?
    Find us a person who wasn’t teased during school and we’ll show you someone with excellent selective memory. A certain amount of simple teasing is to be expected from kids (even those who know better), and other than reprimanding…
Rank this Week: 2600

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse…

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Jehl Law Group, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseenursinghomeabuse.com/
  • Mar 7

    Nursing Home Fraud

    Nursing Home Fraud
    When a 98 year-old woman entered a nursing home several years ago, her family dreamed that she might return to the assisted-living facility that she had called home for many years.  Unfortunately, unable to walk and suffering from…
  • Dec 17

    Audit of TN Nursing Home Surveys Reveals Troubling Trend

    Audit of TN Nursing Home Surveys Reveals Troubling Trend
    A recent audit conducted by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office confirms what we often see in cases that we handle at the Jehl Law Group: in many cases the State of Tennessee is failing to hold nursing homes accountable for abusing or…
  • Nov 23

    Constitution Under Attack

    Constitution Under Attack
    Your right to a jury trial is being threatened by manipulative practices of corporations who want to take away this constitutional right.
Rank this Week: 2501

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Covers trials and litigation and criminal, family and injury law. By Freeman & Fuson.

http://www.tennesseetriallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 15

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant
    On January 27, 2016, WKRN reported that dozens of tenants at the Howe Garden Apartments in East Nashville received notices that they were to leave their apartments in the middle of the lease. This obviously left tenants, who still had months…
  • Oct 6

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry
    Most of our clients who are dealing with allegations from the Department of Health are fighting to keep their name off the abuse registry. More recently we have been contacted by individuals who have found out that their name has been placed…
  • Oct 6

    4-5-320(c) Notifications: Fighting for your License

    4-5-320(c) Notifications: Fighting for your License
    Whether you are a nurse, doctor or pharmacist, your professional license is your livelihood. Theses licenses are governed by specific Boards as part of the Tennessee Department of Health and have the power to suspend and even revoke your…
Rank this Week: 1949

'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

http://huganlaw.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 29

    Not So Small Claim

    Not So Small Claim
    Small claims courts in Tennessee are called Courts of General Sessions. Under $25k; either party can appeal to Circuit Court and the case starts all over as if the General Sessions trial never occurred. Great for eviction and collections…
  • Jan 5

    OMG its OEM!

    OMG its OEM!
    Stealing intellectual property is an American pastime. Music, software, ebooks, you name it—free is the right price. And mounds of shaming and litigation has done little to discourage the copyright abolitionists. And then…
  • Dec 30

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2271

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as drug charges, DUI, domestic violence, burglary, sex crimes, trepassing and vandalism. By Don Himmelberg of Higgins, Himmelberg & Piliponis PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 27

    42 Pounds of marijuana found in trunk........Case Dismissed!

    42 Pounds of marijuana found in trunk........Case Dismissed!
    Earlier this month a client of this law firm was arrested for possession of 42 pounds of marijuana that was found in the trunk of his car while traveling down the interstate. Facing a felony conviction, a substantial fine amount and court…
  • Sep 17

    Sexual Battery Case Dismissed

    Sexual Battery Case Dismissed
    Rutherford County General Sessions Court dismissed Sexual Battery case after judge finds the alleged victim was not being truthful. Sexual Battery is a serious offense and if you are accused of this crime you could be facing some serious…
  • Apr 14

    Know what to do if you’re getting pulled over!

    Know what to do if you’re getting pulled over!
    Okay, so you just got pulled over for weaving, speeding, or maybe it's 10:30 p.m. and you are just driving around downtown. The cop asks you for your license and insurance and then says, “Sir, where are you coming from tonight?…
Rank this Week: 1222

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Aug 27

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?

    Do I have a right to counsel for probation violation proceedings?
    Yes, you do have a right to have an attorney for probation violation proceedings in the State of Tennessee. Tennessee Code Annotated § 40-35-311(b) provides that a defendant is entitled to be represented by counsel at a hearing on a…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
Rank this Week: 2076

Tennessee Labor Talk

Tennessee Labor Talk

By Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.

http://www.tennesseelabortalk.com
  • Aug 18

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful

    Termination During FMLA Leave Not Unlawful
    Some employers believe that an employee who is out on FMLA cannot be disciplined or terminated. More savvy employers know that such a broad application is not quite accurate, as an employee’s request for or taking FMLA leave does not…
  • Aug 15

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim

    Second Circuit Clarifies “Protected Activity” for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Retaliatory Discharge Claim
    Whether the plaintiff is actually engaged in “protected conduct” is always a key question when defending a retaliatory discharge claim. This certainly is true when such a claim is brought under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). On…
  • Aug 11

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim

    Religious Discrimination – Employee’s Failure to Note Religious Objection Fatal to Her Claim
    Savvy employers know that legal and regulatory trends are toward candid and effective communication. Think interactive process under the ADA. But, at times, this same rule applies to employees. Here, an employee who refused to read the…
Rank this Week: 3856

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual…

TIPS: Perspectives on Intellectual Property Law

Covers traditional intellectual property (copyrights, patents and trademarks) and more nuanced areas of law, including media, technology, franchising, e-commerce, entertainment and advertising.By Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP.

http://www.wallertips.com/
  • Aug 1

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack

    Some Hospital Systems Under Attack By Cyber-Criminals Using Denial of Service Attack
    Hospital emergency rooms are our first line of defense for actual attacks and emergencies, but in some cases ERs are finding themselves literally under cyber-attack. Recent law enforcement notices warn that telephone access to ER’s has…
  • Jun 11

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York

    The TTAB Did Not Love New York
    Brand owners, marketers, and in-house counsel should be cognizant of the legal implications of selecting geographical terms for the name of a product. Waller intellectual property attorney, William F. Wilson, was recently published in the…
  • May 13

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action

    The Ninth Circuit Holds that Cancellation of a Trademark is a Remedy, Not a Cause of Action
    Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP attorney, Bob Felber, was recently published in the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Bulletin where he discussed, Airs Aromatics, LLC v. Victoria’s Secret Stores Brand Management,…
Rank this Week: 2952

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Nashville Trial Lawyer Blog

Covers news, injury, consumer, business and class action law. By Law Office of David S. Hagy PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • May 21

    Trucker Unable to Recover for Injuries Suffered While Asleep in Passenger's Seat

    Trucker Unable to Recover for Injuries Suffered While Asleep in Passenger's Seat
    A truck driver's suit seeking compensation from her trucking company's insurer for injuries she suffered while asleep in the passenger seat of a company truck proved unsuccessful. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the driver was an…
  • May 21

    Trucker Unable to Recover for Injuries Suffered While Asleep in Passenger’s Seat

    Trucker Unable to Recover for Injuries Suffered While Asleep in Passenger’s Seat
    A truck driver’s suit seeking compensation from her trucking company’s insurer for injuries she suffered while asleep in the passenger seat of a company truck proved unsuccessful. The Tennessee Court of Appeals ruled that the…
  • May 19

    Sports Bar Not Liable for Fatal Shooting Carried Out by Patron

    Sports Bar Not Liable for Fatal Shooting Carried Out by Patron
    A sports bar where a patron abruptly pulled a gun and killed a karaoke operator escaped liability to the dead man's wife for failing to prevent the attack. Tennessee law imposes a duty on business owners to protect their patrons only from…
Rank this Week: 1977

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tennessee Personal Injury Blog

Tracks important appellate opinions concerning Tennessee's civil justice system including opinions affecting personal injury, insurance law, business torts and comsumer protection. By the Adams Law Firm.

http://tennesseepersonalinjurylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING

    TN COA REVERSES DISMISSAL OF SLIP AND FALL CASE INVOLVING INADEQUATE LIGHTING
    On November 30, 2010, Plaintiff Cynthia Christian was an invited guest for a function at Ms. Lassie's Lodge in Campbell County, Tennessee.  The Lodge was regularly rented for parties and other functions via the nearby Hampton Inn.…
  • Mar 19

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt

    Tractor Trailer Collision Leads to Record Settlememt
    In one of the biggest personal injury settlements in Pennsylvania history, a family that suffered death and injuries after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer has received a $26.1 million settlement.In 2010, the three Plaintiffs were…
  • Mar 15

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES

    CPSC IMPROVES SAFETY STANDARDS FOR STROLLERS AND CARRIAGES
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal safety standard that will improve the safety of all carriages and strollers sold after September 10, 2015.The new standard was developed due to the CPSC’s review…
Rank this Week: 2765

Scott Law Group

Scott Law Group

Covers bankruptcy, probate estates, and general litigation.

http://scottlawgroup.com/
  • Feb 27

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court

    Alimony Reduced Because 18 Year Old Son Lived with Mother. NO WAY says Appellate Court
    Transitional Alimony reduced by trial court because mother didn't kick her 18 year old son out of the house. Tennessee Court of Appeals says NO. Reverses decision, reinstates alimony.
  • Dec 12

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff

    Child Pornography Charges Filed Against Sen. Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff
    US Postal Inspection Service arrested Senator Lamar Alexander’s Chief of Staff Ryan Loskarn on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography charges. He has been fired from his job as Chief of Staff.
  • Jun 19

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election

    Arizona Voter Case May Seriously Impact Tennessee Election
    The US Supreme Court decision on the Arizona voter case may impact Tennessee election authority by prohibiting enforcement of the requirement to be a US citizen before voting in Tennessee. On June 17, 2013 the US Supreme Court decided the…
Rank this Week: 3044

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Sabin & Associates, PLLC Blog

Covers elder law and estate planning in Tennessee.

http://www.sabinestateplanning.com/blog/
  • Oct 30

    Estate Planning is for Everyone

    Estate Planning is for Everyone
    What’s your excuse for lack of planning? Think you’re too young? You may not be ready for an enhanced estate plan like your parents/grandparents have, but you need to start somewhere Accidents happen, all the time.  If you…
  • Apr 12

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question
    Question 1: What is intestacy? When you die, someone else will have to become the new owner of your property.  If you die without having prepared an estate plan, the court determines you have died intestate.   In this case, the…
  • Apr 12

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question

    Intestacy in Tennessee – 3 Question
    Question 1: What is intestacy? When you die, someone else will have to become the new owner of your property.  If you die without having prepared an estate plan, the court determines you have died intestate.   In this case, the…
Rank this Week: 3492

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Tennessee Real Estate Law

Covers Tennessee commercial and residential real estate law. By J. David Wicker.

http://tennrealestatelaw.com/
  • Sep 17

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT

    Property Tax Abatement in Tennessee via PILOT
    On December 4, 2012, Metro Council passed an economic incentive for Nashville-based HCA Holdings, Inc. (“HCA”) that is estimated to total $66 million over 20 years and is one of the largest Metro Nashville has ever offered to a…
  • Mar 29

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013

    The Great Tennessee-Georgia Border War of 2013
    On March 25, 2013, Georgia senators passed House Resolution 4 (“HR 4”), a resolution which proposed settlement of the boundary dispute between the State of Georgia and the State of Tennessee. The resolution attempts to settle the…
  • Nov 19

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract

    Oral Modification to Construction Contract
    Construction contracts typically contain provisions that explicitly require the parties to reduce all modifications to the contract into writing. These “additional work” provisions are written to prevent the enforceability of oral…
Rank this Week: 3362

Nashville Criminal Lawer FAQ's

Nashville Criminal Lawer FAQ's

Covers DUIs and criminal defense issues. By the Law Office of Russell F. Thomas.

http://www.russellthomaslaw.com/frequently-asked-questions/
  • Apr 26

    What do I wear to court?

    What do I wear to court?
    I am commonly asked by Nashville DUI and criminal defense client’s what they should wear to court. I tell all client’s that it is better to be “over-dressed” than “under-dressed” and suggest they wear…
  • Feb 4

    Where Can I Find Out How To Reinstate My Tennessee Drivers License That Has Been Revoked Or Suspended?

    Where Can I Find Out How To Reinstate My Tennessee Drivers License That Has Been Revoked Or Suspended?
    Reinstating a license can be an expensive and complicated process depending on the reason(s) for your suspension.  It often involves clearing hurdles with both local and state offices. The best place to start is on the Department of…
  • Jan 22

    Where Can I Get An Ignition Interlock Device Installed In My Car?

    Where Can I Get An Ignition Interlock Device Installed In My Car?
    If you are court ordered to install an ignition interlock device on your car, you must use a state certified provider.  For a link to a directory of all certified providers in the state, click here. If you or someone you know has…
Rank this Week: 3524

Nashville Probate and Disability…

Nashville Probate and Disability Law Journal

Covers disability, wills, probate and elder law. By Norris & Norris, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleprobateanddisabilitylawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Giving Away the House

    Giving Away the House
    Posted by Barbara Moss. "We gave away our house last week to our two children. We want to be able to qualify for Medicaid without the government getting all our money." That's how my interview with two potential clients…
  • Jan 14

    Living Independently in Old Age

    Living Independently in Old Age
    Posted by Barbara Moss. My mother wanted to live at home as long as possible. Fortunately for her, when that was no longer possible, she was able to pay some of the capital from the sale of her home for a spot in an assisted living…
  • Jan 3

    Paying for Nursing Home Care

    Paying for Nursing Home Care
    Posted by Barbara Moss. As I've written in a prior post (December 19, 2012), Medicare pays only a limited amount toward nursing home care and then only when there has been a 3-day hospital admission first. People who enter a nursing home…
Rank this Week: 3425

Shelby County Criminal Defense…

Shelby County Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense issues in West Tennessee, with particular emphasis placed on DUI/DWI/Drugged Driving. By William Young, Jr.

http://bartlettattorney.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3779

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Nashville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, drug offenses, and weapons offenses. By Russell F. Thomas.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    A Great Source for Free CLE Online: LexVid

    A Great Source for Free CLE Online: LexVid
    Around November, I always start worrying about whether I’ve met my CLE requirements for the year, but it is always so difficult to find the time in my schedule to be away from the office for a day or even half day. I came across the LexVid…
  • Oct 26

    How Much Will a DUI Cost?

    How Much Will a DUI Cost?
    DUIs are expensive and usually involve paying fees to many different entities. The following is a brief description of different types of fees that one might expect to pay as a result of a DUI case in Tennessee. Most of these are mandated by…
  • Sep 11

    Tennessee Expungement Law Overview

    Tennessee Expungement Law Overview
    Can I get my criminal record expunged? This is one of the most common questions I am asked as a criminal defense lawyer. The answer, however, is not always clear. In this blog post I will give a quick overview of the types of cases that can…
Rank this Week: 3067

Athletes in Court

Athletes in Court

Covers criminal legal developments in sports. By Davis & Hoss, PC.

http://www.athletesincourt.com/
  • Jul 1

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay

    College Football Playoffs May Mean Push for Athlete Pay
    The recently announced college football playoff system will mean big money for major college teams with some experts guessing that it could amount to as much as half a billion dollars per year in television rights alone.
  • Jun 26

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA

    Appeals Court Throws Out Scholarship Suit Against the NCAA
    Last week a federal appeals court decided to decline reviving an antitrust suit brought by two former college football players against the NCAA.
  • Jun 21

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial

    Sandusky Stays Silent and Declines to Testify During Sexual Abuse Trial
    Jerry Sandusky’s defense team finished with their case today without Sandusky taking the witness stand, something some court watchers had expected to happen given the direction of the defense so far.
Rank this Week: 3397

In Re: NASHVILLE

In Re: NASHVILLE

Covers law and music. By Chris Hugan.

http://nashbillies.wordpress.com
  • Jun 6

    Lick this!

    Lick this!
    The United States Postal Service issued 86 million stamps containing the image of a sculpture on display at the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C.   The USPS obtained a license from the photographer—but not the sculptor.
  • Jun 6

    Fanfare!

    Fanfare!
    CMA Music Fest has begun in Nashville.  Those of us who have hung around Nashville awhile still call it Fanfare.  It’s come a long way since the days when the artists signed autographs at the dingy Fairgrounds. Amazing event–something…
  • Sep 16

    Diversify, I say!

    Diversify, I say!
    My investment advisor promised that a diverse portfolio would protect me from market swings.  He was wrong.  
Rank this Week: 4711

Lawyer Hatton

Lawyer Hatton

Covers cases and topics of interest to solo or small firm practices. From Tennessee attorney Tim Hatton.

http://lawyerhatton.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Anthony Trial - Day Three

    Anthony Trial - Day Three
    Yesterday was the most interesting day yet of the Anthony trial. The state continues to build on the story that they told during their opening statement by presenting witness testimony regarding Ms. Anthony's activities while her daughter…
  • May 26

    Anthony Trial - Day Two

    Anthony Trial - Day Two
    Day two of the Anthony trial in Florida was uneventful. The state is presenting its case exactly as they laid it out in the opening statement. They began by focusing on showing the jury how Ms. Anthony went about living her life and seemed…
  • May 24

    Anthony Trial - Day One

    Anthony Trial - Day One
    While working today, I set up a feed of the Anthony trial in Florida on my monitor so I could watch it. Today was opening statements. It is a fascinating case. The defense has a very interesting theory of the case and I am going to enjoy…
Rank this Week: 2298