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'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: 2764

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: 4131

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/
  • Nov 23

    Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rule

    Texas Court Gobble-Gobbles New Federal Overtime Rule
    On this Thanksgiving Eve, contractors and other employers can take a breathe and gobble down some extra turkey and pumpkin pie without worrying about the new increases in overtime rules. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court…
  • Nov 10

    What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development

    What A Trump Card Means In The Game of Construction and Development
    Like many of you, I stayed up late on Tuesday night / Wednesday morning to watch the 2016 election returns.  I dragged myself into the office after only a few hours of sleep and my phone was immediately ringing. Some clients. Some…
  • Oct 13

    What I Learned from My Kids About Delay Claim

    What I Learned from My Kids About Delay Claim
    This past week, I came to a complete mess in our backyard—it was littered with debris, trash, plates and utensils, and overturn patio furniture.  My instruction to the kids yesterday morning was stern: “Clean up this mess by…
Rank this Week: 4039

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Jan 20

    Father Had Duty to Hold Ladder for Son During RV Exterior Cleaning

    Father Had Duty to Hold Ladder for Son During RV Exterior Cleaning
    In Hoynacki v. Hoynacki, No. E2015-02084-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 31, 2016), the Court of Appeals overturned summary judgment in a case about whether a dad had a duty to hold or stabilize a ladder for his son. Defendant father owned an…
  • Jan 19

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation

    Certificate of Good Faith Required When Expert Must Prove Causation
    In Redick v. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, No. M2016-00428-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 26, 2016), the Court addressed the need for a certificate of good faith in an HCLA (f/k/a Tennessee medical malpractice) claim when the breach of duty…
  • Jan 18

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case

    Proving Damages in a Conversion Case
    In Hamilton v. Holderman, No. M2015-02302-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 27, 2015), the Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed a damages award in a conversion case. In the underlying dispute, plaintiffs had rented a furnished house and barn to…
Rank this Week: 369

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Dec 26

    Uncontested Divorce and Property Division

    Uncontested Divorce and Property Division
    Michael An uncontested divorce is a divorce whereby the spouses agree on their own to divide the marital property and settle on issues regarding child support and visitation without looking to the courts, or any dispute resolution process or…
  • Dec 26

    Bankruptcy: Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For You?

    Bankruptcy: Is Chapter 13 Bankruptcy For You?
    Michael For some debtors chapter 13 bankruptcy is a better option that chapter 7 bankruptcy and in some cases chapter 13 bankruptcy is the only option, as these debtors do not qualify for chapter 7 bankruptcy. Many debtors assume that chapter…
  • Dec 26

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counselling

    Pre-Bankruptcy Credit Counselling
    Michael Before you file for chapter 7 bankruptcy or chapter 13 bankruptcy you must consult a nonprofit credit counselling agency. The purpose for this counselling is to see whether there is a way to handle your debt load besides having to…
Rank this Week: 455

For Your Consideration

For Your Consideration

Covers copyright, trademark, and entertainment law. By Christopher Hugan, Esq.

http://nashvegaslawyer.wordpress.com
  • Jun 3

    Jon Rich Celebrity Knockout!

    Jon Rich Celebrity Knockout!
    Former “Nashville Star” contestant Jared Ashley sues Jon Rich for allegedly being a meanie to him. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990602088 Here’s a copy of the complaint–take out your reading glasses and get…
  • May 19

    Worth the visit.

    Worth the visit.
    Take a moment and visit www.thesessionplayers.com.    It features video and interviews with Nashville session musicians.  I definitely give it two snaps and a circle!
  • May 12

    Who,what,when,where,why

    Who,what,when,where,why
    A sad commentary on the state of pop-culture journalism. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Irish-student-hoaxes-worlds-apf-15201451.html?.v=1
Rank this Week: 4357

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/
  • Jan 19

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017

    Small Businesses and the AODA: New Requirements as of January 1, 2017
    Over the last few years, large Ontario employers have been busy implementing changes to their practices in order to meet new accommodation requirements under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As of January 1, 2017,…
  • Jan 19

    Class action against workplace discrimination

    Class action against workplace discrimination
    In France, employees who suffer from workplace discrimination are entitled to bring claims against their employer. Workplace discrimination is strictly prohibited and is characterized when a person is treated less favorably than another…
  • Jan 16

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal

    Italy’s Supreme Court confirms that dismissals for redundancy to increase profits are legal
    In a decision dated December 7, 2016, Italy’s Supreme Court – the Corte di Cassazione – confirmed that the dismissal of an individual employee for redundancy can be legally grounded solely on business-related reasons, such…
Rank this Week: 2936

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Jan 20

    Photo of the Week: River Reflection

    Photo of the Week: River Reflection
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family-Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • Jan 18

    13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

    13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married
    This article by Eleanor Stanford in The New York Times is interesting. 13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married When it comes to marriage, what you don’t know really can hurt you. Whether because of shyness, lack of interest or a…
  • Jan 16

    Incorrect Burden of Proof Leads to Reversal in Nashville, TN Parental Relocation Case: Stanley v. Stanley

    Incorrect Burden of Proof Leads to Reversal in Nashville, TN Parental Relocation Case: Stanley v. Stanley
    Facts: Mother and Father are the parents of two children. Everyone lived in Oklahoma until moving to Tennessee in 2005. Mother and Father divorced in 2008 in Nashville. Under the operative parenting plan, Father was designated the primary…
Rank this Week: 3503

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: 5000

Knight on Family Law

Knight on Family Law

Covers divorce and family law in Tennessee. By Stephen C. Knight.

http://knightonfamilylaw.com
Rank this Week: 2917

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: 1739

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/
  • Dec 13

    The Tennessee Legislature and Criminal Law

    The Tennessee Legislature and Criminal Law
    The Tennessee State Legislature has a habit of enacting new criminal laws on an isolated incident that occurred in someone's legislative district. The practice creates terrible laws. I read a great quote recently from an outgoing U.S Senator.…
  • Nov 7

    Is It Mandatory To Have Nine U.S.Supreme Court Justices ?

    Is It Mandatory To Have Nine U.S.Supreme Court Justices ?
    Just the other day someone asked me if the U.S. Constitution requires nine Supreme Court Justices. I did not know the answer so I looked it up. The short answer is the U.S. Constitution does not state the precise number of justices. The…
  • Nov 2

    DUI, Ignition Interlock, and The State Legislature

    DUI, Ignition Interlock, and The State Legislature
    An ignition interlock is required to obtain a restricted driver's license if you have been convicted of a DUI charge in Tennessee. In the initial implementation of the ignition interlock device, I was in favor of it's use. It allowed…
Rank this Week: 2283

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: 1592

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: 2047

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: 3752

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Multiple Injuries Reported after Wrong-Way Accident on Murfreesboro Road

    Multiple Injuries Reported after Wrong-Way Accident on Murfreesboro Road
    Multiple Injuries Reported after Wrong-Way Accident on Murfreesboro Road Two vehicles collided head-on near Nashboro Village in Davidson County early Wednesday morning, resulting in three people suffering serious injuries. Per a report by…
  • Jan 18

    Williamson County Offers DUI Education Program to Help Repeat Offender

    Williamson County Offers DUI Education Program to Help Repeat Offender
    Williamson County Offers DUI Education Program to Help Repeat Offenders In 2010, Williamson County launched the state’s first standalone DUI court, which boasts a success rate of 86 percent for making sure participants aren’t…
  • Jan 14

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident Reported in East Nashville

    Fatal Pedestrian Accident Reported in East Nashville
    Fatal Pedestrian Accident Reported in East Nashville A 47-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in East Nashville Thursday evening, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. WKRN.com reports that the crash occurred just after 9 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 2074

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: 3861

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 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…
Rank this Week: 2923

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer…

Nursing Home Negligence Lawyer Blog

Covers accident and elder law. By Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC.

https://www.nursinghomelawyer.news/
  • Jan 17

    Tennessee-Based Nursing Home Company Agrees to Pay Record Fine to Department of Justice

    Tennessee-Based Nursing Home Company Agrees to Pay Record Fine to Department of Justice
    Nearly all nursing home residents depend on health insurance coverage to provide essential services including medical care, nutrition, and hygiene. Typical insurers that provide such coverage include Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, if the…
  • Jan 11

    Neglect By Any Other Name…

    Neglect By Any Other Name…
    The Tennessee legislature enacted a statute that transforms a lawsuit alleging that a “health care provider or providers have caused an injury related to the provision of, or failure to provide, health care services to a person,…
  • Jan 6

    Kingsport, Tennessee Nursing Home Under Investigation for Mistreating Patient

    Kingsport, Tennessee Nursing Home Under Investigation for Mistreating Patient
    Brookhaven Manor is the latest Tennessee nursing home to be investigated for abusing, neglecting and mistreating their patients. Broohaven Manor, located in Kingsport, Tennessee, is the subject of two investigations, one by the Tennessee…
Rank this Week: 2538

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury. By Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC.

http://www.personalinjurylaw.news/
  • Jan 20

    Tennessee Woman Sues Apple for Scarring Caused by Overheated iPhone 6

    Tennessee Woman Sues Apple for Scarring Caused by Overheated iPhone 6
    Apple likely expected to profit at the expense of their rival Samsung’s recent misfortunes with the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, yet they recently found themselves to be the target of a lawsuit due to an allegedly overheated iPhone 6.…
  • Jan 16

    How to Document Lost Wages in a Tennessee Personal Injury Case

    How to Document Lost Wages in a Tennessee Personal Injury Case
    Generally speaking, four essential elements of negligence and hence most personal injury claims are: Duty of care Breach of duty of care Continue reading
  • Jan 12

    Takata Airbag Recall: Largest in United States History

    Takata Airbag Recall: Largest in United States History
    Unfortunately, tens of millions of vehicles of numerous makes and models have been recalled due to the defective manufacture of airbags by Takata Corporation. These defective airbags are highly dangerous and can be deadly when deployed. They…
Rank this Week: 1081

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

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: 3919

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: 2035

Seed Law

Seed Law

Covers legal issues affecting the seed industry, including the IP rights to seeds. By Gillon & Associates, PLLC.

http://seedlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry

    Myriad Gene case shakes up and shakes down Biotech Industry
    First, I would like to thank Matthew Dillon with the Organic Seed Alliance @Seed_Alliance for pulling me from under my rock and informing me about this very important case. Judge Sweet of the Southern District of New York invalidated seven…
  • Jan 19

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa

    Race to the finish line for Monsanto's GE Alfalfa
    This past Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition of certiorari in order to hear the GE Alfalfa case, Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, that has been causing quite a stir in the biotech world. This is fortuitous for…
  • Nov 20

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie

    Canadian Inventor Sues State Research Universitie
    I like to toss "seed lawsuit" in the google search bar on occasion to see what's going on in the world-at-large beyond the comfortable confines of my office here in suburban Memphis, TN. I came across a story that I have posted on the…
Rank this Week: 4858

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: 4109

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/
  • Jan 20

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu

    Judge Boggs Takes Senior Statu
    Judge Danny J. Boggs recently took senior status, creating a second vacancy on the Sixth Circuit. Judge Boggs has served the Court for over 30 years, including as Chief Judge, and he was appointed by President Reagan. Recent press reports…
  • Jan 18

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court

    SCOTUS To Decide If Clean Water Rule Can Be Challenged Directly In U.S. Circuit Court
    In February of last year, we reported on the Sixth Circuit’s split-panel holding that it had jurisdiction to review challenges to the validity of the “Clean Water Rule” (which clarifies the term “waters of the United…
  • Jan 9

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court

    Sixth Circuit: City Waived Exhaustion Requirement By Removing Takings Claim to Federal Court
    Normally, a regulatory-takings plaintiff must seek compensation through “procedures the State has provided,” before suing in federal court.  Last week, in a unanimous unpublished opinion, Lilly Investments v. City of…
Rank this Week: 1193

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: 1323

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: 1813

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

Covers business and insurance litigation. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 2

    Dealing with the Very Short Tennessee Statutes of Limitation for Breach of Fiduciary Duty

    Dealing with the Very Short Tennessee Statutes of Limitation for Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    For shareholders of Tennessee corporations and members of Tennessee LLCs, the statutes of limitation which apply to breach of fiduciary duty claims are short — very short. The statute of limitation for breach of fiduciary duty lawsuits…
  • Dec 23

    Breach of Contract Damages in Tennessee

    Breach of Contract Damages in Tennessee
    Assuming that one party proves that the other party has breached a valid and enforceable contract, what amount of money can the non-breaching party recover from the breaching party? When explaining how a Tennessee court will approach the…
  • Dec 9

    More About the Tennessee Statute of Fraud

    More About the Tennessee Statute of Fraud
    Last week’s blog dealt with the role of the Statute of Frauds in Tennessee real estate litigation.  The statute of frauds requires that contracts for the sale of real estate be memorialized by a writing or by a…
Rank this Week: 3741

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training

    Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training
    Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Trainers are offering a 2-day training program March 9-10, 2017 in Knoxville, TN. Collaborative Divorce is a problem-solving, client focused approach to divorce that works to meet clients’ legal,…
  • Jan 11

    Balancing Structure and Flexibility in the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Balancing Structure and Flexibility in the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    Many of the previous posts on this blog have been about how the Collaborative Divorce process and the reasons why collaborative professionals do what they do in cases to support divorcing clients.  This post comes at the topic more from…
  • Dec 6

    The importance of solid training for Collaborative Divorce practitioners in Nashville

    The importance of solid training for Collaborative Divorce practitioners in Nashville
    Currently, Tennessee does not have any particular certification for people who wish to hold themselves out to the public as Collaborative Divorce practitioners.  If a Nashville attorney, financial, or mental health professional wishes to…
Rank this Week: 2417

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 25

    Caught with a Loaded Handgun and 52 grams of crack while on Parole ... Case DISMISSED! ... and expunged!

    Caught with a Loaded Handgun and 52 grams of crack while on Parole ... Case DISMISSED! ... and expunged!
    Recently, our client was caught with a loaded handgun and 52 grams of crack cocaine … while he was on parole. He was charged with Possession of Schedule II drugs, Felon in Possession of a Handgun, and Introduction of Controlled…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1555

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: 863

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1527

Tennessee Disability and Life…

Tennessee Disability and Life Insurance Blog

Covers insurance law. By Pepper Law, PLC.

http://www.nashvilleinsurancelawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 2751

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 5048

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017

    Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017
    It’s January! New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. We are collectively hitting the gym and committed to our diets (for now). Here is another resolution you might want to consider: let 2017 be the year you (finally) get…
  • Dec 6

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order
    Are you one of the 55% of American adults who do not have a Last Will and Testament in place? Or did you prepare yours years ago and need to revisit your estate plan? If so, the holidays can be a great time to get your affairs in order. The…
  • Dec 6

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

    The Holidays are a Great Time to Get Your Estate Plan in Order
    Are you one of the 55% of American adults who do not have a Last Will and Testament in place? Or did you prepare yours years ago and need to revisit your estate plan? If so, the holidays can be a great time to get your affairs in order. The…
Rank this Week: 3243

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: 1072

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/
  • Jan 9

    Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Agent

    Seven Questions You Should Ask Your Insurance Agent
    At the Law Offices of John Day, we deal with insurance policies and insurance companies every single day. Unfortunately, all too often we see clients who declined uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or bought too low a limits for their…
  • Dec 26

    Advice From a Lawyer on the New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make

    Advice From a Lawyer on the New Year’s Resolutions You Should Make
    As the New Year approaches, many start to think about improvements they want to make in their lives for 2017.   At the Law Offices of John Day, our work involves helping people who have been injured in accidents and, since most…
  • Dec 22

    Dos And Don’ts If You Know Someone Who Is Injured or Suffering Through a Loss During the Holidays (or really anytime)

    Dos And Don’ts If You Know Someone Who Is Injured or Suffering Through a Loss During the Holidays (or really anytime)
    For most folks, the holidays are a happy time filled with laughter, family, friends and fun.  But for those who are injured or who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be an especially painful time.  Their present situation…
Rank this Week: 2590

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/
Rank this Week: 2878

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/
  • Jan 11

    Family of Killed 17-Year-Old Settles Faulty Airbag Lawsuit

    Family of Killed 17-Year-Old Settles Faulty Airbag Lawsuit
    As drivers and passengers, we count on airbags to protect us in the event of a collision. Few people would think that these airbags could actually be the source of trauma and pain. Unfortunately, this is exactly what’s happening…
  • Dec 7

    Parking Lot Accidents Account for 1 in 5 Collision

    Parking Lot Accidents Account for 1 in 5 Collision
    We’re all guilty of checking our cell phones for messages, missed calls and social media updates while driving. As tempting as this action can be, it’s one which comes with a lot of risk. Recently, The National Safety Council has…
  • Dec 7

    Parking Lot Accidents Account for 1 in 5 Collision

    Parking Lot Accidents Account for 1 in 5 Collision
    We’re all guilty of checking our cell phones for messages, missed calls and social media updates while driving. As tempting as this action can be, it’s one which comes with a lot of risk. Recently, The National Safety Council has…
Rank this Week: 1701

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: 4175

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse…

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseenursinghomeabuse.com/
  • Oct 18

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident
    Several weeks ago, nursing home residents across the country won a big victory when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will be instituting a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes that…
  • Oct 18

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident
    Several weeks ago, nursing home residents across the country won a big victory when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will be instituting a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes that…
  • Oct 18

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident

    Big Win for Nursing Home Resident
    Several weeks ago, nursing home residents across the country won a big victory when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will be instituting a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing homes that…
Rank this Week: 2025

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: 3360

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: 3790

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2102