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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/
  • Aug 27

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited

    Summary Judgment Vacated Because Depositions Were Improperly Limited
    In Evans v. Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc., No. M2014-01099-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Aug. 18, 2015), plaintiff asserted claims for property damage caused when sewage flowed into his home in 2013 allegedly due to a damaged sewer line. The…
  • Aug 13

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child

    Right of Non-Primary Residential Parent to Bring Claim for Child
    The Court of Appeals recently addressed the issue of which claims a parent who is not the primary residential parent may bring when his or her child has been injured. In Neale B/N/F Russell v. United Way of Greater Kingsport, No.…
  • Aug 12

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie

    Non-Suit Allowed to Cure Pre-Suit Notice Deficiencie
    In Phillips v. Casey, No. E2014-01563-COA-R9-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 21, 2015) plaintiff’s late husband was a patient of defendant doctor. Sometime in 2011 or 2012, defendant diagnosed husband with angioedema. Defendant also diagnosed…
Rank this Week: 276

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/
  • Aug 12

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Tony Stewart on behalf of the family of Kevin Ward Jr.

    Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Tony Stewart on behalf of the family of Kevin Ward Jr.
    Recently, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against race car driver Tony Stewart. Although the loss of life was tragic, this is going to be a tough case for the family to win. If you saw the news clip, it appears that the young man got out…
  • Aug 3

    TDOT Releases Findings on Potentially Dangerous Section of I-40 in Wilson County

    TDOT Releases Findings on Potentially Dangerous Section of I-40 in Wilson County
    Many factors can contribute to a car accident. It is not always just the driving of other people that may be involved. If roads are poorly designed or maintained or if street signs are obstructed or damage, these kinds of things can also lead…
  • Jul 28

    Nursing Home To Pay $18 Million In Neglect Case

    Nursing Home To Pay $18 Million In Neglect Case
    In this case, Eliza Jennings worked until she was in her eighties. Then, she moved into Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in 2004. According to the lawsuit, Jennings developed severe pressure sores which caused her nerve endings to…
Rank this Week: 1188

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/
  • Aug 21

    Lessons From The Courtroom

    Lessons From The Courtroom
    I spent part of last week in the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia ,Tennessee. It was built around 1905 and is a reminder of old southern courthouses. It also reminds me of how I hate the modern criminal justice centers that are bland…
  • Aug 18

    Time to Abolish the Tennesseee Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law

    Time to Abolish the Tennesseee Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender Law
    Is it time to abolish the habitual motor vehicle offender law in Tennessee. the habitual motor vehicle offender law was enacted to prevent people with qualifying  criminal convictions from driving. A petition to declare one a habitual…
  • Aug 13

    Texas Police Search Vagina for Marijuana in Gas Station Parking Lot

    Texas Police Search Vagina for Marijuana in Gas Station Parking Lot
    In Harris County Texas, sheriff's deputies searched a woman's vagina recently. Radley Balko reported the story in the Washington Post. The deputies searched Charnesia Corley's  car for almost an hour then brought a female officer to…
Rank this Week: 1205

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/
  • Nov 11

    Morgan Adams Selected Top 100 Tennessee SuperLawyer

    Morgan Adams Selected Top 100 Tennessee SuperLawyer
    I have been staying on the road for my clients and have not had a lot of time to write. However that hard work has been paying off, both for my clients and professionally. While confidentiality clauses and common sense prevent me from talking…
  • May 21

    CDL Drivers Must Now Use a Certified Medical Examiner for Medical Card

    CDL Drivers Must Now Use a Certified Medical Examiner for Medical Card
    DOT Reminds Commercial Drivers that Physicals Must Now Be Performed by Certified Medical Examiners  National Registry Will Improve Safety for Travelers, Health of Commercial Drivers  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of…
  • Apr 7

    National Registry of Certified DOT Medical Examiners Goes into Effect May 21, 2014

    National Registry of Certified DOT Medical Examiners Goes into Effect May 21, 2014
    In 2012 a final rule was published in the Federal Register requiring DOT medical examiners to be certified, and complete minimum education, on the medical standards required for CMV drivers. The rule goes into effect two years after the Final…
Rank this Week: 1378

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/
  • Feb 20

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim

    Federal Questions, Removal, and Remand: Sixth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Class Action FICA Claim
    In a published decision this week, the Sixth Circuit reviewed the dismissal of an employee’s claim for excessive withholding of FICA taxes against her employer. In affirming the district court’s refusal to remand the federal…
  • Feb 16

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee

    Sixth Circuit Takes A Hard Look At Statutory Attorney’s Fee
    In a published opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit examined and rejected the award of more than $500,000 in attorney’s fees to People First of Tennessee in relation to its work in 2008 on a contempt motion against the State of…
  • Feb 12

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 1416

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: 1625

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Aug 28

    Photo of the Week: Sea Lion

    Photo of the Week: Sea Lion
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography
  • Aug 26

    Collaborative Divorce Saves Time and Money

    Collaborative Divorce Saves Time and Money
    This article by Debra Denison Cantor and Ann V. Levin in the Philadelphia Inquirer may be of interest to readers of this blog. ‘Collaborative divorce’ can save time and money While many associate the word divorce with painful and…
  • Aug 24

    Same-Sex Couples Can Divorce in Tennessee: Borman v. Pyles-Borman

    Same-Sex Couples Can Divorce in Tennessee: Borman v. Pyles-Borman
    Facts: In 2010, two men were married in Iowa, whose laws allowed individuals of the same sex to marry. Iowa law did not require the individuals marrying to be residents of Iowa, and the parties’ marriage certificate stated they were…
Rank this Week: 1714

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/
  • Aug 21

    If I am an “independent contractor” – am I entitled to overtime and minimum wage?

    If I am an “independent contractor” – am I entitled to overtime and minimum wage?
    Today, about 50 million workers – one-third of the workforce – are classified as independent contractors, freelancers, or temporary workers. This number is predicted to grow to 60 million workers – 40 percent of the…
  • Aug 18

    Whose tips are they anyway???

    Whose tips are they anyway???
    According to the United States Department of Labor, minimum wage would need to  $11.00 per hour to equal the same spending power to equal its buying power of the late 1960s. Currently the minimum wage is only $7.25 and for…
  • Aug 12

    Sirius XM Radio to pay $1.3M to settle suit over unpaid internship

    Sirius XM Radio to pay $1.3M to settle suit over unpaid internship
    Whether you are going to a forty an hour a week job that you have been employed in for many years or whether you are working at an internship for maybe a little pay and some more experience the Fair Labor Standards Act and minimum wage laws…
Rank this Week: 1966

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule

    Summary of the Proposed Amendments to Form ADV and Investment Advisers Act Rule
    On May 20, 2015, the SEC issued proposed amendments to Form ADV and the Investment Advisers Act rules. In the release, the SEC proposed amendments to Form ADV that would require advisers to disclose additional information, such as information…
  • Jun 30

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+

    Frequently Asked Questions about Regulation A+
    Back in March, I wrote about proposed revisions to Regulation A, commonly known as “Regulation A+”, which were designed to implement Section 401 of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act). Since then, the SEC issued its…
  • May 27

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?

    Should Founders Subject Themselves to a Vesting Schedule?
    When advising startup clients, I frequently recommend that they subject the shares issued to their founders (as well as those issued to any equity-compensated employees and contractors) to a vesting schedule. This conversation often leads the…
Rank this Week: 1995

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 21

    ATTN: Federal Contractors, Beware of Harassment and Discrimination on Construction Site

    ATTN: Federal Contractors, Beware of Harassment and Discrimination on Construction Site
    “Did you hear the one about . . . ?”  Of course you have.  We have all heard the racial and discriminatory jokes at the work place.  If you are a federal contractor, you should be aware of Executive Order 11246. In…
  • Aug 20

    Tony Piazza and Eric Green: Ask The Experts Any Mediation Question!

    Tony Piazza and Eric Green: Ask The Experts Any Mediation Question!
    When it comes to identifying the best mediators in the country, Tony Piazza and Eric Green are at the top of the list.  And, on October 8, 2015, they will be sharing the stage in Austin, Texas for the Construction ADR…
  • Aug 7

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!

    Have You Served As A Construction Arbitrator? Click Here!
    As you may know, I am the Co-Chair of the upcoming Construction ADR Summit (pdf) sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law to be held on October 8-9, 2015 in Austin, Texas.   As part of that…
Rank this Week: 2097

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: 2146

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Aug 24

    Things to Know about Retroactive Child Support

    Things to Know about Retroactive Child Support
    MichaelIt is possible that a non-custodial parent who was not initially asked for child support is later ordered by the court to pay a certain amount on the basis of a petition filed by the custodial parent or the Attorney General. This…
  • Aug 17

    Texas Family Code & Modification of an SAPCR

    Texas Family Code & Modification of an SAPCR
    MichaelThere are many circumstances that necessitate changes to a previously given order related to child support, conservatorship, and/or possession & access. In legal terms, this filing of petition or motion in the court is known as…
  • Jul 27

    Court-ordered Processes that Aid in Determining Conservatorship

    Court-ordered Processes that Aid in Determining Conservatorship
    MichaelTexas Family Code Chapter 153 defines the various factors that are taken into account by a family court before deciding on conservatorship and this chapter also mentions the various rights & duties that come with conservatorship.…
Rank this Week: 2322

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: 2349

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: 2405

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: 2542

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: 2587

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: 2779

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2841

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: 2931

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: 3053

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: 3095

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
  • Aug 25

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is Extended through July 22, 2017

    Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is Extended through July 22, 2017
    DHS has extended eligibility for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians for an additional 18 months. Haitians who currently have TPS status must re-register by October 26, 2015. Applicants can … Continue reading →
  • Mar 18

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update and Predictions: April 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the April 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin lists … Continue reading…
  • Jan 12

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015

    Visa Bulletin Update: February 2015
    By Ari Sauer, immigration lawyer with the Memphis, Tennessee office of the Siskind Susser Law Firm. The US Department of State has issued the February 2015 Visa Bulletin. The DOS Visa Bulletin … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 3197

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: 3262

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/
  • 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?…
  • 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 its 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, “or…
  • Jul 28

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property

    Forfeits and Seizures of Property
    If you have been pulled over, been a victim to a search warrant, or have interest in property that has been seized by the State, then read this… The State can seize your property consisting of vehicles, money, real property, and other…
Rank this Week: 3296

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: 3404

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: 3435

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Tennessee divorce and family law. By Mary Frances Parker.

http://www.tennesseedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    How Close is Too Close: Enmeshment in Family Law

    How Close is Too Close: Enmeshment in Family Law
    A close, tight knit relationship with a parent is always the best thing for children, right? This is what conventional wisdom has long told us. Is there a point where that closeness becomes an issue? This is a phenomenon psychologists…
  • Jan 2

    T.C.A. § 36-6-106(a)(8) Creates Uncertainty For Parents and Their Psychotherapist

    T.C.A. § 36-6-106(a)(8) Creates Uncertainty For Parents and Their Psychotherapist
    In 2013, Senator Mae Beavers (R - Mt. Juilet) explained on the floor of the Senate her reasoning behind S.B. 0028, a bill that purported to amend various sections of the T.C.A. relative to consideration of mental health care records of a…
  • Dec 28

    In re Lyric J.: Will Tennessee Supreme Court Weigh In On The Rights of Putative Biological Fathers?

    In re Lyric J.: Will Tennessee Supreme Court Weigh In On The Rights of Putative Biological Fathers?
    The American legal system views the relationship between parent and child as sacrosanct, only to be severed through a knowing, voluntary relinquishment by the parent or through a formal court proceeding known as a termination of parental…
Rank this Week: 3578

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Enforceable in Tennessee?

    Are Forum Selection Clauses Enforceable in Tennessee?
    Forum selection clauses are prevalent in contracts entered into by Tennessee companies and residents.  Often, the purpose of a forum selection clause in a contract is to force another party to litigate in a particular court in a…
  • Aug 12

    Partner Who Claims He Was Defrauded Gets Justice on Appeal

    Partner Who Claims He Was Defrauded Gets Justice on Appeal
    In a recent decision involving a partnership lawsuit, the Court of Appeals of Tennessee reversed a trial court’s decision to dismiss a partner’s fraud and promissory fraud claims against the other partner and a third party. …
  • Aug 6

    Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: What Issues Are Juries Allowed to Decide?

    Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: What Issues Are Juries Allowed to Decide?
    If you file a breach of contract case in Tennessee and demand a jury, what are the chances that the jury will actually decide if there was a contract, and/or if it was breached?  In my experience, in many Tennessee breach of contract…
Rank this Week: 3590

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

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

    RSD/CRPS: Color the World Orange Day

    RSD/CRPS: Color the World Orange Day
    As some of you may know my wife Megan has suffered from RSD/CRPS since August of 2012 after a surgery. We encountered doctors that do not understand this disease. We struggled to understand it ourselves. Luckily, we found some great…
  • Feb 18

    What should you do if you are in a car accident?

    What should you do if you are in a car accident?
    Here is a quick reminder from Nashville car wreck and injury attorney Jonathan Williams of what to do if you are involved in an automobile accident. 1. Call the Police-Get an accident report from the police even if it seems minor. This can…
  • Feb 17

    Walk Like a Penguin

    Walk Like a Penguin
    The last thing you want to do on a snow day is talk to a Nashville injury attorney. We have all seen the news warning us not to drive and pictures and stories of car wrecks all over Middle Tennessee. Since you should not drive on ice,…
Rank this Week: 3706

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: 3803

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: 4127

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: 4157

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: 4161

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: 4179

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/
Rank this Week: 4193

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Aug 25

    Analysis: Does the Privilege Cover Post-Accident Investigation Reports?

    Analysis: Does the Privilege Cover Post-Accident Investigation Reports?
    In a case that should prove instructive for corporate legal and risk-management departments, a Washington state appellate court ruled that the attorney–client privilege protected a post-accident investigation report from discovery in a…
  • Aug 18

    18 Questions Doom Counsel’s Inadvertent Disclosure Argument and Waive Privilege

    18 Questions Doom Counsel’s Inadvertent Disclosure Argument and Waive Privilege
    We all know that lawyers must “promptly take steps to rectify” an inadvertent disclosure of privileged information or risk privilege waiver.  FRE 502.  And while the term “promptly” may have different…
  • Aug 12

    D.C. Circuit (Again) Upholds Privilege for In-House Counsel’s Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit (Again) Upholds Privilege for In-House Counsel’s Internal Investigation
    Following its significant July 2014 opinion that the attorney–client privilege covers corporate internal investigations led by in-house counsel, the D.C. Circuit has ruled that the in-house lawyer did not subsequently waive that…
Rank this Week: 4409

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Putnam County Intersection Sees Two Wrecks in the Same Day

    Putnam County Intersection Sees Two Wrecks in the Same Day
    Putman County Intersection Sees Two Wrecks in the Same Day A busy intersection on Highway 111 in Putnam County, Tennessee, was the site of two car accidents that occurred within hours of each other on Tuesday. According to a report by the…
  • Aug 27

    Marijuana Use Implicated in Rising Number of Washington Car Accident

    Marijuana Use Implicated in Rising Number of Washington Car Accident
    Marijuana Use Implicated in Rising Number of Washington Car Accidents Data gathered by the Traffic Safety Commission shows that drivers who use marijuana are involved in a rising number of fatal accidents in Washington State, which legalized…
  • Aug 26

    Multiple Victims Suffer Serious Injuries after Two-Car Accident in Cookeville

    Multiple Victims Suffer Serious Injuries after Two-Car Accident in Cookeville
    Multiple Victims Suffer Serious Injuries after Two-Car Accident in Cookeville An accident involving two vehicles on Highway 56 in Putnam County Tuesday caused five people to suffer serious injuries that required treatment and hospitalization.…
Rank this Week: 4443

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
  • Aug 15

    Who Has Standing to Contest a Will in Tennessee?

    Who Has Standing to Contest a Will in Tennessee?
    In Tennessee, a party who is going to contest a will must have proper “standing” to actually contest the will.  This basically means that the individual must have the authority under Tennessee Law to contest the will before…
  • Jul 5

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?

    In Tennessee Can you Force an Estate to Distribute Assets to the Heirs?
    I am often asked to become involved in Tennessee probate estates as the attorney for the beneficiaries of the estate.  Often this is done to make sure the estate is running appropriately and sometimes this is done because my clients…
  • Jun 20

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC

    New Law Firm - Burrow Lee, PLLC
    I am really excited to let everyone know that my partner Brett Burrow and I have formed a new law firm.  It is Burrow Lee, PLLC.  We are located in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.  Our website is www.burrowlee.com.  We…
Rank this Week: 4527

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4584

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important

    Why the Sofia Vergara embryo lawsuit is so important
    There has been a lot of news about the Sofia Vergara embryo case. However, beyond the public’s desire to look into the life a celebrity, the reason a case like this so important is because it may affect laws, policies and regulations…
  • Jul 27

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?

    So what counts towards a taxable estate?
    Many people may believe that they do not have to be worried about federal estate tax if they do not make a large amount of money, but if you have a substantial amount of life insurance, own a home or have a good retirement account or plan,…
  • Jul 16

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature

    Tennessee Will Declared Invalid Because of Improper Witness Signature
    When someone you love passes away, you may inherit property, money, or other possession if that person names you in a will. If there is no will, then a court may decide who gets to have what and you may get little to no say. It is not only…
Rank this Week: 4632

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse…

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseenursinghomeabuse.com/
  • Apr 20

    State Surveys Find Deficiencies at Memphis Nursing Home

    State Surveys Find Deficiencies at Memphis Nursing Home
    Two Signature Healthcare nursing homes in Memphis, Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa in Midtown and Signature Healthcare at St. Francis on the campus of St. Francis Hospital on Park Avenue, have been the subject of recent scrutiny by…
  • Mar 27

    Nursing Homes Use Legal Tactic to Take Control of Patient

    Nursing Homes Use Legal Tactic to Take Control of Patient
    Another week and another disturbing practice is revealed about nursing homes taking advantage of their residents.
  • Feb 18

    Survey Finds Multiple Instances of Neglect in Nursing Home in Memphi

    Survey Finds Multiple Instances of Neglect in Nursing Home in Memphi
    A recent survey conducted by the Tennessee Department of Health of Signature Healthcare at St. Peter Villa in Memphis, Tennessee, revealed multiple deficiencies.  The survey, completed on August 27, 2014, concluded that the nursing home…
Rank this Week: 4722

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: 4748

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/
  • Jun 10

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'

    BONNAROO 2015: TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'
    Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival is expected to bring in over 80,000 people to Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee, with a majority of those people coming from out of State. The Festival has led to a field day for law enforcement over the…
  • Jun 11

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge

    For Bonnaroo Goers: Small Infractions Can Lead To Big Charge
    Every year around this time our firm gets a flood of calls from people who receive criminal charges while on their way to or while leaving Bonnaroo. They have ranged from simple possession and paraphernalia to felony drug charges. …
  • May 2

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy

    New Tennessee Law Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy
    On April 29, the Tennessee Legislature passed a bill that will allow a mother to be prosecuted for causing a child to be born addicted or harmed because of her illegal use of narcotics during the pregnancy. The bill will allow a woman to be…
Rank this Week: 4803

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/
  • Aug 27

    Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credibility in Litigation and in Life

    Five Things You Can Do To Improve Your Credibility in Litigation and in Life
    I have been following the prep school rape trial involving Owen Labrie. Mr. Labrie stands accused of raping a 15 year-old girl as part of a ritual known as Senior Salute at St Paul’s School. Mr. Labrie claims he had consensual sexual…
  • Aug 25

    Pina Coladas and Ashley Madison

    Pina Coladas and Ashley Madison
    Remember the old song? Escape by Rupert Holmes. The guy is lounging in bed with his significant other and reading the personal columns. He notices one that catches his eye and, because he is in a rut in his relationship, he responds. A…
  • Aug 17

    Five Simple Steps to Keeping Children Safe This School Year

    Five Simple Steps to Keeping Children Safe This School Year
    School is officially underway. In Williamson County, today was the first full day for kindergarteners. In surrounding area schools, it is the first day of school for students. Time to be on the lookout for the littles as they wait at the bus…
Rank this Week: 4862

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Pitfalls for Mental Health Coaches in the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    The next few posts will explore some of the pitfalls or roadblocks that can come up for each of the three types of professionals in Collaborative Divorces in Tennessee – Mental Health Coaches, Attorneys, and Financial Neutrals.…
  • Jul 15

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

    Collaborative Divorce for Same-Sex Couple
    With the advent of same-sex marriage across Tennessee and the rest of the United States, same-sex divorce will be an inevitable reality in the very near future.  In fact, some Tennessee couples married in other states and have wanted to…
  • Jun 19

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of the Law in Collaborative Divorce
    Previous blog entries here have focused mostly on the ways Collaborative Divorce is different from traditional divorce litigation and how the process takes into account the non-legal aspects of divorcing.  This post will explore more…
Rank this Week: 4911