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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/
  • Dec 6

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule

    Security Guards and the Independent Contractor Rule
    In Estate of Cunningham v. Epstein Enterprises LLC, No. W2015-00498-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 30, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in a premises liability case where an armed security guard was shot and killed while…
  • Dec 3

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim

    Statute of Limitations Bars Legal Malpractice Claim
    In Athena of S.C., LLC v. Macri, No. E2016-00224-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Tennessee  legal malpractice claim on the basis that the claim was barred by the one-year statute…
  • Dec 2

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim

    Notice and HIPAA Form Also Required for Re-Filed HCLA Claim
    Tennessee Courts continue to make it clear that each time you re-file a previously dismissed Tennessee medical malpractice (now health care liability) claim, you must abide by the statutory requirements. In Cright v. Overly, No.…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 31

    Tennessee Sex Offenders and Halloween

    Tennessee Sex Offenders and Halloween
    It may be Halloween , but the Tennessee Department of Corrections will be conducting Operation Blackout on those on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry. It has been recently reported about the increased scrutiny that Tennessee Sex Offenders…
Rank this Week: 1161

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/
  • 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 5

    Tennessee Law Caps Monetary Damages for Chattanooga Bus Accident Victim

    Tennessee Law Caps Monetary Damages for Chattanooga Bus Accident Victim
    The November 22 Tennessee bus accident which left 6 children dead and critically injured 23 more has impacted every family within the state. Now, families of the children who lost their lives have discovered they can receive no more than…
  • Nov 29

    Crane Operator Awarded 3.4 Million in Construction Injury Lawsuit

    Crane Operator Awarded 3.4 Million in Construction Injury Lawsuit
    Mr. John Robert Williams Jr., was recently awarded 3.4 million dollars in a jury trial. A crane operator, he had filed a lawsuit after suffering a severe brain injury and becoming blind. This construction accident occurred when he was…
Rank this Week: 1172

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/
  • Oct 23

    Horrific Bus Crash in Palm Springs, CA – How do you find the best Bus Accident Lawyer?

    Horrific Bus Crash in Palm Springs, CA – How do you find the best Bus Accident Lawyer?
    The recent bus crash in California was horrific in nature. Entire families have been forever changed due to the loss of life (13 to date) and massive injuries suffered by the survivors (31 reported). The National Transportation Safety…
  • Apr 30

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

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

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?

    When Will New Truck Drivers be Trained?
    Because a small number of  fly-by-night, unsafe, trucking companies refuse to train their drivers (the vast majority of trucking companies have training programs), the FMCSA finally had to pass regulations requiring ongoing training…
Rank this Week: 1373

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/
  • Dec 2

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract

    Tire Company Can’t Compel Arbitration in China Under Expired Contract
    Yesterday, in Linglong Americas, Inc. v. Horizon Tire, Inc., a unanimous panel of the Sixth Circuit rejected a tire manufacturer’s attempt to compel arbitration of claims in China under a contract that had already expired.  The…
  • Nov 28

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case

    Sixth Circuit Issues Split FCA Decision in Fracking Case
    In United States ex rel. Harper v. Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, a divided panel of the Sixth Circuit interpreted the 2010 amendments to the False Claims Act (FCA) and affirmed the district court’s dismissal of…
  • Nov 22

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement

    Sixth Circuit, Enforcing Notice of Appeal Rule, Denies Challenge to $225M Auto Part Price Fixing Settlement
    On Friday, the Sixth Circuit refused to overturn a $225 million settlement deal reached between end-payor plaintiffs and auto parts makers accused of price fixing. Two objectors to the deal had asked the court to review a June order by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 1404

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: 1593

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1644

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…
  • Aug 22

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

    Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claim
    When we all go to work each day and work hard for our money, we expect that the companies we work for will pay us the proper wages that we earned. We also expect that if we see something wrong with a companies’ practices and report it…
Rank this Week: 1920

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: 1943

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: 2032

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: 2068

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Dec 2

    Texas’ Spousal Support Law

    Texas’ Spousal Support Law
    Michael Alimony is the common term used to refer to payments made after a divorce to one’s former spouse by the other spouse. There are different forms of alimony in every state some are temporary alimony, rehabilitative alimony,…
  • Nov 17

    Child Tax Exemption

    Child Tax Exemption
    Michael When the tax year draws to a close, all people are anxious about tax returns and exemptions. This article will look into child support and tax. Firstly, it must be noted that child support is tax free, however spousal support is not.…
  • Nov 17

    Divorce: Division of Property

    Divorce: Division of Property
    Michael Texas is called a community property state; this means that all income earned and property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is community property and belongs to both spouses equally. Therefore, it must be split equally…
Rank this Week: 2168

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: 2320

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: 2362

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: 2477

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: 2520

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 2690

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: 2726

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: 2866

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: 2972

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: 3025

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: 3040

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 3103

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: 3161

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: 3171

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: 3330

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

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

    How the Tennessee Statute of Frauds Works in Real Estate Litigation

    How the Tennessee Statute of Frauds Works in Real Estate Litigation
    In Tennessee, most contracts are just as legally effective and valid if they are verbal as opposed to written. However, many real estate contracts and agreements, under Tennessee law, may be held invalid if not memorialized by a written…
  • Nov 23

    Contractor Prevails under Tennessee Prompt Pay Act and Receives Award of Attorney’s Fee

    Contractor Prevails under Tennessee Prompt Pay Act and Receives Award of Attorney’s Fee
    In a recent construction law case decided by the Court of Appeals of Tennessee, Beacon4, LLC v. I & L Investments, LLC, the project Owner was ordered to pay, not only the withheld retainage owed to the Contractor, but also, the…
  • Nov 14

    Recovering Punitive Damages in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case

    Recovering Punitive Damages in Tennessee Breach of Contract Case
    Can you recover punitive damages in Tennessee for breach of contract? It is difficult, but not impossible.  Moreover, there is little published case law on the subject, and, as discussed below, there is one major question about punitive…
Rank this Week: 3408

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: 3606

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: 3695

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: 4008

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: 4026

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: 4038

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: 4065

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: 4087

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Dec 7

    Presnell on Privileges Chosen as One of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100

    Presnell on Privileges Chosen as One of the ABA Journal’s Blawg 100
    Editors of the ABA Journal announced they have selected Presnell on Privileges as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. In addition, the magazine has added 10 more bloggers to its Blawg 100 Hall of Fame, featuring the…
  • Dec 5

    Stunning: WA SC Rejects Privilege between Corporate Counsel and Former Employee

    Stunning: WA SC Rejects Privilege between Corporate Counsel and Former Employee
    In a surprising decision, the Washington Supreme Court, in a 5–4 ruling, held that the corporate attorney–client privilege does not protect communications between an organization’s counsel and its former…
  • Dec 1

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Sessions & Pence, Switzerland, and Jodi Arias’ Lawyer

    Monthly Privilege Roundup: Sessions & Pence, Switzerland, and Jodi Arias’ Lawyer
    We see privilege issues discussed in judicial decisions, legal commentary, and mainstream news.  After skipping an October roundup due to a trial, here is a roundup of interesting privilege issues for November 2016. With…
Rank this Week: 4263

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/
  • Dec 1

    Prince’s Estate Worth $200 Million

    Prince’s Estate Worth $200 Million
    No will, no tax planning and an estate that will go equally to one sibling and five half siblings. How could someone with so much money and resources to hire a professional let this happen? It is too easy to delay putting a family wealth…
  • Dec 1

    Tennessee Appeals Court Allows Out-of-State Relocation with Child in Custody Dispute

    Tennessee Appeals Court Allows Out-of-State Relocation with Child in Custody Dispute
    Relocation after a divorce can become complicated when children are involved, since one party often loses parenting time as a result of the other’s move.  Most times, the relocating parent will need the court’s approval…
  • Dec 1

    Tennessee Court Holds that Asset Purchased with Entireties Funds Belongs to Surviving Spouse

    Tennessee Court Holds that Asset Purchased with Entireties Funds Belongs to Surviving Spouse
    Probate administration typically includes categorizing assets and property for distribution. Such decisions may lead to disputes among the beneficiaries, as in In re Estate of Fletcher (Tenn. Ct. App. May 23, 2016), appeal granted (Sept.…
Rank this Week: 4271

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Dec 5

    Fatal Wrong-Way Accident Reported in Robertson County

    Fatal Wrong-Way Accident Reported in Robertson County
    Fatal Wrong-Way Accident Reported in Robertson County A 37-year-old woman from Oak Grove, Kentucky, died when she was involved in a wrong-way car accident on Interstate 24 in Robertson County Saturday night. Per a report by Smokey Barn News,…
  • Dec 5

    Multiple Injuries Reported after 3-Vehicle Accident in Clarksville

    Multiple Injuries Reported after 3-Vehicle Accident in Clarksville
    Multiple Injuries Reported after 3-Vehicle Accident in Clarksville Three vehicles were involved in an accident that injured four people in Montgomery County Friday morning. Clarksville Now reports that the crash occurred at around 9:15 a.m.…
  • Dec 5

    Multiple Injuries Reported after School Bus Crashes into 2 SUVs in Nashville

    Multiple Injuries Reported after School Bus Crashes into 2 SUVs in Nashville
    Multiple Injuries Reported after School Bus Crashes into 2 SUVs in Nashville A school bus crashed into two SUVs in Nashville Wednesday afternoon, causing five children to suffer serious injuries. Per a report by WKRN.com, the crash occurred…
Rank this Week: 4322

Tennessee Wills and Estates

Tennessee Wills and Estates

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

http://www.tennesseewillsandestates.com
Rank this Week: 4455

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 11

    How Do I Protect Copyrights Through Estate Planning?

    How Do I Protect Copyrights Through Estate Planning?
    A Last Will and Testament is, of course, important to make sure that, after you pass away, your assets are distributed according to your wishes. But an important and often overlooked element of a proper estate plan is identifying those…
  • Oct 27

    Do I Need an Estate Planning Review by a Tennessee Attorney?

    Do I Need an Estate Planning Review by a Tennessee Attorney?
    Often a client seeking to have a will prepared will think they are distributing their assets equally among their children, for example, only to learn after a thorough estate planning review, that is not the case. Your will may prescribe that…
Rank this Week: 4483

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: 4514

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: 4516

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

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

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

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

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

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

    When is Bullying “Officially” Bullying?

    When is Bullying “Officially” Bullying?
    Find us a person who wasn’t teased during school and we’ll show you someone with excellent selective memory. A certain amount of simple teasing is to be expected from kids (even those who know better), and other than reprimanding…
Rank this Week: 4569

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/
  • Dec 7

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?

    What rights do workers have to rest breaks in the UK?
    The Working Time Regulations 1998 (the Regulations), which implement the requirements of the 1993 EC Working Time Directive, introduced restrictions on the number of hours worked by employees and workers together with a right to rest breaks,…
  • Dec 6

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation

    DOL to appeal injunction against new overtime regulation
    Despite the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations were set to go into effect on December 1st, the validity of the regulations remains unsettled. We previously reported that on November 22nd, Judge Amos…
  • Dec 6

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward

    OSHA workplace injury and illness tracking will go forward
    Last week, a Texas federal judge handed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) a victory by refusing to grant an injunction that sought to delay the implementation of the Agency’s rule regarding workplace injuries…
Rank this Week: 4622

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/
  • Dec 5

    Prior Complaints and Their Effect on a Lawsuit

    Prior Complaints and Their Effect on a Lawsuit
    Recently the investigation into the Chattanooga bus accident that claimed the lives of six children and injured dozens more has revealed parents, faculty and students had all complained about the driving of bus driver, Johnthony Walker. Ask…
  • Nov 29

    Good News for Pedestrians (and Dwight Schrute)

    Good News for Pedestrians (and Dwight Schrute)
    A new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards is expected to save 2,400 pedestrian injuries per year.   Under the new standard, motor vehicle manufacturers have until September 1, 2019 to equip their hybrid and electric vehicles with…
  • Nov 22

    Chattanooga Bus Crash Incident – Update

    Chattanooga Bus Crash Incident – Update
    The Tennessean reports that the it is not the City of Chattanooga, the school district, or Hamilton County that owns the bus involved in the Chattanooga crash but rather a private company out of Illinois. It that is correct, the cap on…
Rank this Week: 4625

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 15

    A Personal Perspective on Mediation

    A Personal Perspective on Mediation
    NPR recently broadcast this story about choosing divorce mediation from the perspective of people who have been through the process.  Check it out for lots of valuable thoughts on why mediation worked for them: Finding A New Kind Of…
  • Sep 26

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville

    Summary of two of the main divorce process options in Nashville
    As has been discussed many times on this blog, my bias is that in Nashville, and probably in Tennessee in general, we have flipped the exception and the rule in terms of divorce process options.  Currently, the default process is…
Rank this Week: 4748