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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/
  • Oct 23

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape

    Intoxication as a Defense to Rape
    One of the former Vanderbilt Football players accused of rape appears to be ready to put on a defense of  intoxication as a defense. The defense for Brandon Vadenburg has filed a report of an expert where they assert that alcohol …
  • Oct 20

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?

    Amendment 2 Where Do You stand ?
    Early voting has started in Tennessee . One of the measures on the ballot is a change to Tennessee's constitution. Currently , Tennessee's constitution requires that all Supreme Court Justices shall be elected. When the amendment on…
  • Oct 14

    Interrogations of Juvenile

    Interrogations of Juvenile
    Jan Hoffman of The New York Times reported on the issue of juveniles not understanding their rights when questioned by the police. The  studies show that  a juvenile is not developmentally ready to make decisions that will…
Rank this Week: 550

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/
  • Oct 28

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh

    District Court Spoliation Sanctions Likely To Be Upheld By Sixth Circuit, Except When The Remedies Are Too Harsh
    Earlier this year, we posted a feature analyzing how the Sixth Circuit has not been hesitant in imposing sanctions under Federal Appellate Rule 38 for frivolous and unwarranted appeals.  Our research of Sixth Circuit opinions from the…
  • Oct 27

    Girl Scouts v. Girl Scouts: ERISA Win

    Girl Scouts v. Girl Scouts: ERISA Win
    In a lengthy opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit resolved an intra-Girl Scouts retirement plan dispute that began in 2005. In so doing, the appellate panel demonstrated the broad preemption powers of ERISA and clarified the law’s…
  • Oct 24

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case

    En Banc Review Granted in Free Speech Case
    Yesterday, the Sixth Circuit granted en banc review of Bible Believers, et al., v. Wayne County, et al., a free speech case arising out of the plaintiffs’ evangelistic efforts at the Arab International Festival in Dearborn,…
Rank this Week: 973

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer…

Tennessee Federal Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers tax crimes, fraud and federal sentencing. By the McKeller Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseefederalcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone

    Supreme Court Rules that Warrants are Required to Search a Suspect's Cell Phone
    In the recent case of Riley v. California, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held that search warrants are required to investigate the digital content of a suspect's cell phones. The Court found the term "cell phone" to be…
  • Jul 9

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering

    Georgia Man Indicted in Nashville for Investment Fraud and Money Laundering
    According to an FBI press release, Rajesh Patel, a 55 year old man from Duluth, Georgia, was recently indicted on several counts of fraud and money laundering. Mr. Patel's alleged scheme sought $500,000 from an investor to purchase a…
  • May 27

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned

    Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should Be Concerned
    For the May/June edition of Cityview Magazine, I wrote an article entitled "Tax Crimes and Why Employers Should be Concerned." A copy of the article can be found here: http://www.cityviewmag.com/2014_03/#p=136 The text of the article is…
Rank this Week: 955

The Immigration Answer Man

The Immigration Answer Man

Covers US immigration law. By Ari Sauer.

http://immigrationanswerman.com/
Rank this Week: 1411

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 27

    Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Regulation to be Issued Friday

    Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Regulation to be Issued Friday
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's regulation requiring electronic logging devices (ELD) is scheduled to be published in the Friday, March 28, 2014, edition of the Federal Register.  
Rank this Week: 1211

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: 1427

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
Rank this Week: 1539

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/
  • Oct 24

    National Airbag Recall

    National Airbag Recall
    News of the massive airbag recall is making waves across the automotive industry this week as new estimates suggest that over 7.8 million vehicles are potentially affected in the United States alone. Recent reports indicate that four people…
  • Oct 23

    Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG Hip Implant Lawsuit Update

    Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG Hip Implant Lawsuit Update
    The people of Tennessee as well as many people all across the country have heard reports about problems with hip implants causing pain and other serious side effects. Many people with these Stryker hip implants may also have needed additional…
  • Oct 3

    Medicare Nursing Home Ratings Misleading?

    Medicare Nursing Home Ratings Misleading?
    The process of choosing a nursing home for your ill or aging family member is often times a difficult and time-consuming one. Everyone wants to ensure that their family member is well cared for physically as well as emotionally. Many people…
Rank this Week: 1559

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/
  • Oct 16

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

    Is Refusal to Provide Light Duty Work a Violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
    By Anne Hunter Williams If you are pregnant and you have asked your employer for light duty work, and the employer refuses, has the employer violated the law? Most likely. In most situations, an employer must provide light duty work to a…
  • Sep 4

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth

    Most Common Overtime Pay Myth
    The amount of overtime pay violations occurring in this country is staggering. In our office we refer to these cases as "wage theft" cases. In other words, they involve people that have worked hard for their employer yet they are cheated…
  • Aug 4

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014

    Tennessee’s New Employee Online Privacy Act of 2014
    Do you ever worry that what you say, or post, online might haunt you at work? Recently some employers have requested that new, or even current, employees divulge which online community to which they belong and provide login information and…
Rank this Week: 1482

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/
  • Sep 30

    Paper to Paperless: Webinar on Construction Documentation and Risk Management

    Paper to Paperless: Webinar on Construction Documentation and Risk Management
    You will rarely find me advertising on this blog.  However, throughout the year I regularly receive inquiries about electronic discovery, mobile apps, and the paperless project.  And every couple of years I partner with the…
  • Sep 4

    Best Practices for Developing a Contractor’s Request for Compensation

    Best Practices for Developing a Contractor’s Request for Compensation
    My mentor and good friend, Cordell Parvin, has over the years shared with me some great best practices for contractors—whether talking about bid protests, accidents on the jobsite, or filing a claim. Recently, Cordell sent me a list of…
  • Aug 12

    AIA’s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practice

    AIA’s Updated Design-Build Documents Highlight Some Best Practice
    The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released seven updated documents in its design-build family.  According to AIA, the 2014 Design-Build documents enhance the early interaction between the Owner and the…
Rank this Week: 1735

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: 2114

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: 1660

Tennessee Divorce Attorney Blog

Tennessee Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers divorce, alimony and child support. By the McKellar Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseedivorceattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2109

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 29

    $38 Million Quality-of-Care Settlement Reached in Multi-State Nursing Home Case

    $38 Million Quality-of-Care Settlement Reached in Multi-State Nursing Home Case
    Extendicare Health Services is one of the largest nursing home operators in North America. In the United States, Extendicare has 156 nursing home facilities that can accommodate up to 15,000 seniors. However, according to one recent news…
  • Oct 27

    Rear-End Accident Kills Five-Year-Old Tennessee Boy

    Rear-End Accident Kills Five-Year-Old Tennessee Boy
    Earlier this month in Leesburg, Florida, a tragic accident claimed the life of a young Tennessee boy when the car in which he was riding was rear-ended. According to a report by Click Orlando, the accident involved a 2010 Kia Soul with three…
  • Oct 22

    Bartlett Police Officer May Be Responsible for Fatal Tennessee Accident

    Bartlett Police Officer May Be Responsible for Fatal Tennessee Accident
    Earlier this month, a Bartlett police officer was involved in a fatal accident that took the lives of two Tennesseans. According to one local news report, the accident took place at the intersection of Stage Road and Bartlett Boulevard at…
Rank this Week: 3221

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • Oct 29

    Reduction of Value for Cost of Sale Reversed in Chattanooga Divorce: Gaither v. Gaither

    Reduction of Value for Cost of Sale Reversed in Chattanooga Divorce: Gaither v. Gaither
    Facts: The parties divorced after 28 years of marriage. At trial, the parties disputed the value of the marital residence. The trial court ordered the marital residence to be appraised and for Wife to have the opportunity to purchase…
  • Oct 27

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE is only three weeks away

    Tennessee Family Law Update CLE is only three weeks away
    Yikes! Three weeks from today John and I begin our statewide tour presenting the Tennessee Family Law Update 2014 continuing legal education seminar to lawyers and family law mediators across Tennessee. This year we are…
  • Oct 24

    Tennessee Attorneys Memo Shows Some Love to This Tennessee Family Law Blog

    Tennessee Attorneys Memo Shows Some Love to This Tennessee Family Law Blog
    A recent issue of Tennessee Attorneys Memo calls this blog one of “the most practical and insightful Tennessee legal blogs.” Among other things, it says this blog contains “a thorough analysis of many of the most recent…
Rank this Week: 3398

Nashville Business Litigation…

Nashville Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3508

The Firing Squad

The Firing Squad

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

http://www.tennesseeworkplacelaw.com/
  • Oct 28

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS

    SNL NOT LAUGHING: NBC UNIVERSAL PAYS $6.4 MILLION TO SETTLE WAGE AND HOUR CLAIM BY INTERNS
    There are more tears than laughs at Saturday Night Live these days. NBC Universal paid $6.4 million to settle a claim by interns who worked on a variety of shows, including SNL. This follows a $110,000 settlement from the producers of the…
  • Oct 7

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment

    Restaurant Workers are Especially Susceptible to Sexual Harassment
    Restaurant workers, especially females servers, tend to be among the most vulnerable employees in the workplace. Because of their wages and work conditions, they are especially susceptible to workplace abuses. Tipped employees can be paid a…
  • Aug 14

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition

    A Lesson About Lawyers’ Conduct in Deposition
    Today’s blog post does not specifically involve an employment case. It is, however, about conduct that employment lawyers run into far too often. When I was a law student fifteen years ago, I worked as a research assistant for Dean…
Rank this Week: 2638

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

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

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce

    Roadmap of the Collaborative Divorce Proce
    Many of my clients choose collaborative divorce as the means by which they dissolve their marriage and move into their post-divorce lives – especially if they have children together and want to maintain as positive a co-parenting…
  • Aug 15

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce

    The Role of Attorneys in Collaborative Divorce
    One of many myths about lawyers is that in all professional circumstances they are called to be “zealous advocates” for their clients, which is typically interpreted to mean that the lawyer is to fight for what the client…
  • Jun 7

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case

    Helping collaborative divorce clients effectively negotiate beyond just the facts and figures of the case
    Any dispute resolution process for families in conflict that adopts a problem-solving approach (such as divorce mediation and collaborative divorce), as opposed to an adversarial, competitive approach like litigation, understands that people…
Rank this Week: 2575

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: 2716

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 3706

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week

    National Estate Planning Awareness Week
    You have probably been told before that a day signified a certain nationwide event like National Donut Day or National Hot Dog Day. Often these days are used to celebrate and bring awareness to certain areas in life. The same goes for estate…
  • Oct 14

    Fast Facts about Tennessee Probate

    Fast Facts about Tennessee Probate
    While the word “probate” encompasses a number of definitions, it is typically used to define the court process of transferring a decedent’s assets. Probate has seemingly gained a bad reputation in a number of states due to…
  • Oct 7

    Preventing Family Feuds with Tennessee Estate Planning

    Preventing Family Feuds with Tennessee Estate Planning
    In dealing with a tough family situation, many times stress and turmoil can become magnified causing even the closest of families to disagree on a number of issues. Whether it is disagreeing about the way an estate should be administered or…
Rank this Week: 3230

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2450

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Oct 21

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa

    International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texa
    MichaelInternational Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps…
  • Oct 19

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa

    What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texa
    MichaelWhat to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and…
  • Oct 12

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa

    What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texa
    MichaelWhat to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but…
Rank this Week: 3805

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse…

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseenursinghomeabuse.com/
  • Oct 13

    RECENT SURVEY SHOWS PROBLEMS AT NHC HEALTHCARE, MURFREESBORO

    RECENT SURVEY SHOWS PROBLEMS AT NHC HEALTHCARE, MURFREESBORO
    A recent federal survey conducted at a nursing home in Murfreesboro, Tennessee revealed several areas of issue in the care there.  In a complaint survey dated May 14, 2014, NHC Healthcare, Murfreesboro was cited for a number of…
  • Sep 25

    ARE NURSING HOMES HOLDING THEMSELVES OUT TO BE BETTER THAN THEY REALLY ARE?

    ARE NURSING HOMES HOLDING THEMSELVES OUT TO BE BETTER THAN THEY REALLY ARE?
    The New York Times recently published a scathing report that documents how many nursing homes hide behind artificially inflated ratings and surveys.
  • Sep 18

    Ensure Good Nursing Home Care

    Ensure Good Nursing Home Care
    Worried that your loved one is being neglected or abused in a nursing home? Here are some tips to help ensure your loved one is getting the best care possible: 1. Vary the timing of your visits. If you typically visit the nursing home on…
Rank this Week: 2465

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    The car insurance company says I am partially at fault for the car wreck. Should I still consult an attorney?

    The car insurance company says I am partially at fault for the car wreck. Should I still consult an attorney?
    The short answer is yes, but it wasn't always this way in Tennessee. For many years Tennessee was a contributory negligence state. That meant that if an accident was even 1% your fault you could not recover any damages through the Tennessee…
  • Jul 23

    COPD and Disability

    COPD and Disability
    Tennessee Social Security Disability attorney Ann Tycer is often asked to prove cases of disability involving COPD. This is a respiratory (lung) condition characterized by loss of pulmonary function making it very difficult to breath, which…
  • Jun 5

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?

    Can you win Social Security Disability benefits due to Fibromyalgia?
    Fibromyalgia is a complex disease (syndrome) with widespread symptoms. Muscle pain and weakness lasting more than three months is one of the foremost factors, but a number of other abnormalities are usually present. Some studies indicate that…
Rank this Week: 3524

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…
  • 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…
  • 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: 3063

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Aug 19

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 13: Drag-Along Right
    This post is the thirteenth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior twelve posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of the…
  • Jul 7

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right

    Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation — Part 12: Preemptive Right
    This post is the twelfth in a series giving practical advice to startups with respect to understanding and negotiating a venture capital term sheet. In the prior eleven posts, we provided an introduction to negotiation of…
Rank this Week: 3359

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: 3944

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 17

    FOLLOW ME

    FOLLOW ME
    Hey everyone, don’t forget to follow me on twitter @DonHimmelberg and go “like” my Facebook page M. Don Himmelberg & Associates. I will be trying to keep you updated with news, law, and life as a criminal defense…
  • Jul 10

    Domestic Violence Front and Center in Nashville

    Domestic Violence Front and Center in Nashville
    Domestic Violence victims as well as advocacy groups have been voicing their concern with Domestic Violence laws and procedures. Currently, those laws in place might be changing and powers of the judiciary limited. Recently, a Nashville…
Rank this Week: 2436

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 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…
  • Apr 14

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence

    Anchor Down: Tennessee Laws On Boating Under the Influence
    With Summer right around the corner there's no doubt many of you will be looking to hit the waterways. With that in mind, it may be a good time to remind everyone of the drinking and boating laws in Tennessee. Boating under the Influence is…
Rank this Week: 2502

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: 2685

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: 3347

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: 3573

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: 3831

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: 3739

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: 3895

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: 3761

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: 4021

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: 3583

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case

    Update on Grandparent Visitation Case
    Last month, we posted about a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals decision regarding grandparents' rights. We explained that the Tennessee grandparent visitation statute does not address the standard of proof for a grandparent or parent to…
  • Jul 29

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?

    Can I Date While My Divorce Is Pending?
    Going through a divorce is a difficult process - financially and emotionally. Many clients can't wait for the day their divorce will be final so that they can move on with their lives. Some spouses even look forward to dating other people,…
  • Jun 19

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?

    Can My Child's Other Parent Move Without My Permission?
    Summer is here, and prime moving season is upon us. We have had several phone calls over the past few weeks about whether a non-married parent may move, despite the other parent's objection. The answer is... usually, yes.
Rank this Week: 3268

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: 4054

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: 4953

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: 2797

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: 4281

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: 4174