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'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

Law and other jazz. By Christopher English Hugan.

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

    Not So Small Claim

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

    OMG its OEM!

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

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?

    Redskins Run A Slant Pattern?
    I had never heard of The Slants until the USPTO denied their trademark application seeking registration of their band name.  Applications can be denied if the USPTO deems a mark to be disparaging. I wouldn’t…
Rank this Week: 2186

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: 3914

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/
  • Apr 14

    Proceed Wisely, Ninja Contractor, Because Suing Your DOT May Have Limitation

    Proceed Wisely, Ninja Contractor, Because Suing Your DOT May Have Limitation
    No self-respecting Ninja goes into battle without a plan, right? You need to know your environment, your opponent and the rules of the battle.  For you Ninja contractors, it’s a good thing to fully understand your potential…
  • Apr 12

    Can Active Interference by Owner Invalidate A No Damages for Delay Clause? Sometimes.

    Can Active Interference by Owner Invalidate A No Damages for Delay Clause? Sometimes.
    Some will say that a “no damages for delay” clause is harsh.  Well, it depends on which hat you wear. If you are a contractor, you have a reasonable expectation that you will be paid for the extra work to overcome a delay…
  • Mar 29

    Opening Up the Doors (Roads) for Design-Build Contracts on Highway Project

    Opening Up the Doors (Roads) for Design-Build Contracts on Highway Project
    The Department of Transportation in my home state of New Mexico is the latest to allow the design-build delivery method for highway projects. Although design-build had been approved in New Mexico on limited public projects, road and highway…
Rank this Week: 3759

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

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

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Apr 28

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision

    Filing Notice of Claim Triggers Waiver Provision
    The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that giving the State formal notice of a medical negligence (now “health care liability”) claim against an employee waives the right, if any,  to assert that claim against that…
  • Apr 24

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car

    Public Duty Doctrine Gives Immunity to City When Suspect Stole Police Car
    In Holt v. City of Fayetteville, No. M2014-02573-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 15, 2016), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims due to the city’s immunity under the public duty doctrine, a key limitation…
  • Apr 21

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing

    Tennessee Savings Statute Fails to Preserve Claims Not Asserted in Original Filing
    In State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. v. Blondin, No. M2014-01756-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. Mar. 14, 2016), the central issue was whether plaintiff had asserted its claim for personal injury damages in a timely fashion. State Farm was…
Rank this Week: 281

Family Law & Divorce Information…

Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

By Busby & Associates.

http://busby-lee.com/familylawblog
  • Apr 27

    Hire Lawyer to Help with Debt Relief Solution

    Hire Lawyer to Help with Debt Relief Solution
    Michael There are some industries that individuals hope to never deal with in their lifetime or to have as little contact as possible. This includes dentists, lawyers and bill collectors but each of these group fills a vital purpose based on…
  • Apr 27

    Hiring a Family Attorney

    Hiring a Family Attorney
    Michael In the city of Houston, there are family law attorneys ready and waiting to help you with your legal matters. A family law attorney is educated in matters dealing with prenuptial agreements, adoption, divorce, child support, and other…
  • Apr 20

    Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Divorced

    Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Divorced
    Michael The divorce process involves legalities, documentation and a specific process that must be adhered to so it is important to have an understanding of what your Texas county requires before you get started on this life defining…
Rank this Week: 1654

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: 4002

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/
  • May 3

    EEOC continues its efforts to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into Title VII protection

    EEOC continues its efforts to incorporate sexual orientation and gender identity into Title VII protection
    On March 1, 2016, the EEOC filed two cases with one clear goal: to expand the meaning of “sex” under Title VII. In EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., Case No. 2:16-cv-00225-CB (W.D. Pa.),  the agency alleges that the…
  • May 3

    To what extent can employers be held vicariously liable for the acts of their employees?

    To what extent can employers be held vicariously liable for the acts of their employees?
    This post was also contributed by Ebru Tirel, Trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Munich). Imagine a forklift truck driver damaging the car of a customer of the employer, resulting in a loss of EUR 200,000. Who will be liable for the…
  • May 3

    Lock-out scope reduced by Constitutional Court

    Lock-out scope reduced by Constitutional Court
    This article was written by Sabu Sangoni, a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa The Constitutional Court has ruled that an employer may not lock out a minority union that was not party to the dispute at bargaining council level.…
Rank this Week: 2064

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Herston on Tennessee Family Law

Covers developments in Tennessee family law.

http://herstontennesseefamilylaw.com/
  • May 4

    Lawyer Sued After Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Roberts v. Ray

    Lawyer Sued After Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Roberts v. Ray
    Facts: This is a legal malpractice case that should serve as a cautionary tale to Tennessee lawyers. Husband hired Attorney to draft a prenuptial agreement in anticipation of Husband’s marriage to Wife. Attorney was a solo practitioner…
  • May 2

    Grandparents Denied the Grandparent Visitation They Want in Lexington, TN: In re Dayton R.

    Grandparents Denied the Grandparent Visitation They Want in Lexington, TN: In re Dayton R.
    Facts: After the children were adjudicated dependent and neglected, the maternal great-grandparents were awarded temporary custody. The children lived with the great-grandparents for the next six years. Once custody was restored to the…
  • Apr 29

    Photo of the Week: Humpback Whale Tail

    Photo of the Week: Humpback Whale Tail
    Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.Filed under: Photography Tagged: Photography, Wildlife Photography
Rank this Week: 3177

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: 4954

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: 996

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: 2414

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/
  • May 2

    I Want You To Step Outside of the Car and Do Some Test

    I Want You To Step Outside of the Car and Do Some Test
    Last month, I posted an article on "Have you been drinking tonight."The next question that DUI police officers ask is I want you to step outside of the car and do some tests. Should a citizen under suspicion of drinking and driving…
  • Apr 26

    Nashville Judge Orders New Trial based on Jury Selection

    Nashville Judge Orders New Trial based on Jury Selection
    Last week, a Nashville juror raised a question to the judge. The fallout from that question led to the court ordering a new trial. The Tennessean reported one juror questioned why there were not any black jurors when the men accused…
  • Apr 7

    Attack on the Sequestration Rule in Tennessee

    Attack on the Sequestration Rule in Tennessee
    Shortly after the trial begins, one or both of the parties request the Rule. The sequestration rule is simply that the witnesses are excluded from the courtroom until it is their turn to testify. the sequestration rule is a bedrock principle…
Rank this Week: 1286

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: 3718

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: 3342

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Nashville Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Widrig Law PLLC.

http://www.nashvilledivorcelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2156

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

Nashville Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.nashvilleinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Move Over: It’s The Law

    Move Over: It’s The Law
    Move over Tennessee. Did you know you are breaking the law if you don’t slow down and move over to the farthest lane away when you see an emergency or utility vehicle on the side of a road or interstate? The Move Over Law has been in…
  • Apr 27

    Game 7 Predators vs. Ducks = Closing Argument

    Game 7 Predators vs. Ducks = Closing Argument
    You prepare, you analyze and you practice. You have your routine, your suit is steamed and your bag is packed. You imagine yourself capitalizing on your opponent’s mistakes. As intensity builds towards the moment of truth you play and…
  • Apr 21

    Nashville’s Changing Skyline: What This Means for You and Your Company’s Lease

    Nashville’s Changing Skyline: What This Means for You and Your Company’s Lease
    In the last two weeks there have been two huge announcements for Nashville development: a $100M dollar high-end skyscraper at the corner of 8th and Demonbreun and the building of the largest skyscraper in Nashville in SoBro. With all of this…
Rank this Week: 3306

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Nashville Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Matt Hardin Law.

http://www.nashvilleinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 3

    Fatality Reported after Motorcycle Accident in Smyrna

    Fatality Reported after Motorcycle Accident in Smyrna
    Fatality Reported after Motorcycle Accident in Smyrna A motorcyclist was killed during an accident involving another vehicle in Rutherford County on Monday morning. According to a report by The Tennessean, the accident occurred when the…
  • May 1

    Serious Accident Reported in Clarksville after Vehicle Collides with Patrol Car

    Serious Accident Reported in Clarksville after Vehicle Collides with Patrol Car
    Serious Accident Reported in Clarksville after Vehicle Collides with Patrol Car A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol car collided with another vehicle in Clarksville Tuesday night, causing a woman to be ejected from her car and…
  • Apr 29

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Strikes Worker in Hickman County

    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Strikes Worker in Hickman County
    Fatal Injuries Reported after Semi-Truck Strikes Worker in Hickman County A 65-year-old worker with the Tennessee Department of Transportation was killed during an accident involving a semi-truck on Interstate 40 on Thursday. According to a…
Rank this Week: 1549

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: 3561

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: 2380

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • May 3

    Privilege Protections for Insurance Coverage Counsel in Bad-Faith Litigation

    Privilege Protections for Insurance Coverage Counsel in Bad-Faith Litigation
    In a thorough article published in DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly, lawyers Dan Kohane and Sean Griffin, along with soon-to-be lawyer John Ewell, discuss recent court decisions eroding the attorney–client privilege and…
  • Apr 28

    6th Circuit Upholds Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Advice on Media Strategy

    6th Circuit Upholds Privilege for In-House Lawyer’s Advice on Media Strategy
    In a matter of first impression, the Sixth Circuit ruled that the attorney–client privilege protected an employee–in-house lawyer discussion for the purpose of the lawyer advising her client on responding to media…
  • Apr 26

    Court Rejects Privilege for Lawyer’s Discussions with Public-Relations Firm

    Court Rejects Privilege for Lawyer’s Discussions with Public-Relations Firm
    The SDNY rejected a party’s claim that the attorney–client privilege and work-product doctrine protect its counsel’s communications with a public-relations firm retained to provide general public-relations advice. …
Rank this Week: 2345

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: 3656

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: 3354

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: 4123

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: 3873

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

Sixth Circuit Appellate Blog

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

http://www.sixthcircuitappellateblog.com/
  • Feb 20

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

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

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

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

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

    Sixth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel Affirms $200,000 Attorney Sanction
    In a sternly-worded, sixty-page opinion last week, the Sixth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel affirmed a bankruptcy court’s $200,000 sanctions order against an attorney that arose from a plethora of litigation over an…
Rank this Week: 3805

Strictly Business

Strictly Business

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

http://www.strictlybusinesslawblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement

    Hiring a Programmer? Get an Invention Assignment Agreement
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on March 23, 2016. Founders have a lot to think about when starting a new company, such as finding the right team, developing their strategy and getting the company’s legal structure in…
  • Mar 29

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate

    Filing Is Not Enough: 6 Steps You Must Take to Incorporate
    This post first appeared in Startup Southerner on February 1, 2016. When it comes to incorporating a startup, founders often file articles of incorporation (a.k.a. a charter or a certificate of incorporation) with their state’s…
  • Feb 26

    Thoughts on the Apple iPhone Encryption Case

    Thoughts on the Apple iPhone Encryption Case
    Last week, US Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym ordered Apple to assist the FBI in unlocking an Apple iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the terrorists in December’s San Bernardino mass shooting. This story and its resulting…
Rank this Week: 3106

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

Tennessee Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1980

Tennessee Business Litigation…

Tennessee Business Litigation Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.nashvillebusinesslitigationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Tennessee Partition Case

    Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Tennessee Partition Case
    Any joint owner of real estate has the right to file a lawsuit to have the property sold and to have the proceeds distributed or to have the property divided (if that is even possible which, in my experience, most of the time it is…
  • Apr 14

    Business Court Ruling Expands Fiduciary Duties of LLC Member

    Business Court Ruling Expands Fiduciary Duties of LLC Member
    A recent ruling from the Davidson County, Tennessee Business Court in a breach of fiduciary duty case has expanded the scope of fiduciary duties owed by LLC members to other LLC members.  Under Tennessee law, it is, and has been for many…
  • Mar 26

    Statutes of Limitations in Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: An Overview of the Basic

    Statutes of Limitations in Tennessee Breach of Contract Cases: An Overview of the Basic
    Step One: Determining Which Statute of Limitations Applies  The Six Year Statute of Limitations Applies Most of the Time Most breach of contract cases in Tennessee will be subject to the six (6) year statute of limitations codified at…
Rank this Week: 3289

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce…

Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Blog

Covers family law. By Papa & Roberts, PLLC.

http://www.tennesseecollaborativedivorceblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Decision Making in Collaborative Divorce

    Decision Making in Collaborative Divorce
    A previous entry here discussed a number of reasons for professionals to “rule out” Collaborative Divorce as a process option under circumstances.  This post will focus on another dynamic for divorce professionals to consider…
  • Jan 28

    Controlling Costs for Tennessee Divorce Client

    Controlling Costs for Tennessee Divorce Client
    Legal and other professional fees can be crippling for Middle Tennessee divorce clients – sometimes running from $50,000-$100,000 or more in legal and related fees to get all the way through a contested divorce trial, especially if kids…
  • Dec 17

    Upcoming Introductory Collaborative Divorce Training

    Upcoming Introductory Collaborative Divorce Training
    The Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Trainers (ICDT) will be leading a two-day basic, introductory training into the “team based” collaborative divorce process.  The training will be held in downtown Knoxville, TN on…
Rank this Week: 2762

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

Tennessee Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

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

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

    Sexual Battery Case Dismissed

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

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

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

Tennessee Defense Litigation

Covers civil defense litigation issues in Tennesee.

http://www.tennesseedefenselitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 1458

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/
  • Apr 28

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million

    Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million
    It is hard not to love Uber living in a city like Nashville. So many of us have used this service to get around town. It is a very popular service and company. However, it may be one of many companies trying to pay their workers as…
  • Mar 31

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer

    Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer
    Leading stars of the United States women’s national team have filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer, claiming wage discrimination relative to the men’s national team. Carli…
  • Mar 24

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in Class Action Suit Against Tyson
    After a string of business friendly rulings, the Supreme Court has handed a victory out to the working men and women.  In this case, employees at the meat processing facility, Tyson Foods, filed a lawsuit in 2007 claiming that they were…
Rank this Week: 4847

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Tennessee Estate Law Blog

Covers estate planing law. By The Higgins Firm.

http://www.tennesseeestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2899

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: 1675

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/
  • Apr 25

    A Driving Safety Tip You May Not Know

    A Driving Safety Tip You May Not Know
    The summer driving season is just around the corner. Time for vacations, trips to summer camp and the like.  Gas prices are expected to remain low.  In fact, the federal government is expecting gas to be at its lowest since the…
  • Apr 18

    Fundamentals Win Games and Lawsuit

    Fundamentals Win Games and Lawsuit
    Almost any coach will tell you that fundamentals win games. While lawsuits are definitely not a game, they are about winning. So just as a good baseball coach will instruct you to field a grounder with your glove on the ground and your bare…
  • Apr 11

    Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise in Middle Tennessee

    Pedestrian Accidents Are on the Rise in Middle Tennessee
    At the Law Offices of John Day, we are definitely seeing more accidents involving pedestrians but we are not relying on just our own anecdotal evidence for this post.  The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) is projecting, once…
Rank this Week: 1974

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.tennesseeinjurylawyer.net/
  • Apr 27

    Immunity from Personal Injury for Tennessee Ski Resort

    Immunity from Personal Injury for Tennessee Ski Resort
    In most instances, when an individual has a claim for personal injury, negligence, or wrongful death against another individual or corporation, a lawsuit can be brought in federal or state court. While there are certain limitations on who can…
  • Apr 20

    Direct and Vicarious Liability In Tennessee – Can Employers Be Held Liable for Both?

    Direct and Vicarious Liability In Tennessee – Can Employers Be Held Liable for Both?
    When an employee causes an injury to another person while acting within the scope of his or her employment, many times an employer can also be held liable for such injuries under the idea of vicarious liability.  Thus, when a…
  • Apr 13

    Government Liability in Tennessee for Automobile Accidents Involving Police Officer

    Government Liability in Tennessee for Automobile Accidents Involving Police Officer
    As discussed on this blog, private individuals are frequently the subject of negligence and wrongful death lawsuits for automobile accidents that resulted in injuries to others or lost lives.  But it is not always private individuals or…
Rank this Week: 2092

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/
  • Apr 15

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure

    Jury Gives $8.2 Million Verdict for Former Painter for Benzene Exposure
    Virgil Hood handled paints and paint thinners manufactured by E.I. DuPont de Nemours daily while working as a painter between 1973 and 1996 for Timpte Trailers, a manufacturer of semi-trailers. He also worked for Continental Airlines. Hood…
  • Apr 11

    Are some Truck Driver Hiding Dangerous Medical Conditions?

    Are some Truck Driver Hiding Dangerous Medical Conditions?
    Truck drivers are required by federal law to pass health tests before they drive, but many of these drivers keep certain medical conditions and problems a secret which could mean that they should not be on the road because it could be…
  • Mar 24

    Invokana Lawsuits Grow, Plaintiffs Claim Negligence

    Invokana Lawsuits Grow, Plaintiffs Claim Negligence
    When we go to the doctor and get medication for an illness or medical condition, we expect these medications to be safe and to help us feel better. Unfortunately, sometimes medications have dangerous side effects that can cause more problems…
Rank this Week: 2885

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: 3787

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse…

Tennessee Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Nursing Home Fraud

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

    Audit of TN Nursing Home Surveys Reveals Troubling Trend

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

    Constitution Under Attack

    Constitution Under Attack
    Your right to a jury trial is being threatened by manipulative practices of corporations who want to take away this constitutional right.
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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: 3059

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: 3557

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

Tennessee Trial Lawyers Blog

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

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

    Landlord "Inadvertently" Sends Notice To Leave To Tenant

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

    So You've Been Placed on the Abuse Registry

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

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

    4-5-320(c) Notifications: Fighting for your License
    Whether you are a nurse, doctor or pharmacist, your professional license is your livelihood. Theses licenses are governed by specific Boards as part of the Tennessee Department of Health and have the power to suspend and even revoke your…
Rank this Week: 1828

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: 2600

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…
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