Tennessee

Legal Ethics

Rejecting 30-day recommendation, top court suspends lawyer for a year for having sex with client

Business of Law

10 partners exit 26-attorney Nashville firm to join Bass Berry

Criminal Justice

Inmate settles suit over ‘be sweet’ chair

Business of Law

Southern firm triples Austin, Texas, office by acquiring Taube Summers

Constitutional Law

13 inmates held for inability to pay probation fees win release in class action suit

Legal Ethics

Tennessee Supreme Court affirms Nashville lawyer’s six-month suspension

Court Security

Ex-client guilty of threat to kill lawyer; another man fights case over lawyer face-slap

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is sentenced in attempted murder of his wife; his law firm found hit-man research

Obituaries

Fred Thompson, lawyer, former lawmaker and actor on ‘Law & Order,’ is dead at 73

Criminal Justice

Man faces terrorism charge after driving through courthouse doors during traffic stop

Legal Ethics

30-day suspension for sex with client isn’t too lenient, lawyer argues

Constitutional Law

Two judges opposing same-sex marriage react with ‘doozy’ of an opinion, refusal to perform marriages

Court Security

New courthouse audio at security checkpoint caught attorneys by surprise

Celebrities

Former TV judge goes to jail: Contempt term went from 1 day to 5 days as Joe Brown kept talking

Court Security

Witness attacks defendant in open court; see video of the altercation

Legal Ethics

Lawyer who billed clients for watching true-crime shows is suspended

Labor & Employment

Judge who fired assistant before taking oath of office isn’t immune from suit, court rules

Criminal Justice

Concertgoer dies after being hogtied by police; lawyer’s son recorded arrest

Judiciary

Judge agrees to stop conditioning right to appointed counsel on community work

Juries

Judge cites ‘tainted juror,’ grants mistrial to former football players in rape case