Tennessee

Tort Law

Death caused by fall on display case wasn’t reasonably foreseeable, appeals court rules

Juries

New jury will be picked after juror questions judge about lack of diversity

Consumer Law

Is more cemetery regulation needed? Lawsuit plaintiffs say answer is yes

Business of Law

Is association of office-sharing lawyers liable for member’s alleged malpractice? Maybe, judge says

Judiciary

Judge orders arrest of defendants who are late to court as a result of her closed-door policy

Trials & Litigation

Jury awards $55M to sportscaster Erin Andrews in lawsuit over nude video

Juvenile Justice

A child who murders ‘cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society,’ judge says

Careers

Still on parole when admitted to practice, lawyer hopes to help others facing hefty prison terms

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