Tennessee

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

Prosecutors

About one-third of prosecutor’s new hires are defense lawyers

Criminal Justice

Lawyer is accused of trying to hire hit man after poisoning attempt fails

Criminal Justice

6th Circuit nixes nun’s sabotage conviction over nuclear plant protest

Criminal Justice

Two lawyers are convicted of extortion for arrest threat in bid to collect fee

Business of Law

For the second month in a row, Polsinelli hires a health-care team to open a new office

Constitutional Law

Tennessee halts all scheduled executions

Religious Law

Making the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate Constitution, state AG says

Trials & Litigation

Hospital filing accuses its former lawyer of blind-copying negotiation opponent on confidential docs

Criminal Justice

Sterilization of defendants in connection with plea deals is unacceptable, says DA

Products Liability

After boy’s death from allergic reaction to cookie, family sues; says store violated labeling laws

Trials & Litigation

Appeals court says magistrate had power to hold former TV judge Joe Brown in contempt and jail him

Business of Law

Butler Snow adds 13 lawyers to rapidly growing Nashville office by acquiring litigation boutique

Criminal Justice

Former college football players guilty of rape; ‘culture excuse’ defense fails