Tennessee Supreme Court News

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT: Judge Robert Lincoln honored with Juvenile Council Award

By Press release submission | Sep 13, 2018

Washington County General Sessions and Juvenile Court Judge Robert Lincoln has been named the 2018 recipient of the McCain-Abernathy Award.

TENNESSEE SUPREME COURT: New rates for counsel representing indigent defendants and families

By Press release submission | Jul 7, 2018

For the first time in over 20 years, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ordered an increase in the amount paid to lawyers representing indigent parties in criminal and child welfare cases.

Woman can't add new Tenn. defendant as she sues over death of her baby

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 20, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has remanded a health care liability case back to the trial court after ruling that a woman whose infant died days after birth can’t add Jackson-Madison County General Hospital District as a new defendant.

Tennessee Supreme Court defines 'reasonable charges' in personal injury lawsuits

By Dee Thompson | Nov 30, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Nov. 17 that in personal injury cases, “reasonable charges” for medical treatment are what the medical providers charge, not what the insurance company ends up paying.

Tennessee Supreme Court sides with widow in wrongful death case, remands case to trial court

By Dee Thompson | Jul 14, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) – The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that a medical authorization sent pre-lawsuit doesn’t have to be Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant to be valid.

Tennessee SC overturns decision in workers' compensation case after man dies from overdose

By Nicholas Gueguen | Apr 20, 2017

The Tennessee Supreme Court this month decided to overturn a chancery court's decision, instead ruling that workers' compensation could not cover a man's overdose-induced death.

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