The Southern Poverty Law Center, Tennessee Justice Center and National Health Law Program are holding a press conference call at 11 a.m. Wednesday to announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against the state of Tennessee.
The suit is expected to address the failures within the state's Medicaid program, TennCare. Earlier this month, officials with the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services outlined six areas in which TennCare is noncompliant with Affordable Care Act requirements.
Following the rebuke, the Times Free Press reported that the three legal advocacy groups were closely monitoring TennCare's response, and that a lawsuit would be a last resort in solving the state-run agency's issues.
Attorney and former Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Matt Sweeney of Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz has been named chair-elect of the board of trustees for The National Judicial College, which works to educate judges. Sweeney will on the role of chair in June of next year.
Davidson County Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins today ruled in favor of Southern Land Co., allowing the development company to move forward on its $100 million mixed-use development in Green Hills, Nashville Business Journal reports. After Perkins issues a written version of his ruling, Green Hills Neighborhood Association — which tried to stop the project, claiming it will be out of scale with area buildings and will exacerbate traffic woes — will have 30 days to appeal to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, according to NBJ. Read more here.