Second class action filed against CHS over data breach

Hospital operator charged with breach of contract, negligence
Jul 31, 2015 2:25 PM
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Burr & Forman partner to chair firm’s construction practice

Industry veteran writes growth and development blog
Jul 31, 2015 7:00 AM

Stewart to Ramsey: Give Washington-style 'court packing' the boot!

A release from Rep. Mike Stewart a few days after former Chief Justice Gary Wade said he'll retire in September:

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart issues the following response to reports that Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey intends to let partisan politics dictate the choice for the next Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

“Until now, Tennessee Governors of both parties have picked Justices of our highest court based on merit, not politics.  For example, in 2007 Democratic Governor Phil Bredesen selected Justice Bill Koch, who had earlier served as Legal Counsel to Republican Governor Lamar Alexander.  In so doing, Governor Bredesen was following a long tradition of merit-based selection that has for decades made Tennessee Courts a model for non-partisan, fair-minded decision making.”

“Now Lieutenant Governor Ramsey has stated publicly that he wants to end all that, openly pushing for a ‘Republican Supreme Court majority’. Respectfully, the Lieutenant Governor’s position would be a wrong turn for our state.  The Courts are not intended to be just another partisan arm of government.  Our judges have an independent duty to uphold the laws passed by the peoples’ representatives – a duty that transcends the judges’ personal political beliefs.  We have seen in Washington and in other states that infusing the judicial selection process with politics has led to charges of bias and in some cases even corruption - charges that have threatened to undermine the integrity of the judiciary.  We don’t need that sort of thing here.”

“Tennesseans of both parties should oppose the Lieutenant Governor’s plan to turn the selection of our next Supreme Court justice into a Washington-style political circus; they should demand that our next Supreme Court Justice be selected on the basis of his or her qualifications and experience, not his or her ability to pass a political litmus test cooked up by Lieutenant Governor Ramsey.”

                                                                     

Jul 28, 2015 11:41 AM

Four weeks remain for Lundin seat applicants

Attorneys interested in filling the Bankruptcy Court bench seat that will be vacated by Keith Lundin next June have until Aug. 25 to submit their applications to the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. The job's term is 14 years and pays more than $185,000 per year. Check out more info here.

Jul 28, 2015 7:02 AM

Insurance agent sues WTVF for defamation

Investigative piece prompts $1.5M claim
Jul 27, 2015 2:38 PM

Wade to retire from Supreme Court

Former Sevierville mayor was chief justice from '12-'14
Jul 27, 2015 7:04 AM

Ex-bus driver sues Kellie Pickler's touring company for defamation

Also: Negligence claimed in 150-foot City Center elevator plunge
Jul 24, 2015 1:24 PM

Alexander expects courthouse fund approval

Sen. Lamar Alexander says he expects the Senate Appropriations committee to approve funds for a new federal courthouse in Nashville:

"This is extremely good news for Nashville because, in a rare move, the bill will include funding in one fiscal year for what is intended to be the full amount of funding to build the new courthouse, instead of spreading the funding out over several years," said Alexander, a senior member of the committee.

"This means the courthouse project, which is desperately needed, will finally be completed."

Jul 22, 2015 1:53 PM

Chase claims conspiracy in Williamson County lawsuit

Alleged conspirators contend they don't know each other
Jul 16, 2015 2:20 PM

Preds' forward Ribeiro settles sexual assault case

Center, wife reach undisclosed settlement with former nanny
Jul 16, 2015 1:35 PM