2013's Top Reads: Legal

The year's most popular litigation and lawyer-on-the-move stories include plenty of familiar faces and names

We continue our look back at the year that was on the Post with what is always one of the more entertaining lists of stories. Included in our top 20 legal articles of the year are some big corporate brands — Vanderbilt, Bridgestone and American Idol among them — along with some very recognizable names such as Jacobson, Yarbrough and Woodruff. We're guessing that, despite the economy's continued strengthening, we'll find plenty of similar stories to relay to you in 2014.

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1. Whistleblowing docs allege vast VUMC Medicare billing deception
Complaint unsealed after two years; university denies, says scale of allegations unrealistic

2. Belle Meade sues over home in disrepair
Man accused in flipping scheme quitclaimed property to trust in 2010

3. Jacobson named in house-flipping scheme
Former VUMC chief said to have helped finance man who also has been sued by banks

4. Village Wines closes, owner accused of defrauding high-end clients
Number of judgments already on books; group of ex-customers looking to reopen store

5. Bridgestone files massive fraud and deception suit against IBM
Tire manufacturer seeks untold level of damages related to IT system overhaul

6. Manager sues Idol winner
Music Row veteran says singer, family dallied for months after committing to deal

7. Struggling Athlon sues former CEO, others over stock value dispute
Kraft unit appraised company at '$nil' but dissidents want more than $6 per share

8. Ad agency sues Sweet Cece’s
Marketers say dessert franchisors haven’t paid bills

9. Berry Hill charges against CRE execs dismissed
Parties not talking after expungement

10. Bridgestone sues stonewalling money manager
Tire maker’s pension fund has invested $75M but hasn’t seen financial statement since ’08

11. Former U.S. Attorney changes law firms
Two others will help form criminal defense, governmental investigations team at Bone

12. Former Sommet boss in more hot water with feds
Whitfield moved without notifying supervisors, used alias to avoid Google searches

13. Kinnard firm wins big West Tenn. verdict
Part of $15M award will go to TNDP’s Herron

14. Vanderbilt names general counsel
Former deputy GC for Homeland Security to oversee university's legal matters

15. Add another chapter to legal saga of California entrepreneur, iPayment co-founder
Trusts' bond sale proceeds in dispute

16. Waller partner to run for judge
Veteran attorney to seek 21st Judicial District seat

17. Law firm sues nonprofit over unpaid bills
Soles4Souls execs told firm last fall of financial struggles

18. Allied Waste sues lawyers over failed Thermal Plant appeal
Company claims duo didn't communicate about strategy to reverse $7.2M verdict

19. Restaurant industry voices concern about looming liquor law enforcement
State plans to strictly regulate infused spirits

20. Lebanon attorney dies during cycling event
Firm founded in 1982 now Wilson County's largest