NewsChannel5 is reporting that the landlord for downtown's L&C Tower has filed a claim against the State of Tennessee, asking for millions of dollars in damages stemming from the state's alleged failure to honor leases in the iconic high-rise. Veteran investigative reporter Phil Williams has the story here.
The lawsuit is available here and includes plenty of grenades being lobbed at state officials. Here's one.
Upon information and belief, under Project T3, the State has purported to terminate leases in the Nashville area and has provided inconsistent and changing termination dates for some of the terminations. Upon information and belief, the State has also held over on leases. Participants in the real estate market in the Nashville are aware of the State's inconsistency with purported termination dates and potential for the State holding over.
A ruling is expected today on a request by attorneys for the state to freeze the bank accounts of HRC Medical Centers founders Don Hale and Dan Hale. The state wants to use the money in the accounts to compensate people who signed up for HRC's allegedly dangerous hormone treatment therapies.
In court Friday, attorneys for the Hales argued that freezing their personal accounts would be a drastic and extreme measure. They also said the money the Hales received from the company was not used for personal gain, but rather used to pay taxes.
The District of Columbia appeals court this week ruled that employers cannot be compelled to post on site a notification of employee rights. The ruling, say attorneys at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, "thwarts the NLRB from using employers to educate employees on its own agenda."
Because the court found that each of the rule's enforcement mechanisms were invalid, it did not reach the question of whether the NLRB had the regulatory authority to require employers to post the notice, because it found that without the enforcement mechanisms, the rule would be left with only voluntary compliance, and the NLRB would not have adopted the rule without any means to enforce it.
In a unanimous opinion released Thursday, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a medical malpractice claim brought by a local couple against Williamson Medical Center must be dismissed because it was filed too late.
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