Tag Archives: Tennessee Supreme Court

Justice Lee Announces August 2023 Retirement

Justice Sharon Lee Has Announced Her Retirement, effective August 31, 2023 Nashville – Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee has notified Governor Bill Lee that she will retire on August 31, 2023. “Serving in the Tennessee Judiciary for the past 19 years has been the greatest honor of my …

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Tennessee Supreme Court Holds That Education Savings Account Pilot Program Does Not Violate Home Rule Amendment Of Tennessee Constitution

In an opinion released today, the Tennessee Supreme Court determined that, while two Tennessee county governments had standing to challenge the Education Savings Account Pilot Program (the “ESA Act”), the Act is not rendered unconstitutional by the Home Rule Amendment, article XI, section 9, of the Tennessee Constitution. In 2019, …

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Supreme Court Concludes Arena Lawsuit Filed By Elvis Presley Enterprises Against Local Government and Memphis Basketball Not Barred by Res Judicata

Nashville, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled today that a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. against the City of Memphis, Shelby County, and Memphis Basketball involving the construction of a 6,200-seat theater is not barred by the legal concept of res judicata. The case was remanded to …

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Tennessee Supreme Court Holds that Drug Companies May Be Sued Under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act but not by District Attorneys General

Nashville, Tenn.  – The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously held that Endo Health Solutions Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.—drug companies that manufacture prescription opioids—may be sued by babies harmed by their mothers’ use of opioids. Under the Tennessee Drug Dealer Liability Act, these babies may sue …

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