Tennessee Supreme Court News

Tennessee Supreme Court Upholds $150M Cut in Mall Flood Coverage

In a blow to the owner of Opry Mills Mall, the Tennessee Supreme Court has let stand a lower court’s ruling that stripped $150 million of insurance coverage for the 2010 flood. The state’s highest court announced last month that …

Tennessee Mall Damaged in 2010 Flood Seeks More Insurance Money

The owners of Opry Mills are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that reduced their 2010 flood insurance coverage from $200 to $50 million. The Tennessean reports the Simon Property Group filed an appeal last month with …

Tennessee High Court Rules to Make it Easier to Arrest, Convict Drunk Drivers

In two unanimous decisions, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled Feb. 11 that police have the right to stop motorists if their vehicles cross roadway markings, even if briefly, essentially making it easier to arrest and convict people driving under the …

Tennessee Supreme Court Rejects Constitutionality Ruling on Damages Cap

The Tennessee Supreme Court has vacated the decision of a trial court that ruled a state law putting a cap on certain personal injury damages is unconstitutional. The decision stems from a negligence lawsuit brought by Donald and Beverly Clark …

Nashville Attorney Accused of Stealing from Client’s Settlement Checks

A Nashville personal injury attorney has been accused of stealing more than $280,000 from his clients’ settlement checks. The Tennessean reported Oct. 7 that police had seized computers and boxes of files from John L. Lowery’s Nashville home. According to …

Tennessee Supreme Court to Decide Police Power During Traffic Stops

The Tennessee Supreme Court is hearing two cases that could have justices deciding how many times drivers have to cross a painted line on the road before officers can pull them over. The two driving under the influence cases, which …

Tennessee Supreme Court Rules for Insurer in Assignment of Benefits Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed a Court of Appeals decision that a chiropractic patient’s assignment of benefits was not an effective assignment of his rights to insurance proceeds from a third party’s insurance company. The case stems from a …

Tennessee High Court Upholds Dismissal of Health Care Liability Suit Without Prejudice

The Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that, in health care liability lawsuits, the obligation to disclose the number of violations of the certificate of good faith requirement does not compel any disclosure if there are no previous violations. The court …

Tennessee Supreme Court to Create Business Court Pilot Project

The Tennessee Supreme Court has announced the creation of a new business court pilot project that aims to make complex commercial litigation more efficient. The new pilot court will be located in Nashville and be overseen by Davidson County Chancellor …

Tennessee Supreme Court Reinstates Malpractice Suit

The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a medical malpractice lawsuit that had been thrown out by lower courts because the plaintiff failed to file paperwork to confirm it had met notice requirements. Richard Thurmond, who is suing Mid-Cumberland Infectious Disease …