The holiday season is here, and the end of the year is approaching fast. Many people will celebrate with their friends and loved ones between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve – and those celebrations may include drinking wine, eggnog, or other alcoholic beverages. Some of them will then get behind the wheel, thinking they can […]
The laws surrounding personal injury cases in Tennessee are complicated, but a recent Tennessee State Supreme Court decision struck a decisive blow on behalf of personal injury victims. The decision was rendered in the case Jean Dedmon v. Debbie Steelman, et al., and allows plaintiffs to submit the full cost of their medical bills, as […]
In January of 1956, Elvis Presley recorded “Heartbreak Hotel” at the RCA Studio B in Nashville. A couple of weeks later, he sang it on national television for the first time. (The rest, as they say, is history.) By the time he gets to the chorus – “I’ll be so lonely, baby/ Well, I’m so […]
The laws governing theft in our state can be confusing – especially if you’re accused of breaking one. Broadly speaking, under Tennessee state law, theft occurs when a person purposefully and knowingly takes property without the owner’s permission.
There are a wide variety of theft classifications, both at the state level and the federal level. Depending […]
Contrary to our deepest wishes, we cannot control the destructive properties of nature. A fairly recent example of just how destructive and devastating nature can be is Hurricane Harvey. A Category Four Hurricane, the storm ravaged Southeast Texas and the surrounding areas from August 25, 2017 to August 29, 2017.
Often after our darkest hours, we […]
Tennessee Code Annotated section 55-10-406 has seen some major changes in the last legislative session. 2017 Tennessee Laws Public Chapter 304 wholly repeals the old statutory section and replaces it with a new scheme. The new statute is convoluted, so we want to present a streamlined view of the new statute and what it means […]
One of the questions we hear the most from our clients right after they’ve been in an accident is, “What about my car?” Whether or not you sustained an injury in an accident, the frustration (and stress) of dealing with property damage and repairs can be a bit overwhelming. We can help you through the […]
American society is rooted in law, order, and justice. Fortunately, there are procedures and rules in place in order to prevent and punish misconduct or errors made by prosecutors, judges, and others in the justice system. But what options do you have when these preventive measures and penalties do not work?
Research and studies done by […]
Having a criminal record can be extremely damaging. Employers, landlords, creditors, and other individuals can access it; consequently, you can be denied employment, housing, credit, and more. Under certain circumstances, however, a criminal record can be erased if you can successfully petition for an order of expunction.
Expungement is the legal process in which courts seal […]
In early June, a federal jury in Hartford, CT found a former mortgage-bond trader guilty of fraud. Michael Gramins, formerly of Nomura Holdings Inc., was found guilty of conspiracy and cleared of six counts of fraud, while the jury deadlocked on his other two charges. Interestingly, his colleagues, Ross Shapiro and Tyler Peters, were also […]