Tennessee recently passed a law that abolishes judicial deference to state agencies in certain contexts and promotes limits on agency power. Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-326. The new law provides [...]
Major Juvenile Justice Victory at Tennessee Supreme Court; SRVH Attorneys Contribute Amicus Brief to Overturn Unconstitutional Sentencing
51 years. Under a law passed in 1995, that is the mandatory minimum sentence for those convicted of felony and premeditated murder in Tennessee. The law, the most draconian in the nation, gives [...]
Christmas came early this year in our house, with the World Cup starting just before Thanksgiving. We, of course, followed Team USA along with my kids’ favorite soccer idols, Lionel Messi and [...]
Issuance of Corporate Transparency Act’s Final Rule Starts Compliance Clock Ticking for 32 Million Businesses. Here’s How to Find Out if Your Company Is One of Them.
The passage of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) in 2021 was a far-reaching expansion of the federal government’s efforts to stop money laundering and related financial crimes by [...]
Government Asks Supreme Court to Weigh in on the Knowledge Element of the False Claims Act: Does Evidence of Subjective Intent Matter in All Cases?
The United States has asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the subjective belief of a party accused of submitting a false claim for payment to the Government is sufficient to support a [...]
SRVH’s 1100 Hours of Pro Bono Work Helps Secure $1.175 Million Settlement for Latino Workers Wrongfully Detained and Abused by Federal Agents
In October, a landmark $1.175 million settlement was reached in a federal class action lawsuit arising from federal agents’ wrongful detention and mistreatment of 100 Latino workers during [...]
Normally, I consider myself an optimistic, glass-half-full kind of person. I enjoy working with people with this sunny outlook and try to encourage it in my kids. However, I often think the [...]
Without Careful Consideration and Counsel, Commercial Leases – Even For A Small Amount of Space – Can Lead to Big Headaches for Tenants
As the COVID-19 pandemic ebbs, workers are flowing back into offices. Businesses that pivoted to remote work for the better part of two years want to bring their employees together again. That [...]
No one, except former reporters, enjoys watching the local news with me. I feverishly switch channels between all the major stations to see what everyone leads with, how the producer organized [...]
Authored by Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison summer college intern Rachel Chen. It took me a year and a half of college to realize that I wanted to go to law school, so needless to say, I was a [...]