Case: State of Tennessee v. Jeremy Wendell Thorpe Issues: Was attempted sexual battery a lesser included offense of sexual battery under the facts? Does evidence of a completed offense render insufficient the … [Read more...]
Raybin And Perky Tennessee Supreme Court Hot List
David Raybin, Sarah Perky, and Ben Raybin edit the Tennessee Supreme Court Hot List which will keep you informed about the recent grants of review in both civil and criminal cases and what it may mean to your practice.
The following list addresses all pending cases where review was granted in order of the date of grant of review. Since cases often involve multiple issues and the Court generally does not specify which ones are of concern, the issues identified below may not always be the ones addressed in the Court's opinions. Each month we “prune” the list to remove cases which have been decided so the list is as current as possible.
CASES PENDING REVIEW IN THE SUPREME COURT OF TENNESSEE:
Case: State of Tennessee v. Lamar Parrish Carter Issue: Did defense counsel’s question about potential sentence create manifest necessity for mistrial? Facts: Defendant and two co-defendants were charged with … [Read more...]
Case: Wilma Griffin v. Campbell Clinic, P.A. Issue: Does a cash bond pursuant to T.C.A. § 8-21-401 satisfy the obligation to “give bond with good security” under § 27-5-103? Facts: The Circuit Court … [Read more...]
Case: Larry D. Williams v. City of Burns, Tennessee Issue: Can a whistleblower sue for retaliatory discharge after being fired for disloyalty? Facts: A terminated police officer filed for retaliatory discharge, … [Read more...]
Case: State of Tennessee v. Charles D. Sprunger Issue: Can the State seize the real property of a defendant convicted of downloading child pornography where the only nexus between the unlawful behavior and the … [Read more...]
Case: Greg Parker, et al. v. Holiday Hospitality Franchising, Inc., et al. Issue: Can a Hotel be liable for injuries caused by a defective shower bench installed by an independent contractor? Facts: Customer … [Read more...]