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.


Healthcare Liability Action Pre-suit Requirements

Case:  Timothy Davis, as surviving spouse and next of kin of Katherine Michelle Davis v. Michael Ibach, M.D., and Martinson Ansah, M.D. Issue: Did Patient's pre-suit notice's failure to indicate attorney had no … [Read more...]

Voidability of Default Judgments

Case:  Stephanie D. Turner v. Kevin Turner Issue:  Whether Respondent was required under Tenn. R. Civ. P. 60.02 to file her petition to set aside within a reasonable time and, if not, whether exceptional circumstances … [Read more...]

Workers Compensation Discrimination

Case: Kighwauda M. Yardley v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC., 3:13-cv-00622, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee. Issues: (1) If a prospective employer refuses to hire a job applicant because … [Read more...]

Tolling Agreement

Case:  Circle C Construction, LLC v. D. Sean Nilsen, Et Al. Issue: Does a tolling agreement between parties preclude the application of the savings statute set forth in Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-1-105(a)? Facts: … [Read more...]

Computation of Franchise and Excise Taxes

Case:  Vodafone Americas Holdings Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Richard H. Roberts, Commissioner of Revenue, State of Tennessee Issue:  Can the Commissioner of Revenue require a variance from the standard cost of … [Read more...]

Public Records Act

Case:  Stephen Michael West, et al. v. Derrick D. Schofield, et al. Issue:  Does the Public Records Act make the identities of executioners privileged from pre-trial discovery? Facts:  Death Row Inmates filed a … [Read more...]

Standing to Challenge Tax Sale

Case:  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. v. Carlton J. Ditto, et al Issue:  Is MERS entitled to notice before the sale of a mortgage loan from one of its members? Facts:  Plaintiff MERS provides an … [Read more...]

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