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Lemon Law Firm Kimmel & Silverman Expands To 4 New States
Posted on 14 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

AMBLER, Pa. - Kimmel & Silverman, the oldest and largest automobile lemon law firm in the Northeast, is getting even larger. The Lemon Law Firm has announced its expansion into Wyoming, Tennessee, Michigan and Washington, D.C. Craig Kimmel and... Read More

Legislative Damage Caps Found Unconstitutional In Tennessee
Posted on 11 Mar 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

On March 9, 2015, Judge W. Neil Thomas, III of the Circuit Court of Hamilton County, Tenn., found the statutory caps for noneconomic damages in Tenn. Code Ann. § 29-39-102 to be unconstitutional. The statute, enacted in 2011, added a cap for recovery... Read More

Tennessee Supreme Court Affirms Death Penalty For Mentally Disabled Man
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

When a jury alternatively convicted Rickey Bell, Jr., of first degree felony murder during kidnapping and first degree felony murder during rape, he contended that he was not eligible for the death penalty because he was intellectually disabled. This... Read More

High Court Adopts Recommendations On Interstate Waste Agreement
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by Samantha Drake

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on June 1 adopted recommendations by a court-appointed special master in litigation brought by four states and an interstate commission challenging North Carolina's alleged breach of a radioactive... Read More

TVA Paring Coal Operations, Paying $10M To Settle Lawsuits
Posted on 15 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) The Tennessee Valley Authority over the next five years will shutter operations that account for about 16 percent if its coal-fired capacity to settle lawsuits from several states over air quality, its board said Thursday. TVA... Read More

High Court Rejects Farmer Who Tangled With Tyson
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his contract to raise their chickens. The justices did not comment in turning away Alton Terry, who said... Read More

Nurse Sues Tennessee Governor To Win Back Gun Rights
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (AP) A registered nurse, who was pardoned of a felony drug conviction, has filed a lawsuit against Tennessee's governor and attorney general in an effort to win back his gun rights. The suit filed Thursday against Gov. Phil... Read More

Federal Court Reverses TVA Emissions Ruling
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) A federal appeals court in Virginia has reversed a judge's ruling requiring the nation's largest public utility to promptly install upgraded emission controls at four coal-fired power plants. Three of the Tennessee Valley Authority... Read More

Judge Further Limits TVA Coal Ash Spill Lawsuits
Posted on 4 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - (AP) A federal court further limited lawsuits seeking damages from the Tennessee Valley Authority for its huge spill of toxin-laden coal ash, but the judge ruled that claims related to property damages and reduced property values... Read More