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Parents Responsible for Underage Drinking
Parents Responsible for Underage Drinking

With New Year's Eve upon us and a plethora of parties soon to begin, a reminder to parents that they are liable in Tennessee for underage drinking--drinking by their children and underage guests that happens in the home. As a lawyer and a parent of two high school age young ...

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Blog posts in December, 2011

  • Maker’s Mark’s Trademark Case After Oral Aruments

    With the New Year festivities to begin tomorrow night, a liquor trade mark case caught my attention. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently heard ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit: magistrate judge disqualified for participating in plea negotiations

    In United States v. Davila , the defendant pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud the United States by obtaining false tax refunds. Prior to his plea, ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit: value of interstate transport of forged securities determined by face value not actual worth

    In United States v. James Brown , the defendant was convicted of mail fraud and transporting forged securities in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2314, which ...

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  • Signed Affidavit is Close Enough for Will to be Valid

    In Re Estate of Thomas Chastain The TN Court of Appeals reversed Chancellor Jerri S. Bryant, Polk County, and found that a will was validly executed. ...

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  • Public Reprimand of Judge Zachary

    The Honorable Ronnie Zachary Public Reprimand The complaint alleges an act or acts by you that violated the Code of Judicial Conduct, in that the ...

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  • 6th Circuit Maximum Sentence for Man who Threatened Judge

    UNITED STATES v. HERBERT WILFRED NIXON The 6 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided to uphold the five-year sentence of a man who sent ...

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  • Post Conviction denied in Juvenile life without parole murder conviction

    Daniel Decker, appeals the Hamilton County Criminal Court’s denial of his petition for post-conviction relief. Decker was convicted by a jury of one ...

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  • CCA affirms theft convictions and no violation of interstate agreement on detainers

    A Monroe County jury convicted the Defendant, Todd Joseph Sweet, of theft greater than $10,000, and the trial court sentenced him to six years in the ...

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  • TN Supreme Court Examines the Constitutionality of Two Murder Convictions and the Subsequent Death Sentence

    Leonard Edward Smith v. State of Tennessee The TN Supreme Court recently decided the case of Leonard Smith, convicted murderer on death row. The long ...

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